My theme for this week is Freedom-freedom from judging…myself or others! I find it quite amazing that we as humans so often criticize each other for the way that we handle the circumstances of life. We look at others and how they deal with situations or issues and make judgments about their character because they handle a particular situation different than the way we would handle it. Who ever said we are “right?” We often impose our standards onto others (often unconsciously) and when they do something differently than the way we would do it we are quick to judge.
Often, people’s life experiences determine how we handle what comes our way on a daily basis. Because we all have different experiences that make us who we are, we will all handle things differently. That doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong. It’s just different! Luv is allowing others to be who they are and handle life the way THEY would handle it and not the way YOU would handle it AND not criticizing them for it.
Free yourself this week! Free yourself from criticism and judgment of yourself and others. Allow yourself and others the space to evolve and grow from every situations that presents itself in your life this week. Give yourself permission to be who you are. Embrace every aspect of your personality for it makes you who you are! And resolve to have a great week no matter what comes your way!
As always, have a Magnificent Monday!
I heard a long time ago that everyone should have a theme song for their life. A song that expresses your essence and personality and affirms the place where you are in your life. At one time my theme song was “Ain’t no stopping us now” by McFadden and Whitehead. That song so clearly spoke to the way I felt about myself at that particular time in my life. I was just staring my entrepreneurial endeavors and I knew that there was nothing that could stop me!
Even though that song still speaks to me and will probably always be my life’s theme song I have adopted the principle of adopting a weekly (and sometimes daily) theme song. Because Monday is my favorite day of the week and I use it to set the tone for the rest of my week, I adopt a weekly theme song that reminds me of the kind of week I want to have and affirms the place where I AM. This weeks theme song is “I’m bad” by LL Cool J. I have quite a few projects that I’m working on and this song reminds me that I’m capable of completing them all! It reminds me that I’m a great mother to my children and a great consultant to my clients! It reminds me that I’m and expression of the Divine and that I can do all the things I set out to do! It reminds that, well, “I’m Bad!”
I encourage you to use Monday to set the tone for the kind of week you want to have. Pick a theme song that speaks to where you want to be this week whether you think you are there or not! Use that song to affirm YOU! Pick a song that speaks to your spirit and takes you to a place of bliss whenever you hear it! Play it over and over and whenever challenges present themselves this week play your theme song and remind yourself that you are capable of overcoming any challenge that comes your way!
Have a Magnificent Monday and remember to always Eat Your Dessert (enjoy your life) First because the issues of life will always be there!
Until next time,
When I was a little girl my mother shared a story with me that forever impacted my life. It is a story that she still tells me to this very day and it is a story that I refer to whenever I am experiencing challenges in my life and when I have been tempted to throw in the towel.
She tells me that one day when I was a baby she was at the train station waiting to board a train from San Bernardino to Los Angeles. She was holding me in her arms enjoying her day and an old lady walked past her. She said that as the lady passed her she stopped and turned around and walked over to where my young mother was sitting holding me. She smiled at my mother and said “That is a very special baby that you have. She is going to do great things in her life!” My mother smiled back and said “thank you” and the lady continued on her way.
There have been times in my life when I have faced what seemed to be insurmountable challenges none of which I will go into in this post. But during those times I would always remember my mothers words to me about what the lady shared with her about my life. Throughout my life my mother instinctively knew when I was experiencing those challenges and needed to hear that story. She would always call me and tell it to me all over again as if for the first time. It has gotten me through some pretty rough times and continues to drive me even today.
I am grateful that my mother has held that vision for me all these years and she continues to do so. I don’t even think she knows how much of an impact that it has had on my life all these years.
To all of the mothers that are holding a vision of greatness for your children keep holding that vision for your children! Tell it to them often and let them know that they are destined to do great things. When they find themselves dealing with circumstances that are undesirable they will have their mother’s vision to fall back on and remind them to keep moving forward.
I don’t know how I would have gotten through the rough times in my life had it not been for my mother’s luv and her continuing to tell me that story. The beautiful thing is that I will never have to know!
Wishing all of you a very happy Mother’s day! And while you are holding that vision for your children please also remember the vision for your own life! Remember that you too are meant to do great things in this lifetime! Whatever your dream is, whatever your life’s desire is hold on to that dream and don’t let it go! For it was given to you with a purpose!