I have not been myself lately. After a few months of internal, silent battles, I admit to myself that something needs to change. Now that I have, I feel God’s love and feel so much more patience and kindness towards myself. Yesterday was filled with angels who were able to serve and love me the way Christ would have. These angels were friends, family and health care professionals. I have received text messages, meals, visits, childcare, listening hearts and compassion. I know that God knows me and loves me.
While I visited with a friend yesterday, I realized that I have been listening to the wrong voice. The longer we listen, the faster we believe what we are being told. It is very easy for me to gradually start listening to the voices of self-hatred and now I choose no. I started to write down the negative thoughts I hear, but I don’t want to write them down; they don’t deserve to be written. And, sadly, I think many of you know what kind of thoughts I am talking about because you have heard that mean voice too.
I am a good mother who loves my children deeply, more deeply than I can express. I can serve them with joy.
I am a good wife. My husband is my favorite person, and I want his life to be filled with goodness.
I am a good friend. I love my friends and strive to show my adoration through moments of meaningful connection and service.
I am a good student. I love to learn and I am always looking for ways to improve.
I can be mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.
I have infinite worth and limitless potential.
I am a daughter of God.
This, the above, is what I choose to listen to. I know that these positive affirmations will help me be the person I should be. These positive thoughts are not a declaration of arrogance; they are a proclamation of hope. I know that changing my thought patterns is an important step in being whole and I know that it is the start to making other positive changes in my life.
How do you dismiss or avoid negative thoughts? Have you had a good experience with positive affirmations you are willing to share?
I hope your day is filled with cheer.