Positive Self Talk = Positive Self Attitude= Positive Self Actions
Friday, May 13, 2016
I signed up for the Realistic group,and today's challenge was about Positive Self Talk. I smiled when I saw it, because I happen to understand that and have practiced it a whole lot in my life.
Life doesn't have Thomas' Rules of Order, nor does it care if we get what we want or what we can go through.
Most of you know that my husband has Alzheimer's, and we live in Washington state. Our only living child, our daughter, has incurable brain cancer. She lives in Massachusetts.
I never know if I am in the right place or not.
I know and recognize that both of my loved ones will die before I do (Please God!), but they both need me to take care of them and do the things they cannot.
A lot of people have said "I don't know how you do it!". The answer is simple.
I HAVE NO CHOICE.
But I DO have a choice in how I do self talk in a positive way.
I look back on my life, and the times that were the hardest, were the times it took all I am to get through them. Those were also the times that molded my character. It took everything I had to keep going on, and that included believing in myself and my strengths.
It isn't always easy, but it is always possible, to do positive self talk. That is what will carry us through the painful times.
That, and love for others. I love my daughter and husband with all my heart and soul, and they keep me going.
I cannot afford negative self talk, because that leads to negative attitudes which lead to negative self action.
My words dictate what kind of day I am having.
Therefore, I treat my words with respect.