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Moving from P.M. to A.M.


Thursday, September 06, 2012

I'm trying to shift my thinking from P.M. to A.M. Does this mean that I've decided to become more of a morning person? No, I actually already am more of a morning person. I start out pretty motivated in the morning and then it slowly trickles away as the day goes on. However, as I said it's not about being perky in the morning.

P.M. stands for Poor Me. It's a syndrome which I fall into far too easily. The self absorbed mood doesn't help motivate me. It's also something which I logically know can hinder my day. However, it's also a bit seductive and easy to slip into.

Lately I've been thinking that I need to find a way to combat the P.M. attitude. The antidote? A.M. thinking. A.M. stands fro Abundant Miracles.

Unlike Poor Me, Abundant Miracles aren't all about me. When I think of the abundant miracles in my daily life, they can involve wonderful things happening to me, but to others that I know as well. It also helps me feel connected instead of isolated.

So is this an easy fix? No, far from. It's going to be a daily, hourly effort to shift my thoughts over. I know that it'll be worth it and get easier each time I choose the healthier feelings. Perhaps it will spider out into other elements of my life which involve doing what I can in the moment I've been given. It is a wonderful moment after all.
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HALFWRITTEN 9/11/2012 11:52PM

    Your comment makes brilliant sense. You are incredibly thoughtful and kind. Thank you so much for sharing your AM moment of geocaching with me. There are many things I don't understand, and things which I have to take on faith. That being said, I am glad to know that God exists and that people are exceptionally beautiful and amazing.

It continually blows my mind how connected we are and how much we can build eachother up.

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JUSTYNA7 9/11/2012 2:42PM

    I am so grateful for people like you in my life! I have been having PM moments all week as I am having arthritis flair ups. It does not fit into what I want to do... because I can't exercise the way I wanted to. ... but AM reminds me that my life is much bigger than my personal fitness goals right now. DD and I have put out our first geocache and already 5 people have come to find it including leaving two geobugs, one from Germany! I am sooo grateful for this reminder of how big the world is, how things change so quickly, and for getting out of my tiny thoughts. I had to walk to the cache to do some maintence which is not far but I realized it WAS a walk. Already people have made comments on line. I feel somehow connected to this little community. OK, this response is making very little sense, lol. AH... grateful for medications and for sleep. That is what I need right now. It is about what I need, not what I want....

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