Week 15

We’re linking now . . . we’ve added the shapes. Hahahaha! Of course we are—we knew we would. Even adding the shapes is fun! Yes, I’m happier and feeling more complete now. Now, let’s see . . . . What else have we added?

Things for which we are thankful, three of them every day. My gratitude journal now exists on index cards (smile). That’s okay. I really do like flash cards. Plus, a mini-journal statement of a positive experience from each day. I like that too! More things to like—lots of warm and fuzzy feelings happening here. So, every time I flash (waiting for the microwave, waiting for the elevator, waiting for the bus, etc.), I not only feel exhilarated, I get an instant feeling of well-being. Sweet!

As I looked at the list of virtues that we were to rate this week, I chose self-control to be at the top of my list. We were to choose the virtue that required the most improvement. Of course, I know what self-control means and what it is, but I looked up the definition anyway: control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc.

I have found that without self-control, my mental diet goes nowhere. I’ve done pretty well controlling negative thoughts at this point, but I’m not perfect and ALWAYS working to improve. I need self-control to put the laws of the mind into play. I need self-control to forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel and connect my subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent Creator. I definitely need improvement here. I need self-control to employ the Law of Substitution so that I can instantly turn a negative thought into a positive thought. In truth (as Og would say), I need self-control to use every one of the laws of the mind.

I need self-control to get myself out of bed each day. I need self-control to eat in a healthy fashion. Holy moly! I need self-control to be disciplined (activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training). Yes, I believe that I chose the virtue that needs the most improvement!

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