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My affirmation for today : I am a ex smoker, a recovering alcoholic , and a recovering drug addict , with a Career, my family thought I would never have.

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RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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my affirmation for today,, I am a survivor not a victim

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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I am loved.

I am safe.

I am at peace.

I am strong-very strong!

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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My co-leader's inspiring huddle today for the team A Gathering of Goddesses:

"You are strong, you are capable, you are a goddess"

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Just created this on my walk: I heal myself, I heal all pain; I bring myself into balance again.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Wow, those really allign with many of Chopra's Spiritual Laws of Success!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Today's affirmations are in the areas of - "Spiritual Growth"




* I now have a clear and open connection with my higher self.

* Today I accept others just the way as they are.

* I am open and receptive to opportunity.

* The universe is now providing great opportunity for me to grow.

* I go with the flow and let go of struggles.

* I am divinely guided in all that I do.

* When I live life in the moment I feel fantastic.

* I follow my dreams knowing all the details are taken care of.

* I have many talents that are unique to me.

* Today I release all judgments towards myself and others.








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Another great quote of Jennifer's, from a post on the QH team: "Slow is good. Courage is the middle path between doing nothing and recklessness."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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From Jennifer, aka Wispy: Fear of any kind holds us back from doing practically anything that we really want to do. Love says move forward--grow, expand, open like a flower to the sun and the rain.

Is that profound, or what!?

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Today's affirmations are in the areas of - "Personal Growth"(from an Affirmware email)

-- Personal Growth

* I now see challenges as opportunities to grow.

* I am in the process of seeing what is good in my life.

* This day brings with it limitless possibilities.

* I now live a balanced and harmonious life.

* I can attain any goal I set me mind to.

* My positive feeling create my reality.

* I now make wise and healthy choices.

* Today my intention is to find great inner peace.

* My personal power comes from within, I rejoice in this now.






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Since I huddled late, I wanted to share this great huddle from my GG co-leader:

Sparkle and shine for you are divine!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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-- Becoming Self Empowered

* I am loving, self-confident and full of joy and well-being.
* Every day in everyday I am becoming more and more self
empowered.
* I have great inner resources and use them wisely.
* I am self-reliant, positive and look forward to a wonderful
relationships.
* I now accomplish all my goals easily and effortlessly.
* I believe in my potential and I am proud of my abilities.
* I have the discipline to accomplish anything I desire.






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Today's huddle from my GG co-leader, MRS_EVA_K says: Self you are strong, beautiful, & totally worth it! emoticon
A great thing to tell yourself many times, every day! emoticon (Thanks, Eva!)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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These are more wise words than affirmations, but I wanted to share. I was checking out some Friend's Feeds, and like these status updates of my GG co-leader, MRS_EVA_K:

"Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself." -- Theodore T. Hunger

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." -- Aristotle

Always firmly believe and trust in your strength of will.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Another affirmation:

Anyone can accomplish anything with when their heart is in it!!

If you have the choice to sit it out or dance: I hope you'll dance!!

MoonLight Dancer

Sister of the Twilight
Daughter of the Moon

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Actually these are quotes from Spark Friends. Finally catching up with my friend feed--here are some of my favorites:
PLAYBLUES22 Stop looking for your flaws and see they are just part of what makes you beautiful
WATREKKIE - happy V's Day plus 1....let's keep loving ourselves, shall we?
STARSAPPHIRE57 "I must first recognize the divine within myself before I can join the divine in me with that of another, linking heart and soul." Julie Loar
MRS_EVA_K "Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." Doug Firebaugh
STARSAPPHIRE57 "We don't have an ideology or theology, we dance" - Shinto priest as quoted by Joseph Campbell
STARSAPPHIRE57 “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
LISA0517 I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. ~ Jonathan Winters [I like the not waiting part of the message--like the saying 'Time flies, whether we're having fun or not']
MRS_EVA_K "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way." ~Abraham Lincoln~
MRS_EVA_K "Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself." A. Bronson Alcott
NYYCHICA "The only courage you ever need is to live your heart's desire." (Oprah Winfrey)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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emoticon Gabby. These are oh, so true! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Just a copy of what was posted under a differnt forum:

Today's affirmations are in the areas of - Self-Esteem (Part 2):


* I do not have to feel guilty just because someone else does not like
what I do, say, think, or feel.

