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I hate that I missed posting last night.

Spent today partially in quiet seclusion and did some inspirational reading.

Around noon I watched Joyce Meyer, topic – Heart Test http://www.joycemeyer.org/ourministries/broadcast/  about various ways we are tested.

How do we feel and react when we are rejected, go through a job loss, financial difficulties, health issues, or whatever struggle we experience.  Can we pass the test by being positive and trusting in God’s love for us, that He will see us through it?  Joyce suggests when we are tested we say “I will pass this test.”

Being determined, I said to myself “I WILL pass this test.  I know it will make me stronger as other tests in my life have done.”

Later I watched Dr. Oz whose guest was Deepak Chopra, who walked us through a couple of meditations which are beneficial for the body and mind.  http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/deepak-chopra-anti-aging-pt-1?hs317=billboard_1

I love learning and adding new positive habits to my life.


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I don’t remember ever wanting to be someone else. But, I was always insecure and lacking of self-confidence. Over the years since my early 20’s I have worked at becoming a better person, and different from my mother.

So many children grow up to have many of the same traits and habits of their parents. Even though some parents are not bad people, some of us have seen our parents act in ways we don’t care to emulate. I am one of those.

As I grew older I gradually realized why my mother said and did the things which hurt me. She had things happen to her which affected her deeply. She did not understand herself and could not even admit she acted the way she did to me and my brother.

Thankfully my understanding gave way to forgiveness. My heart went out to her when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, even though we had never grown close. My brother and I eventually had to put her in an Alzheimer’s assisted living home. That was so sad. She really did deserve a better life than she had, and a happier last few years. She passed into Heavenly peace in April this year.

On January 1st this year I made the decision to spend this year working on my own transformation. I want to be the kind of person God wants me to be. I knew I wanted to develop better habits, improve myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. It won’t happen over night, but with daily working on the various changes even at least one of them each day I will get there.

Yesterday (November 15, 2010) I heard Joyce Meyer ask the question “Are you happy with yourself, or trying to be someone else?” It was an AH HA moment for me as I thought about my own personal answer.

There have been many things I’ve not liked about myself. Yet today, as I think of the progress I’ve made over the years and I realize, I do like myself. I’m proud of how far I’ve come over the many years to become a better person, gaining wisdom, and I hope a more loving heart.

I don’t want to be someone else. I just want to be me, who I am meant to be. I am happy with myself ~ and even happier with each accomplishments along the way to a better me.

November 15, 2010

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