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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wellness Wednesday - Choices



"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast." Norman Vincent Peale

Since life is about choices then I choose to:

1. Cultivate and practice daily habits of meditation, prayer, and reflection.
2. Accept myself just as I am right now and trust that all is well ... that I'm where I need to be ... doing what I need to do at all times.
3. Joyously release the past and embrace calmness, serenity, and peace in the present.
4. Free my mind, heart, body, & spirit to discover, soar, create, love, and live my soul's purpose passionately.
5. Let go of old habits that no longer serve myself or the greater good and experiment playfully with new ways of being.
6. Open my life to guidance from the Universe and trust myself to listen and follow through.
7. Live joyfully in the moment, mindful of the choices I'm making, the goals I've set for myself, and the results I'm producing.
8. Share generously of my time and talents wherever possible.
9. Enjoy the days as they come and minimize stress whenever possible.
10. Be authentic and genuine with myself and in relationships with others.
11. Smile, dream, work, play, and laugh every day.
12. Make the effort to learn new things and assist others with cheerful spirit & a grateful heart.
13. Practice forgiveness and kindness with myself and others.
14. Exercise regularly, eat healthily, and rest as needed.
15. Be honest, humble, and serious ... asking that only God's purposes be served in every situation.

“In the real world, those of us who are most productive, successful, and satisfied focus not on fixing feelings or manipulating thoughts, but on what needs to be done—and then doing it—no matter what thoughts or feelings arise.” Dan Millman

14 comments:

thailandchani said...

I like all of those agreements. (That's kind of what they are, really ;)

bella said...

what a list!
to commit to the life we are meant to live, to embrace and surrender all at once, this is such freedom.
your words have come like treasures to me, the gifts of your own soul you have mined.
Thank-you for them.

storyteller said...

Chani – I suppose you’re correct about that ;--)
I'm doing my best to focus my attention on Wellness and share what comes through me here.

Bella – Welcome back! I you enjoyed your trip and I’ll look forward to reading about it soon. I’m delighted to know my words ‘come like treasures’ … for that’s what your words do for me.

I appreciate each of you sharing your thoughts and wish you well today.
Hugs and blessings,

mom huebert said...

That is a great, inspiring list. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate"--so absolutely true! For me, at least, it's SO easy to get into a funk...it becomes a habit, a rut. But it's just as easy to go the other way. In fact, I'm becoming a great believer in "fake it 'til you make it."

Mary Isabella said...

I like the quote at the bottom of the post....Mary

storyteller said...

Mom Huebert – You’re welcome. I’m glad you found it inspiring.

Karen – I think that happens to all of us at various times in our lives. The ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ philosophy does have some benefits. I don’t always achieve success with these agreements, but I forgive myself when I fall short and move on … keeping them as focus points for my energies as much as possible.

Mary Isabella – Thanks for the feedback. Quotes help me stay centered and focused.

Thanks to all of you for visiting and sharing your feedback.
Hugs and blessings,

yertle said...

What great choices! I have a special fondness for #11 :)

storyteller said...

Yertle – LOL … of course you would! I wonder if that was a subliminal suggestion as I typed #11? Could I have been channeling you perhaps? Stranger things have happened. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Hugs and blessings,

Claire said...

what an awesome list of affirmations!!
buckets of blessings :o)

ladybug said...

That is a GREAT list!
and a beautiful thing to have on hand for days where you might not feel as buoyant in the world. Might have to take on this little task myself ;)

storyteller said...

Claire – Thanks for the visit, your comment and the blessings ;--)

Ladybug - I appreciate your enthusiastic response and would love to see your list should you decide to make one.

It’s fun to see your thoughts here and to know you’ve dropped by. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

Believer in Balance said...

What a wonderful way to live. Well done.

storyteller said...

Believer in Balance – I’m a ‘work in progress’ … doing what I can and appreciate any and all support, so thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Hugs and blessings,