You Are Courageous


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This is Day 13 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

 

 

 

 

Are you courageous? My answer for you follows:

You are courageous. You take chances with legal opportunities to realize your dreams, advance your profession, improve your financial situation, extend your longevity, and keep you safe. You are brave. You take risks. You sacrifice yourself for the good of your family, friends, community, and world. You feel fear, but choose to act to conquer it. You follow your heart. You persevere. You keep on going even when the going is difficult for you. You are confident. You accept and confront reality. You say what needs to be said. You do what needs to be done. You give credit to those who deserve it. You accept the consequences of your behavior. You are honest. You are trustworthy.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I am courageous. I take chances with legal opportunities to realize my dreams, advance my profession, improve my longevity, and keep me safe. I am brave. You take risks. I sacrifice myself for the good of my family, friends, community, and world. I feel fear, but choose to act to conquer it. I follow my heart. I persevere. I keep going even when the going is difficult for me. I am confident.  I accept and confront reality. I say what needs to be said.  I do what needs to be done. I give credit to those who deserve it. I accept accept the consequences of my behavior. I am honest. I am trustworthy.

I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, the ones I focused on and believe in strongly became true…my thoughts became true. My words became true.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You must believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your courage.

Here are three resources I used for some of these affirmations:

  1. Jeff Haden. “12 Qualities of Remarkably Courageous People:” http://www.inc.com/ss/jeff-haden/qualities-remarkably-courageous-people/
  2. Melanie Greenberg, PhD. “Six Attributes of Courage:” https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201208/the-six-attributes-courage/
  3. Susan Tardanico. “10 Traits of Courageous Leaders:” http://www.forbes.com/sites/susantardanico/2013/01/15/10-traits-of-courageous-leaders/#196995605104/

I know you remember a time in your life when you were scared out of your tree, but you did something anyway.

  1. Gave a speech in school or at work
  2. Asked your parents for something you knew they might not have the money for or approve of
  3. Continued in a class that you thought at first you were destined to fail

I think it’s interesting that when I was little they said that people were brave and did courageous things. They never said they were afraid. It’s helpful to me to know that being courageous doesn’t mean you’re not afraid. Being courageous means you’re afraid, but you’re willing to take the risk for reasons known to you.

As an adult, I learned that it takes a lot of gumption to do something you’re afraid of. Calming your fear is the first step. Emergency personnel have us practice fire drills and to practice evacuations. Why? So that we can give ourselves confidence we can make it through this particular situation. I confess that when it came to my daughter’s being injured and the blood was flowing, I lost my cool. I screamed and hollered. However, I did press down on the spot to stop the bleeding after I screamed and got my emotions vented.

When I taught school, I did a better job of being calm under accidents. Luckily there weren’t many bloody ones. I did have a girl who broke one arm one week playing kickball…and 6 months later she broke the other arm…you guessed it…playing kickball. Calling the parents when a child has been injured at school takes a lot of courage.

I believe you are courageous because I do not believe you can survive many years without having courage. Even babies have courage. They get up and walk even when they keep falling down. The thing about courage is, it helps us enter an unknown area and become familiar with it. Once you’ve given a speech a few times, it’s not as frightening as the first time. You get better at it.

I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about great leadership from your life in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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You’re a Strong Leader


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This is Day 12 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

 

 

 

Are you a strong leader? My answer for you follows:

You’re a strong leader. You are flexible. You are courageous. You focus on the end result. You have great communication skills. You speak so others understand. You listen attentively to what your team members say. You delegate effectively and efficiently to get the task at hand done properly. You use proven old-school and incorporate appropriate modern-day methods to meet the goals for your team. You help build the strengths of those on your team. You empower all under my leadership because you use their innate skills and educate and train them to minimize the focus on their weaknesses. You respect people. You are a “people” person. You are compassionate yet hold yourself and others accountable for their actions. You correct others when they make mistakes without damaging their self-esteem. You encourage, thank, celebrate, and reward loyalty, dedication, hard work, and new ideas for making things better.  

