About a week ago I wrote a post while very frustrated. I’m happy that I thought twice before pressing “post”. Nothing horrible but it is always best to post only when you are thinking clearly. So instead of bitterness I bring hope…i hope.
I have been telling Josie almost every night this week that every time she thinks/says I’m scared to say aloud I’m Brave! She thinks I’m being silly by making her repeat (sometimes yell) that over and over before going to sleep. My “silliness” seems to be paying off slowly but surely. I got the idea from running (go ahead and sigh/roll eyes/whisper running nut…). When you train for a race they say to make sure and give yourself positive reinforcement (Picturing Marshall from How I met your mother right now). So for every negative thought (i.e. you can’t do 5 miles) I start repeating positives (If you have the courage enough to begin, you have the courage to succeed). Oh, by the way I did 5 miles and I am scheduled to do 5 miles again this weekend. Never thought that would be an accomplishment of mine. To quote my sister-in-law-to-be “Once you do it, you realize you have less of an excuse”. Each goal I meet I change my mind about what is possible.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God had not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.