Thursday, April 26, 2012

Journey Forward {11}

I was unfortunately unable to post yesterday. You see, my flight was supposed to be arriving back into DC around 8:30PM. However, did you know that if you try checking in 44 minutes before your flight with Delta, they won't let you check in? Well, I sure didn't. I almost always fly Southwest. They require your bags to be checked within 30 minutes of take-off and they board 30 minutes prior to take-off. I've never had a problem. So, when flying out to Vegas, I had checked in online with Delta but needed to check my bags and they told me, with 43 minutes left to spare, that they couldn't guarantee my bags would make it as it wasn't within the 45 minute window. [My bags did make it, by the way.]

Then, flying home from Vegas, I didn't check in prior to arriving at the airport so by the time I tried [mind you, it was literally 44 minutes before departure] the system kicked me out and made me choose another flight. You've got to be kidding me. Alas, I waited an extra hour, had a longer layover in Memphis, and then finally made it back to DC at 10:15PM. That said, I was exhausted by the time I got home.

Anyway, on to today's Journey Forward post. It's all about positive affirmations. I think some days we all just need to take a deep breath and tell ourselves it is i going to work out. Everything will be okay. So, here are my personal affirmations. Feel free to use them for yourself as well :)

+ I am strong and capable of anything.

+ I live my life with purpose and good intention.

+ I will overcome any obstacle that comes my way, bettering myself in the process.

+ I am the captain of my ship; the sailor of my own sea.

+ I can find happiness in any situation.

+ I will leave this world a better place than when I entered it.

+ I am creating opportunities for success.

+ Today I release fear and open up my heart to love.

+ I am in control of my actions and reactions.

I might even write these on little note cards and leave them sitting around where I'll see them throughout the day. On my bathroom mirror, on the visor in my car, in my wallet, on my phone, etc. I hope you find a way to incorporate your own positive affirmations into your everyday routine. Do share!


Next week for Journey Forward:

It's time to go to our happy place. We've written about where we go to unwind/recharge. Now, I want you to visually show what makes you happy. What images take you to your happy place? Pin those images to your Journey Forward Pinterest board and share them in your post next week!


Leanna Vera said...

I love your affirmation about overcoming any obstacle that's in your way. It's easy to feel discouraged by an obstacle and it's important to remind yourself that you can get past them.

Unpublished Life said...

I'm a week late, sorry!

So, it's two posts in one today I'm afraid.

These are great affirmations, and I thought your previous week's post on comparing yourself to others was so relevant to me.

I am constantly doing that ... it's definitely not healthy.

Kate said...

I love the last one "I am in control of my actions and reactions." It reminds me of the advice to act before you are acted on, but also that when you can't change something you can always change your attitude. Such a good one!

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

So many of these are spot on. I like the thought of living with intention and purpose.

Thanks for sharing!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Awww... you had a layover in Memphis? We could have visited! ;-)

Lauren said...

These are fabulous affirmations! Such a lovely spirit you have.

Raquel said...

I love all your affirmations!