“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
A familiar quote by Shakespeare.
If we had never known what a rose was but saw it for the very first time and were told that it was called a ‘skunk cabbage’ (and had no idea what a ‘skunk’ was) then we would think the name ‘skunk cabbage’ was a beautiful, romantic name simply because the flower itself was so sweet and pure.
But if we knew what a ‘skunk’ was then our beautiful rose would suddenly seem much less sweet!
Words are magic!
We must be very careful which words we choose to use in our daily lives.
Words can inspire and lift us to great heights, but they can also be our downfall, they can
crumble us, make us cringe and hide in a corner full of cobwebs and broken dreams.
Which words do you choose to use?
“I CAN’T afford that.”
“HOW CAN I afford that?”
It seems of little importance how we speak about a subject, but therein lies the beast!
We don’t even realise we are doing it. We put ourselves down daily, we put our hopes and
aspirations down without a second thought.
We were taught to do it!
Our parents told us, “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
They were wrong!
MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES!
It’s all about perception. Is your glass half full or half empty? It makes a difference.
Yes no matter how you say it that glass will still have one half with liquid and one with air, but
how you see it will affect not the glass or the liquid within it but YOUR LIFE!
If you see it as half empty then you are missing so much!
You are closing yourself to life’s wonders and joys.
If you see it as half full then you are blessed.
You will enjoy life.
Negativity is so easy to enter your mind unexpectedly.
Make sure you see your own thoughts for what they are and make a point to correct yourself
whenever you find yourself allowing a negative thought.
NEVER reprimand yourself for your negative thoughts, as that will only increase your negativity, instead, laugh, giggle, and then kindly remind yourself of the positive alternative.
“It’s raining outside, now my suit is going to get all wet and my day will be ruined!”
“Oh, silly me, who cares if my suit gets wet, it’ll dry and besides the rain really brings out my natural curls like no shampoo or conditioner ever could. This rain means, fresh grass and new flowers will be blooming. I’m going to have a fantastic day!!!“
It’s up to you!
Here’s to your success,
Cheers….Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast!
Founder of the Kids and Money DreamRichly Group.
Founder of www.TeachingChildrenAboutMoney.com
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