Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Great Quote and Song

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

- Benjamin Disraeli

I have to say that I have been blessed by those around me who have shown me my inner strength. Sometimes we lose ourselves in negativity, we second guess ourselves, and of course we are our own worst critical judges. It is nice to be surrounded by people who can see wonderful things in you and point them out. We all need reassurance sometimes. Everyone gets down and feels the weight of the world at times. It is how we deal with it that matters.

Advice from my therapist on Wednesday was to take more quality time with just me. So, last night I took a bath while listening to Delilah. I lit candles, wrote in my Gratitude Book and just relaxed. A song came on that I have not heard in a long time. It is called Make It Happen by Mariah Carey. Some of the lyrics, especially the chorus really hit me. Like The Secret says, we are exactly where we are supposed to be. I needed to hear this song and it came on right when I needed to hear it.

Not more than three short years ago
I was abandoned and alone
Without a penny to my name
So very young and so afraid
No proper shoes upon my feet
Sometimes I couldn't even eat
I often cried myself to sleep
But still I had to keep on going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've found my way

If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You're gonna make it happen
Make it happen
And if you get down on your
knees at night
And pray to the Lord
He's gonna make it happen
Make it happen

I know life can be so tough
And you feel like giving up
But you must be strong
Baby just hold on
You'll never find the answers
if you throw your life away
I used to feel the way you do
Still I have to keep on going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've finally found my way


I once was lost
But now I'm found
I got my feet on solid ground
Thank you Lord
If you believe within your soul
Just hold on tight
And don't let go
You can make it
Make it happen

Some may give up you, or at least they seem to. Not everyone in the world is going to like everyone, and you are not expected to like everyone either. Surround yourself with those who know all your flaws, know all your crap and still love, support and are there for you. If you still feel alone, God and your angels are always there. Ask you angels to help you with every decision that you are confused about. Ask them to lay a hand on your shoulder and embrace your soul. I read this in a Beliefnet article. It really helps if you honestly believe. Let your guides; spiritual and physical, be your support group and distance yourself from anyone or anything negative. You will feel better and see how amazing your life can be. Let your guides show you the beauty inside yourself. And, help others see the beauty in them.

What I am thankful for today:
another great afternoon with Rachel
a nice walk with Jen this morning
this beautiful day
the health of my loved ones and myself
a great therapy session
an awesome dinner tonight
the power of positive thinking
candlelit baths
the changing leaves
Melinda for helping me with Spa Night at my store
my customers
my teachers and their awesome ideas
Gavin for being such a good kid
Makenna and her silliness