Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I subscribe to a parenting e-newsletter, Daily Groove.  Today's newsletter, entitled Get In a Receiving Mode, felt particularly relevant to me, in light of my letter to the universe. The premise is that to start getting what you want you have to leave the asking mode and get into a receiving mode; if you just keep asking, all you'll get is more questions.  So, I'm trying to get into a receiving mode, to receive the gifts the universe is sending me.

Here's the gift I received today - while watching What Not to Wear, the hosts, Stacy and Clinton, talked to the subject about focusing on making her self proud and not anyone else.  A light bulb went off.  At almost 35 years old, I am still trying to make others proud of me - my parents, my spouse, my friends, etc. But, as Wayne Dyer said, "What other people think of you is none of your business." I too need to focus on making myself proud, doing things and making choices that I feel good about.  Sure, I already do this to a certain extent - probably way more than I admit to myself.  But, I want (one of) my first considerations to be, does doing this make me proud of myself? Considering others and how my actions impact them, that is something I always want to do, but I think I should come first or pretty darn near the top in my conscious.

1 comment:

sunnywave said...

amen, sister! :-)