Tuesday, October 9, 2012

One ..

One is a popular number.  Many songs and phrases contain the number one -  Numero Uno. One in a million. One small step. One of many. One for the road. United as one. 

One is powerful! Now, think about this. When you were born, even though you relied on your parents and family to support you in your upbringing, you still had that one special thing inside of you that belonged to only YOU!  A special gift that you bring to the planet each and every day. Even though you're one person, you have a story to tell. You are here for a reason.

I love the quote shown above. It reminds us that it only takes one thought to change our lives from moment to moment. It can be as simple as changing what you normally eat for breakfast ... Cheerios and a banana every morning? Nah! Today I'm having eggs and toast! *** I learned this the hard way. I was never a risk taker. My parents instilled in me the importance of staying in a job with benefits, etc., which is important and I know it to be true. I taught Pre-K for over 20 years and LOVED it! Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a mother and a teacher. The first wish never came true, but I had the best of both worlds. Each school year, I had 25 little ones to love and nurture during the day. I was their surrogate mother. It was very rewarding. However, almost every other month, I lived on antibiotics because I was around all those germs. I hit rock bottom in 2005 when I developed pneumonia. I took a hard look at the situation - although I loved my job, I knew that I couldn't stay on the hamster wheel of getting sick all the time. That's when my "shift" occured. I needed benefits, but I researched other options. I made a list of things I wanted to find in an ideal job. Within a month, I found a job in the tourism industy!  I met interesting people.  Traveled to all of the major resorts and attractions. I set up itineraries for international travel agents who wanted to come visit the county and I was their personal escort. It seemed, that once I let go of any negative thoughts or fears, and I immersed myself into my new way of thinking, everything fell into place.

Then I got sick and took another leap of faith by moving and starting my life over. I still live with the same attitide. Change is good! I'm in control of my every thought. If something negative pops into my mind, I have the power to turn it back around.

So, when you're faced with a difficult situation, take a moment to sit and just BE! Give yourself a pep talk or whatever it takes to carry on. Life is full of choices ... which choice will you make today?

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