“It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ~ Claude M. Bristol
While it is genuinely affectionate to slip love-notes into the pockets or lunches of our nearest and dearest, it is truly inspired when we remember to do this for ourselves. ‘Love-notes’ as I like to call them, or Positive Post-it’s, Mirror Affirmations, whatever we name them, are a way to send a message to a deeper part of ourselves.
Just like when we happen across a hidden note sent from a loved one, so too are the notes we leave for ourselves delightful reminders of how truly loveable we really are.
Sure any old hand-written scrap of paper can suffice for a note, but it means so much more when we put some special effort into it, such as selecting a nice paper and carefully using our best handwriting (or a really nice font if we print the note). And this can be an instance when shorter is better. Short and sweet.
Way to GO!
You Light Up My Life.
I’m So Glad You Were Born!
You Make A Big Difference In MY World.
Thank you for all you do. Thank you for being you!
Positive and life-affirming statements help spread love and light. Certainly for others and definitely when we send these messages to ourselves! Here are some ideas for messages can we affirm and send to ourselves.
I am enough.
I speak and think positively.
I am thankful for my blessings.
I am calm, relaxed and peaceful.
I am willing to change and grow.
I am deserving of love and kindness.
I enjoy being, feeling and thinking positive.
Perhaps the most wonderful thing about thinking positive thoughts and feeling positive energy is that it’s essentially self-perpetuating. Just thinking about the ‘bright side’ of every situation (and there is ALWAYS a blessing hidden as a silver lining of that dark cloud) helps to illuminate our hearts so we can ever more easily SEE the positive. It’s like a mental ‘muscle’ that requires practice to build up strength and habit. It gets easier the more dedicatedly we practice.
So let’s practice thinking positive thoughts, about our life, our situations, the people in our lives, and most especially about how we feel about ourselves. Let’s practice and build that muscle of kindness as we think positive thoughts.
Remember this basic affirmation: “I Am Enough.”
And practice this most basic prayer: “Thank You.”
Meister Eckhart: “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘Thank You’ it will be enough.”