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I’m a strong leader. I am flexible. I am courageous. I focus on the end result. I have great communication skills.  I speak so others understand. I  listen attentively to what my team members say. I delegate effectively and efficiently to get the task at hand done properly. I use proven old-school and incorporate appropriate modern-day methods to meet the goals for your team. I help build the strengths of those on my team. I empower all under my leadership because I use their innate skills and educate and train them to minimize the focus on their weaknesses. I respect people. I am a “people” person. I am compassionate yet hold myself and others on my team accountable for their actions. I correct others when they make mistakes without damaging their self-esteem. You encourage, thank, celebrate, and reward loyalty, dedication, hard work, and new ideas for making things better.

I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, they became true because of actions I took.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You must believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your leadership skills and abilities.

Here are three resources to learn other skills that strong leaders have:

  1. Bill McBean. “Five Characteristics of Great Leaders:” http://www.fastcompany.com/3004914/5-characteristics-great-leaders/
  2. Robert Hewes, PhD. “Top Ten Traits of Great Leaders:” http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/top-ten-traits-of-great-leaders.aspx/
  3. Tanya Prive. “Top Ten Qualties that Make a Great Leader:” http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyaprive/2012/12/19/top-10-qualities-that-make-a-great-leader/#2047cee13564/

I’m sure that each of you has met people you define as strong leaders; not perfect, but strong. Here are some I have encountered during my life, so far:

  • John F. Kennedy. “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
  • Martin Luther King. “I have a dream.” Strong leaders share their visions with us.
  • Pope Francis. “Be merciful.”  Strong leaders show compassion and yet hold us accountable for our actions.
  • A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who taught me in sixth grade: “Hitch your wagon to a star; take a seat and there you are.” She had wonderful quotes with illustrations all around our classroom. When we want to achieve a goal, strong leaders inspire us to set our goals, believe in ourselves, and take action. Do these things and before long you’ll reach your goal.
  • Miss Dawson: ninth grade history teacher. Do things in a certain order that brings about the best outcome for your project. She taught us world history in chronological order and showed us cause and effect relationships between people and events. What a great lesson! What a great leader she was!

I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about great leadership from your life in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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You Honor Your Body


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This is Day 11 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

 

 

 

Do you honor your body? My answer for you follows:

You honor your body. You protect your body by keeping it in safe and healthy environments. You exercise regularly. You eat healthy foods. You drink plenty of water. You are healthy. Everything in your body works as it is supposed to work. You go to the doctor for physical checkups at least once a year. You exercise your brain. You have a sense of well-being about your body. You are thankful for your body. You protect your body.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

You honor your body. You protect your body by keeping it in safe and healthy environments. You exercise regularly. You eat healthy foods. You drink plenty of water. You are healthy. Everything in your body works as it is supposed to work. You go to the doctor for physical checkups at least once a year. You exercise your brain. You have a sense of well-being about your body. You are thankful for your body. 

I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, they became true because of actions I took.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your body.

Thank you, Joan Reid for suggesting that I write affirmations for “You honor your body.” 

In my experience, I found it easier to go for a physical exam when my doctor didn’t retire or move to another area. I am thankful that I am blessed with good health. 

When I do get sick, it irks me. I have to remember how lucky and healthy I am to only get sick every three years, when others battle illness 24 hours a day, 365 1/4 days a year.  Loving myself when I’m sick sometimes needs a booster. If you’re like me you say to yourself, “If I had done this, it wouldn’t have happened this way. If I had done that, it wouldn’t have happened that way.”

I really admire the people who’ve gone on from an illness or a disability and succeed in meeting their goals in spite of them. Wilma Rudolph and Ray Charles.

Azeem Shaukat. “Great and Inspiring People with Disabilities:” http://inspirich.com/great-inspiring-disabled-people/

Kevin Forde. “Top Ten Blind Male Musicians:” http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-blind-male-musicians.php

Patti Wood. “List of 50 Credible Women to Admire:” http://www.pattiwood.net/article.asp?PageID=10451

These people didn’t let their weaknesses define who they were or who they could be. They believed in themselves. They believed they could be more than doctors, family, friends, or strangers said they could be. If their beliefs did this for them, I figure our beliefs can do it for us, too.

People told the Wright Brothers their plane would never fly. What did the Wright Brothers believe? They believed it would fly and didn’t change their minds even though time after time of trying were failures. They continued to make things better and brainstorm new ideas each time they failed. They kept their belief that their airplane would fly.

Whatever it is that little voice inside you keeps saying, “You can’t do that. What’s wrong with you?”

