Do you remember as a kid when your mom or dad would tell you a bedtime story? I LOVED being read to as a kid, and still to this day, I LOVE children’s books, especially the ones that are beautifully illustrated. Do you have favorite childhood stories? How about the current stories you are reading? What about the current stories you are telling yourself? Each of us has our own personal story we tell ourselves day in and day out. What kind of story are you telling yourself? Is your story a romance novel of being in LOVE with the perfect person for you? Is it an instructional manual on how to live your best life? Is it a fantasy about how amazing your life is? Or, are you telling a story of struggles and hardship? Whatever the story is you are telling, I encourage you to remember that YOU are the author of your life and can begin to change the plot at any time. You can choose to turn the page and move on to a new chapter when your current story no longer serves you.
Moving forward, I invite you to write your bedtime story by:
Writing down a list of everything you LOVE about your current life, from the smallest to the biggest example. This allows you to start focusing on what you DO want in your story rather than what you don’t want.
Seeing yourself in the starring role of the life you desire to live. Who do YOU want to be in life? Who do you want in your life as the supporting characters in your story?
Allowing yourself permission to dream bigger and rewrite your story when you decide the current plot no longer serves you.
Mostly, I invite you to begin to tell yourself the greatest bedtime story of your life. Read from the new script you carry in your mind of your grandest life wishes and feel they become real. Smell the scents of the beauty of your life. Taste the deliciousness of your story. And before you close your eyes to carry this story into your dreams – end your story with… and I lived happily ever after. Until next week, Sweet dreams!
I am the author of my life, and I create from a space of LOVE.
Words to LOVE by:
“If you are going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.” – Joseph Campbell
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
“We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.” ~ Mary McCarthy “True LOVE stories never have endings.” ~ Richard Bach
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