Sunday, August 31, 2008

Family Around the Firepit

The hot sun, the pool, the beach, dad's great barbeque, these are a few of the kids' favorite things about summer. However, the most favored thing that we all love the most is the firepit that we bought last summer. Throughout the summer, most of our dinners are cooked on the barbeque (Bobby Flay, we're ready for a throwdown), especially on the weekend. Those dinners usually end with other family members stopping by for coffee and a sit around the firepit. This summer we have been able to really get the fire roaring. The grown-ups sit around the fire and the kids run around the backyard either catching fireflies or having running races. As the fire dies down to embers, we bring out the marshmallows and the kids roast them over the embers- yum! Of all of the ups and downs that we have had throughout this summer, our pow-wows around the firepit have been probably the best part of the summer. The warmth of the fire, the coffee in paper cups, and the light conversation bring us together as a family. These are the times that make memories for the kids. Just like I always remember how special my mom always made my birthday, my kids will have joyous memories of summers with their cousins running around the backyard and roasting marshmallows around the firepit. I bought the firepit because I liked the way it looked. I really had no idea the impact that it would make on my kid's memories of summer in their childhood. Tomorrow, my husband and I will clean it out of all its soot and ash and put the cover on it. It will not be lit again until next summer. As I lay here tonight ready to go to sleep, I am filled with abundance of love of family and am grateful that some of our most precious moments are spent around that firepit. It is sad to cover it up for the season, but I look forward to many more summer evenings sitting around the firepit.
Today's affirmation reads: "I trust in my inner wisdom. As I go about my daily affairs, I listen to my own guidance. My intuition is always on my side. I trust it to be there at all times. I am safe."
I had great intuition in purchasing that firepit! Eventhough I liked the way it looked, I somehow I knew that this item would be something special for us as a family. I listened to my own guidance and I trust that it will be there with me in many other experiences that life will bring to me.
What is your favorite summer memory? How did it impact your family relationships?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Shopping Therapy !?!

Shopping is usually great therapy for me. Even if I don't buy anything or come home with only one small item, a trip to the mall lifts my spirits. This cannot be said if one makes this trip during the week before school starts. Friday I ventured out to the mall with my older son and daughter (middle son- still sleeping and would not get up). Our task was to buy some school shoes, a birthday present for my niece and maybe a few clothing items with which to start school. We get to the mall and the parking lot is crowded! We drive up and down the aisles looking for a parking spot. People are nearly killing themselves to beat everybody else for a spot. I was very patient. I envisioned a spot that I would like. While everyone else was dodging here and there- walla! a spot appeared right in front of me. Once we entered the mall, my son decided to venture on his own. My daughter and I were hungry so we headed to the food court. Again, it was crowded and there wasn't a seat to be had. I was confident that we would find one. We got online to buy pizza and a soda. We made our purchase and proceeded to find a seat. Again, everyone was dodging here and there nearly killing each other for a table. We slowly and carefully looked and within a minute a small table for two emptied right in front of us. We sat and ate. Throughout the rest of our excursion to the mall we trusted that we have no trouble finding what we wanted and we didn't. We didn't try to force it as others were doing- racing around hurrying to get on the shortest line, hurrying to get what they want. Yelling at others who are in there way. One woman actually hit her own son in the head with a shopping cart just to move to a shorter line. We just stood and waited and a new line opened up right in front of us. I think I left that store before that woman. Eventually we met up with my older son who had found all that he wanted and we made the drive home. While everyone else was running around in a panic and frenzy we had quite a pleasant time. Later that evening we met my husband for dinner. Middle son finally awoke and we ended up back at the mall for a short while. But again, it was a pleasant experience. We all got what we wanted. We went with the flow and all was well.
Today's affirmation reads:"I am flexible and flowing. I am open to the new and changing. Every moment presents a wonderful new opportunity to become more of who I am. I flow with life easily and effortlessly."
Because I have become flexible and flowing my trip to the mall during a very busy week could have been a very unpleasant experience. But allowing only positive thoughts to flow through my mind and using my positive vibration to flow, everything came to us easily and without aggravation, while others were harried and angry and rushed.
Share your experiences with me. When has using the power of positive thinking worked for you when faced with what might have been a difficult situation?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's That Time of Year Again!

