I cannot believe it's June 1st! 30 days until 2017 is 1/2 over. It is so hard to believe, in so many ways.
I'm not going to lie and pretend these first 5 months haven't been quite difficult. I was saying tonight that I don't think I've been "happy"...consistently happy and joy filled since early January. What a realization.
Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. It's been a challenge...or rather, a series of challenges...one after another.
In May, I did the "Makeover Your Mindset 2017" Challenge with Coach Tiffany Peterson. The timing was perfect. Focus is still a big challenge for me and I didn't complete all the tasks within the alloted time. However, I listened to each session each week and took copious notes. It was inspiring in the moment...
...the trick seems to be to KEEP it going! Don't stop! Keep growing!
Some of the principles I learned that I am embracing and growing with are:
choose to change the story!
speak kindly, appreciate, move into a space with more kindness and peace
the power of attraction - like attracts like
the more I live in a grateful state, the more I attract things to be grateful for
"build a house in the zip code of gratitude" - LOVE this!!
affirm future gratitude - prayerfully, thank God for the things He is doing and will be doing for me
fight for your vision
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~Socrates
Today, as I was reading my notes and remembering a conversation I had with my Aunt B. via text last night...I decided to kick off June with a new energy. A 30 days of gratitude exercise. A journey to joy.
Who's with me?? Here we GO...
Day 1: What smell are your grateful for today?
I'm grateful for the smell of chamomile verbena baby wash as I helped to bathe my grandson "W", we blew bath bubbles and then had some lovely snuggles and kisses before he went to bed. The best.