This week's affirmation statement is "I make my life more fun to live each day". This by no means is saying that every day will be amusement park type of living. There is conscience work involved. Life as we know can get out of your hands from one day to the next but how you respond to each day is YOUR choice. The first three words of this affirmation are powerful keys.
When things go awry in life, we let it get us off course and out of character before we even realize it. This creates a negative space and energy for yourselves and those around us. The first word "I" is simple. is indicative to where the responsibility lies. Meaning it has nothing to do with anyone else but YOU. How often do we forfeit our power to other people and things when it comes to how we react to situations. An Australian army nurse Elizabeth Kenny said, "He who angers you, conquers you". This is true for emotions others cause us to be consumed by when we let them. DON'T FORFEIT YOUR POWER!
The Second word "make" is a verb or what my first grade teacher called an action word. Meaning something has to be done on the part of the person responsible (Remember we learned in the second paragraph that is you). Find new and creative ways to handle situations that you know are an "on switch" for you. Always be present in the moment. This way, you can be aware and take the necessary coarse of action to change your response to one that yields the best result. It could be as simple as making the decision to look at a situation as a learning opportunity rather than another appearance of bad luck. Find the lesson and perfect the skill necessary to overcome it. There are endless examples that I could write about but I'm sure you get the point.
The last and third word is "my". Your life belongs to YOU. No matter how large the family we are born in, we all have individual lives we must live. Many moments involve others but still our own life. Our parents are perfect examples but not the only set of life dictators we encounter. As much as they love us, they can often times interject their desires for our lives and will become angry, disappointed or disapprove when we do opposite. At the end of the day, you have to live with the decisions you make. So, let them be ones that YOU have made peace with the process as well as the consequences.
All these components put together can help enrich your life to be "more fun". Not in the sense of folly but in the sense of anticipated excitement to unfold the next adventure in learning, growing and fulfilling the person you are meant to be.