My bird of Hope

I’m choosing hope every day.  If my mind goes negative, “What if he dies?” I force myself, “Think positive,” Today he’s alive, Thank you.”

I sit on my porch glider first thing. Over coffee with my gratitude list, I speak affirmations to my backyard, the trees my audience. Today Pip, the cardinal, showed up. My bird of hope.

Choosing gratitude has completely changed my outlook on life. You cannot focus on the negative and bring good to yourself. If you hate someone or something, you are only bringing more hate into your world. If you speak negatively or poorly of someone, you are not harming them, but you. Choose to switch. Make a conscious choice. Think of something good about that person or circumstance. Let go of resentment, realizing it’s only ungratefulness. Instead choose gratitude for what you have been given. There is so much to be grateful for. Really. Think about it! Feel it. Close your eyes and feel grateful for something until you have emotion. This is the way to true happiness. #truth

I get to be the one he calls mom. The one who shares his pain, birthed his body, loves his soul. The one who hurts more that he when he hurts. I get to be that one. Feeling, when i wish I didn’t.  I get to write a book about something I’m extremely passionate about. Him. I get to do all that. Wow, I am so lucky.



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Shelley Steinley

My mission is to give love, hope and beauty to the world in my art and writing. I believe that anyone can achieve their dreams and that all things are possible. I create art to inspire and write books to build confidence and hope. Creating laughter, fun and happiness on a level higher than most people thought possible, I want others to experience true joy in living.

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