The air is getting cooler. Night time is creeping in earlier everyday. The kids are going into their homes a little earlier each night. Supply lists are coming in the mail. Teachers are preparing their classrooms. Yes, it's back to school time again. As a mom I'm thrilled. I need the kids to go back to school- they're eating me out of house and home! As a teacher I'm dragging my feet just like the kids. I enjoy the summer just as much as the kids. I sleep late, stay up late, just like the kids. Thinking back on the events of the summer, I have much for which to be grateful. We spent a beautiful week in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Although my mother-in-law spent some time in the hospital, she is fine and working towards a complete recovery. I had the great opportunity to teach computers to 3rd graders at Science Camp for 1 week. I took a class with my colleagues through Columbia University and received graduate credit at the expense of my school district. I am most grateful for the shift in behavior my 14 year old son has made. He learned a very valuable lesson while attending summer school. That lesson is that he did not like going to school in the summer and will do his best to not have to go next summer. He had many ups and downs throughout the summer. His behavior was quite challenging this summer. Through much love and devotion I, my husband and the family showed for him, he is now responding to his boundaries with acceptance rather than opposition. He showed quite a shift at dinner tonight. While my husband was at a dinner meeting, the kids and I went out for dinner together. Tonight was the first night in a long time that my son did not complain about going out with us, where we were going or eating or rush us so that he could go out with friends after. He actually smiled, laughed and participated in the conversation without spending most of the time texting on his phone. Yeah! I think that we have finally cracked his surface. I know that my fiesty little boy is coming back to us. I know that his new expedition to high school will be challenging but I know he will conquer it and live to the potential that he has. I know now that his talents will now blossom. This is a new school year in a new school. The slate is wiped clean for us all and I know that we will be successful.

Today's Affirmation Reads: "There is plenty for everyone including me. The ocean life is lavish with its abundance. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. My good comes from everywhere and everyone and everything."

We will enter this new school year with the eagerness to be the best we can be. To excell to new heights. These great accomplishments will bring us the abundance of all that this universe has to offer.

Share your thougths and goals for the new school year.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Law of Attraction at Work

I have been studying and practicing the Law of Attraction since January of this year. I have read books, watched "The Secret", and listened to seminars. Little did I know that I was practicing this way of living for most of my life. Whatever I want for myself, when I feel confident and trust that I will receive it then it comes to me. However, when I am nervous or unsure and feel negative about something, I don't get it. Most of my life I was told that I will never have lots of money. That is reserved for the few and privleged. My husband and I make a good salary but seemed to never have a lot of money, because this is something that we were told. We were given a preconceived notion that we will never have an abundance of wealth.Well since I have been studying the Law of Attraction I have shifted my thinking. I have not done anything different except have a more positive belief and confidence about receiving money. Yet in the past few months little things have happened that has brought us extra money. I have been given opportunities to teach enrichment classes that brought me some extra money. (I did not ask to teach them, I was approached by people and asked to teach those classes)At the end of May, my husband was given a bonus without any explanation. I have reopened relationships with people I have not seen in a long time. And just last night I attended a party at a friends house (someone I have not seen in a while) and went home with an extra $130. The premise of the party was to bring your old gold and silver jewelry and exchange it for cash. Jewelers were there to appraise and buy the jewelry from those who attended the party. My friend made 10% of what cash was paid out last night. The jewelers purchased $10,000 in jewelry from the guests and they gave my friend $1,000. I booked a party for them to come to my house and buy jewelry from my guests and I will make the same 10%. These amounts of money are not windfalls, but like I said little things are beginning to occur that is bringing me extra cash all because of my shift in thinking. I am looking forward to more experiences that will continue to bring more abundance to our lives. Below you will find a video with affirmations that may help to shift your thinking.
Today's affirmation reads: "My income is constantly increasing. I begin now today, to open myself to ever-increasing prosperity." Very appropriate given my experience last night. I truly pulled this card at random this morning!
How is the Law of Attraction working for you? Tell us your story. But first enjoy the video

