I SEE Greatness In YOU!

surround yourself with dreamers

 

I spend my time, by choice, with those who see goodness and potential in me! Well…that is how it’s supposed to be. We all should encourage each other every day. I am sure the opportunity to encourage another arises more often than we realize. And we should make an effort to surround ourselves with people who encourage us and we encourage.  I think we should be around people who know how to dream and think it is awesome when you dream and think YOU are awesome. These people help us to grow.

it is always our choice who we give our time to. Yes, sometimes we get into situations where we have no choice but to be around people who drain our energy, people who seem to always look at the cup as being half empty.  While we may have no choice at times than to be around people like this, there are things we can do to help ourselves in these situations!  We can pray, we can meditate, we can call on our army of heavenly soldiers to bolster us up with a shield of protection. And yes, we can spend a few minutes in silent meditation, breath in breath out, even while in a room filled with other people. OR we can succumb to their draining ways and join in on the negative talk and actions…..which I am sure will make us feel so much better!  <——- sarcasm!

OK sarcasm aside, it is our choice how we maneuver through the challenges of life, nobody said it would always be a piece of cake, but there are tools we can use if we choose to.

I choose to!

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It’s THAT Time of Year Again! Are You Ready?!

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VISION BOARDS

 
Every year I spend the week after Christmas creating my goals and vision board for the upcoming year. I’m getting ready as we speak (type) and I thought I would check in with you to see if you are planning on any type of goal setting ritual for the end of the year?

I think vision boards and goal setting (and dreaming) are essential to our life! And what a better time to begin; then the last week of the year?

So what does my year-end ritual look like? For the last couple of years it has involved a little more than just setting the goals to paper and creating my vision board. I will let you in on my secret yearly ritual…..

First I retrieve my present year list from my special box! (more on that later) I spend the last 2 weeks of the year writing down what I accomplished in this last year. Then I write those things I did not carry out or any other thing that did not give me pleasure in the past year. My purpose of adding the things that did not please me? Because I am going to do a releasing ceremony!  So here is what I do:

I take time with these lists, especially, for now, the less than pleasing items on the list.  Why? Because I am going to release them from my life and literally burn the list.  I pray over everything on the list, I thank God for the experiences and anything I may have learned from them. I accept that they happened,whatever that means, and I ask God to take it from here so that I can no longer think about them. And I burn the list and let go.  And I DO NOT look back! If you let it go;then let it go! And the burning part of my ritual happens on New Years eve; as close to midnight as I can get it!

After I have let go of the past years not so pleasing experiences; then I am ready to move into next years goals.  OH and I take the list of pleasing experiences and goals met from this last year and put them back into my “vision” box! ( there it is!)   This is a pretty box filled with my miracles!  Goals set and reached. My box is kept on my bedroom dresser and honestly I open it once a year!

Now I am ready to set next years goals and start on that vision board! These can be (and should be) any type of goal; whether dreaming or set in stone business goals, I write them down!  I put them in my pretty box to await next years ritual! If I need a reminder I can look in the box but for me, I don’t have to, because my vision board says it all! I can take one look at it and be reminded of every goal and dream I have set!

There you have it! My special year end routine!  What about you? Do you have a special routine you do to get started on the right foot each year?

As usual I would love to hear from you!