Here’s what to say to that little voice, “Get out of my head. I’m going to do it no matter what you say. I believe I have the power to figure this out. I’m going to do it. Then set your affirmation: I invent ______________. I am a _______________. I have a ________________.

Listen to that gut feeling that says to you, “You can do it.” I believe that gut feeling is God talking to you.

Remember these words from the Bible: “Ask and you shall receive. (Matthew 7:7) Believe and it will be given to you.” Matthew 21:22

I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share this post with others. Please ask questions and tell me your experience with honoring and respecting your body in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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You Are an Effective Teacher


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“You Are an Effective Teacher” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 10 of Say Good Things February.

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Are you an effective teacher? My answer for you follows:

You are an effective teacher. You are a successful teacher. You are a great teacher. You use your own personalized plan to teach students in ways they understand. You teach others using methods and resources that meet their needs. You show others how to do things in simple, easy to follow steps. You amaze, engage, and astound your students. You explain and demonstrate skills to others in effective ways that empower them to learn. You are a great mentor and role model. What you teach and how you teach helps your peers and younger generations. What you teach leaves a lasting impact and helps improve the world where you live now and the world of future generations.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I am an effective teacher. I am a successful teacher. I am a great teacher. I use my own personalized plan to teach students in ways they understand. I teach others using methods and resources that meet their needs. I show others how to do things in simple, easy to follow steps. I amaze, engage, and astound my students. I explain and demonstrate skills to others in effective ways that empower them to learn. I am a great mentor and role model. What I teach and how I teach helps my peers and younger generations. What I teach leaves a lasting impact and helps improve the world where I live now and the world of future generations.

Thank you, Joan Reid, for writing to suggest that a topic for Say Good Things February might be: You are a great mentor and role model for the younger generation. I incorporated this idea into the affirmations above. 

I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, they became true because of actions I took.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your teaching skills.

When I was in sixth grade, a woman hired me to plan a party for her niece. I loved teaching them games to play. I still love to do that.  I loved to show children younger than me how to do things I knew how to do…build things with Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, or change the size of a roller skate. I knew when I was in high school that I wanted to teach school. I actually thought I’d like to run a day care center. I loved doing fun things with others.

After I taught school a couple of years, I nixed the idea of a day care center. I loved to see the look in someone’s eyes and their body language when they understood something or learned something they never knew or understood before. You know what it feels like to experience an “aha” moment. I loved seeing that realization in the eyes and bodies of students that I taught.

An effective teacher knows how a particular student learns. Some learn by listening. Some by reading it. Others learn by feeling it. She teaches them in their learning mode. I discovered that many times when a student doesn’t understand the concept I was teaching that one of his peers could explain it to him in the lingo of the current generation. Each teacher has to find her own style and way to teach her subject. 

I still love to teach. I taught online workshops with Muse Conference 2012 and 2013.and the Catholic Writers Conference Online in 2012. I taught 3 workshops at the South Carolina Writers Workshop Conference in 2014. I also teach mini-lessons for our critique group. Sometimes my blog posts intention is to teach. Education is a way to amaze, engage, and astound students with knowledge, skills, materials, and inventions.

I like to share funny stories. Here’s a story of when I was teaching third grade. In those days you taught the students by drawing an illustration on the board and numbering vocabulary words from the lesson beside it. That particular day’s lesson was on Insects…one particular insect that I drew was an ant. I meticulously drew its parts on the board. Labeled the parts. I was ready for teaching my absolutely wonderful lesson.

“Boys and girls, today we’re going to learn about insects. An ant is an insect. How many legs does an insect have?”

I called on students who raised their hands. One student answered, “Twelve.” Another student answered, “Twelve.” I called on a boy at the back of the room and his answer was “Twelve.” 

A little frustrated that I wasn’t getting the response I expected, I turned and pointed to the chalkboard and asked, “How many legs does the ant on the board have?” 

When I looked at the board, my eyes got as big as the moon. I suddenly realized why I got the answer, “Twelve.”

“Oopsy, boys and girls. It looks like I drew too many legs on our ant.”

The children watched as I erased three legs on one side and three legs on the other side. Then I asked, “How many legs does this ant have now?”

Of course, they all answered, “Six.” 

How many legs does an insect have? “Six.”

And the rest of the lesson continued without any erroneous information about ants and insects. I’m sure those students never forgot how many legs an ant has nor my lesson.

