21st Day!!

Hip Hip Horray!! Today is the 21st day of the 21 Day Challenge.

Hopefully all of you have noticed a difference over the last 21 days – a difference in your attitude, a difference with others’ attitude, happier meetings, happier days, happier outcomes & outlooks.

Feedback has been positive – watching the waitstaff’s energy shift to positive, paying attention to your own energy shift to positive, people appreciating the reminder to look to the positive and to watch the negative thoughts. What I heard the most was ‘thank you for the reminder‘. 🙂 You are welcome!!

Well, you know, just because it’s been 21 days doesn’t mean you need to stop with the positive affirmations… Yes, that’s right. Keep them up – today, tomorrow — forever!

One thing I’ve learned over the years that helps keep things like this in the forefront of my mind is teach someone else. And as I’m sure you know, you don’t always have to say ‘hey, I want to teach you something’, you can teach by example. So what about your kids? They’re so eager to learn new things. Teach them how to bring positive affirmations into their day at school, their homework or their sports.

Listen to the words they’re using. Now that you’ve been watching the words you use, I’m sure you notice when others are using negative words… Help them reword what they say into a positive affirmation.

Child says: Someone at school is always picking on me.
Positive affirmation: I enjoy spending time with kids at school. The kids at school are nice.

Child says: I always miss the ball when it comes my way.
Positive affirmation: I easily catch the ball OR I easily kick the ball (depending on sport).

You get the idea. So teach someone how to bring affirmations into their lives, whether it be a child, your spouse, a co-worker or your boss. 🙂

Something else to intermingle with your affirmations – gratitude. When you remember to bring positive affirmations into your day, be grateful. When something went right, be grateful. Just add an ‘I am grateful‘ or ‘Thank you‘ to the end of your positive affirmations.

Bringing gratitude to your affirmations – what a great way to start Thankgiving month! 🙂

Thank you for doing the 21 Day Challenge – and keep it up (Dad agrees!!!). Thank you Dad, I am grateful you are still in my life.

Angel Blessings to you.


PSA I am having a stupendous day. Thank you Universe!

Howdy Peeps,

I just did a Google search for ‘positive affirmations’ and received about 2,650,000 results. That’s a lot of results. A lot of people have a things to say about positive affirmations. Even my Dad.

I notice 3:12 on the clock. Thank you Dad, hello to you too (3.12 is Dad’s birthday, he passed in 1984). What inspiration can you give me on ‘positive affirmations’? Then I notice the battery time on my laptop right now is 3:12 (that updates every couple of minutes). OK – Dad – what do you have to tell me, us? We’re listening!

What I remember about him, having to do with being positive is more what he did rather than what I remember him saying. He ‘acted as if’.

I decided to close my eyes, tune in to Dad and see what he has to say.

I always wanted you to do your best, and that still continues. The best way I knew how to show you when you were growing up is for me to continue to go after my dreams – never give up.

I started the body shop in the garage which led to my own business. After several years in I pursued another dream, owning a restaurant. Changing it into another restaurant wasn’t all because it wasn’t doing well, it was about still pursuing my dream, focusing on the positive – what is my dream.

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I didn’t give up. I looked for the positive things – how the surgery would remove the tumor so I could live longer, what the chemo would do so it wouldn’t come back. I looked for the positive in things and kept my attitude positive.

Remember when you would come into the hospital, I would put on a smile so you would know things would be all right though I knew I wouldn’t be with you much longer. I kept the positive outlook.

Thanks Dad! You did teach me a lot about positive affirmations in the form of ‘doing’. What we do speaks volumes and our kids do notice.

There’s a quote I like: “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thank you Dad! Angel Blessings to you.


PS Less than a week left on the 21 Day Challenge!!
PSA Today is a new day and all is well!