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"I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

-Edward Hale-

TO ME

During my life journey on this planet I shall start each day with these affirmations.

I am capable. I am worthwhile. I am beautiful. I am lovable. I shall accept both my strengths and my weaknesses for they are me. I shall never again believe the "lie" that if I make a mistake I am a mistake. My mistakes are the learning tools that I shall encounter on my life journey. When I learn from my mistakes, I give them meaning. When I give my mistakes meaning, I can begin to forgive myself - I can begin to heal. I shall not use my mistakes as excuses to give up on me, my mistakes are not me. I shall seek the wisdom to nurture my heart, mind, body, and soul so that I may feel more centered - providing an energy reserve that allows me to climb the mountains in my own life providing an energy reserve that allows me to love and support others who are climbing a different mountain providing an energy reserve that allows time for friends, play, and celebration of life.

I shall allow myself to feel capable - so that I may seek excellence.
I shall allow myself to feel sadness - so that joy may return.
I shall allow myself to feel joy - so that I may be revitalized.
I shall allow myself to feel afraid - so that I may find courage.
I shall allow myself to feel alone - so that I may know me.
I shall allow myself to feel beautiful - so that I may feel free.
I shall allow myself to feel lovable - so that the loving may seek me.
I shall allow myself to feel pain - so that I may heal.
I shall allow myself to feel worthy - so that I may fulfill my purpose.

When I am centered, I see the perfection in the world, myself and others. When I find the world to be imperfect, I will take responsibility for painting it that way. I will look into the heart of a rose, or the eyes of a newborn baby and again know perfection. I take responsibility for creating my own life story through the choices I have made - to blame others is to give away my personal power. Who will I allow to write the next chapter of my life?

I shall seek the courage to believe in a God or Higher Power who will laugh with me in the sunlight or cry with me in the darkness. I shall make a small difference on this planet through the work I do - when I leave I will have done my share. I shall live, love, laugh, and learn on my journey through life - I shall be remembered. 

Linda R. Bryson (by way of FFC, LMS)

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It's Okay To Be Myself To Exist -- Be Here -- In The Presence Of Others
Do What I Want And Take Responsibility For Myself
Be Human
I Am Not An Animal, Machine, Or Trash
Love Myself
Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually Grow
Make Mistakes, Learn, Make Changes
Think
Reason, Imagine, Be Aware, Know
Decide
Be Unconfused, Independent, Definite
Love Others
Be Close, Relate, Care, -- As Well As Be Separate
Change Myself, My Beliefs, My Behaviors
Be Different
To Differ With Others, -- To Be Different From Others
Be Concerned With The World, With All Existence, But not Worried
Worship Forces, Energy, Existence Greater Than Myself.


~Author Unknown to me~

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No regrets. Growth. Give yourself credit. Everybody is different. Their view of you may not be correct. Does it really matter? Who matters? You. Who do you love? What do you know that no one else knows? Take a chance. Talk, listen, cry. You know how to laugh. Make a fool of yourself. Honesty. Enjoy the highs, appreciate the lows... they are humbling. Learn, learn about you. Be aware. Patience. Be positive. Be hopeful. Don't ever let anyone destroy who you are and what you believe. Be open to change and evolution. Accept. Reach out. Ask questions. Hear the answers. Are they right? Live for the moment but anticipate a future. A good one. You deserve it. Work very hard. Don't stop. Admit weaknesses...your strengths will speak for themselves. Use your gifts. Yes, you have gifts. Forgive. Let go. Swallow your pride. But spit it up when you're done to make sure it's still intact. Be gentle. Strong. Kiss. Kissing is wonderful. Keep a promise. Conquer a fear. Don't be perfect, be excellent. Falter. Balance. Be grateful. Be real. Never give up. Don't be afraid. I believe in you.

~Author unknown to me~

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Leave yourself alone.

Three women were talking. One blamed herself for an unkind remark someone had made to her. Another blamed herself for not getting work done. The other compared her looks to those of the movie stars and thought she was ugly.

The women each noticed how the other two had put themselves down without being aware of it, and they began to laugh. Then they vowed to be as kind to themselves as they were to each other. Each time they caught themselves being mean to themselves, they imagined they were their own best friend, and were as understanding to themselves as they were to one another. When we are kind to ourselves, only then can we be truly kind to others, and make ourselves a gift to those around us.

 
~Jenny Janacek~

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There is a free spirit and a true spirit within each of us. Our free spirit wants to kiss the wind whenever it gently touches our lives. It wants to sail away to some enchanted paradise. Our true spirit wants to embrace the moon and stars and cherish their magic. It is the combination of both our free spirit and our true spirit that enables us to discover the mysteries of our soul.

~Author unknown to me~
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JUST ME

Accept me as I am-I have no guarantee.
A claim to perfection I have not.
Perfect I cannot be.
I, like you.....am human.
Prone to make mistakes.
Failure is not a character flaw,
Just a part of the human makeup.
I live, I laugh and I also learn.
My knowledge is incomplete.
I am searching all the time, in waking hours as well as sleep.
I have a long road to travel, as well as you do.
We learn our lessons on the way.
Wisdom we shall accrue.
Accept me as I am
Because I am ....me.
And You are you.
No one like me in the world.
That is my only guarantee.

~Author Unknown to me~
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Be Who You Are

Let the true spirit of who you are shine through in all that you do. Let your hopes and dreams always guide you in the direction that you definitely believe in.Let the love that is within your heart never stop being the most important and beautiful part of your life.Travel through time not as one alone, but as one among the many; reach out to those who need your gentle spirit and caring ways.Make your passage through time an endless journey of love.

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Claim Your Freedom

Freedom is not a destination. It's a journey. You need to be free to choose the right road for yourself. The right road is the one that leads to your best. All that matters is that you end up a free person - free to decide where you want to go and how you intend to get there. The method is simple: act freely and freedom will be yours. Because being free is being real, if you want to be free, you need to make friends with the truth. No matter how clearly you can point to forces blocking you, the most important obstacles to you freedom are within. You are the one who permits obstacles to block your path. While being stuck is frustrating, it also keeps you from risking, safe from failure and from discovering your weaknesses and shortcomings. Your prison is always your choice. To break free, you have to give up whatever security being bound offers. You should be able to face the present without the emotions of the past intruding. In the end you're only as free as you are in your heart. Your freedom lies just behind your forgiving. When you free yourself, you also free the world. I am free.

I declare It.

~Author unknown by me~
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Our minds are split. Ego vs. Spirit Self. Most of the time we are walking around in our ego's. Ego's feed off of our fear based emotions, while our Spirit Self knows only love. Awaken in the mornings and remember this. This will induce conscience living in your Spirit Self. Happiness is a mindset. You decide everyday of what mood you are going to be in. No one else is can alter that. With that in mind, is it really hard be happy?

Problems are only as big as you yourself will allow them to be. Clear your mind, glance again and you will find that they are not as big as they seem.

When the hectics of life have gotten you down, remember this phrase......Everything is possible!

There is more to us than we know. When we grow from within, peace is sure to follow.


~Author unknown to me~
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A PROMISE TO MYSELF

I promise to be good to myself today.
Negative thoughts I will chase away.
Those cutting remarks and critical words from my inner voice will not be heard.
This personal battle comes to an end.
My inner child needs time to mend. 
Haunting memories of past mistakes Will no longer cause my heart to ache.
My freedom comes from the inside out
From letting go of that old self doubt.
But my power comes from God above,
Who helps transform me with His LOVE.

~Author unknown to me~
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