promises to myself (inspiration monday)

i missed blogging this weekend,
but i am glad i took the break.
it was a good time for some much needed reflection
and time for myself & my thoughts.
i realized today that i need to keep things in perspective
and i have made some promises to myself:

when i miss my family
and wish i could be less far away from them,
i will remind myself how blessed i am
to have a family as tightly knit as ours
and that i am able to phone up
every member of my family
to just say hello
and share a story or a piece of news
whenever i want.

when i am disappointed with myself
and regret something i have done in the past,
i will remember that what's done is done
and the only thing i can do with the past
is learn from it
and use the lesson to make myself better in the future.

when i am annoyed that my job
is not always interesting
or perfect
or making me rich,
i will remember that in today's economy
i am lucky to be a new graduate and have a job
that is in line with what i enjoy doing
and that there are many people
in much worse situations
than me.

when i am scared about the future,
and i feel like life is a big, vast, open space
that i need to fill and i don't know how,
i will remember to take things one day at a time
and to do things every day that make me feel
happy and fulfilled.

when i feel that i don't have a deep enough
spiritual relationship or focus
and i am angry with myself for thinking
or acting in a way that i'm not proud of
i will close my eyes
and say a little prayer
and forgive myself for not being perfect
and promise myself
that i will try again tomorrow.

"The universe is change;
our life is what our thoughts make it.
*Marcus Aurelius*

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
*Norman Vincent Peale*
enjoy your monday,
i hope it's a wonderful one.
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  1. Thank you for your comment! It is great to discover your blog too.
    This text is very beautiful and so wise.
    Whenever I feel very down, I try to count my blessings too.

  2. This is absolutely perfect.

  3. lovely post. one can learn a lot from it. :o)

  4. One day at a time. Loved this post. Happy Monday!

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. I really love your blog as well! I am having fun perusing the archives! :-)

  6. This was beautifully written. So very inspiring.


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