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Celebrating My Heritage

Every third Saturday of August my family attends the Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens. There is traditional Scottish food, vendors of Scottish goods, events like Caber tossing, highland dancing, a dog show and of course the pipe band marches every hour or so. We go for the "good" Fish and Chips and all of the kids like to hang out together. My mom enjoys it because she sees some old friends. Yesterday, was just like most other times- very crowded and very hot! My husband and older son found refuge in the cafe set up near the wooded area. My cousin races there with her family every year and gets there around 10 a.m. I usually don't get there until around 12 noon (we are not morning people). My brother and his family usually get there just before I do and we take turns bringing my mom. It is usually a pretty relaxing day. Now that the kids are older they tend to go off together and do their own thing. We usually don't see them unless they're hungry and want money for something to eat. Basically yesterday was just like any other time that we have attended the games. Except for at the end of the day when my middle son (the one with the 12 stitches) announced that he would like to sleep at my cousin's house and hang out with her kids. The kids seemed to have schemed this up between themselves. My brother's daughter had already planned to go and my son wanted to join her. My knee jerk reaction was "NO"! My cousin seemed o.k with it, but she already has 4 teenagers of her own plus my niece was previously invited. She certainly didn't argue with me when I said no.I didn't think it would be appropriate for my son to add to the numbers. Now my son is angry with me. I don't know what to do. I don't think he really wanted to sleep over their house. I think he wanted to get away somehow. He really is puzzling me and I struggle to get him to be responsible.

OK, so here is today's affirmation: "Freedom is my divine right. I am free to think wonderful thoughts. I move beyond past limitations into freedom. I am now becoming all that I am created to be."
I am grateful for the freedom to live your dream but I struggle with giving my son all the freedom that he wants. I am grateful that he is a healthy and able person.
My son just wants to be free. But he wants free with no boundaries and that worries me. I would feel more at ease with giving him more freedom if he showed more responsibility and care towards family and school. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Twelve Stitches!

