When to Watch What You Say

“There’s a time and a place to express your true feelings.”

A smile that is insincere is a turn off. Saying, “Have a nice day,” without meaning, does not go unnoticed. Apologies with little depth won’t be accepted by those you have hurt or deceived.

We all have feelings, as well as the need to express them.

An awareness of how your feelings affect what you say is important. It’s okay to be frustrated or mad. And, it’s perfectly normal and acceptable to express emotions. Just remember to be aware of how your frank expressions or true feelings may make someone else feel.

Such consideration for others encourages consideration for you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I’m aware of how my feelings affect what I say, and how that makes others feel.


What Matters Most in Life

“In the long run, it’s your personal relationships that really matter.”

With today’s busy lifestyles, it’s all too easy to put relationships on the backburner and take them for granted. Even though you may have every intention of spending regular time with your partner, hectic schedules get in the way and you end up running in every direction except toward each other.

Yet, you know that your personal relationships are paramount to personal fulfillment. Be sure to set some time aside each week to rediscover the people that mean most to you. Be alone with that person, talk, enjoy your time together and renew your relationship.

After all, in this life, your loved ones are what really matter.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: Each week I set aside time to be with my loved ones.


Eliminate Regrets

“Anything that you should have done, but didn’t, ties you to your past.”

Is your mental and emotional clutter getting in the way of a fulfilling life? It’s time to clean out the “need-to’s,” “have-to’s,” and “ought-to’s,” from your past. When you have regrets it’s tough to move forward and grow.

Put the past in the past. Return anything you borrowed.  Make apologies where needed. Get your bills up to date. Send the card or gift you forgot to send. Make the phone call you need to make.

Taking care of these things cleans your mental slate and eliminates any regrets or resentments you may harbor.

Now, take a deep breath; look ahead. Both your conscience, and your future vision, is clear.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have put the past in the past, and I’m now looking ahead with optimism.


Best Teacher Anyone Could Ask For

“Your life is a series of experiences.”

Each life experience makes you stronger, more knowledgeable and more prepared for what lies ahead.

Though it may not seem like it at the time, the setbacks and hardships you face actually help you march forward.

Don’t isolate yourself from life experiences. They instruct you and guide you into your future. Learn from your experiences. They are the best teacher anyone could ask for.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Meditation: I learn life’s lessons from setbacks and hardships that I face