The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision
the fact that you can do something, you can do it,
as long as you really believe 100 percent.
When our first grandchild was born my wife bought grandparent books in which each of us could expound upon our family of origin, our upcoming, our likes and dislikes as children, adolescents, our dating days, marriage, and many aspects of “the way it was” for us. Our histories would be a special gift to our grandchildren. I procrastinated in writing anything in my book. I just didn’t do it.
As I look back to my original intent in starting a blog, I wanted to tell my story to them in this way, through my blog postings. Too much structure stifles me. I felt boxed in answering the questions in the grandparent book. I am curious, creative and always thinking outside the box or norm. That's why my blog has become a comfortable way for me to tell them my story. I am grateful that many of you have also supported me by following my weekly blog postings.
We have been blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren and I am personally grateful to see them using some of the resources I share with my readers. When our oldest grandchild was a little toddle she would tell others that her Pops is full of commotion. She was right on target because 17 years later I am still full of commotion but now it is expressed in my writings about tools I use from my tool box. I am grateful that all of them have been open to listening to my endless stories. It is even more gratifying to see them drawing on my experiences to create their own success stories.
Ellie was so shy in preschool she could not sit in the circle of her classmates for Grandparents’ Day. She would break out in tears and had to be consoled by her teacher. When she went to dance school and had to get on stage for the revue I told her to keep repeating “I can do it.” She had amazing stage presence when she walked on that stage and performed her dance number. She came to me after with a beaming smile and said “I can do it Pops!” This week the concluding statement of her talk in running for class president was “I am small but I can do it all.” She called me yesterday to tell me she was elected Class President of her 7th Grade Class.
Introducing even the simplest things into our lives to help us achieve greatness seems to be difficult for many people. I can sympathize with them because I am a success driven person and I lose patience when I do not experience positive results.
Today my message from the symbol cards from the Guides is Camel. Camels are used for long journeys. Because they don't need regular nourishment they are able to live off their own resources for extended periods. The message on that card is “Keep the end in sight and push ahead. You will get there.” You can use the cards at no charge by going to Mary Jo McCabe’s website. Mary Jo is a spiritual intuitive and a very good friend of ours for over 25 years. maryjomccabe.com.
I now realize that this message was not just for me but also for my readers who are working on living a life of abundance for themselves, their family, and friends. Today you may want to introduce one practice to assist you in achieving the life of your dreams. Remember when introducing a new practice tell yourself “I can do it.” And Once you experience results from this practice you can help create a better life for others by sharing your successful practice with them.