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It is wonderful to start the day with a positive affirmation.
I believe that our words have power and that by saying things out loud we make it possible for things to happen. For that reason, I try to hard keep negative comments from coming out of my mouth. When they do slip out, I try to immediately utter positive words to cancel them out. (I guess all that algebra was good for something). I have spent a great deal of time teaching each of my children to start each day with positive affirmations. This is what I taught them to say (substituting their own names of course), “My name is Janeane Davis and I love me. God loves me and I am special.”
People often ask me where I got the daily names for my blog articles:
The answer is quite simple. I made up the names because I wanted to have not just good days, but great days. So I started the name game and stuck with it. When I wake up on Monday, I know I have to find something magnificent to celebrate.The name of the day itself is a positive affirmation that I now am obligated to live out that affirmation.
Perhaps you are a person who does not believe that words have power, or that positive affirmations make a difference, try the following experiment. Wake up tomorrow and before you get out of bed, and once an hour throughout the day say the following, “Today sucks. I am a person who no one likes. Nothing is going to go my way today.” Then on Friday, before you get out of bed, and once an hour throughout the day say the following, ” Today is going to be Fantastic Friday. I am a great person. People want to be around me. Everything is going to turn out great today.” Then on Saturday morning, get up and look at each day to see which day turned out better. I am confident that your Friday will be better than your Thursday.
There are books everywhere full of positive affirmations forevery religion, occupation and point of view. If you cannot find a book or an internet link, check out Facebook. I have a friend, who blogs at My Pocketful of Thoughts and she always posts positive affirmations, blog articles and pretty pictures. Each day if you look at her Facebook page you will find a nice variety of positive affirmations from which to choose. If you are adventurous, make your own affirmations. Write them down on a calendar or notebook. If you are a technology nut like I am, do what I do. Each day when I see an affirmation that I like, I add it to the calendar program on myelectronic devicces and set it to repeat each year. This way, I never run out of positive affirmations.
Starting your day with a positive affirmation is a way to help your day turn out to be better and more positive. So, the question for you this wonderful day is what affirmation are you going to start your day with tomorrow?
7 thoughts on “Start the Day with Positive Affirmation”
that sounds like something to add to the to-do list 😉
You words are so true, our words can undo all the hard work and action we put in to activities. You are always so supportive and positive, you could probably have your own affirmation book out on the market.
I had goosebumps reading this post. It wasn't until I turned 25 that I realized no matter what I read, to better myself mentally, the words that came out of my mouth were undoing all the good I was trying to do in my life. After I learned how much weight our thoughts actually have, I make it a mission to always think positive thoughts and starting the day off with affirmations is THE WAY TO GO! I pulled out my old affirmations journal to start up again, looks like that will start tomorrow! Thanks for this post and reminding even me, that our words have so much power! Also I am taking notes to tell my kids that when they come.
Yes! It is like that old Jesse Jackson saying, “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I an achieve it.”
Deone, thanks for your kind words. I am happy you like what you have been seeing with my writing. The feeling is mutual.
It's so true what they say about the power of your thoughts matching what your life is. If you are positive and will something to be “so” through positive affirmations, there is no way you can fail!
An excellent way to start a Wednesday, I'd say, Jeneane! Affirm the thoughts we want to precede throughout our day with. I've been seeing you and loving the spirit you shine out into the world, my friend. Keep on shining, deary! The world needs it. 🙂
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