Saturday, July 17, 2010

I think I can, I think I can...

I don't like how this helpless feeling is hanging over me most of the day. I also think that my brain is exhausted with all the job hunting strategies circling my mind day and night. Time for me to do some positive self mantras. Are you with me?

I'm going to start with I can....and then fill in one word. So as my meatballs are playing around in the pot, I'll sit here for a minute and try to pump myself up with positivity.

I can smile.

I can breathe.

I can feel.

I can laugh.

I can create.

I can joke.

I can dance.

I can sympathize.

I can listen.

I can pray.

I can stretch.

I can hug.

I can Can-Can. Now picture me in a Toulouse Latrec poster kicking up my skirt!! That's a workout. Forget about step aerobics after doing that dance :)

You know, I think that worked. I feel more like me again. Now I see why the self-help section of the book store is always crowded. We all need a little pick me up once in a while.

Uh oh! My 7 year old is salivating for meatballs. I better run. Bye guys!

28 comments:

Mari said...

I think I can...
That's a lot of I cans. I like it!

Sue said...

great mantra. need to start using that myself. Glad it worked for you.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good thing this positivity, Loved the post.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Yvonne,

Raj said...

Good one Kelly - you certainly CAN & will. Saw a poster sometime back - life comes in Cans, not can-nots !

Jen said...

I feel the same exact way! thanks for the positive message, needed this one today!

蔡舜娟蔡舜娟 said...

臨淵羨魚,不如退而結網。............................................................

Caroline said...

Yes you CAN!!! Take a step back and just breathe. All will work out... xoxo

Joanne said...

It's amazing how we can control how we feel so often, just by spinning a different perspective on things around us. I like this Can Plan :)

Janie B said...

Good for you! Keep up the "canning."

He & Me + 3 said...

Well I should try this post too sometime. Everyone needs a pick me up now and then. Glad you feel better.
Have a great weekend!

Vicky said...

I get overwhelmed with full time kid duty and constant activities in the summer... add in a job search and I am sure you are in need of a pep talk... thanks for taking me along... yes, we can :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love, love this post...Happy Sunday

Its a very rainy day here so blog hopping has been the perfect activity. I have a great giveaway that I am drawing for tomorrow night

Teresa

Michelle said...

I love it! And there is so much more that you *can* do - you can be a great mom and you can be a great friend and you can make me smile. Great post. And now *I* want meatballs ;)

LyN said...

i like the part where "i can dance"! :P

Valerie said...

I knew you could....
this is a great idea, I must pass it on to others who think they can't.... me included.
Thank you so much for your kind words about my little stories. I really appreciate them and guess what... they make me feel that I CAN.

http://tinyurl.com/35obqe5

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Great mantra, Kelly! Love your "I can"...you're so inspiring!
B xx

Creativity!! said...

Excellent Good Motivating, Inspiring Post Dear :) :) Wish You All The Very Best Success :) :)

T Rex Mom said...

I know you can!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

You can write beautifully.
You can enchant others.
You can offer a great friendship.
You can leave nice comments. ;-)
You can dream (mostly about Hugh Jackman) ;-)
You can achieve what you seek - so don't give up or lose hope for too long.

Hugs and best wishes!
Mandy

Analisa said...

You can make me smile! You can make me appreciate art more with the beautiful pics you share.
You can share a common thread. I too cooked meatballs on Saturday. A new thing and my son loves them. :)

Fresh Mommy said...

Oh bless you, sweetheart. I think this mantra is wonderful though and I'm joining in right along with you!! I'm glad you're feeling better.. keep it up!!

:)
~Tabitha

Jenners said...

Oh you can do so much more!!
I'm glad you were able to lift yourself up a little bit. Sometimes it helps to remind yourself that you are so much more than the negative or worrisome stuff in your life.

Hugs to you!

Becca said...

You can do so much more than what you listed missy! I am glad that the little mantra helped pick you up some though! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Angela said...

Yes.you.can.

And even more than you probably could ever imaginge. I'm sorry that it had been a rough week for you, but know that there are many who are here to cheer you on through the finish line. I'm sending BIG (((HUGS))) your way, and hoping that this week brings you lots and lots of sunshine. :)

Gerri said...

Haha! I was going to the say the same thing. YES YOU CAN!!!
Take care of yourself. :)

Dan said...

We all need a dose of positivity in our daily lives. And we'll need it even more as all the negative election ads start invading our lives. {*grin*}

bel said...

Yes you can! Good thing my 4 year-old doesn't believe she can read. I'd have to make meatballs if she was looking over my shoulder.

Susan Fobes said...

Kelly, you can and do always make me feel better, so do so for yourself, okay? Smile...