It’s a brand new day

Today I wipe the slate clean and start treating myself with the respect and love I deserve.IMG_2008

Today I relinquish all unrealistic expectations and criticism I have imposed on myself for the past 50 years.

I have been my harshest critic and bullied myself on a daily basis about not living up to be the person I thought I should be.

For the past year I have spent numerous hours reading and absorbing the opinions of thousands of people who have written about creating and maintaining a happy life. The overwhelming response to this conundrum is gratitude.

For too long I have taken for granted all the obvious good that is present in my life. I have good health, a loving husband, three healthy independent adult children, a gorgeous faithful doggy companion and I live in a safe comfortable home.

My greatest form of relaxation is to immerse myself in the beauty of nature. All my senses are aroused by nature, I am empowered to see, hear, touch, taste and smell. There is nothing more invigorating to me than feeling the power and magic of nature.

Today I look forward to the simple joys of living the rest of my life.

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10 thoughts on “It’s a brand new day

  1. I’ve had similar challenges. I’m finding that with steady, consistent “practice” that I’m changing.
    I think gratitude can be very helpful. Several bloggers created “appreciation jars” in the beginning of they year. I find I’ve been much more aware of positives since I’ve been using that jar. (that post/photos/ideas is on March 6, about 10 posts back from today’s post…maybe that idea might help?)
    The ideas I posted today on PP originated from me trying to come up with ideas for how I might respond more kindly when when I notice myself having unkind or critical thoughts about myself….I’ve been consistently using the image/ideas for about a month and they seem to help.
    As you wrote, being in nature is very helpful and soothing..and really can awaken a deep sense of gratitude too.
    Wishing you calmness, peace of mind and increasing of self kindness and self compassion… I know it can be challenging, at times.

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  2. Thank you for the excellent inspiration! If you haven’t already, you may want to check out Rhonda Byrne’s book, “The Magic”. It’s a day by day gratitude journey of enjoying the little things in life, some of which you mentioned here. Have an excellent day : )

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