I hope that you are enjoying this time between the celebrations. Just three more days left in this year. Many are very happy to see the end of 2018. It has brought challenges and hardships, but also lessons.
I try to keep the perspective that as bad as it may seem sometimes, there is always someone who has it a whole lot worse. I pray for those folks, who are likely thinking that as bad as it is for them, someone has it worse. It is really important to count our blessings and muster up gratitude for all that we have in our life. It really does keep us grounded and in that place of trust.
Bishop Jean deals with challenges by adding the word “yet.” When we are facing a stressful situation, it is often hard to see past it. By adding that little word so much can change. “I have no money to pay this bill… yet.” “My health is not improving… yet.” “My soul mate hasn’t arrived in my life… yet.” See? It changes a rather grim statement into an affirmation of hope.
Affirmations are a great way to keep us focused on the possibilities of life. Sometimes it sounds as though we are making it up, but as we repeat these gutsy little sayings, things do shift and change. “All is well in my life.” “I have everything I need in this moment and I am blessed!” “Life is good and getting better!” “I am loved and beloved.” Try it for a few days and see what good comes to you.
Here is a little prayer I wrote a few years ago to capture hopes for my life and all who share this planet. I believe that as we pray and send out these intentions, lives will improve, including our own. Every blessing to you and your loved ones.