Everyday Provides a Chance for a New Start

Nancy Stoops and Midnight

Nancy Stoops and Midnight

By Nancy Stoops

We all make mistakes and encounter every day challenges we think we will never overcome.  We beat ourselves up and convince ourselves that things will never get better.  I think we get caught up in these lies that seem to hold us hostage.  We seem to be much better at forgiving others verses forgiving ourselves.  I believe with each new day we have an opportunity to start over.  We have an opportunity to starting journeying down a different road.  Close your eyes for a minute and picture yourself travelling down this new road and seeing the unlimited possibilities it holds.  Now that you see your new plan for your life open your eyes and start putting it in motion.

Change doesn’t come easily so you will have to all learn to be patient with yourselves.  You will have to learn to really appreciate all of your baby steps.  Remember it’s those baby steps that will eventually take you to where you want to be.  Learn to reward yourself with each step you take in the right direction down that new road.  I believe positive affirmations can take us far and are very important to help change permanently occur.  Take out a piece of paper and write some down so when you make some progress down that road you will have them to look at.

Today can be the magical start that you have been wishing for.  I believe in all of you and know you can make the changes necessary for you to become somebody you are proud of.  You must start by getting rid of all of those excuses and loving and forgiving yourself enough to make the change.  I have faith in all of you now it’s time for all of you to start having faith in yourselves!!!!!

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)2290727.  You may e-mail Nancy at nancyjstoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.