Day 18 in The 21-day Affirmation Cleanse-the words we speak
Today’s Cleansing Affirmation:
I AM TEACHABLE. I AM WILLING TO LEARN NEW THINGS.
Last night my girlfriends and their spouses took me out to celebrate my birthday. We had such an enjoyable time. What made it so enjoyable was the loving, energetic people I was surrounded by, our conversation, the atmosphere and how much we laughed. I love laughing as much as we did. It was one of those nights where my face hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a time I will always hold dear to me because the love and happiness that each person emanated, was infectious. Thank you, my giving, thoughtful, fun, positive, energetic, dear friends! It meant more to me than you’ll ever know…mainly because of the kind of people you all are…I feel so grateful and so blessed that you are in my life.
Another fun group sitting at the table behind us was celebrating a birthday too. When we asked the other birthday girl if her “real” birthday was last night, she said this, “No. My birthday is on Monday. That is why we had to celebrate tonight…because Monday I will be at work. I hate my work…and I hate Mondays.”
My girlfriend and I looked at each other and gave that kind of smile to one another and my girlfriend said, “Oh, she doesn’t know about affirmations. You gotta tell her.” (wink, wink). I said, “I was thinking the same thing…if only she knew that what she is saying is effecting how her Monday is going to be at work.”
My girlfriend said, “You need to tell her that she needs to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and say, ‘Damn girl…you look GOOD!'” We burst out with laughter and throughout the night we all kept saying this affirmation to one another. We laughed so hard we cried.
I know her life is working perfectly the way God has designed it, just for her. Everyone is on their own path and has their own lessons to learn in their life. I believe she will one day realize that what she SAYS and that what she THINKS is truly effecting her life. I sent her some love and have faith that she will soon understand the power of her thoughts, her beliefs and her words.
Our experiences are just outer effects of our inner thoughts. Maybe, just maybe, if she went to work on Monday thinking, “I enjoy the work I am doing to help other people,” rather than, “I hate my work. I hate Mondays,” she would find her MonDAY to be rather enjoyable. She would realize that it is all how she is looking at things. One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Dyer, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change.”
Truly, it is not just how we are thinking, but how we are speaking that makes a difference in our experiences in life.
Homework for today: Write today’s affirmation down in your journal 5 times this morning and before you go to bed. Say it out-loud after you write it down in your journal. You are teachable, you CAN learn new things…and a new way to think. It will open new doors for you…if you are open to change.
Now, I have a new affirmation to use every morning when I get up and look in the mirror. My girlfriend even woke me up with a text this morning using it:
“Damn girl…you look GOOD!”
Childrens affirmation for today: I choose positive words to help me through my day.