This affirmation is above the door going into my entryway. An affirmation I firmly believe in, but also need reminded of it daily.
There is something to be said about filling your surroundings with affirmations that can easily be seen each day. It keeps them foremost in your mind allowing you to remember them just when you need them most.
I've often used mantras to help me set my mind frame for the day. It helps me start the day on the right foot and often times helps me through tough days.
Today, as you might have guessed, I thought I would discuss affirmations.
Affirmations are not only something you agree with, but are verses, sayings, mantras you wish to see yourself live by, or better yet something you wish to apply to your daily life.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
There is not a one of us out there that doesn't have some sort of thoughts on how the world should be. Sometimes it is not about taking the world by storm, but by taking our view of the world by storm. Changing the way we look at our daily lives changes our outlook on the world around us. By applying to our daily life what changes we wish to see in the world, changes the world around us.
I see people every day who are always looking for something wrong in their environment. You know the ones who have a complaint for everything regardless of the topic. Sometimes just one kind word will change that attitude in another. Other times, well, you just keep smiling, tell them to have a nice day, and hope one day your outlook on life will give them a new viewpoint, or maybe this is their way of being happy, one never knows the life of another.
"You are who you surround yourself with."
This statement is as ever true as any statement has ever been. Surrounding yourself with people who have goals and aspirations for their own lives, gives you incentive to have goals and aspirations for your life. These goals can be as different as night and day between friends, however, it is the attitudes of each that rub off on one another and give you the viewpoint that you can achieve the goals your after.
"In a world where you can be anything, be yourself."
This is one of my favorites. Because frankly, I'm me. Like me, hate me, love me, any which way, I am still me. That is not going to change. If there is anything in this world I could will into my children and grandchildren this would be it. Savor the uniqueness that is as individual to oneself as your fingerprints. Everybody has quirks, learn to embrace them, because these are what make you stand out, make you special in the eyes of those who love you.
"Never sacrifice you for someone else."
This is another very important message. You are you, relish in that. Don't down play who you are, your strengths, your weaknesses, anything about who you are for another. I have so many things I enjoy, but also so many ideas of what I believe in when it comes to family life, work, play. In some cases I've had to change, not to adapt to what others wish me to be, but to grow in my ideas and beliefs of these things. Life is too short not to give your all in those areas of life you wish to succeed in, so don't let someone else cause you to second guess yourself. Don't lower your standards because someone pushes you to, you are doing yourself no favors.
No matter what your affirmations are, cling to them, believe in them, and incorporate them into your daily life. Let them help you grow in the directions you wish to go. Allow them to help you achieve the dreams you have. Give you the courage to be your own person in a world where so many think being different is odd. Life is too short to be anything but who you are designed to be.
Everyone have a lovely night!!!
Blessings to all!!!