My husband and I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl, ages 16, 14, and 10. All are wonderful and unique in their own way. They have some similarities. But their differences definitely outweigh the similarities. All have their turn at keeping us on our toes. Lately, it is the 14 year old that is keeping us not just on our toes but hopping and jumping all over the place. He gives us the most practice at using our parenting skills as he likes to push himself to just outside of his allotted boundary lines. He also thinks that he is unbreakable and made of Teflon.
Yesterday, he went with his friends to "Buddy Day" (orientation for incoming 9th graders) at the High School. After "Buddy Day" was over he and some of his friends were supposed to walk back to our house to hang for the day. Well, they decided not to do that. They decided to go to Taco Bell and then to a playground near the Middle School. Of course I had to call him to find out where he was. Now that I knew where he was I decided to go shopping for school supplies. I asked him if he wanted to come and he replied "EW- No". So I took the other two. The store I was going to was only up the street from where he was.
For the next 45 minutes we trotted through the local office supply store with lists from schools that have arrived in the mail. Dutifully we found all of the items on the lists plus a few new things for mom's desk at her school. We approach the check out and stand on a line which seems like a mile long. It is finally our turn and we begin to put our items on the counter and the girl begins to scan our items and my phone begins to ring from inside my purse. My older son says "Ignore it". But my gut says answer it. He is closer to my purse than I am, so he answers it. I continue to work with the clerk on checking out our items and I hear "What! You're bleeding! Where are you? How did that happen?" I stopped and stared at my son who has now hung up. He tells me that the 14 year old fell, is bleeding but does not want to picked up and taken home. I send my son and daughter to the car and I call my bleeding son back and convince him that we should pick him up and bring him home. We pack the car and I take the keys from my older son. This is no time for him to practice driving! We jump in the car and race to the playground. We find my son standing with his friends. He gets in the car. He has a big gash over his left eye and that area of his face is covered in dried blood. But he insists that he is fine. On the way home my husband called just to check in. I tell him what happened and because he was close to home at the time, he decided to go home. We get home and I get him into the bathroom and sit hm down and I begin to clean up the wound with gauze and disinfectant. As I clean it,he begins to tell me what happened. At the playground there was an abandoned shopping cart. One of his friends decided to push the cart down the slide. Watching this, my son gets the bright idea and says "Wait! Let me get in it before you push it down the slide." So, he gets in the cart and his friend pushes him down the slide. He rolls down the slide in the cart. As the slide hits the ground, it bottomed out, my son toppled over and the cart came down on him, hitting him just above his left eye. Real smart eh? And one of his other friends caught the whole thing on video! This show is to be posted on Youtube.
I decided to call our pediatrician's office to see if I could bring him to have the wound looked at. I was put on hold for what seemed like an eternity. Once the receptionist got back on the phone she said I could bring him in at 5:30 (it was 3:45 and he is still bleeding). I told her that he was bleeding and she said "OK 4:45, but we are very booked with 'WELL VISITS'". I get his bleeding under control and we go to the doctor at 4:30. We arrive at the doctor's office. My son is holding a bloody gauze to his head and we are told to sit down only after I pay the co-payment immediately. We sit in the waiting room and watch all of the babies who are "WELL" escorted into the examining rooms. Finally, 30 minutes after we arrived, we are called in. My son doesn't even sit down but the nurse takes one look at his head and BOLTS down the hall for the doctor. The doctor comes quickly. She looked at my son's wound for 2 seconds and says "Good-bye! Go to the E.R. He needs stitches." Back in the car we go. I call my husband. I call my mom. I tell them all where we have to go and we were off to the hospital down the street. We arrived at the hospital at 5:15. 4 hours and 12 stitches later, we arrived home. Most of the time spent at the hospital was time waiting for the on call plastic surgeon to arrive.
Today the eye is black and blue and swollen. He thinks he looks cool and is hoping for a cool scar.
I am grateful, that he only needed stitches and not a new eye! I am grateful that he did not hit his head and do any permanent damage. I am grateful that I still have my son!
My Affirmation for today reads: "All is well in my world. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe."
I think that my son has learned a valuable lesson. He said that he will never do that again. Maybe, now he will stay inside his allotted boundary line. At least for a little while anyway. For me this was a little scary and quite earth shattering. But, this situation happened for a reason and I know that all is well and there is a lesson to be learned and it will all come to light for us so that we could grow together as a family.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

18 Years of Love and Happiness!

Yesterday (8/19/08)my husband and I celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary. Yup, my birthday and anniversary usually gets wrapped up in one long couple of days of celebrating (extra time on the treadmill again this morning). Sometimes we spend our anniversary just the two of us, but yesterday we decided to take kids in tow. We decided to visit one of our favorite haunts, NYC. We started off at SouthStreet Seaport and then walked to Little Italy for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Paesanos. NYC has an energy like no other place I've ever experienced. The people, the places, the streets, the smells are all energized to the max. I guess that's what draws us there so often. As we were walking from SouthStreet to Little Italy (longer walk than we anticipated)I was remembering what I was doing 18 years before. I was primping for the most memorable and probably the most important day of my life. I wore a beautiful white gown and veil. I had a professional photographer photographing every move I made. I rode in a white limousine to the church and then to the reception. It rained cats and dogs that day but to me it was the most beautiful day in my 26 years. Yesterday, I wore capris and my black croc flipflops but that's ok I was with the most important people in my life and that is all that matters. We had a great dinner and nice stroll around downtown. It was a great day and it has been a wonderful 18 years. I look forward to decades more! All of these feelings and events from my birthday to my anniversary ties in very nicely with the affirmations for yesterday and today!
Yesterday's Affirmation: "I am safe in the universe and all life loves and supports me.I breathe in the fullness and richness of life. I observe with joy as life abundantly supports me and supplies me with more good than I can imagine."
I truly felt a great sense of abundance yesterday and still do today. I felt full of the richness of life walking through the streets of NYC and spending time with those that I hold closest to my heart.
Today's Affirmation: "I am beautiful, and everybody loves me. I radiate acceptance, and I am deeply loved by others. Love surrounds me and protects me." Although it's back to laundry and all of the other household chores, it is a beautifully warm, sunny day today. My husband is back to work, the kids are occupied in some way or another and I am happy sitting here writing to all of you. I am very grateful to have such wonderful opportunities that allow me to share all that moves me and all that I care about.
What makes you feel safe, love and accepted?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Queen For A Day No More!

