All over the blogs and comments, it is just life. One day it’s a glass half-empty kind of day. The next, it’s a glass half-full. It is just life. And…my attitude.
I’ve come to terms with my mother’s dementia and that she may never say I am her child, ever, again. So…attitude shift. I’m not going to go around all hound dog, droopy eyed, and sad little mouth. I’ll try to say it without getting all “clichéd” or “Little Miss Mary Sunshine” on you.
My new attitude is grace. I like that word.
Grace ~ a pleasing quality, favour, a sense of what is right, an attractive quality, feature, or manner, also a divine gift or virtue.
Yep, that’s me, because it has been a bit of a downhill spiral into negativity. I’m good at cheering others on, not so much for myself. So…walking around the park, in the sunshine, (hallelujah), the vitamin D kicked in, giving me a jolt of “snap out of it” and “you gonna wallow or get on with it.” I’m getting on with it.
Sometimes you just have to talk to yourself and make your mind up to go forward, even tired. It is hard. Hard. I had to find something to jump-start me out of this funk. I found my binder of words spoken over/to me and started re-reading them in order. The words “lovely and fragrant, warm, kind, loving, strong, sure, REAL, pleasing and loyal” were spoken to me. Spoken. Out. Loud. Spoken words have power, don’t you agree?
Thankfully, these are strong words. Full of life words. I needed to see the words and speak the words out loud again.
I found this too:
Carol ~ an eagle, able to soar high above the ground and rest on the top of turbulent winds. Her eyes are keen and sharp-sighted and able to see well into the distance. An eagle is a creature whose eyes always look forward and not sideways or behind. It is also a symbol of strength and maturity. Carol has a gift of foresight and is able to ride upon the storms of life. 1989
Do you have powerful, life-affirming words you speak over yourself?
I’m going back to posting a wee sunset photo.
A beautiful sunset from August 2009.
Stay safe, warm and loved.