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The Power of Thoughts and Words

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Don’t underestimate the power of thoughts and words. What you tell yourself every morning will set your mind and life on that path. Talk success, victory, happiness and blessings over your destiny.” — Nina Bolivares

I Should Embroider That on a Sampler

Sometimes I will run across a quote that makes me think to myself, I should embroider that on a sampler.  Sometimes I do.  In fact I have several hanging around the house.  The Serenity Prayer hangs in my studio.

The Serenity Prayer Photo by R.A. Robbins 2014
The Serenity Prayer
Photo by R.A. Robbins 2014

So why put these up around the house and why embroidery?  Why not just buy a poster?  Positive quotes and affirmations around the house give us reminders and help us learn.   If we see the words often enough they become part of us.

23rd Psalm Photo by R.A. Robbins 2014
23rd Psalm
Photo by R.A. Robbins 2014

Another thing about the embroidery is that the time spend working with the words also helps make them real.  Did you ever wonder why a teacher made you write the same sentence over and over?  It wasn’t just about punishment, it was about remembering.  Like this sampler next to the sink in my guest bathroom reminding me not to worry.

Worry's Like a Rocking Chair Photo 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Worry’s Like a Rocking Chair
Photo 2014 by R.A. Robbins

I choose embroidery because that is an art form I enjoy.  It is restful and helps me relax.  You could use any other art form you choose either done by hand or computer.  The point is working with the words.

Spreading the Light #3

Community Center
Community Center (Photo credit: ccstbp)

Approach volunteer work or charitable donations honoring the dignity of the people being helped.  Try not to think of people needing help as “less fortunate” or people to pity or blame.  We are all God’s children.   Many people are finding themselves one paycheck away from homelessness. Remember, you could be the one having to ask for help for the first time.