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Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I know many people get depressed during the holidays because they have fallen out with their family. I’m sure there are other reasons but for many the loneliness of not being around family and friends is a big one.
In this time and space I want to say to those people what I said to myself years ago! RELEASE THE PEEVES AND DROP THE EXPECTATIONS!
This has helped me so much because I no longer try to control others with “Pet Peeves” and expectations. I love my family and friends for who they are. The only person I can control is me. I freed myself from watching others and trying to make others adjust themselves to me. I make the adjustment by understanding that everyone is doing the best they can with what they know and have at that moment. Others do what they do for their reason. I can only see with compassion and understanding. And as soon as I can’t see things this way; I will either go to a quiet room and do a quick meditation or go for a drive “to get something from the store”.
Either way let’s control our own thoughts and emotions and learn to see with compassion and understanding! In this, you will sometimes feel sorry for that person who is saying hateful things to you because you know that they feel horrible inside. That’s why they try to pass it on to others. Don’t let them…. You just walk in compassion and understanding! Do the best with what you have!
Holiday Affirmations: Everyday is a day of thanksgiving! I love myself. I love my family! I am loving and lovable! I release the need to control others and choose to see with compassion and understanding. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY MIND. ALL IS WELL IN MY LIFE. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE,
As I get older I realize that every organization I’ve worked with (post high school… LOL 😂) whether it’s church, school, any other job; I can change the climate and culture! ( not single handed but with the help of others) Music carries a certain vibration that other disciplines don’t have. Almost every song I select has the ability to change hearts and minds. I think of Joe Clark. There is a reason he wanted every student at Eastside High to learn, know, and be able to sing the school song. You develop a sense of pride in yourself and in your school. When you have that pride… there some things that you just won’t do or allow. I have been using this same therory in every organization. At Alta Vista- We sang … “We Eagles 🦅 will go soaring higher up into the sky of life!” At Henryville Middle- we had our own class reading…. “I am Great and there is greatness in me” At Audubon my 2nd graders said every morning….. “I am the best so I will act like the best!” At Jacob …. We sing the Jacob Way and say, “I am the best so I will act like the best”…… you could almost instantly feel the difference in the climate. I won’t even talk about the churches that I have worked with. By the time I leave my choirs, I have believing that they are the top choir on this side of heaven! I tell pastors when I interview…. I probably won’t be able to grow your church, but I can change the climate and culture of the congregation so that they are ready and prepared for growth! That’s what I do! #theclimatechanger
Hello Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was just sitting here thinking about the lessons I learned through the pandemic. I have learned that I really don’t have to be in the limelight. I’ve worked my entire life to have some type of notoriety and fortune. I’ve always wanted to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Now that I’ve had time to sit and reassess my life, I really enjoy staying in the background. I am most at peace when I’m sitting at home in the comfort of my home making changes that have the potential to help many people. While we’ve been stuck at home, I’ve written new books to help teachers create better classroom environments for their students. I’ve come up with several programs and projects the a variety of schools are willing to try. This makes me happy! So from here on out, I will sit back behind the curtain and help to make big changes! I now have the Wizard of Oz complex!
Daily Affirmations: Today is an amazing your day. I feel good about my life. I am content with where I am. My small changes have the potential to positively affect others greatly. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! Today I was thinking about the many hours, days, months, and years that I’ve wasted begging my family, friends, and co-workers to buy my books, review my books, or subscribe to my YouTube channel. Then they don’t do it, and I end up being hurt and angry. Even though as soon as I hear one of my family members or friends starting a business, even if I don’t need it, I go out a purchase or subscribe. So I felt like everybody else should do the same. A voice came to me and said, “ Kyri just stop!” Stop calling on your friends and family to be your customers. Try developing a relationship with your customers which is separate from the relationship with your friends, family, and co-workers.
All I do now, is just pray that my books, music, and YouTube channel make it into the hands of people the need them and can use them. Doing this released a lot of pressure from me and my close relationships. Hopefully this helps somebody else. Just do what you do and it will make it’s way to the right people!
