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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Formula for a Fresh Start

Part I

Forgiveness. You can say something like: "I forgive myself for the mistakes I've made."

Part II

Kindness. Know that you are lovable, even if you don't feel like it. Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child or friend. Don't beat yourself up for making a mistake. Mistakes are how we learn and grow.

Part III

Learn from your mistakes. No one is perfect, so don't be down on yourself for being human. When you goof up, make sure you take the lesson with you. (See how in the photo the "old stuff" nourishes and even protects the growth of the new?)

Part IV

Ask for help if you need help.

Part V

Keep growing and looking for the positive.

Ask yourself these questions:

What am I grateful for? If it's hard to come up with something, start with the basics, breathing, breakfast, friendship, swimming, ice cream... you get the idea.

Ask yourself each evening:
What was the best part of my day?
What do I look forward to tomorrow?

*Give yourself a hug,
give someone else a hug,
take a deep breath,
do a kindness for someone else
(get out of your self).*

You can do this! :-)

Aunt Laya

Thanks to xpistwv and for the wonderful photo.


Anonymous said...

Somehow, I've always wanted to post a comment, but never managed to pluck up the courage. I just wanted to say that I love your blog, because it never fails to brighten my day with all the little lessons on life. Take care and god bless.

Laya said...

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write. Your words are encouraging and mean a lot to me.

Many blessings!

Aunt Laya

Anonymous said...

ever heard of the 12 step program?