Positive #1 I've been doing a lot of learning lately. I describe myself as a perpetual student. I'm learning from experts on high achievement, leadership, confidence, influence, etc. and I'm really learning a lot. Simon Sinek - a very good influencer and motivator teaches about learning our WHY...to start with our WHY - meaning we need to really figure out about who we are...to clarify our purpose and not just what we do - but what defines us. I'm still trying to figure that one out.
Positive #2. From all that learning I mentioned above - I'm also re-learning new habits. I started making my bed first thing when I wake up. The other thing that I do when I first wake up is to Be Thankful. From what I learned - it takes an average of 66 days for a habit to start sticking - I'm on my 45th day. I've missed a few days but I try to pick it back up.
Positive #3...I joined this group.
Yesterday was a doozy for me. Thanks for the opportunity to start this day with 3 positives and help me get my attitude back in check.
Positive #1: I am thankful for another day of life and my family. I'm thankful for this time that I have to focus everything I've got into my caregiver consulting, support group, and advocacy work.
Positive #2: I am thankful for Denise and her work, and the other people who have come into my life recently and help me do this work I'm wanting to do.
Positive #3: I'm thankful for the solutions and opportunities that are coming my way. I can't see them yet and anxiety and worry have had their way with me (yesterday). But recently the words of wisdom, "every worry needs a plan," have come into my awareness. Today, I sit down and get busy with the plan. I keep moving forward and taking one step at a time. Keeping up the progress. Keeping up the momentum.
Positive #1: I connected with my seventeen year old granddaughter and the two of us went out to dinner together last evening.
Positive #2: I am glad that I was able to be with my husband at the time of his death. It gives me peace of mind to know that he was not alone and that he knew he was very much loved.
Positive #3: The Celebration of Life for my husband had to be organized very quickly due to the fact that a number of our grandchildren were moving out of the country and would not be able to attend if we delayed holding it. I feel very good that my daughters took on the responsibility of organizing the Celebration and that it was well attended. I feel very good about the fact that my two daughters and three step-daughters worked well together to honor their step-father and father.