I just want to say thank you to all of the nice birthday wishes that were extended to me yesterday. I really had a nice and relaxing day. I was "Queen for the Day" as everyone waited on me hand and foot. My husband prepared a great dinner and my family came by. After dinner and cake, we lit a fire in the firepit on the patio and sat around the fire for a while. Today my reign as queen has ended. I hopped on the treadmill this morning (too much cake) and all was back to normal.

Ok-here is today's affirmation: "My work is deeply fulfilling. Today I give my best to that which I do, knowing that when one experience is complete, I am led to even more fulfilling and rewarding experiences." Being a teacher, I don't work in the summer. So my job during the summer months is reduced down to that of mother and wife, instead of mother, wife and teacher. I get to take off one of my hats for 2 months. The job of mother and wife can be very fulfilling! I feel fulfilled when my kids excel at something or when faced with a social challenge they make a good choice and do what is right and not necessarily what is popular. My husband and I have a very close relationship and we work together to raise the kids. He truly is my best friend. Tomorrow we will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. It has been a very fulfilling 18 years. I feel very blessed to have such a loving family. We encounter many challenges but we work through them together. We know that when one task is complete, we will be led to another experience and we will tackle it together and grow from each experience that we encounter. In a couple of weeks I will put my teacher hat back on and I am looking forward to a new year with my students. I know that each day will be rewarding for them and me. Together we will grow and learn. They will make great strides during the school year and I am always so proud of all of their accomplishments.

How does your job fulfill you? I would love to know how you face challenges and create rewarding experiences with whatever you do.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! Today I am feeling grateful for all of the wonderful birthdays I had as a child growing up. I have fond memories of my mom and dad and family doing everything they could to make my day very special. I didn't have lavish parties and the celebrations usually included my mom, dad, brother and grandparents. But those small celebrations were grand to me. I remember that my mom used to wrap everything in individual boxes to make it seem to me that I got tons of things. She probably could have put everything in one box or gift bag and called it a day. But she wanted me to unwrap as many things as possible. As I got older, I had many friends who used to take me out for a night on the town and that was such a great memory.
As the years past I got married and had children. My grandparents and dad have past on, my brother has his own family and friends have drifted apart. My mom still does everything she can to make my day special. Sometimes we go out to lunch. But the pile of gifts has been reduced a gift card inside a birthday card. Today I am grateful for my wonderful husband who right now is out with my daughter scurring around town gathering things for another small family celebration. I am happy that my older son has cleaned his room that he shares with his younger brother. I am happy that my middle son has so far chosen to spend the day at home rather than out with friends. My mother-in-law is returning home today from her visit with her daughter in Virginia. My mom will come over later. I am grateful for a small barbeque(because that is all that my husband can cook- in fact he is quite good at it) and cake and a nice fire going in the firepit. I don't need lavish parties and piles of gifts! I am grateful for the love that surrounds me today. The greatest gift is all of the things that my family is doing for me to try to make my day special.
So, today's affirmation is quite appropriate for today. It reads "My future is glorious. I now live in limitless love, light, and joy. All is well in my world." Today is first day of my new birth year and it will be my best year yet. I look forward to all the wonderful experiences that will come to me this year!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Thoughts Are Creative

