This week, the Friday Reflections series prompted writers to share their favourite affirmations.
It should come as no surprise that mine are affirmations from children’s books. Children’s books give us some truly wonderful words to live by. I think these quotes rival others found on inspirational posters. What do you think?
I love this first one because it reminds me that I have the power to change course in my life if I so choose. I can always be readjusting my sail to steer for happiness and fulfilment. The ability to recognise and act on this is something I seek out in others. It is also something I would like to pass on to my children. I don’t want them ever to feel stuck, or be in a position where they live only for the weekend, or wish parts of their lives away.
I probably place too much credence in this next one, as I definitely spend more time cultivating happy thoughts than on my personal appearance. Even so, I love it!
I think everyone could use reminding of this next one every now and again.
Different people might use different words, but I think if you believe in yourself and you find that little spark of magic, anything is possible.
The last one is about the importance and value of friendship. Being a friend is indeed one of the most positive impacts you can have in someone’s life. Even if you are not the cleverest, or the most creative, or the most beautiful one on the farm, if you can be a friend that is a tremendous thing, and you should be celebrated for it.
So they are five of my favourite affirmations. What do you think? Can you think of other affirmations from children’s books?