Affirmation, Gratitude & Responding

Today’s Affirmation; I, give myself a chance today to rethink how I respond to the events of my life. My responses to the things that happen every day are what make my life worth living. So today I respond with forethought. I taste my words before I speak them to make sure they are sweet. I want my words to bring comfort to all who hear them. I exercise my emotional muscles so that I am patient in all trying situations. I get to choose how I respond, which is a gift I give myself and everyone in my life. The better I get at responding to the events of the day, instead of reacting to the events of my day, the more confidence I feel filling every cell of my body. I respond with kindness and all is well. Thank you for responding to the events of your life with a kind heart. Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with me. I Love YOU. ❤ :~)

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Being compassionate increases my chances of being happy.

Today I am grateful for April Lee Taylor-Vance for sharing one of my affirmations on her blog,…/…/thankful-thoughts/…
Gratitude Dance, my heart leapt with joy when I saw her blog post, thank you Robert Cerins for letting me know about the blog post, for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner shared at Robert Cerins parents home last night with Pipi Tustian, Bob Tustian, Kayden Robert Tustian, Riley Tustian, Bob and Vija Cerins, we ate a yummy local ham from Yesteryear Farms, with all the fixings and for connecting with Melanie to get her the stuff she still wanted out of the home we are caring for and living in so that we can finish getting it cleaned and ready for sale.
What are you grateful for today? Thank you for joining me being grateful today. Thank you for being here with me on planet earth. I Love YOU! :~)

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Local food nourishes my bones.




Affirmation, Gratitude and A Peace Rose

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert my name here to respond to the events of my life with forethought) have a chance today to choose how I respond to the situations, people and messes in my life. In each human interaction I am a part of there is an opportunity to listen to my inner dialogue, my thoughts and my emotions. As I get better at listening to my inner chatter and the emotions that arise in the moment my state of mind grows calmer. When I slow down my responses it gives me the time I need to be present to my words before I speak them. I love to think before I act of speak. I respond to life and I feel safe. Thank you for thinking before you act or speak. Thank you for being present to your state of mind. I Love You. :~)

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Thinking before I act or speak empowers me to speak from a state of kindness.

Today I am grateful for getting to pick apples with Sarah Wilson yesterday so that the apples from the trees in our yard get used instead of just falling to the ground, we had fun picking and talking, for having a Peace Rose bush at our new home that keeps making new roses for me to smell and for rereading through my book, editing out the mistakes that I had missed before it went to print and getting ready a big promotional push for October as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thank you for taking time to smell the flowers in your life. Thank you for finding something to be grateful for today. I Love YOU.  ❤  :~)

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I am grateful for a nose that has the ability to smell roses and other fabulous scents.