I am in a second career in life. I prayed to GOD for a job to help others that no one else wanted--I now work with individuals who have a severe and chronic mental illness and a substance abuse issue recent past or present. I truly feel anyone can get their life back. NO EXCEPTIONS---YOU ARE WORTH IT.
"Julie Andrews sang it, we hummed it for weeks afterward, now, to do it again like Julie, HMMMMM, “These are a few of my favorite things.”When was the last time we remembered them?"Jeff JohnsonMay 2008
Julie Andrews sang the lyrics, “When the dog bites, when the bee stings,” etc.She had a remedy to think or do some of her favorite things to overcome the stress.This was her ‘go to’ plan to bring her back to—well what Julie did best—sing.
When we have problems, stressors, and just an irritation, what is our ‘go to’ plan?Many times the reaction without a plan leads to more problems.Making a list of things that have worked for us in the past can help bring us out of that ‘slump.’Thinking of those things that make us happy can also influence our mood in a positive manner.
Today, I think of sunshine on my day off, Vanilla Ice Milk with fresh strawberries on top, peanuts at the BallPark, and time in the water.These are a few of my favorite things—see—I am smiling already.YOU ARE A FORWARD STEPPER smiling with me.
Make your list today—think on it as much as possible.Enjoy!