Poems

“I Won’t Give Up”

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up
Still looking up.

I won’t give up on us
God knows I’m tough enough
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it

Self improvement

Power Shifting

By Marcia Wieder

Imagine how your life could improve if you could shift your state of being, attitude and mindset gracefully and easily anytime you choose. In this article I will show you how you can do this in three easy steps.

I was attending a convention recently that I have gone to for the last 5 years that has typically been excellent for my business. But this year as I stood sentinel at my booth, I felt tired. People smiled and said hello as they walked by, but few were stopping to visit.

My insecurity activated my doubt and I began to wonder why I was here. The internal dialogue kicked in as I began to convince myself I should skip the rubber chicken dinner, retire early and think about cutting the trip short.

Luckily, I was listening and caught myself in the act.
I asked myself why I was here and what did I want to create or make happen. That answer was simple. My intention was to book business, but since I had little enthusiasm about this at the moment, I opened to an intention that would support me in this moment.

I have written much about intention, but you can use this powerful principle quite proactively. I decided my intention was to have fun and create business opportunities, but to put the emphasis on having a good time. And the belief I chose to use to reinforce this was, “I have fun wherever I go.”

Within minutes a woman I have known (at a distance) for many years stopped by and we had a light hearted chat. Previously, we had not exchanged more than a few words, but the conversation was quite enjoyable. Then, out of the blue, she invited me to a karaoke party, explaining that there was a whole, fun crowd who never went to the chicken dinner. Aligned with my new intention, I agreed to stop by.

I found a fabulous community of people who were laughing, singing and carrying on. I joined in for a few dances and a glass of Cabernet and honestly, this was one of the most fun times I ever had at a convention. And oh, by the way, that evening, without any effort whatsoever, I was booked for two big jobs with new clients, people I had never met before.

Forget trying hard. Learn to shift on a dime by choosing to set empowering intentions and beliefs. This will support you in changing life or better yet, allowing life to shift around you. Now that’s powerful.

The 3 steps are:
Choose an intention that will shift your reality including how you feel right now.

Decide what is the highest/best belief you could choose to support this new intention.

Allow the shift to occur. It may start internally as you notice you feel differently. Or you may notice it first around you as your circumstances or the people around you shift.

Self improvement

Total Peace is Here

“We all need a special place where we can go.”

A special place is where you feel total peace and complete safety. Your special place could be a meadow, a beach, your garden or the bedroom you grew up in. If you can, go to your special place or picture it in your mind, for a moment.

Look around and notice the familiar shapes and colors. Listen to the sounds and smell the fragrances. Notice the temperature and how your body feels. Involve the senses of sight, sound, taste and touch.

If your special place is the beach, listen to waves crashing against the shoreline; hear the hiss of the foam as each wave recedes. See and hear seagulls flying, while you notice the salty sea breeze, the warmth of the sun on your skin and the sand between your toes.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: Visiting my hideaway leaves me feeling revived, renewed and invigorated.

Self improvement

Survive Rough Times

“When the going gets rough, you need self-worth.”

When you’re looking good on the outside, with a new outfit or haircut, your day goes more smoothly and you handle setbacks more easily. This feels good and helps us handle the daily grind. But, tackling challenges is much easier and more dramatic when you feel good about yourself on the inside!

A strong self-worth builds personal resilience, which helps you face challenges and bounce back from adversity. You grow stronger from the inside out, and feel the confidence to persevere and move forward with enthusiasm.

So when things go wrong, don’t reach for your credit card. Instead, reach inside for that priceless deposit of self-worth!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I rely on my strong self-worth when facing challenges.