Monday, June 22, 2009

It's Summer Time

The sun is finally out and shinning with no rain clouds in sight. I love, love, LOVE summer!! Sarah and I have not been able to sing together since I sound "off" when I'm pregnant. I hope this baby comes soon so we can get some good summer practices in. My fingers are so swollen and huge that I can't play the piano either. Oh well, there is a season for everything right? My season right now is to be miserably pregnant :). I have always loved being pregnant but I think this is Heavenly Father's way of letting us know that this sweet baby is my last and since she was a surprise (I'd already decided not to have anymore because of how hard it is on my body and how many miscarriages I've had) I think I'm being told it's okay to have this sweet baby girl but let's not tempt fate any more. I am 32 weeks and 2 days today and I'm hoping I don't have to go much further. I have tried about everything I know to get this baby here. After 12 weeks of constant contractions and swelling my nerves are a little shot. I'm grateful for my AMAZING husband and my SWEET kids who are enduring well with me and hopefully soon little Ashleigh Kae with be here with us.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sshh!! It's a secret!

About 18 months ago I had a client in my chair who was telling me about a book that was featured on Oprah. The book's title is "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. She had amazing stories about what "The Secret" had done for people's lives. My client then continued to tell me how "The Secret" had impacted her life and her sister's lives and all their family members lives. She said it is hard to explain but you just need to read the book. So being a little skeptical but having a nagging feeling that I should read it I asked my Dad about the book. My Dad is an avid reader and reads a lot of books. Ironically he had just barely bought the book that day and had started reading it. So I went out and bought it too. Since then I have read the book several times and even have little quotes from the book as reminders laying around my house in certain spots that only I will see them everyday and a few that everyone can see.

I am pregnant with baby #5 (this will make 4 living and 1 deceased) and my body is having a hard time. So lately I have forgotten to use the secret, BUT, I have seen the power of "The Secret" work in my life amazingly since the day I started reading the book. We bought our first home, we've bought Jess a Jeep (again) and it was everything he wanted (except it wasn't the 4 door; that's coming later), we were able to get pregnant and stay pregnant with this last baby and it's a girl, Jess got an amazing and very rare bonus check right at Christmas time from work, we have put our backyard in and have it the way we want it, all the walls in our house are painted the colors we want; just to name a few. There are many things little and big that happen on a daily basis that we know come from using "The Secret". If you haven't read it I highly recommend it and another book called "The Key To Living The Law Of Attraction" by Jack Canfield.

So I am getting back into the "frame of mind" that I need to be in to make my life the way I want it to be. I want it to be happy and peaceful. I think that being positive and setting goals and having dreams is important in life. This morning as I was flipping through the book I came across a section that really made me stop and think. It said" If you are complaining, the law of attraction will powerfully bring into your life more situations for you to complain about. If you are listening to someone else complain and focusing on that, sympathizing with them, agreeing with them; in that moment you are attracting more complaining situations to yourself." I thought 'how often do we complain?' Seriously on a daily basis how often do we complain about anything and everything? I know the world we live in is a very negative world and focuses on complaining but I have decided that I don't want that in my life. I want to be Happy NOW and always. We have to find ways to be happy and feel good Now no matter what our current situation. (Trust me... I've been contracting for 11 weeks now... I know how hard somedays it can be to not be cranky and just be happy). Once we feel good even though we may not having everything we want it will come. In the book it says "Make a decision that you are going to do everything you can to be as happy as you can in every moment. You will be amazed at how the Universe will flood so many things into your life that will continue to make you happy..." Some of you may be wondering about negative thoughts and feelings one more quote from the book I read this morning is "You do not have to erase negative thoughts you have had. All you have to do is feel good and think good thoughts NOW, and you will shift yourself to a completely different frequency where no negativity exists. No matter what you have thought in the past, whether 10 years ago or 1 minute ago, Now is where all your power is. Right now you can use your power to shift yourself. When you know this, you can move through your life without fear or regrets, because you can always think good thoughts NOW!"

So with that... I am going to do as Peter Pan and Tinker Bell say: Think Happy Thoughts!! I think Walt Disney must have known the secret inside and out :). I want to be Happy and have a happy life so today I am wiping the slate clean and starting fresh with happy, positive thoughts and feelings. And I think I'll keep a running post of the amazing things that happen in my life so my children will know to be happy and positive know that all good things will be waiting for them too and that they can do it too. I may not change the world, but my world will change for me and my sweet little family.