When someone asks how you are, what is your response? Do you say I’m fabulous, fantastic, happy, peaceful, excited, good, or do you say I’m okay, not feeling well, my allergies are killing me, I’ve been sick for a week, I hate this weather, and so on and so on. Well that’s just how I feel – right?
Feelings are powerful and highly impactful. Your feelings set the tone of your thoughts, your attitude, your day, and frankly your life. All feelings have great value to you from the ones that empower you to the ones that dis-empower you. When you are feeling happy and loved, you feel on top of the world with high energy and high expectations. When you have contrasting feelings such as frustration, anger, or sadness, your energy is lowered and you feel less than your best. At each moment, you are given the opportunity to choose feelings that empower you.
I am not asking you to suppress or ignore your contrasting feelings as they are real and there to help you if you choose to see them as an opportunity to grow. When you are feeling your best, celebrate it, cherish it. When you are feeling less than your best, observe it, be gentle with it, and lovingly move towards a better feeling thought.
When people ask me how I am, my answer is almost always “I’m fabulous.” In the big picture, my life is fabulous as it’s filled with love, health, peace, and abundance. When there are small picture moments of feeling less than my best, I reach for that better feeling thought and the dis-empowering feeling quickly dissipates – I’ve practiced.
Affirmation: I choose feelings that empower me.
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Carl W. Buechner
“People love others not for who they are but for how they make you feel.” ~ Irwin Federma
“Peace comes from feelings of satisfaction when working with joy, living with hope, loving with abandonment.” ~ Arnold Hutschnecker
Feelings ~ Morris Albert
Hooked on a Feeling ~ B.J. Thomas
Feeling Good ~ Michael Buble
I’ve Got A Feeling ~ Black Eyed Peas
For the next week, I invite you to feel your best by:
Empowering yourself to own your feelings. Rather than saying, that’s just how I feel, if you are having a contrasting feeling to your dreams and desires, observe it, allow it to be the opposite of what you do want, and then move towards a better feeling place
Focusing on and celebrating your good feelings and allowing them to expand
Being gentle with your contrasting feelings and allowing them to dissipate
Mostly, I wish you a week of feeling your power as the unique person you are. Feel the impact you have on others by sharing a smile. Feel the appreciation for all the goodness in your life. Feel the appreciation for the contrasting experiences as they allow you to shift into a better feeling place.
Until next time, get hooked on a feeling of love, health, happiness, and abundance. I feel it, do you?
Keep living big, loving big, and laughing along the journey.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.