I Am / I shall live, love, laugh, & learn on my journey
I Am / I shall live, love, laugh, & learn on my journey…… I am capable. I am worthwhile.
I am beautiful. I am lovable.
I shall accept both my strengths and my weaknesses
for they are me.
I shall never again believe the “lie” that if I make a mistake, I am a mistake.
My mistakes are the learning tools that I shall encounter on my life journey.
When I learn from my mistakes, I give them meaning
When I give my mistakes meaning, I can begin to forgive myself,
I can begin to heal.
I shall not use my mistakes as excuses to give up on me…
My mistakes are not me.
I shall seek the wisdom to nurture my heart, mind, body, and soul
so that I may feel more centered,
providing an energy reserve…
…that allows me to climb the mountains in my own life
…that allows me to love and support others who are climbing a different mountain
…that allows time for friends, play and the celebration of life.
I shall allow myself to feel capable so that I may seek excellence.
I shall allow myself to feel sadness so that joy may return.
I shall allow myself to feel joy so that I may be revitalized.
I shall allow myself to feel afraid so that I may find courage.
I shall allow myself to feel alone so that I may know me.
I shall allow myself to feel beautiful so that I may feel free.
I shall allow myself to feel lovable so that the loving may seek me.
I shall allow myself to feel pain so that I may heal.
I shall allow myself to feel worthy so that I may fulfill my purpose.
When I am centered, I see the perfection in the world, myself and others.
When I find the world to be imperfect,
I will take responsibility for painting it that way.
I will look into the heart of a rose, or the eyes of a newborn baby and again know perfection.
I take responsibility for creating my own life story through the choices I have made.
To blame others is to give away my personal power.
Who will I allow to write the next chapter of my life?
I shall seek the courage to believe in a God who will laugh with me in the sunlight
or cry with me in the darkness.
I shall make a small difference on this planet through the work I do.
When I leave I will have done my share.
I shall live, love, laugh, and learn on my journey.
“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I’m free to choose what that something is, and the something I’ve chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands — this is not optional — my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” ~ Jimmy Carter