* It is O. K. for me to feel angry and to express it in responsible
ways.

* I do not have to assume full responsibility for making decisions,
particularly where others share responsibility for making the
decision.

* I have the right to say, "I don't know."
* I have the right to say "No," without feeling guilty.
* I have the right to say "I don't understand," without feeling
stupid.

* I do not have to apologize or give reasons when I say "No."
* I have the right to ask others to do things for me.
* I have the right to refuse requests which others make of me.
* I have the right to tell others when I think they are manipulating,
conning or treating me unfairly.

* I have the right to refuse additional responsibilities without
feeling guilty.

* I have the right to tell others when their behavior annoys me.
* I do not have to compromise my personal integrity.
* I have the right to make mistakes and to be responsible for them; I
have the right to be wrong.

* I do not have to be liked, admired, or respected by everyone for
everything I do.

-- Author Virginia Satir






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Not exactly an affirmation, but a huddle from another team I want to share. I've heard it before, but it is very true and good to remember: HOPEFULSNAIL204 says: Nothing tastes as good as BEING HEALTHY feels!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Thanks, Gabby, I like these, especially I am free to love and be loved.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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from the website affirmations for the mind

All Is Well In My World:

* Everything is fabulous in my world.
* Today I am open to have miracles happen.
* I ask that today I am guided to my highest good.
* I accept myself just the way I am.
* I am always in the right place and the right time.
* Love fills me now and goes forth to heal others.
* At this moment I am open and loving.
* Everything in my life is perfect for my growth.
* I am free to love and be loved.
* I release all issues in my life knowing a great power is
handling them.
* I am safe and protected by my higher self.
* I am open to inner guidance.






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The serenity prayer helped me again at the vet's, waiting in fear for the news about my cat's condition. Between the bouts of tears, and jumbled prayers, I continued to recite those wise words, and it eased the way to acknowledge the only choice I could make, to release him and end his suffering. And in my first day of grieving, I believe the echoes of those words has helped me to greater acceptance and serenity, to focus more on the years of happy memories and loving moments, and less on the pain of those final hours.

May this prayer continue to bring peace and release to all who choose to use it.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I was reminded last Sunday how valuable it can be to repeat the Serenity Prayer to myself: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. It can help me get back to a more peaceful and centered place when I'm upset.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I did write a blog called Pressure and Ease.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Amanda that sounds like it would make for a good blog. My mother and stepmother both had laser surgery. Thank goodness for technology.

Edited by: GABBY308 at: 9/21/2011 (17:53)





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The pressure in one of my eyes is elevated; I'll be having a laser procedure done soon to hopefully correct matters. I'm saying my affirmations regarding eyes a la Louise Hay. But I got thinking about pressure, and so have started affirming "I let go of pressure & choose to live with ease." I feel a blog coming on about this.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Since clutter is one of my big issues, I've begun using this one I made up--"I treat with love and care what I choose to keep, and joyfully eliminate what I do not need." I'm thinking here of "stuff" though the sentiment can apply to thoughts, relationships, body cells, whatever!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I found an old book I had - Creative Visualizations by Shakti Gawain and am re-reading it. I forgot how much valuable info it has.
Like:
"This is a rich Universe and there is plenty for all of us. Abundance is my true state of being. I am now ready to accept it fully and joyously".

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I carry my weight in my abdomen and hips (protecting my womb), and I've been alone for a very long time, so here's one I've started to use: I open myself to intimacy, and release the weight that cushions and hides me. (Since I say affirmations as I walk, I try for rhythmic phrases that rhyme if possible. It's also easier for me to remember them that way.)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Someone asked about my huddle today, so here's the background.

That phrase, "I am beautiful, capable and lovable," was an all-purpose reprogramming phrase used in the Living Love workshops in the 1980s, to begin to change negative core beliefs. I've been listening to the Living Love songs again, and appreciating the positive lyrics that work like affirmations, especially when combined with rhyme, melody and rhythm.

