Becoming the best version of yourself

45 Days of Positive Directions! Can You Do It??

on January 11, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions.  You make ’em, you break ’em.  Sometimes you actually make a change, sometimes and more often (like all those weight loss promises) you give up.  But what if you break it down?  What if they become more easily attainable?  Why do we set ourselves up repeatedly for failure?  I’m going to try something new and you all are my unwitting victims, or should I say test subjects?

This will be tough on me too – I promise.

I recently was forwarded a message containing these 45 Life Lessons by one of the MOST “together and positive” ladies that I know.  I kid you not, I’ve never heard her say a negative word, never not (my favorite double negative) seen a smile on her face.  She is one of those!!

I told her I was going to share this, and thanked her for the inspiration.  You see, you all ARE my inspirations because I want and wish for all of us in 2016 that we become the best versions of ourselves possible.

So for the next 45 days I’m going to be sending you, once a day, one each day, a “life lesson” to think about.  Get ready inbox, I don’t usually punish you like this, and you may get tired of me but hey – – – that’s what the delete button is for.

Some days I might throw in how that day’s life lesson has changed or altered my life, some days I might just list it and let you think on it.  If you have thoughts, please share them but at least you’ll know I’m working hard at being a better person for you all, and mostly for me.

Credit given where credit is due.  These are taken from New York Times bestselling author Regina Brett, who wrote “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours”.

Stick with me!!

Lesson 1:

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

Some of you may disagree, but within the larger picture of MY 62 years, I would have to agree.  Looking back at the curve balls and sliders that life has pitched at me, I can willingly say that for the most part – it has been good.

I have good health, I can pay my bills and even, at times and with careful planning do extra fun wonderful things.  I have two incredibly talented and intelligent sons, married to two beautiful women who adore them.  I have (at this point!) two beautiful and healthy grandchildren and scores of real friends that I know I can count on.

There are times, yes, that my aloneness haunts me – and I wonder if I’ll ever enjoy a true love match in the time I have left on this earth.  But if I had to ascend to heaven tomorrow without notice, I would be proud of what I’ve accomplished and tell you that my life IS good.

So when I start to think that life isn’t fair, and that self pity fairy starts circling my head – in 2016 I promise myself that I will know that even if that fairy lands, I can shake her off because 95% of the time, my life is still pretty durned good.


4 responses to “45 Days of Positive Directions! Can You Do It??

  1. Bryn says:

    I love this positive post!

  2. audrey says:

    Yes, we do have great lives. At any moment that I start to say what a tough year I have had, I remember all of the wonderful gifts I have had this year. Sometimes we are taken to places to get us to a better place.? We just do not understand it at the moment. If we can remember to let go and let God, our life will be better. How hard is that but it is so true. I know that any given moment I think I have had it tough; something or someone show me that so many people have it a million times worse. What right do I have to drop down to that level so at that moment I have to turn to God and say thank you for my life and move forward. We have a beautiful life! Oh yes! I have been gifted with beautiful positive friends and family all year that there is not enough words to explain. And the gift of a closer walk with God. There is no way I could have done this with out him. What a friend!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. You inspire because of so many things! Your year has been tough, I know. And your “never say die” and trust in a higher power has helped you rise above. SOOO very proud of you and for you!!

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