Mississippi Moments

Friday, July 23, 2010

Words have power.
One of the perks of my day job this summer is that we go to the library a couple of times a week. And while the children settle into reading and grazing through books, so do I. Boy, did the teachers and words show up. Here are a few I would like to share. They are already dancing in my consciousness and un-...

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits.
Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.---Ghandi

"If you have a relapse, don't panic."---Heather Belle, Michelle Fiordaliso...
and "...set your course for a life that's free of (_________), but readjust when you fall off course without self-blame or shame."

"When your spirit gets BIGGER, your demons get smaller."-----August Wilson

"Practice not being perfect."---H. Belle, M. Fiordaliso

"No matter how quickly things move these days, hearts still take their sweet time to heal."---H and M above

"I really hope you can get your head on straight. I know how migraines can interfere with a happy life."----Auntie Jan

There may be someone out there who reads this blog who thinks these power-thoughts are for her or him. Maybe. And for anyone else who is heart and mind grazing for growth and entertainment or out of sheer boredom. But I copied 'em because they started jumping off the page. It is a cool thing to be a basically contented person enthralled with life (after coffee, a walk, and exercise in the morning mind you and enough sleep and minimal crap food). I like the tweakage that happens with new thoughts, old thoughts, recycled thoughts and then the living that happens. I also like keeping track and then finding the thoughts again at just the right moment. None of that is coincidental. Words have power. Thoughts have power. My present goal is to live the stepping off the emotional rollercoaster about everything. It is going to be about creating and practicing a habit that will become a value that will become Me. Alrighty-then. There was one other quote that made the jump into my journal---"Having Exes is a good thing: it means that you were willing to open your heart to another person."---p. 265, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ex


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