Am I a perfect teacher? “No.”

Am I an effective teacher. “Yes.”

I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share with others. Please share your experiences with teaching in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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You Have an Awesome Sense of Humor


Awsome sense of humor“You Have an Awesome Sense of Humor” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 9 of Say Good Things February.

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Do you have an awesome sense of humor? My answer for you follows:

You have an awesome sense of humor. You see the funny side of things. You tell jokes well. You accept yourself as you are. You help others relax because you accept them as they are. You explain things in a way that lightens the spirits of others so that they can laugh about things close to their hearts. You are sensitive to the feelings of others. You perceive comical things and situations. You are able to laugh at yourself. You make certain that you laugh with others, not at them. You are witty. You laugh easily and often.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I have an awesome sense of humor. I see the funny side of things. I tell jokes well. I accept yourself as I am. I help others relax around me because I accept them as they are. I explain things in a way that lightens the spirits of others so that they laugh about things close to their hearts. I am sensitive to the feelings of others. I perceive comical things and situations. I laugh at myself. I make certain that I laugh with others, not at them. I am witty. I laugh easily and often.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your sense of humor.

I haven’t perfected these items either but I enjoy being able to break things down into simple steps that make it easy for others to understand. 

I haven’t always had a sense of humor about myself and my imperfections. I hate it when I make a mistake and can’t laugh about it. Usually it takes time passing and a friend giving me a different way of looking at it to let go and laugh and then make plans on how to keep this particular situation from happening again.

What helped give me a sense of humor? A year in my life as a young adult gave me the acceptance as a professional typist and a person that enabled me to be able to laugh at myself.

Feel free to laugh with me. Here’s what happened.

In 1959 I worked at the Pentagon for almost a year in the DCSLOG Division of the Army. It was this branch of the army that kept track of the total numbers of items that it owned…trucks, flour, sugar, uniforms, tanks, etc.

Lt. Col. Solossi was my boss. He called me “Ginger.” In his words, “You aren’t sweet enough to call you “Sugar” and you’re not sour enough to call you a Lemon. You’re a little spicy, so I’m going to call you, “Ginger.”

One particular day it was my job to type speeches for the full Colonel who might be over the DSCLOG Division. I typed it and went to lunch. Upon my return, Lt. Col. Solossi called me into his office. Here’s the dialogue:

“Ginger, did you proof-read the Colonel’s speech.”

“Oh, yes sir, I did. I read it over really good.” I put my hand in my lap and looked for his response.

“Ginger, did you have someone proof read the Colonel’s speech with you?”

‘No, sir.” At this point, I figured I was in big trouble. Something must have been wrong with the speech I typed. I hung my head.

Lt. Col. Solossi said, “In the future, I want you to have Ruth proof read your work.”

Lt. Col. Solossi looked at me. Then he took the speech in his hands. “The Colonel practiced his speech. This is how he said it went. “In order to obtain, in order to obtain, in order to obtain, to obtain.”

The Colonel laughed and laughed, then he said, “What the heck is this? Some kind of song?” Then he brought the speech to me.”

“Oh, no! Give it to me. I’ll retype it.”

Ruth has already retyped it.

I said, “I’ll be more careful next time. I’ll have Ruth to proofread everything with me. Thank you.

Lt. Col. Solossi said, “I know you will, Ginger.”

It was so great that the Colonel didn’t ask for me to be fired. He had a sense of humor and laughed about it. Lt. Col. Solossi didn’t fire me. He gave me a plan to carry out improvement. What was so vitally important was that they accepted me in spite of my error. That was very honoring and filled me with joy. It also was the beginning of my ability to laugh at myself.

My grandmother Meyer (Mother Meyer) had a wonderful sense of humor. She laughed when she spray painted her new coat “red” when she used spray paint instead of spray perfume.

My grandfather Bruffey (PaPa) could make you laugh. He would draw cute little drawings and take your picture and send the picture to you with  your name like “Franny, who lights up the world…or Jenny Gal, whose beauty would make a bulldog break his chain.” He gave people unique names. He called a teenage boy who was very tall, “High Pockets.”

A sense of humor is a trait to treasure. It will add years to your life and give joy to you and others around you. Celebrate you and your sense of humor.

