Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Being Grateful for the Simple Things in My Life 7-16-2014

I have so much to be grateful for in my life!! Today I am grateful that my life is very simple. I don't live from crisis to crisis like I did for so very many years and I actually look forward to my day when I wake up in the mornings. My needs are met for the most part and I am very grateful for that in of itself!!

What are you grateful for today?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gratitude for 11-27-2013 and Being Grateful for Opportunities to Achieve Fulfilment

Today I am grateful for any and all opportunities to achieve Fulfilment.

I feel very fortunate indeed to be able to devote all the time I need to create artistic pieces I love that I can wear, use and even sell. When I get to deliver a custom handmade piece, the reaction I get to see just thrills me!

Also donating what I can to fundraisers in my area to auction off also pleases me, but it isn't enough for me. I want and I need to do more, much more.

I do not want to be stuck in yearning, I want to achieve fulfilment!  I believe that this is doable for EACH and EVERY one of us! What do you love to do more than anything at all? What brings you the MOST joy and happiness ever?  Why aren't you doing that daily?

Clear out those cobwebs and obstacles in front of you and go for it. We do only live one life, why not make it your absolute BEST!!??

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gratitude for 11-25-2013 and Being True to My Capabilities

Today I am profoundly grateful that I know that I do not have to hide my brains from anyone, any more ever again. I can let that light shine proudly and true.

When I was in the second grade, we were given aptitude tests. My results were such that my teacher advised my mother to place me in advanced classes. I remember Mother's expression and her terse words to my teacher, Sister Rosetta: " It will do her more harm than good".

As I continued my schooling, I remember finishing my math workbooks for the entire year by Thanksgiving. One of my teachers realized that I had and she praised me for my accomplishment. Well, my classmates hated me for it and ostracized me for that. I dumbed down in a futile attempt to fit in.

I realized only a handful of years ago that my mother was threatened by anyone who she perceived as better than her, so she was not about to encourage my schooling in areas where I could excel.

I know that I no longer need to or even want to continue dumbing myself down. I know I am intelligent and I choose to develop that to the very best of my capabilities.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gratitude for 11-09-2013 and Being Grateful for Mental Health Improvements

Today and every day, I am very grateful for the improvements I am seeing in my mental health.  I see improvements daily and I am determined to continue to PLOUGH THROUGH the issues that need to be tossed out and replace them with healthy, productive and creative behaviour!

I am soooo much happier than I can even remember! And I am happy Every Single Day!! I have, with the help of excellent psychological tools and a fantastic psychotherapist, resolved some huge and far reaching poisonous issues that have plagued me for decades!  I get to crank them out by their roots and banish them from me, never to return! I am surrounded by loving, funny and creative people who I know love me and want the best for me just as I do for them!

I am truly blessed and richer than I ever dreamed I would be!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gratitude for 11-06-2013 and Being Grateful for Everyone Who Helped Me Save My Life

Today I am profoundly grateful for all the people who have been in and are in my life who have helped me turn from that path of self-destruction I was once on.

Over the years, I have encountered so many quality people who have touched my life in so many wonderful ways!  And at the time, I had no idea what was happening to me, I didn't know that it would all add up and I would be whole again.

I am also profoundly grateful for all of the tools I have learned and for the opportunities to learn more. My life has been forever changed!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gratitude for 11-02 2013 and Being Grateful for My Improving My Self-Esteem

Today I am profoundly grateful for being able to work through and process old hurts and pains and for being able to improve my self-esteem.

Life is so MUCH More FUN now!! So many things I used to worry about are gone and I feel stronger and better about myself. And getting to learn about setting boundaries and keeping them intact is getting easier for me. Before I was a very insecure frightened and followed along without speaking up for myself and I found myself going along with things I really didn't want to do. Now, after careful consideration, I can do what I want and I don't have to do what I don't.

Life is becoming a LOT of FUN for me now!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gratitude for 10-31-2013 and Not Obligated to be a People Pleaser Anymore

Today I am grateful to realize that I am not obligated to be a people pleaser, that it is completely OK to say No when I don't want to do something someone asks me to do. Also I am not obligated to give reasons for saying no. I can then choose how important that relationship is to me and on whether I want to give that person reasons on why I am saying no to them.

For ages, deep inside me, I was afraid that if I didn't follow along with the proverbial crowd, I would be rejected, I would be all alone.  That belief put me directly in the path of people I really didn't want to spend time with and I ended up being manipulated which I now realize that resulted in depression issues for me.

I have come to learn and also to realize that I have the prerogative to select what I want to do and with whom.  I have rights, just like anyone else does and I have to right to enjoy myself and do as I please. Being manipulated or bullied into doing something I don't want to do simply because I choose not to no longer has to be part of my life.

To me, realizing this and implementing it into my life go hand in hand, it is every bit as important to stand my ground when I say no and am met with responses pressuring  to do what I have just stated that I do not want to.  That is also a way for me to see who respects me and respects my needs and who is trying to manipulate me into doing what I do not want to do.   Also, I am not obligated to give anyone a reason why not. If I chose to give a reason, that is because that relationship is important to me and I would want to preserve it. There also is letting someone down gently. Standing my ground is critically important to me, taking care of me is my biggest responsibility!! And I am loving learning how to do that!! It ROCKS!!