This week I am featuring the young people in my life. My God daughter blessed us with this.
“When I wake up in the morning love , and the sunlight hurts my eyes. And something without warning love, bears heavy on my mind…. Then I look at you… and the worlds all right with me. Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be….A lovely day.”
I have heard this song for as long as I can remember and I just loved the stride in the beat. It wasn’t until this year where the lyrics and the meaning behind the cadence really allowed me to hear it from a different space. This past year I have been on a consistent journey to be mindful of the things I say and the thoughts I keep. I would wake up , give reference to God , thank him for waking me up, ask for a great day. Then have the nerve to say “ ughh today is going to be annoying”., after I just prayed and ask God for a great day. I know, the audacity…
So truth is , I have had such a negative way of thinking for so long ,I hadn’t noticed that I had subconsciously wired my being to think so negatively. I could feel excited about my day with genuine happy intentions , but my thoughts were so dark I couldn’t feel jubilant if I tried.
I was tired and over it, I wanted to go beyond my mind and learn to speak, walk, breathe and even dance myself to the life I wanted. I begin challenging my trained thoughts with the truths I wanted. It wasn’t easy, some days it would take me about 15 minutes to complete a thought or affirmation out loud or in my mind. But I was determined . I figured since my negative thinking has brought darkness the positive thoughts are bound to bring the sunshine.
Then I remembered, that I have the power to choose cadence of my day and how I want to approach the things I think and speak . Let me be honest it took a LONG time and there were challenges. Some challenges where I did break down and bring on the dark cloud thoughts. But I remember how that darkness felt and it got to a point where I tried to say something lousy and I couldn’t. This is not an easy process take ALL time that you need. Please be patient and kind to yourself, there is only one you.
It was the morning after a challenging day. I was washing my face and looked in the mirror and started singing… “ when I look at you and the worlds alright with me . Just one look at you and know it’s gonna be…..A lovely dayyyyyyy!” I felt each and every note all over my body and fir the first time in a long time I BELIEVED today will be great no matter what.
I just want all the lovelies from coast to coast to know we possess so much power that is rightfully ours. Even when it things look to be chaotic , heartbreaking or all things in between. I encourage you to choose the thoughts that you want to see reflected in your life. Feeling somber.. speak joy. Stressful day ahead.. speak strength . Take it one thought at a time.
Let’s practice together! When I pray, I chose to believe what the Father says about me. He believes I am fearfully and wonderfully made.! See, look at how brave you are! You choose to speak great things over your life! Its only up from here. I am confident in you!
I hope something I said will encourage you to challenge those gloomy thoughts with pleasant affirming ones instead. You are in charge if your frequency , raise it every chance you get 😊
With all of my LOVE!!