It’s not the easiest each day as the world is constantly reminding us that we are lacking in beauty or gaining in size. Time is not on our side and nobody loves you…. Therefore, you must change yourself so people can love you.
Well, that’s a bit harsh, right?
To be honest, I grew up feeling that way and as an adult, sometimes, I still felt the same. It’s the toughest when others would make negative remarks, thinking they were doing you a favour.
I appreciate the beautiful world I live in.”— Louise Hay
This is a very important affirmation for all of us. Even though most of us are not able to completely become waste-free and eco friendly, every little bit helps. Every little bit that each of us are doing will make a difference to the earth.
Trying to look for reusable alternatives or reuse as much as we can helps.
Fixing things that are broken as much as we can helps.
Sorting our trash helps. Not everything is meant to thrown into the landfill or burned.
I believe that having a hundred people do one percent beats one person doing one hundred percent in our path towards success.
During this time of uncertainty, many of us are feeling lost and down. It’s simpler to just dwell in the fact that we lost our jobs, or got laid off. It hurts the most when I read about many working folks despite working at their job for decades, are let go because of the pandemic.
Many of the small businesses start to appear online as time pass. As a way to adapt and support these small businesses, I start to use my social media platforms to promote them. As I also lost my job of 20 years myself also, I know how it feels. There are times that I worry about the future too. I remember the sadness that flood my mind at that point. However, deep down inside, I believe that I can trust in a higher power. I am a pragmatic person, so I always save for a rainy day as per my mother’s instructions as a child. Then, the government announces that they are giving subsidies to help us.
I am very grateful for all of this. So, despite that fact I am not able to increase my income substantially in monetary ways, I am able to increase my income of “positivity” during this time. By helping out as a volunteer and as a blogger, I am able to make a positive influence online and offline.
Not everything can be bought by money….as per Louise Hay…..Her book reminds me to continue to believe in my positive affirmations, no matter how others criticize me.
According to Louise Hay in “The Power Is Within Me”, we need to learn to give and receive gifts graciously. She reminds us that if we criticize the gifts that were given to us (wrong size, scent, colour etc), sooner or later people will seize to give us anything.
“You can give the gift to someone else instead.”
Most of us are generous when we give gifts. However, when it comes to receiving gifts, it can be a bit difficult to hide the disappointment when we do not get what we really want. We need to learn to be grateful and thank you other person graciously. Be grateful!
Louise Hay talks about how the power to change comes from within ourselves. Self love and the ability to accept all of our positive and negative sides is key. No matter how weird and odd it seems, positive affirmations and getting to know our inner child is important.
Louise Hay suggests different exercises to try by ourselves to really get to know ourselves. Being self-critical often forces our inner child to hide.
After you read the book, I suggest that you can also listen to the audiobook. Everyday, I like to play a bit of it at the end of the day. It helps remind myself that no matter how difficult life maybe at times and how I may feel helpless, the power is within me! I can do this!
What Is Family Day? Besides being a holiday for schools, it’s a good reminder to focus on the family. The truth is there are those of us out there who do not want to be reminded of their family. Some families do not have a happy history. So, why think about them? Cutting off toxic relationships especially with family is the most difficult and painful. However, as Louise Hay says….
“We are all family, and the planet is our home.”
Day by day, no matter how difficult it may be, I try to use the positive affirmation—
“I attract only healthy relationships. I am always treated well.”
Life isn’t always easy and the very same people who are causing grieve in your lives are often the hurt ones in the past. It is not a simple task to forgive or forget. On the contrary, I understand that even taking baby steps towards forgiving those sad individuals can help myself to release a little bit of the burden off of my heart.
Remember that every experience, good or bad, I need to accept and appreciate the learning that comes with it. I also value the caring relationships that help me stay grounded and loved.