What Can I Do Today But Give It To HIM?

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It seems every day I wake up with just one thought on my mind  “how can I reach more people with the idea that speaking gratitude into your day will change your life?”   So I say my good mornings to my God and the universe, then I come to this computer and speak out loud “what can I do today to make a difference in someone’s life?”  Yes my main goal is to (always) teach by example that living a life filled with gratitude will promote a special kind of long-lasting joy in your life! But I also am on a mission to get my Gratitude Project launched so that I can reach more people!

This is how most my days are, and writing of course, I am almost finished with my book!  As you can tell, if you follow my blog, the book has birthed this whole Gratitude Project and I am more than excited and pleased with the entire thing!  But as excited as I am I am still left wondering what I can do , what more can I do, to get people involved?  I have my challenge going on over at the Facebook group, and it is going pretty well, I’m  pleased by that. But I can tell it is way slower than it should be, or than I need it to be. I have progressed at a snail’s pace for 3 years now, I need to move faster!

So I will keep on blogging and keep on posting and sharing! I am getting ready to launch the fund-raiser, that is an entirely different story! I am working on myself with this one! I have a bit of anxiety over the fund-raising aspect, I am not new to fund-raising, and I know it could be exactly what the project needs for several reasons- one obvious reason is to raise the funds to get the project launched and out there to the world! The other, maybe as obvious, reason is to drive people to the Project! Get the project recognized and more people involved.

So I will keep on, every day, doing what I do.  I love it!  And I can only pray it will continue to grow and one day be a big project that births that retreat center I have spoken of for so long.  A retreat center focused on gratitude, forgiveness, and unconditional love.  Where all are welcome!  Wouldn’t that be awesome!

And so I give it to HIM-

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Anxious and Worried!

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I know from experience there are many things that can stand in the way of me reaching my goals.  I have had a challenging life and for many years I let that history create blocks in my life. These blocks stopped me from reaching goals and from living a good life in general. It took a real “awakening” of my soul for me to realize this and to start changing it.

First I had to acknowledge my history, and accept that it was not only created by others partaking in my life experience, but it was created by me. I accepted responsibility for my part in the history that I am not happy about. I accepted that I probably would never have let myself get into these situations in the first place if I had more self-worth way back then.  This is how my history applies to me.  This is my story. And once I realized these things I started to make big shifts in my perception of life as well as my reality. My thoughts changed and my life, slowly, started to change.

Probably the biggest shift in the way I thought was in my worries. I had attended church for several years before my “shift”, I was attempting to relieve myself of my constant worry and anxiousness. The life I led had created in me such an anxious worry, that I could never stay focused for long on any given task or goal.  I was aware of this and I wanted to change this pattern of worry but I couldn’t see how!  Until I had my ” awakening” and started to realize that everything was in my control and it was my choice to either continue on this path ( which was not really changing anything on a permanent basis) or I could start making changes beginning with my thoughts.  My thoughts about myself and what had happened in my life up until that point.  It was a process, it took many years of serious desire, study, and a willingness to be open to change.

Anxiousness and worry are not from God. These characteristics can’t serve you in reaching goals or leading a productive happy life.   One of the things I did was to learn a bible verse. This is that verse…..

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

That became my favorite verse which I recited every morning and throughout the day as often as I thought about it.

Nowadays this is my mantra…..

“I approach every situation with love, confidence, and calmness with the knowledge that all outcomes are for my highest good.”

For me these things work! I still feel overwhelmed at times with some situations and I use my affirmations! And yet other times I get so overwhelmed that I have to say a firestorm of affirmations to myself! Sometimes I am so flustered I can’t even get my affirmations out!  In these extreme situations all I can manage is to repeat one word……one word which grounds me and helps to lift whatever emotions I am feeling, so that I can see/think clearly.  And that word is “LOVE”    It works!

Thanks for reading……have a great day!