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The last two months have been difficult for me. Unfortunately, my situation is worse than what I mentioned in my last IWSG post. But I'm in a better frame of mind. How? Well, I started reading Soul’s Perfection by Sylvia Browne. Whether you believe in Sylvia or not (she was a psychic and recently passed away), that doesn’t matter. I didn’t believe in much of what she said, but the lessons in this book helped me to gain a more positive outlook on life and a more positive attitude. I read a little every night and there was one thing I read that I knew I just had to share with my insecure friends:
“Insecurity has always been defined as a negative emotion, yet it can be a motor, a driving force. ‘I’m insecure, but I’m going to work harder to be better’ . . . an insecure person is always striving for perfection.”
When I read this, I was nodding energetically and thinking of all of you. Don’t view any of your insecurities as negative. I was always insecure that my writing wasn't good enough, especially after reading a book by a great author. But because of this insecurity I learned to refine my writing and appreciate other writers' talents without feeling envious.I also want to share something I started last month, a photo challenge called 100 Happy Days. Since I have been going through a hard time, I figured it would be good for me to find something that makes me happy every day.
The aim is simple. Take a photo on each of your 100 days of something that makes you happy then share it wherever you want. For more info go to: www.100HappyDays.com
Thank you, Fi Phillips, for sharing this info on your blog.
Here are a few of my happy photos from May:
|I was nominated for the Liebster Award...TWICE!|
|I finished a short story titled "Swans" that I hope to enter into a contest.|
|I won Despite the Fangs and some awesome swag from Dylan Newton!|
I have an important day coming later this month. One that could change my life for the better, if it goes my way. I would appreciate any prayers, positive energy, and good thoughts you can send my way. THANK YOU!!
QUESTION: What made you happy today?