“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw
How many of us wake up every day and immediate think of negatives and complaints. I know I used to! I’d wake up and think how irritated I was that I had to get up and get the kids to school at 7:30 am, come home and get breakfast made, help husband get set for work, get the toddler ready for his day, then off to speech or karate, then cleaning, then whatever after school activity my oldest was in at the time, and the list seemed to never end. I’d look at my sleeping husband and think, man he is lucky. I stayed tired, I stayed unmotivated.
But one day my husband, who to me seemed like nothing ever bothered him, expressed to me some of his own irritations and negativities he was feeling with all the stuff that was on his plate. I tried my best to help him through it, but how was negative old me going to be any help, he heard me complain all the time. He came home one day and seemed unusually chipper, so of course as his wife I was curious what made him so sunshine filled all of a sudden since the day before he seemed to be down. He let me in on a little secret, he woke up positive. He got up and immediately thought good positive thoughts and it changed his entire mood, his entire day.
I wanted a piece of that, so I decided I was going to make a change. When I woke up the next morning instead of saying “I have this to do and that to do,” I thought “You GET to do this, how lucky are you!” I found myself more motivated, like a dark cloud had been lifted. I am so blessed to be a stay at home mom. I get to take my kids to karate and gymnastics. I get to watch them grow and spend time with them while they actually want to spend time with me.
Instead of seeing my stretch marks and wanting to cry, I looked at them and said, “How blessed you are that your body was able to carry two beautiful children.” There are many women in the world who cannot carry children and would kill for stretch marks, so why should I complain.
Those little changes brought back my confidence made me feel unstoppable. It led me to the gym where I got serious about my health. I used to be ashamed to go to the gym, those perfectly sculpted human specimens had to look down on me. But then I thought, let them look! I am here to change me, I do not care what they think! It pushed me, it drove me. I want everyone to live a happy positive life and be the best they can be, which Is why I set out to make this blog.
I also have a facebook page, feel free to follow. My next stepping stone is wanting to make a youtube channel. It is really hard because I have a fear of embarrassing myself, but it something I am trying to push past.
Remember think positive happy thoughts and great things will always come from it! Nothing can stop a positive attitude, and that positivity will rub off on others!
“The Person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” – Norman Vincent Peale