Sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction, no matter how small. Shaye was the elbow of God's arm that jabbed me sharply in my side this morning. She needed my help in starting an affirmation that was to be presented at a celebration of womanhood ..... tonight. Well, I needed an affirmation because quite frankly it was already starting to be one of dem days and has been for about the past 68 (give or take a few) of 'em. I won't even waste the time trying to romanticize it by coming up with some poetic term. I've been in a flat out funk.
So when I started writing, the words flowed and with Shaye's brilliant collaboration, this is what we came up with. And with the first read through I knew, that no matter where I am or where I was ... at this moment .... in this moment .... being there is perfectly ok.
Now inhale (as deeply as the circumstances dictate) and let's say our affirmation together ............
AT THIS MOMENT
By Nikki Woods & Sharon Gray
Today, I will remember that everything is temporary.
I declare calm in my life and reclaim my inner peace.
I am free to be me.
I shall be true to myself and create new visions just for me.
I honor the friends in my life.
I forgive myself and others.
Today, I release all fear, anger, and doubt.
I willingly release the past.
It's not the destination, ultimately it is the journey.
And I am enjoying my journey through life. I smile.
Today I will embody my vision.
Today, I will listen, hear and obey my inner voice, resisting all suspects.
I celebrate life and all its goodness.
I give thanks for being allowed to see another sunset.
I shall hold on because a change is coming. I choose to transform my life.
I choose positive thoughts.
I have the power to make changes in my life.
I release and let go.
At this moment.
Now ....... Exhale ................ Damn, that felt good.