Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Love How This Works

Thoughts become things. ?? Do you believe this? I know its become a very popular thing of late because of all of the new books out and The Secrets popularity. But I decided to give this a true test. Give it 100 percent. I chose to do this now because I am having hard and stressful times. Its easier when things in life are running smooth, everyone is healthy and happy. This was going to be hard for me. I have been in the habit for the longest time of being a negative thinker. I have lived my life as Eyore. I have been followed by a dark cloud and made sure everyone new it. Everything was easy for everyone else. But it was hard for me. But several things happened around the same time. For one, I just got sick and tired of being sad and negative. That prompted me to search out answers. I have read alot of books. I am a huge fan of Wayne Dyers books. I even saw him speak at an all day seminar. Its nice when you find that one person who seems to speak straight to your heart. He makes so much sense to me. I have always had a facination with the Tao Te Ching, the most important literay work in Chinese history. Wayne Dyer does a great job translating this to make it work in todays world and living in the west. Then third, two years ago I joined an online networking site for women in business called Make Mine Pink. I didnt know it at the time, but it was truly fate and my destiny. The owner is Joyce Lucas and I cant even put into words what knowing her has done for my life. While outside of Make Mine Pink my life was always falling apart and a mess, everything, and I mean everything has been right since joining. I actually won my website in a raffle she had. Me,, I never win anything. I have won several large and signifigant prizes. I have traveled to Chicago, Virginia and Cape Cod and met all of my great friends in person. Trips that I cant have ever imagined being able to afford to take. She has truly been my Fairy Godmother. Belonging to this group has changed my life. But not only in the way of networking and making my business happen. Its changed my attitude and the way I look at everything in life. Bad things still happen,, its life. Bad will happen, good will happen and it is truly all in your attitude how you survive it.

So,,, right here now today, I was laid off from my job in Sept., I have some pretty serious mobility issues, bad migrains and no health insurance. I am a single income household. But I decided to take a different approach to this last blow and handle it differently. I wont lie,,, that was not easy for a chronic lifetime negative person, so if I can do this, I hope it may help others to give it a try. (Sorry its taken so long to get to the point, but I wanted to lay down some background info :) ) I decided to celebrate loosing my job. I am now 51 and I decided that if I dont follow my passion now and work full time on my business creating my designs and art, its never going to happen. I want to be able to look back over my life with as few regrets as possible. Joyce suggested, challenged if you will, us to write in a gratitude journal every night. Write down everything great about the day. Even if it was just that you survived it. When I started really writing it all down. There was way more to be grateful for than to be sad about. Then every morning as you start your day, spend 10 minutes doing some serious visualizing about what you want. Everything and in great details. Very specific details. I know this concept isnt new, but her challenge was just what I needed. I also finally finished my vision board. I have been doing this for about three weeks. I cant begin to tell you of all of the good going on. I still have money struggles, but I dont know how, but its working itself out. Just as a few examples,,, I was able to get some utility assistance through the city I live in and it will pay my electric probably until close to the end of the year, I have gotten several Joann gift cards to help keep my business going, my pet sitting jobs have picked up. There is more, and I pass the challenge on to you. You really have nothing to loose and lots to gain. OH, I forgot, the best part. I went 6 days without a headache. Thats huge for me! I am a believer, I belive this works and I pass on Joyces challenge to you. Have happy thoughts....


  1. Hi Gail,
    What a fantastic post. You said so many things that struck a chord with me. I agree with what you said about Wayne Dyer and Joyce Lucas. The only thing I disagree with is that you are negative. In the time I have known you, I have never seen it. You are as sweet as the cupcake pillows you make. It's wonderful to hear that you have been headache-free for six days. Thanks for such a wonderful blog. It is very motivating AND very positive.

  2. Gail this is so beautiful and I am grateful for the reinforcement you gave me just now.
    The words in your post ring true in my life and this maybe the call to us, as people and women in the world, to change the world for our kids and our grandkids. I definitely do not want to pass this attitude I have down to them.
    We should talk too, we may have some services we can trade.
    Love and hugs my dear, sweet, positive friend!!
    I have always thought you are so positive.
    The other Marie!!! ;-D