It was recommended that you repeat the phrase 1000 times a day to start shifting those negative thought and belief patterns. We could buy traffic counters for a buck back then, and push the clicker with each repetition to see how many times we were saying it.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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You don't seem "prickly" at all!

Mine for the day:

"I have the ability to handle anything that life throws at me."
"The Universe is conspiring to help me get everything I want"
"I can achieve anything I focus on with persistence"






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Very inspirational Gabby! Mine for today is: I am a forgiving and loving person.
My family laughed at this one. I am known for being a bit prickly...lol

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This was posted by a friend on another team. I first posted it under "How are you feeling" where I described how I felt yesterday, but it belongs here:

"There is no winter harsh enough to withhold the promise of spring." ~ Karen Kaiser Clarke

No matter how badly we feel, it is only for now. When in deep pain or confusion, we often think it will be that way forever, that we can never feel better. When in the depths of darkness and despair, it can be hard to remember there will be light again.

There are so many lessons in the cycles of nature. Sometimes they might sound trite but truth is really that simple.

Dawn does follow night. Always.
Spring does follow winter. Always.

No matter how dark the night has been, no matter how harsh the winter has been, we, too, change as do the seasons.

I can go through anything a day at a time,
a moment at a time with the faith and the
knowledge that my Higher Power is guiding
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I need to borrow a couple from y'all

"I am protected by Divine love. I am always safe and secure. I can handle difficult situations with calm endurance"






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Today's affirmation: I have perfect posture.

This is a good one since my back is killing me right now. I think I stepped up my strength training a little too quickly and I am paying the price this morning...lol

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Since I have clutter issues, too, one I frequently use is "I easily let go of excess weight and fat. I eliminate fat and build lean muscle mass, as I eliminate clutter and create beauty and order throughout my life."

I took a workshop with an older lady once who always added the phrase "easily and effortlessly" to all her affirmations. That can make them a bit long, so I stick with "easily"; after all, why should I want or expect the changes I desire to be hard?

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I release all feelings of lack and I am open to receive all the positive things the Universe has to offer. Thank you for the abundance that is coming to me now under grace in a perfect way.






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Today's affirmation: I handle difficult situations with calm endurance.

This is better than my usual way of handling difficult situations, which is with cussing and yelling...lol

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One of my favorite Louise Hay affirmations, to address that physical condition of Fat, is "I am protected by Divine love. I am always safe and secure. I am willing to grow up, and take responsibility for my life. I forgive others, and I now create my own life the way I want it to be." (Sometimes I tweak them a little to get the rhythm right for using as I walk.)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I have the same over 50 problem - I'll give it a try! Thanks!






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OK, here's a totally different kind of affirmation--I'm kind of amazed it's actually working for me! I have a tendency to "leak" which I think is common in the over 50 ranks. Today as I was dashing into the stall at work, I told myself "I easily hold my water, and release it when I am ready." And the pressure, the desperation, just disappeared. I relaxed and everything was fine. I did this 3 or 4 times today, and it worked each time! I just made it up, and it's working for me. I'm curious if it will work for others as well.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Today's affirmation: Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back.

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My affirmation for today: I can accomplish anything I set my mind to and I set my mind to becoming physically and mentally fit. I am physically fit and I am mentally fit.

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I am very grateful to be
exactly where I am today.
I do not need to be a victim of my past
or controlled by circumstances. I am in
recovery today and it feels wonderful!







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Slightly off topic - I did the Loving Kindness meditation today (and I made sure to send you all love). After I did that I saw an article in Sparkpeople about gratitude. It mentioned a challenge that I once posted here.

Anyway it's a good article and here's the link:
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P.S. I don't do a lot of challenges either so I don't blame anyone for not participating. I mostly just put them out there in case anyone is interested in the information. emoticon

By the way Blessedbeing - that sounds like an interesting DVD "The Yoga Booty Ballet" I'm so trying to picture what it could entail LOL






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One of the affirmations I use that didn't come from Louise Hay is one I got from the Yoga Booty Ballet workout DVD: "I am open and receptive to all good," to which I usually add "to the guidance and blessings of the Goddess." It's one you can keep simple, or personalize as you wish.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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My affirmation for the day:

"I am the perfect weight for me.
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself. Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health






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AFFIRMATIONS PART 2:

"Short affirmations are easy to say, and have a far greater impact at the subconscious level than those which are long and wordy. Keeping them specific and to the point adds power as the idea is uncluttered by extraneous elements.