Daily Affirmations: Today is a magnificent day. I choose to feel good about myself. I rest in the joy of knowing things will work out just as the should. My creations will find their way into the hands of those who need them. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
I’m just sitting here thinking about how my life has been. I’ve accomplished a lot of things. I’m proud of myself. However the thing I haven’t accomplished is being comfortable with who I am. This has been a true struggle. Realizing who I am and being comfortable being who I am in public and in private. As I sit and think, I start to realize that some of my actions are not my own. They stem from the way I think others want me to behave, the way I saw others do things when I was younger, the way my family believes things should be done. Once I relax in who I truly am and clear out all the other stuff, I can enjoy being me. I can love being me. “ An old white woman, trapped in a black man body…. that is gay but not that gay” LOL 😂 I love who I am! If I make you feel uncomfortable…… just relax in being you!
Other people can’t change who you are because you are you!
Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful Day. I truly love who I am. I’m in love with me. I am who I am, and who I am, I love. My life is fabulously blessed. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I remember a song we used to sing at church when I was little. It said, “ If I take just one step, then God will do the rest.” As a child, I truly believed that God actually comes to get involved in our daily lives. As I grew up and had many prayers unanswered, I started learning the laws of God and the universe. So it is a little true that God will do the rest. It’s the laws that God set in place in the universe that does the rest. The law of attraction says if you take a step there mentally, it will come to you. Take step toward joy and believe that you have joy; and it comes to you. If you’ve been there in your mind, you’re a step closer. Although it seems easy, it is not. Sometimes you go 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. It’s easy to settle into the fantasy of God that we learned when we were children; thinking that we can sit back and watch God do everything. It’s so freeing to realize that we can take action mentally, which will bring us steps closer. Every little step we take, gets us closer to our dreams!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I am taking steps closer to my dreams. I am growing and learning every day. I love myself. I love my life. Great things are flowing my way. I am one with God and God is everything. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking about all the things we go through in life. And the voice in my head said, “ Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it.” We learn from the process of taking the test, and when we face the next test; we can use the same process. The problem comes ( well at least for me) when we pass one test and say “whew! I won’t have to worry about that anymore!” Then another test like that test comes and we freak out and for the process we used to pass the first test. So starting today, I will be grateful for my test. Every test helps me sharpen the process of test taking so the next time something doesn’t go right in my life I can say…. Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I choose to move forward in joy! I love my life. My life is fabulous. I love and approve of myself. Every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am healthy, wealthy, whole , and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking of the time and money I have spent on making my dreams come true. Publishing, Marketing, Social Media Post, and other connections. I have spent years paying for my dreams. Sacrificing vacations, friendships, relationships, and other social interaction for the purposes of one day reaching my goals. I woke up this morning feeling like I have been so focused on dreams that I have not lived. I have not experienced the heart breaking of a relationship falling apart because I always distance myself. I have not experienced the joys of being excited because I accomplished something because I keep moving to the next thing. I don’t know the joys of sharing my life with another person because every connection is a stepping stone towards my dreams. My dreams have made me tired 😴….. it’s time to live. What if I am just meant to be a teacher and nothing more? What if I’m not the next Mr Rogers or Bill Cosby? What if I don’t reach any other goals than the ones I already reached? What if only the people I’m connected with are the only people I’m meant to connect with? I say…. Live anyway! Stop worrying about what might be or could be or could’ve been and just LIVE!
LOVE YOURSELF AND LIVE!
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I am learning to be content with whatever is going on in my life. There is no need of asking why things are happening I just kind of accept them and move on. I don’t know for sure that everything happens for a reason, that’s what people say all the time. However, I will say that there is a lesson in everything that happens. So the best thing we can do is just try to learn the lesson. So I ask what is the experience is you were going through today trying to teach you? That’s what I ask myself all the time, Kyri what is this trying to teach you?
Daily Affirmations: today is a great day. I love myself. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am glad to be alive. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove