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Ava Cowan


A year in review. It’s all about choices
12/29/2012

Sitting here on a Saturday afternoon, I am reflecting on my life and all that has happened in 2012.  The intense highs and lows, and the lessons I have learned and the major life changes I have made.  There was a distinctive shift in my consciousness over the past year and because of that change, my life is better than ever.  Today, I chose positive reflections because there simply is no room for negativity in my thoughts today.  Because of that mindset, I simply don't allow negative situations or people to affect my life anymore.  Actually, I don't allow them in my life either.  And even in a seemingly "bad" situation, I am able to see what about that situation is good.  I can always think about who has it worse...or just how bad it could have been.  It took consciously changes my thoughts day after day for quite a while before it just became a habit.  I have discovered it certainly makes the lows more tolerable.  And those lows are OK, and necessary for me to truly appreciate the highs.  It's so necessary today to think in this way it would be impossible at this point for me to stay negatively affected for very long .

Another thing that helps is that I chose to come from a loving place, and that includes thoughts about myself.  I know I haven't always been so kind towards myself but there comes a time when doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result just got old.

Another magical concept I have implemented in my life is thinking in terms of what I have to be grateful for and to think about that daily.  I even makes list of the things that I have to be grateful for.  That shift in perception is life altering, and has helped my mood immensely.  I am so excited to continue to reach, search, investigate and grow as 2013 approaches.  I have some intense work I will begin starting the first of the New Year.  As I have been saying lately, the mind must come first, the rest will follow.  And that takes daily vigilance just like working out, doing cardio and eating right.

For me, they ALL must be worked on to be truly happy.

Today was great so far.  I cleaned the house, completed some work I had put off, did cardio and now I am writing my blog here.  To be honest I felt horrible when I woke up, as I didn't sleep too well.  And because of the thoughts I chose to focus on, it literally changed how I felt physically.  Sign me up!  So for the rest of today I chose to  think of every single thing that is working in my life.  And writing that last sentence alone, just put a huge smile on my face.

How great is that?

I hope you are smiling today too.  Ava

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