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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Affirmations in Action

By your actions  you build
yourself up or tear yourself down.
Choose to create personal strength and resiliency.

When my son was a toddler I started the day by asking him, 'Sean, do you want to have a good day or a bad day?' He would always choose a good one.

I think most of us would choose to have a good day too--if we stopped and thought about it.

And that's the point, isn't it---stopping to think about it. Practicing the pause.
Putting our mind at rest at the beginning of the day so we can choose our attitude and direction for the day----no matter what lies before us.

If you think about it, every moment of every day you're training your body and mind for something. By your actions (or inaction) you're either building yourself up or tearing yourself down--creating or destroying personal strength and resiliency.

Why allow negative images and anxious thoughts to unconsciously permeate your thoughts when you could choose differently?

When you practice the pause, you have a choice: You can choose to affirm the positive or the negative. When given a conscious choice, very few of us will choose to purposely fill our heads with negativity.

I am at peace with myself

  • What does this mean to you?
  • What do you need to do to put it into action?
  • How can you let it seep into your deepest beliefs?

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 I love creating watercolored affirmation hearts. Each affirmation is simple, positive and colorful. Our brains like that...and I do too.

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connie said...

Mark showed me your blog tonight. What a wonderful place!!! Thanks for sending such wonderful thoughts!

LightartedSue said...


Thanks for your kind thoughts! I'm glad you like it and see you signed up as a follower. I love the conversations I'm getting into with people based on these posts. You never know when you might spark something. Wishing you and Mark the best!

Grant said...

Hey Sue! Thanks for dropping by on my blog Life Enhancing (, and thanks for the kind comments. I've checked out your blog and I love it! It's definitely life enhancing and filled with deep insight and a wonderful light-hearted philosophy. I'll be reading it often.

smiles, Grant

LightartedSue said...

Grant, I love your Life Enhancing Blog. I've been looking through it. You have quite the background. We share many interests in common. I particularly loved your cognitive disonance post--very meaty. I look forward to sharing comments back and forth on our blogs.

Chris said...

Hi, Sue. I love that the things you write about are the things that I think about! Very affirming.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...


I'm listening to what you're thinking about and then writing about it! Thanks for your comments affirming I'm hearing you!