Today's Affirmation: "My thoughts are creative. I say out to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it. This thought gives me great energy."
I was feeling a bit sluggish this morning and a little down in the dumps. But as I read this affirmation to myself a couple of times, I began to pick myself up and I'm feeling much more energized than I did this morning. I pick it up and read it everytime I pass by it. I am tremendously better than I was this morning. I then came across this video. Watching the images creates a vibration of great energy inside of me. Watch it and let me know how it makes you feel. Together we can send this great positive energy out into the universe.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I Now Go Beyond Other People's Fears and Limitations

Today's Affirmation Reads: It is "my mind that creates my experiences. I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life." I'm sorry that I have not posted in a couple of days. I had relatives visiting and I was unable to get to my computer. I missed not visiting my blog and chatting with my affirmation friends. This really helps me to stay focused on my goal of living my best life. So, I am back and I feel refreshed and feeling good that I create my own limitless experiences and abundance! Check out the video below. Louise Hay Explains this beautifully. Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Deserve the Best and I Accept the Best

Today's affirmation reads: "I deserve the best and I accept the best I am mentally and emotionally equipped to enjoy a prosperpous and loving life. It is my birthright to deserve all good. I claim my good." This powerful statement gives me the encouragement that I can have the best of things that life has to offer. The best is no longer reserved for the priveleged few. I have spent my life accepting seconds and giving up bests for others. I guess I didn't feel like I deserved the best. I always wanted to be the best, but wanting doesn't mean you will actually be the best. Wanting will only just leave you wanting. Saying this affirmation helps me to acquire the best and know that I deserve it. I now attract only the best into my life. I would love to know how you acquire the best that life has to offer.
Check out this video

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Loving Others is Easy When I Love and Accept Myself

Today's affirmation: "Loving others is easy when I love and accept myself. My heart is open. I allow my love to flow freely. I love myself. I love others and others love me." I struggle with this one today. I love many people and I open myself up to others and I encourage others, but many days I do not do this for myself. I love others, but beat myself up for many different things. If anyone can help me with this, I would appreciate it. Can't wait to hear from you all.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What are Affirmations?

I have been reading some of the comments that you have been writing. I look forward to reading them everyday. I feel the need to define what I mean about affirmations. I have been reading and following the teachings of Louise Hay. Louise Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher and best selling author. Louise Hay has assisted millions of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self healing. I have been reading her book "You Can Heal Your Life" and I have a box of her affirmation cards. Affirmations are small but key positive messages to the self. They are used as reminders, helping to keep positive messages at the forefront of our consciousness. They are a powerful tool in supporting positive thinking and are very effective in changing life patterns and perspectives. I find that the affirmations on the cards are helping me to harness the power of positive thinking and direct it to specific areas of my life that need attention or where I want to bring change. As I stated in my first post, I randomly choose a card from the box each day and read it aloud. Throughout the day I try to find where in my life this affirmation would have meaning and how it can help me to achieve a positive change in that area of my life. I then share this affirmation on my blog. The title of each blog posting (with the exception of today's and yesterday's post) is the affirmation that is written on the card that was pulled for that day. It is my hope to send a positive vibration out into the universe to help me to achieve my goals. I also hope to gain insight and support by others who are reading my posting. As I stated before I am very excited to hear from all of you and I hope in some way these affirmations are helping you as well. For those of you who have sensed that I am bragging that I'm fabulous and infallible when I write "Everything I touch is a success" I am not. That is the affirmation on that day's card and the rest of the posting is where I find meaning from that day or a particular area of my life that I would like to make better. I apologize for any confusion. I have found a great site with all of the affirmation cards. I have posted it under My Favorite Sites on my blog. Go to the site. Click on the word shuffle and choose your own affirmation for the day. Good Luck!

