"We lift ourselves by our thoughts. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere." ~ Orison Swett Marden
For too many years of my life I've limited myself to my small world having a difficult time believing I could expand my world. I held on to hope though, through my tenacity.
What do some people do that don't have hope? How hard that must be to get up each day and move forward when you are sure there is nothing better. The past 10 months have been tumultuous but through it all I truly believed there would be a light.
The light came faintly, enough so that I continue to hold on until it will be a massively bright light. I am NOT my circumstances, I am not my disappointments, I am not my losses. I am blessed, I am grateful, I am a good mama, I am lovable, I am kind, I am deserving, I am strong... The positive I am's are going on daily.
link and she said I made her cry, she also said it was the nicest thing anyone ever wrote about her. I told her that she deserved it, she's a survivor, she did not let her circumstances keep her down.
She also marveled that the three of us, Lisa, her and I have raised 7 wonderful children between us who are kind, loving individuals who are even doing better than us. I think that's because we put into our children what we missed. Also, even though our parents lacked the tools to be good parents due to the way they were raised themselves, we knew that they did love us. They just didn't have the ability to give us what we needed and they didn't know how to learn it.
The three of us, worked hard to figure out what we needed to do to give our children what they needed and even though we didn't always succeed... we were there for our children. Now we see our children accomplishing even more than we have, which makes each of us very happy.
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield