My 11-year-old daughter said she “looked silly” in her outfit one day. I asked her what looked silly. She responded that the “other girls were looking at me and I could tell they thought I looked silly.”
How easy it is to take others’ opinions into oneself. And often not even realize it.
Sometimes it is what you learned as a child, and often it is what you BELIEVE others think of you.
Complex! Not even what people really think, but rather what we THINK they think!
Regardless, here is a power thought for your day,
“I now go beyond other people’s fears and limitations,
and I now go beyond MY fears and limitations.”
The power of your thoughts is incredible!
Every one of your thoughts emits a potent message out, into the Universe.
That power joins the power of many others' thoughts, and even the movement of molecules in the things around us.
Your powerful 'cosmic waves' are part of the Universe, the sea of energy we live in. And they boomerang right back at you with more positive vibrations in your life!
Here’s a fabulous power thought for your day:
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting [better and better; healthier and healthier; stronger and stronger; happier and happier…]"
Choose happy, positive and energizing vibrations for your thoughts. It can make you exactly that - happy, positive and energizing!
Happy day, today and EVERY day!
As a young mother, I noticed that as much as I enjoyed my infant, I looked forward to his next developmental milestone, lifting his head, turning over, sitting up, crawling, walking…
We so often think “when this or that happens, then…”
We have the tendency to think of happiness as a future event, and we miss the present moment.
When our children go to school; when they graduate; when they begin working; when they marry; when we go to school, graduate, begin our practice, go on vacation…
Hummmm… staying ‘in the moment’ and enjoying it is not always easy. But this is the only moment we have now. The present is our opportunity for happiness, because happiness is in the present.
“This moment is your point of power.” ~ Louise Hay
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~ Jim Rohn
Have a wonderfully happy day today!!
It takes imagination to help others. Your creativity grows as you go an extra distance on a regular basis.
Plus, there’s just no tellin’ what those you help are thinking as they experience the unexpected moment of your love that can rearrange their narrative, their life.
- You can hold the door - maybe for a few people before you proceed.
- You can smile and greet everyone as you go through your day. (Holidays make it particularly easy - try saying ‘Have a great Labor Day weekend!’ to everyone you encounter on the days around this holiday. They will inevitably smile back and return the happy. And if someone doesn’t, maybe - just maybe - you’ve REALLY left a huge dose of love in their heart that they needed desperately.)
To your imagination and CREATIVITY as they re-arrange someone’s day and life,
Here it is August, and time to begin planning and working on some ways to share love over the upcoming winter holidays.
For starters, every year, we bake a bunch of wonderful Sour Cream Coffee Cakes - many actually - preparing for our Christmastime love fest.
After baking, cooling, wrapping and freezing, we have a freezer full of gifts.
Then, beginning around Thanksgiving, we have fun delivering them and surprising folks - like:
Loving you changes us too,
Years ago there were no cart corrals at the grocery store. There were people who walked you and your cart to your car, and returned the cart.
Sometimes now, we find carts that folks leave in the parking spots or between rather than taking them to the corral. Look at the opportunities to teach your children to pay it forward!
Send your teenager to return your cart to the store if you’ve parked where there are no corrals, or walk with your younger child and do so yourself.
Teach your children well. Transform their experiences. To Life!!
Worry is thinking negative thoughts over and over.
We all engage in it.
Over time it can change who you are. Not for the better.
"Will all your worries add a single moment to your life?" ~ Matthew 6:27
Today, if you find yourself worrying, work to delete that thought and replace it with something you are grateful for. Keep doing it.
Get the worry on the run, feel ever so much better. Extend your life.
Let me start: I am grateful for you!
Claude and I were in Sam’s Club the other day and saw a boy, about 10 years old, and his mom. The boy, sniffing and wheezing, looked longingly at the end-cap display of candies.
He asked mom to buy them. She said yes. The genuine smile of happiness on the boy’s face was huge. He felt happy.
Thinking to myself of the labeled many ingredients like refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, that his happiness was unknowingly about ingredients that, for him, were toxic.
Let us be a model for our children.
Let us teach them through our food choices, and reading labels, to avoid poison in our foods. And that will keep us healthier for longer, for our children - and keep them healthier, too.
It feels so obvious to you - he/she just doesn’t understand. You’ve said it clearly; you’ve tried - what about it is not understandable?
Am I really loved?
Is he/she trying to be a jerk?
Problem is, your perspectives are different.
Your personalities are different. And your understandings are different. You cannot imagine what the other actually understands, thinks, or feels, and why they do.
Instead, treat your spouse the way YOU want to be treated. Let go of the need to change his or her understanding or his or her actions. Accept. Respect. Love.
Remember how precious it is to you to have their love, their presence. Live and walk in love.
It can seem as if your thoughts come from who-knows-where. Yet, there is no one else in there.
Problem is we humans unconsciously have habitual thoughts, tie them to emotions, and they roll, seemingly from without.
You can begin to practice as continuously as possible, bringing to your awareness, to your conscious mind, the positive thoughts you wish. It takes work. It takes bringing yourself back to it time and again.
You’ll notice occasionally that those new thoughts actually come without your conscious thinking.
Rejoice, and yet, do not stop practicing your new habits. Your habitual thoughts will become more and more positive as you think about gratitude, love, and joy.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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