Because I believe in the power of affirming words, part of my morning routine involves an exercise I call, "Today I Choose......"
I've cut a sheet of cardstock into four sections and wrote at the top those words and fill in the blank with a word. For example, this morning I wrote courage. So my "word" for the day is courage....."Today I Choose Courage."
I may spend some time defining that word, looking up quotes or sayings about courage and thinking about people I know who exhibit courage in their lives. As the day comes to a close, I post my word on the bulletin board in my office and have allowed them to collect over time with the quotes, etc., included.
It's always amazing to me how appropriate that word becomes throughout my day and how many times I reference it. My adult daughter has also taken to selecting her word for the day and the stories she has shared from this meaningful moment in her morning have also inspired me.
Regardless of our circumstances or the difficulties we may face, we all have the power of choice....we choose our attitude, we choose our direction and we choose how to care for ourselves.
Today, what do you choose?