Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

Independence. I'm Grateful to learn that I don't need to be dependent on others. Through this creation of my new studio and business I have continually felt I need someone to help me. I'm learning I don't. I have been managing to do everything on my own. I have asked for input from others, but the work has been done by me alone.

My Higher Power. This week has been one of those weeks that I have been Grateful to have a HP to turn to. Not so much to pray to in a time of need, because I pray everyday. It has more to do with I have comfort in knowing that I am where I am suppose to be and my God, Universe, whatever that is that is connected to me is supporting me in ways I don't understand. I know it will work out in the end. Having faith in my HP so that I know I don't have to have control. I just have to have faith it's all going to be okay. There are times I don't believe or trust and that's when I have let go.

Networking. I'm not the greatest at it, but I'm working at it. I'm the king of isolating. I'm learning not to do that. I'm learning to reach out and communicate. I'm reaching out to other photographers I don't know and asking them to lunch and by golly, they are going. (Maybe because I'm buying! :) ) I'm learning about their business and listening to what they have to offer. I would never have done that in the middle of my addiction. I still have a lot of growing to do, but I can already see how far I have come.

Letting go of Judgement. I am Grateful to see that I don't need to be so judgemental. I don't like it when I do it. I have learned in my life that the people I would judge and think I don't I like them, I end up really valuing their relationships with me. It's the people that I like right away that I end up finding things in the friendship that actually make me isolate from them. I practice everyday not to judge anyone even when I hear judgement come out of others mouths about that person. I have to admit, that makes me judge the judger as well. It's like a double edge sword. I'm Grateful to be aware not to judge.


  1. I always get those three fingers pointing back at me when I'm all that! I'm glad I have learned to back off and turn the focus on me. It was a tough lesson that took me awhile to learn.


  2. I feel the same way about my Higher Power. For me, knowing that everything will be OK makes even the toughest day a lot easier to take. Have a good one!

  3. I like the non judging stuff. I certainly understand that. I have also tended to isolate and am an introvert. But I enjoy people and like to talk to them. I suppose that is paradoxical.