I Am safe, supported, and at peace when:
1. I trust myself
2. I trust life
3. I trust God
4. I am near the ones I love
5. I trust my heart
6. I listen…
7. I accept others and situations for what they are
8. I don’t let an unconventional path shake my confidence
9. I am outdoors and see the beauty all around me and just feel and know that life works with me and I am an important part of it.
10. I fall asleep in my husband’s arms feeling loved by him, by God, and by the two cats that are cuddled up on each corner of the bed…
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
~ Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson
A blessed day and night are wished for you!
Anxiety and insomnia come when we are afraid. We are afraid when we stop trusting.
When we stop trusting, we start losing sleep at night.
Examples of this are when we stop trusting:
1. our abilities on the job
2. our spouses
3. our kids
4. our country’s leadership
5. our media
Now, a healthy dose of skepticism is prudent, but when we stop having faith in the hull of our life, the rivets start coming out and things fall apart…
The result? Anxiety. Insomnia. A lack of confidence in ourselves, others, and life in general.
Here at The Warm Milk Journal we envision a wholeness: well balanced healthy people living the life of their dreams by day and sleeping restfully and peacefully by night.
Alas, to counteract all of this anxiety and lack of trust, we need to start trusting again. We need to regain and get solid with our faith,
with our power …
To do this we need to get straight and simply KNOW a few things…
Repeat and affirm…
1. I Am love
2. I Am loved
3. I Am safe
4. I am right where I need to be right now
5. Life works with me
6. I am doing my best and that is good enough
7. Other people are doing their best. I pray and bless them. We are all in this together…
8. All things pass…
9. A pendulum is at work all the time (if something is not to my liking, the pendulum will swing the other way in due time)
10. I am a gift and have so much to offer others.
To me faith means not worrying. ~ John Dewey
Tonight I invite you to take that bath, pour that glass of wine or brew that herbal tea…
Before bed, write a prayer in your journal. It can be very simple. Connecting to God (or whatever your faith may be) is very healthy for us. Getting out of ourselves a bit, focusing on a higher power can provide us with: perspective, the feeling of awe and love, gratitude, support, insight, and most of all: PEACE
My prayer for tonight:
Thank you for this day and now for the fact that this day has come to an end. I so welcome the evening and a little rest.
God, I hope that the good I did outweighed anything else. I appreciate the opportunities I was given to be a loving patient wife, teacher, and mother.
I appreciate all the smiles I received from colleagues and strangers.
I appreciate the beautiful Florida day I enjoyed as I took my young students outdoors today for recess.
I am thankful for the chance to inspire and nurture others. I love to be creative and I can do that during my work day and
writing here for The Warm Milk Journal.
Please help me to have perspective and continue to do good work.
Help me also to stretch and think out of the box regularly.
As I drink my coffee and set out to begin my day, I would like to offer my simple morning prayer:
Thank for this new day. I feel fresh with a rested body and a mind open to new possibilities.
I am thankful for my health, my sweet husband, kids, and cats…
I am thankful for our beautiful home here in North Florida.
I am thankful for my job and my many other projects that give me a sense of purpose, a creative outlet, an income, and many opportunities to help, inspire, and grow myself.
Please forgive me when I lose patience with myself and others. Please help to forgive myself.
Thank you God for this new day.
Thank you for keeping me safe as I slept last night. I am waking up feeling refreshed and ready for this beautiful new day.
There is a lot going on at work and I thank you in advance for guiding me to do my best, keep a smile on my face, and to move forward with confidence.
I really feel watched over and protected.
Note to our readers:
Starting our day with prayer, writing in our prayer journals, or adding a few things we are thankful for in our gratitude journals is a lovely way to start the day.
I wish you all a blessed day.
Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude. ~ Walter A. Mueller
Sitting up straight and tall
gathering energy from a recently sleeping body;
I thank God and life for giving me another day.
A new day is always a new beginning
Each time I focus I create something new.
Do I set a particular agenda for myself or
Do I just see where this day takes me?
I think I will just sit a moment and listen…
Have a blessed day, all
Time to call it a day. Put it to rest. My mind and body
wish simply to be, and certainly not do (at least for now).
Thank you for such a beautiful day-
a day filled with inspiring ideas,
bike rides and yoga on the beach,
and adorable thirteen year olds (my daughter and her friend)
eating pizza and delighting and giggling about everything…
God, may I rest peacefully tonight so that
I can wake up and be present for tomorrow, which will indeed be a gift
if granted to me in the morning.
I am whole and ever thankful.
Debra : )
Goodnight for now.
Thank you, God, for this splendid day.
I feel so thankful for the time I had to spend with loved ones
and share with friends.
I am excited for what tomorrow will bring.
I remain humble and in awe of this experience we call life.
The universe does not like a void. Ask questions and answers will come. For tonight’s journal writing session, simply write down some questions you have. Then close your journal and breathe. Meditate. It is nice to do this exercise right before sleep.
If I were to do this exercise right now, these are a few questions I would write down in my journal:
1. How can I best use my time and energy this summer?
2. What should I focus on first?
3. What is most important?
4. Who am I?
A blessed evening to you,