Every Experience Allows Growth

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Every experience that we go through allows us to grow.  We can either learn and grow in a good way or a bad way. If you don’t learn the lesson and stay bitter or angry, then you can rest assured you will go through it again.  That is simply one of life’s rules. Pay attention the first time.

I chose to look at the good and bad of what happens, but I will definitely take what’s good about the experience and run with that. There is always good in something bad! Right? So look for the good…

Love and Light,

Deanna

Life is Good

life is goo“Thank you God, for this good life and forgive us if we don’t love it enough.” ~ Garrison Keillor

My motto lately is that life is good. LIFE IS GOOD – it really is. It all depends how we look at life. Are we looking through negative glasses or positive glasses.

I recently went to the eye doctor to get contacts. And of course, my vision has changed in the past 2 years since I’ve seen him. He is always been a quiet, reserved kind of doctor. But I had the pleasure of making him laugh out loud about something I said about my age and eyesight being hand in hand. He busted out laughing because he is the same age as I am! Who knew?? (smile)

But getting back to the story – I thought is was funny that my eye sight is negative to wear contacts, but to get reading glasses I have to buy positive glasses!?!  Now how confusing is that? Well not really confusing. If I am wearing negative contacts I need to counter act that with a positive to read. Isn’t life exactly like that too? Sometimes we need to think about the positive when we are in a negative situation or a bad time in our lives. This is what I know….We chose what glasses to put on and in that choice, we will either surround ourselves with more negatives or more positives. I personally choose the POSITIVE.

When you are having a rough time, going through a storm, dealing with difficult people, or even just feeling down – say to yourself  “What glasses am I wearing right now?”  “I can’t see clearly with those glasses on, so I’m switching to the other glasses!”

Always know – you will make it through whatever problem you are going through. It is part of life. It is a part of growing your soul. But you can choose what glasses to wear!!!

Love and Light,

Deanna

Everyday Choices

choicesIt has been a while since I’ve blogged. We go through life with ups and downs and life sometimes gets in the way of things we love to do. A lot has happened to me in the past few months. Some of which I will share, but today I want to write about our everyday choices.

I love that my daughter is teaching my granddaughter who is 4 now, that she is making choices every day. When she makes a bad choice, she will ask her if that was a good choice or bad choice? She is making her aware at an early age that “she” in the one making the choices and if it’s a bad choice then it might come with consequences! But she is the one solely responsible for her choices, not mom or dad. Therefore she can’t blame anyone else.

Our CHOICES will impact us either way – good or bad. We are faced with choice all day long. What to eat for lunch – good choice or bad choice for fueling our body?! Who we choose to have in our “friends” circle?! That is a huge choice. Do you let good, supportive, and positive people surround you? Choosing what shoes to wear? Comfy or high heel painful? (smile) How about what we choose to think about? Are you thinking positive thoughts or defeating negative thoughts? Remember we are our thoughts!!

What I want you to think about is “BE Conscious” when you are making a choice. It does matter!! Was that a good choice or bad choice? What did you learn from that choice?

Have an AWESOME Day!

Love and Light,

Deanna