I could write goals and personal affirmations for all of the roles I play in life but I chose to focus on three of the big ones right now. Perhaps next time I'll focus on Amanda the writer, teacher, child of God, or specifically wife. I believe that the more we tell ourselves these things as if they ARE then they BECOME!
As I think about these roles in my life, I realize how important it is for me to remind myself of my goals, evaluate them, and set news ones as I continue to grow.
|Goal: To be patient and gentle when I respond to them. Model appropriate behavior with how I respond to them, my friends, and my husband.|
|My mom and I this spring. Goal: To be more available for her. Not always easy for me to talk and come visit since I have three loud kiddos! But I must make time.|
|Goal: To love my friends the way that they need to be loved....knowing their love language.|
|Goal: To be a better listener. Sometimes I find that my friends share things and I am half listening and half thinking of something else.|
|Courtesy of Craig Mitchell Dyer Photography|
Goal: To be okay with where I am out right now...and know that this time as a mother of young kids won't last forever. I have plenty of time yet to meet my goals! When Boston training starts, I want to push myself to new limits.
When Others Write Words of Affirmation For YOU!
I am obviously a person that finds words to be very powerful. I set goals for myself, write positive affirmations, reflect in many journals, write letters and e-mails of love, etc. I value words and it has always meant a lot to me when people take the time to share their words with me. Whether it is them writing a note of thanks, sharing their life story, or just expressing their feelings. I know I already shared this on facebook this week, but this note that I got from an ex-student means so much to me! It really did brighten my year and "affirm" so much for me...what teaching means to me, how much I love teaching children to love reading, writing and learning, and the value of building relationships! Thank you "student"! You never know when your words of affirmation can make a difference in someone's life.
1. What would be some of your positive affirmations? Things you need to hear and believe for your life?
2. Do you value getting letters, e-mails and notes that affirm the things that are important to you?
3. Can you think of someone in your life that might need or want to hear how they impacted you?
p.s. Good luck to all of those racing this weekend! I am so excited to read about your races. Go get 'em Jenn! I may or may not be tracking you in church! Ha!