There are times when I share at a meeting and what I say is something I realize I need to hear. These are a few things I need to say to myself.
I am retired, but it is not too late to begin another 20 year career if I want it.
Limitation thinking stands in the way of my pursuing another career. The kinds of limiting thoughts I have include comparing myself to others and always coming up shorter, less than. My thoughts also return to a past time when I had little self-esteem and I measure how I think I would succeed today based on those past negative beliefs. I also project outcomes in the negative. I project failure. It is time to get back to doing affirmations. They work. I have tried them.
A few possible new affirmations:
- God writes the details of my life on the blank slate I offer Him.
- I am changing my attitudes and my life is changing.
I need to stop playing God, writing His script for me without Him.
I heard this prayer in the meeting today.
Dear God, please keep my brain where my feet are.
(out of the past and future)
Things heard in my home group Al-Anon meeting today.
If it is meant to be, it's up to me.
(I add, with God's power.)
Working the Al-Anon program is exercising my soul. In my case, it is working both programs, Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Breathe in! - Exhale out!
= God in! - Prayer Girl, self, out!
Have a wonderful week my friends.
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