By Nancy Stoops
I grew up in love with the movie The Wizard of Oz. My favorite part of the classic was when Glenda the good witch told Dorothy that she always had the power in her. She also told her that she needed to believe in her power if she was to make her way home.
So let’s assume that Glenda’s theory is correct for all of us. What if I was to tell you I think Glenda was not only right but really on to something? What if you had the power to change yourself and your life? What if you could actually obtain the life you want and deserve? Now please understand Dorothy was able to just click her heels three times and she got her wish; it will be harder than that for you. Your magic will begin with a newly found faith in yourself and in your capabilities, just like Dorothy. I have found dreams come true when people begin to believe in themselves.
Please keep in mind that you are never too old to change and to grow into somebody you will be proud to be. It may take forgiving yourself, letting go of all the reasons to fail and looking very deep within for that courage to change. I personally believe a life of regret is much more frightening. So look deep within and find that inner strength and confidence. Take a look at all you have already survived and stop doubting your abilities, intelligence and tenacity. Each and everyday put one foot in front of another and soon you will be exactly where you want to be. Just for a moment, close your eyes and think about how great that would feel. I believe in you and know you can do it!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909)229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s latest books Midnight the Therapy Dog Live, Heal and Grow at Amazon.com.