Monday, August 4, 2008

My Wise Mother Knows "The Secret"

Today's affirmation card reads: "My life works beautifully! Everything in my life works now and forevermore." I'm struggling with this affirmation today. I have to keep saying to try to believe it. Although I have many things to be thankful for, things don't always go the way that I want them to or better yet the way I "think" I want them to. This affirmation keeps reminding me of what my wise mom always says "there is a reason why this or that wasn't right" or "there must be a lesson to be learned" or "there is something better that is going to happen. I am a teacher. I have been teaching for 20 years. Throughout those 20 years I have applied for other teaching positions within my district. Most of them I did not get. Each time I didn't get the job I "thought" I wanted I was very upset and my mother would always say:"there's a better position waiting for you". Through the years I have learned that she is right. It doesn't happen right away, but always sometime later I'm very glad that I didn't get those positions for one reason or another. Then, 6 years ago, the right position opened up and I just knew it was mine. I worked very hard and I got it! Had I gotten one of those other positions, I wouldn't have the great position I have now. I was a classroom teacher for 15 years and now I am a Math/Technology Consultant and I love it! So eventhough there are some bumps in the road, my life works beautifully! So, when you hit a bump in the road, stop, take a deep breath, try to find the positive in the situation, and know that there will be smoother part of the road coming up soon and know that your life works beautifully!
Just an additional note to all of my readers- I truly love and appreciate all of your comments. They truly inspire me and keep me positive! Thank you so much

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Everything I Touch is a Success!

Today's affirmation: "I now establish a new awareness of success. I know I can be as successful as I make up my mind to be. I move into the winning circle. Golden opportunites are everywhere for me. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me."
This affirmation kept me going today. Ok, so I didn't work to make extra money today. But having success around the house can give one a sense of accomplishment. Sundays in our household are usually spent getting ready for the work week ahead- along with church this could include: cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping etc.. I was inspired to complete my tasks of cleaning and doing laundry today. Keeping the house in order helps to keep your life in order. I have heard the belief that money can't come into clutter. I feel that when my house is in order then it easier for my finances to be in order. Money needs space to grow and breathe. So I feel great success in keeping everything in order today. This helps to keep me inspired to stay on the right road to accomplishing great wealth in finances and every other aspect of my life. So now that we are organized, we can be energetic to tackle the work week ahead with much success!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I Am Worth Loving

Today's affirmation states: "I do not have to earn love. I am lovable because I exist. Others reflect the love I have for myself." It's quite funny how each card that I randomly pull from the deck each day are appropriate for what is happening in my life. My middle son is a typical 14 year old who can be quite defiant. He and I have been working on our relationship. He thinks he is an adult and can do whatever he wants and I of course know that he has many years of maturing to do before he can have such freedoms. I spent most of last night sleepless and asking God and the universe for an solution to bring him and I to an even balance. As soon as awoke I pulled a card from the deck and it says "I am worth loving". There was my solution. We are all worth loving. The situation with my son can only be resolved with LOVE. The more I tell him he is loved, the more likely he is to show love and respect towards those that love him. I asked him to pull a card for himself. After he looked at me funny, he curiously chose a card. Ironically his card read " I balance my masculine and feminine sides." "The masculine and feminine sides are in perfect balance and harmony. I am at peace, and all is well." This comes after we had a talk about creating a better balance in his life! Wow! I left it for him to think about. A few minutes later he leaves with a friend. I walked into his room- his bed was made and his clothes were picked up and I didn't have to call him back into the room because he missed something. This was truly a small miracle that has occurred in our household!

Friday, August 1, 2008

I Prosper Wherever I Turn

When I opened the box of affirmation cards today, this card fell out onto my bed. So, I thought, this must be my card for today! Today's affirmation: "I Prosper Wherever I Turn". The explanation on the back reads "I now see opportunities for abundance everywhere, I am blessed and prospered." This is quite true for today as I was paid for a job that I completed last week, I saved money by not getting sold out of a movie and my husband received some leads on new job opportunities. I have begun creating a vision board to help me on my journey to manifesting abundance. However, I find it quite cumbersome cutting out pictures and I don't always have a thumb tac. So, being that I am quite tech savvy I thought it would be fun to create a digital vision board, a mind movie. I hope you enjoy it!