I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

My daily affirmation

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When was the last time you gave yourself a complement?  Yesterday.  Last week.  Last year.  Never??

Everyone likes to be complimented.  When we receive a compliment from someone, it makes us feel good, as long as that person is being sincere.   However, society is more generous in giving criticism rather than giving compliments.  So when we do something that is good, we should give ourselves a compliment instead of waiting for someone else to do so.

We need to value ourselves and know when we are deserving of praise.   This is a form of self-respect and it shows that we have confidence in our abilities and strong self-esteem.   Every day we should give ourselves compliments and affirm our value.  If possible, do it out loud.  When we hear our own voice saying positive statements, it makes a bigger impact.

When you do a good job, tell yourself you did a good job.   When you pass a test, tell yourself how smart you are.   If you do something nice for someone else, tell yourself what a nice person you are.

Don’t pass up opportunities to boost your own esteem and don’t forget to genuinely compliment others when they are deserving as it will boost their esteem.


An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change. – Louise L. Hay

When I talk about doing affirmations, I mean consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life. – Louise L. Hay

Affirmations are like seed planted in soil. Poor soil, poor growth. Rich soil, abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work. – Louise L. Hay

Affirmation statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now. – Louise L. Hay

One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false. It comes to be dominating thought in one’s mind. – Robert Collier

Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.  – Robert Collier

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which “clicks.”  – Florence Scovel Shinn

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.  – Claude M. Bristol

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.  – Norman Vincent Peale

As long as you know what it is you desire, then by simply affirming that it is yours — firmly and positively, with no ifs, buts, or maybes — over and over again, from the minute you arise in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, and as many times during the day as your work or activities permit, you will be drawn to those people, places, and events that will bring your desires to you.  – Scott Reed


There is more right with you than wrong with you

j0438813Why is it so easy to pick out what is wrong with ourselves than what is right with ourselves?

Why do we see our flaws and imperfections instead of our good qualities?

Why do we criticize our appearance?

Why can’t we see our strengths, our good qualities and our unique skills.

Why do we talk negatively about ourselves?

It is because we lack confidence in ourselves and don’t believe we have value.  This can come from living in a negative environment and always looking at life from a negative perspective.  We tend to live up to what others say to us and also what we say to ourselves.  If we hear negative comments and keep saying negative things about ourselves, we will believe them and feel bad about who we are.

In order to feel good about yourself and see your good qualities it is necessary to have confidence in your abilities and good self-esteem.   The fact is, most of us have a lot more right with us than we have wrong with us.  We just have to learn how to look for these positive qualities and remind ourselves on a daily basis.  Don’t believe negative comments about yourself.  Compliment yourself on things you do right (I did a great job).  Say positive statements to encourage yourself (I am a terrific person,  I am a hard-worker, etc).  Try to look at things from a positive perspective (The glass is not half empty, it is half full).

Sometimes other people can easily see all these good things when we can’t even see them ourselves.  Ask some family members and friends what your good qualities are.  Just make sure they are people you can trust, because there are a lot of people in the world who don’t care about what they say and who they hurt.  Choose your friends carefully.  Good friends are the ones who encourage you and lift you up, not the ones who put you down and make you feel bad.

Remember – there IS more right with you than wrong with you.  Start believing this right today!


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An affirmation a day……

#1 cupWe’ve all heard the expression, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, which is good advice although it would take a lot more than an apple to keep you healthy.   Well how about a new expression, an affirmation a day keeps the negativity away?

When was the last time that you said something positive about yourself?   Was it today, yesterday, last week, last year, never?

When other people complement us or give us a pat on the back, it makes us feel really good.  When we can compliment ourselves or pat ourselves on the back, it makes us feel even better because we actually value what we say to ourselves more than what others say.

Every day, we should tell ourselves what a great person we are.   By starting each day with positive statements, we fill up our minds with positive energy which gets us ready to face the day’s challenges.   Saying positive affirmations will reduce stress, get rid of negative thoughts and build our esteem.

Try to think of some positive affirmations and say them every day until they become routine.   Here is an affirmation done in a poem style by Louise Hay.


Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of love.

I now allow this love to flow to the surface.

It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.

The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless.

The use of love makes me feel good; it is an expression of my inner joy.

Yes, I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body.

I lovingly feed it nourishing food and beverages.

I lovingly groom it and dress it and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.

I love myself, therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in.

I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.

I love myself, therefore I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses all my talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and love me, and earning a good income.

I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that which I give out returns to me multiplied.

I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.

I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free.

I love myself, therefore I love totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright, and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.

And so it is.
Louise L. Hay