I am un-apologetically optimistic about everything, because life is too short to do otherwise.
For any of you that have followed my Blog for any length of time, you know that I am always
Re-framing problems into lessons.
Turning sadness into a healing story,
and constantly striving to find the rainbows in life.
I do this because I have made a very profound discovery…
I have discovered that This thing called life is the best invention ever!
Life has had me on my knees a few hundred times…
BUT every time, I get up a better more capable me.
There have been many times when I wanted things to be different than how they were…
Those times in my life where I was forced to travel in the “VALLEY” have become some of my greatest blessings.
The things I learned about myself, and about life during those dark and lonely times have created a stronger woman in me.
Because of my ability to survive those dark times,
I Now take life as it comes.
I think that I have finally caught the hang of it:
I expect life to show up being life – full of stuff!
And I don’t take any of the stuff personally.
It took me a long time to realize circumstances rarely hurt.
What hurts is the story I make up about the circumstances.
What do I mean by that?
Look at it this way:
But instead of saying this or that happened and acknowledging how you feel about it,
You choose to go and create an “against me” interpretation of the facts.
I have been through two divorces.
So I could choose to create the “STORY” That those divorces meant I had no value as a woman. and that would then become one of those, “against me” interpretation of the facts.
And for a few years, that is EXACTLY what I did.
I believed that because I had failed twice at marriage, that meant that I was a failure as a woman, and that nobody could ever love me.
I was shocked however, when I took a deeper look into to my past and realized that at the core of my most painful experiences the facts were never against me.
The facts were just the facts.
The only thing that had ever been against me in the past was my interpretations of the facts.
My interpretations always painted me either
as a victim,
less than in some way,
or simply not good enough.
Once I became conscious of my tendency to unconsciously draw hurtful conclusions against myself, I stopped treating myself in this way.
I turned the old tendency into a treasure hunt.
Today, when I find myself in challenging circumstances, I create empowering supportive interpretations.
This is completely doable without distorting the facts or behaving irresponsibly.
Instead of thinking or feeling “Why me?”, I ask an effective empowering question:
How can this challenge be seen as a doorway to my growth?
That is why I am so un-apologetic about my optimistic attitude.
It took me years to learn how to see life through my “Rose Colored Glasses”, and I’m not going to feel bad for seeing life that way.
You too can acquire this same skill by simply learning how to ask yourself effective, empowering questions.
These kinds of questions will always allow you to fulfill your highest potential.
I live my life each and every day with the assumption that life is FOR me and not against me.
Therefore, I practice leading with trust.
I practice believing that everything that takes place in my life comes by way of divine order.
This means the challenges, no matter how difficult, come bearing gifts.
This is my special brand of self-love.
I believe we all are born innately wonderful.
Then, we get mired in misinterpretation and our wonderfulness becomes buried by our survivalist mentality and wrongful management of life.
Waking Up Wonderful means learning to see and value your innate perfection no matter what facts and circumstances show up.
So start today Waking Up Wonderful!