Here are 4 blogposts I think you’ll enjoy:

  1. Daniela Tempesta. “3 Things You Can Do to Improve your Mood in 2 Minutes:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-tempesta-lcsw/mood-booster_b_4268889.html/
  2. Joan Y. Edwards. “Laugh: It’s Healing:” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/laugh-its-healing/
  3. Joshua Lockhart. “5 Ways to Enrich Your Life by Developing a Sense of Humor” http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-enrich-life-developing-sense-humor/
  4. Lindsay Holmes. “6 Signs You Have a Good Sense of Humor:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/good-sense-of-humor_n_5731418.html

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When You Speak, People Listen


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“When You Speak, People Listen” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 8 of Say Good Things February.

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When you speak, do people listen?

When you speak, people listen. You are an eloquent speaker. You talk fluently. You are very persuasive. You talk using words that are easy to understand. You talk to people on their level and treat them with respect. You speak clearly. The words that come from your mouth are powerful. You explain things well. You pack the words you say with meaning. You are articulate, expressive, and silver-tongued. You tell facts in an interesting manner. You motivate and inspire others with your words.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

When I speak, people listen. I am an eloquent speaker. I talk fluently. I am very persuasive. I talk using words that are easy to understand. I talk to people on their level and treat them with respect. I speak clearly. The words that come from my mouth are powerful. I explain things well. I pack the words I say with meaning. I am articulate, expressive, and silver-tongued. I tell facts in an interesting manner. I motivate and inspire others with my words.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your speaking and talking skills.

I haven’t perfected these items either but I enjoy being able to break things down into simple steps that make it easy for others to understand. 

I hated it when I was growing up when teachers, preachers, or anyone talking to me and others talked to you like “You are a nobody.” So I have tried during my life to speak to everyone with respect. 

At one time in my life, I thought no one was listening to me. Therefore, I used this affirmation consistently for over a year: “When I talk, people listen.” It’s interesting how things changed. When I changed my belief, I changed my circumstances and experiences. 

If there’s a skill you’d like for me to write affirmation statements to help you integrate them into your life, let me know in the comment area or send me an email…joanyedwards1@gmail.com. 

I hope that using these affirmations or others you create to help you have a stronger belief in your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please ask questions and tell me your ideas in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you! 

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You Are a Great Organizer


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“You Are a Great Organizer” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 7 of “Say Good Things February.”

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Are you a great organizer?

You are a great organizer. You put furniture, belongings, and necessities into an orderly, functional, and coherent structure. In your home and office, you have a place for everything and everything is in its place. You give away clothing that doesn’t fit and household items that aren’t used to the needy. You keep papers orderly. If you can’t repair things yourself, you hire a skilled person to do it for you. You recycle as many items as you can to keep things out of the landfill. You get as many things ready the night before so that the next day runs smoother and isn’t overwhelming. You break down large tasks that take a long time into small steps so that you get them done ahead of time or on time. 

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I am a great organizer. I put furniture, belongings, and necessities into an orderly, functional, and coherent structure. In my home and office, I have a place for everything and everything is in its place. I give away clothing that doesn’t fit and household items that aren’t used to the needy. You keep papers orderly. If I can’t repair things myself, I hire a skilled person to do it for me. I recycle as many items as I can to keep things out of the landfill. I get as many things ready the night before so that the next day runs smoother and isn’t overwhelming. I break down large tasks that take a long time into small steps so that I get them done ahead of time or on time. 

I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, months, and years, they became true because of actions I took. I need a stronger belief in these statements. They aren’t all true, yet. But, I work diligently every year to encourage my husband and me to downsize items we don’t use. The fact that we love books and like to reread the self-help ones leaves me with an abundance of books to store in my house.

It seems that the words others told me when I was a child are still alive and what others told me as an adult. My advice is keep working on it. Your organizational skills and my organizational skills will improve with education, tackling the problem, and believing in ourselves. Love yourself. Love your organizational skills.

I put three resources that have great ideas for being organized. I hope they help you. I found a few to help me.

  1. Addicted to Success. 10 Ways To Be A Super Effective Organizer
  2. Stewart Acuff. 18 Essential Qualities that Every Organizer Must Have.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your organizing skills.

Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Feel free to ask questions and tell me your ideas in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards
www.joanyedwards.com (Gospel-related puzzles and skits)

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