THE MECHANICS THAT MAKE AFFIRMATIONSS POWERFUL ARE:

REPETITION - The importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It imprints the affirmation into your subconscious mind.

EMOTIONS - Get involved, be passionate, and use your emotions. Think carefully about the meaning of the words as you repeat them rather than just writing, typing or saying them.

PERSISTENCE - Practicing affirmations with persistence achieves results much sooner than practicing them periodically. Successive sessions will have a compounding effect.

BELIEF - You don't necessarily have to believe your affirmation initially, in order for it to work. Belief will grow with your forthcoming successes. What you do need is the ability to *feel* what it would be like when the desire you're affirming is fulfilled, or your need met. Every time that you have a need -- and that need is met -- a certain "feeling" is produced in you. You need to evoke that same feeling when you state your affirmation. In other words, you need to feel with every fiber of your being that what you desire has already happened. Without this feeling, your affirmation is powerless.

IMPRESS YOURSELF - Personalize your affirmations. They must *resonate* with you -- feel right for you. The stronger your connection with the affirmation, the deeper the impression it makes on your mind, and the sooner you will experience positive results.

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Since Tia and I were the only ones posting here I thought maybe a quick overview of affirmations might be helpful for those of you who don't know how trhey work or how to make your own.

SOME KEYS TO POWERFUL AFFIRMATIONS:

1.STATE IT IN THE PRESENT TENSE "I am thin and healthy" is better than "I am getting thin and healthy" because the last statement implies that you will be waiting for it to happen and it may never manifest.

2. STATE IT IN POSITIVE TERMS "I am no longer fat" is negative. "I am now the weight I desire" is positive.

3. KEEP THEM SHORT AND SPECIFIC. A lot of words read from a page might make you all warm and fuzzy, but they won't change your subconscious. Short and uncuttered is powerful. Plus they're easier to remember and say throughout the day.

So now you're ready to make your own affirmation or find one from a book or web page. Just remember to find something meaningful to you, make sure it's short and stated as if it's already happening.








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I am an energetic healthy person living life to the fullest.






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Today's affirmation: Miracles happen in my life every day.



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Today's affirmation: I am a lucky, happy, healthy, and successful person.

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Today's affirmation: I face my fears and responsibilities with ease.

Or, I play around online and watch Disney movies while ignoring the pile of laundry taking up half my bed that needs to be folded, with ease emoticon

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Today's affirmation: I achieve everything I set out to do.

Today I am setting out to annihilate the white fly invasion on my tomato plants!

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Today's affirmation: I appreciate my life and everyone in it.

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My affirmation for today is: I am grateful for each experience in my life.

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@Gabby- Good luck!

My affirmation for today is: I show great patience in the face of difficulty.

This is a good one since I don't show great patience even without the difficulty...lol

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I am successfully resolving my current tenant problems and selling the house for a profit.

Since we had to move in with my elderly mother my DH's nephew rents out our double for minimal rent. We just discovered that he trashed the vacant upper flat by letting drunken friends of his crash there. It is such a mess. The center kitchen island is completely destroyed like they had a brawl. The toilet is broken, screens are ripped etc. etc. I'm not sure where we will find the money to get everything fixed. I've decided to focu all my visualizations and affirmations on that problem until it's resolved. emoticon

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Today's affirmation: I am entitled to my share of happiness.

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"Thank you for the abundance I am about to receive now, under grace, in a pefect way"






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Today's affirmation: I am at peace with myself.
I love this!

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Here is my affirmation for today:
Every step I take is moving me towards my goal.
Of course I feel the need to add that my steps are moving me towards my goal as long as those steps are not leading me towards the fridge...lol

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Thanks I think I use that for my status today! It helps to put my affirmations there, because everytime I go to my Spark page or see it on team streams I repeat it to myself.






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I have an app that gives me a daily affirmation. Today's is "I am committed to my goals and my success is assured". Pretty good huh? emoticon

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