It’s a lot easier than learning lessons the hard way, isn’t it? Try bringing love to any difficult, scary situation. You can plan ahead, think it through, make accommodations, be an adult about it. You can, at the same time, be loving, kind, patient, and still. The final outcome will be better for you and everyone you love.
My late grandmother Annie Lee Lighting used to say to me, “Baby, we is living in the end times. You say your prayers every night. You hear me?”
“Yes, Grandma. I hear you,” I would say.
It’s not the end times, but it damn sure feels like it.
Breathe. Turn off the news. Read a book. Play board games. Write what you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. Don’t read social media conspiracy theories. Go out in nature. Spend time with people you love.
It’s time to connect with loved ones. If there’s anything good about all this craziness is that we see how much we all need each other.
Let me know how the coronavirus has changed life in your city or at your job. (((hugs)))
A deeply felt sense of gratitude for all that you have experienced will change your life in ways you cannot see right now. Gratitude attracts only goodness and love.
I embody gratitude today.
Day Seven of work.
An affirmation for work:
“In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. My unique creative talents and abilities flow through me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways. There are people out there who are always looking for services. I am always in demand and can pick and choose what I want to do. I earn good money doing what satisfies me. My work is a joy and a pleasure. All is well in my world.”
– Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life
Thank you for reading this series about work. Please let me know if it helped change how you think about your job.
The Work Series:
When major changes in your life occur, such as birth of children, marriage, divorce, or death of someone you love, it is okay to mourn the loss of your old life. It is important to grieve for what was.
When you are ready, celebrate your new life. Feel gratitude for all the blessings received as you create a new life for yourself.
Mantra: I am grateful for my new life today.
(An oldie but goodie…)
Write a gratitude list at any time of the day.
- When you are stressed.
- When you are worried.
- When you are happy.
- When chaos is swirling around you.
- When you are about to go to sleep.
- When you are at work.
- When you are confused.
- When you are feeling fine.
- When nothing is working for you.
- When everything is working for you.
Writing a gratitude list redirects your thinking so you focus on all the goodness in your life. Create a gratitude journal dedicated to all that you are grateful for.
“……my therapist taught me, “Everything in moderation, except joy.” As I looked back over my life, I began to understand that my joy, indeed my very existence, depends on me inhaling goodness unapologetically.” – “Sharing ‘Good Vibes’ Only Can Save Your Life” by Danielle Young (link to full article below.)
I read that quote in the December 2019 issue of Essence magazine. I was reading the magazine at Firestone Auto Care while waiting for my car to be repaired after an unexpected breakdown. The column struck me so much that I took a picture of the above paragraph.
So how to inhale more goodness, more joy when the “dailyness” of life is wearing you down? Reading Mocha Angels 365 is always good! That Ms. Mocha Angel is on point! (HA HA!)
Doing things that bring you joy is key.
Enter ellieejay from the Pointless Overthinking blog. She wrote a post called “How to Love the Repetition of Life.” (link to full post below) Simple pleasures, with minimum effort and minimum cost, are the key the enjoying the repetition of life, says ellieejay. I’m down like four flat tires with her line of thinking.
The simplest of all my pleasures is singing. I sing all.the.time. Everywhere. Anywhere. Ask my kids. I dance too. I can’t dance worth snot, but I don’t care. Song and dance bring me joy. I can’t do either one of them too much.
How do you inhale goodness? What are your simple pleasures?
Sharing ‘Good Vibes’ Only Can Save Your Life by Danielle Young: https://www.essence.com/videos/watch-the-overexplainer-good-vibes-only/
How to Love the Repetition of Life by elliejay: https://pointlessoverthinking.com/2020/01/10/how-to-love-the-repetition-of-life/
Angels come in all shapes and sizes. They are not all celestial beings. Pay close attention to see if there are any earthbound Angels in your life. When you notice those special people, say “thank you!”
I am thankful for the Angelic people in my life.
While you are alive on Earth appreciate the life that you have now. Know that each day brings you the opportunity to create the life you want.
Today provides us an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a new consciousness, a consciousness of Peace, Unity, and ONENESS. Today I let LOVE be my guide.
Today you are called to be a living expression of Love, Light, Peace, Unity and ONENESS. Go forth and prosper. – from Daily Spirit Callings with Rev. Robert Brzezinski. http://revbrz.com/