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Take It Back!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! Every negative comment I have made about myself, I take it back! All the jokes I make about myself so that others won’t, I take it back. All the times I looked at someone else and put them above me, I take it bad. Every time I dislike someone who reminds me of me, I take it back.

In this journey of loving myself. I have to learn to love every part of me, unconditionally. It’s hard at times. If you have lived a life of putting others above yourself and putting yourself down, it’s hard to say you love yourself and truly mean it. Even saying the word love is kinda iffy. Because I say I love to others and I put them above me. So love only comes when someone needs me. Which is all discombobulated . . . But little by little and Day by Day start taking back those negative things you say to yourself and watch your life get better!!! I take back every negative comments I have said about myself and replace it with I love you more each day.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a magnificent day. I love me more than anything else. It’s okay to be in love with me. This love is not my ego or vanity or pride. It is true and unconditional love for me. I am open and receptive to only good. I live in a safe and secure world. 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. #IBlessMySchoolWithLove #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Am I Making A Difference?

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! In everything I do, I always ask myself; Am I making a difference in someone’s life? Am I making a difference in my life? With teaching, sometimes it’s hard to tell. Even in ministry, it’s hard to tell. You keeping teaching the same thing over and over and the people/ kids keep making the same mistakes. Then one day the child/ person seems to self-correct and make good choices on their own. That’s give you enough to keep striving and teaching.

But I’m not satisfied with those small victories, I want to start seeing greater numbers being affected. I want to reach the world! Start children at an early age learning to choose right. It will carry with them as they get older. I hear stories from parents all over, how Simon the Self Control Seal helped their children make right choices. That has given me the strength to keep striving and pushing!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Awesome day. I choose to feel good about myself. I am creating a wonderful world. People are always helpful. Life is joyful and easy. I am healthy, wealthy, comfortable, whole, and complete and I love myself. 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. #IBlessMySchoolWithLove #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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The Gig is Up! Just Say Thank You!

Good Morning Y’all! There’s a song by the Williams Brothers that says, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.” That’s the way we were taught to think in church. “Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought.” But it doesn’t say put yourself down or be a nobody.But so many people resonate with thinking humility means to put yourself down. When someone sings well and you compliment them, they say “It’s all Him and not me.” I say the gig is up! Just say thank you and go on! It’s good to give thanks unto God but when someone compliments you on what they already know God has given you, it is a slap in the face for you to say “It wasn’t me”. As to say that you don’t know how to use what God has blessed you with. He has to come and take over because you’re not a good steward of your talent. I say, the gig is up! Just say thank you. It’s time to stop putting yourself down and stand in your own power! I will always be SOMEBODY telling everybody about the power within us given by God that can change you and you alone! Change the way you think and believe, you will change your life! Others can only be changed when they change their thinking as well, but that’s not your work. #elevateyourmind

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Join The Dream of Love

Hello most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers!!!! I hope you are enjoying your MLK day!!! I was just thinking about the civil rights movement and all the work Dr. King did. I then realized that everyone is fighting for the right to be loved and to love themselves without having worry about if others approve. I believe the fight was for self approval. To approve of yourself makes it easy to approve of others. Everybody knows that when you hate someone, you are really hating that part of yourself that is just like that person you hate. Loving and approving yourself and all parts of yourself even the parts that  you don’t like will help us love others. Churches and preachers please stop preaching hate and start preaching love and acceptance and self-approval! That’s the dream I feel Dr. King spoke of. We are all created equal and that means we all need to learn to love ourselves and learn to love others even the seemingly unlovable !

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Revisit- Revise- Refresh Your Reasoning!!!!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Reflective World Changers! I normally don’t like to dwell in the past but sometimes I think we should take time to revisit and revise some of our thinking. There are times that in my mind I had it all together, but my life still wasn’t working well. I had to stop and think about the reasons why I made certain decisions and how they affected my life. Sometimes this is necessary to move forward! Revisit- Revise – Refresh-Your Reasoning . 

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am on an joyful journey of self evolution! I love and accept myself just as I am! My life is divinely guided! I move with joy and Ease. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. 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! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove

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On the Brink of a New Mindset

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers!! While was in church yesterday, something kept screaming, “It’s All In the Mind”. I feel like everything that we face is God’s way of trying to get us to change our mindset. The mindset of a victim is very similar to the mindset of a victor. The only difference is the way the see things.For the victor, problems are seen as opportunities. While for the victim, problems are seen as things being “done to me”. I’m going to continue to explore this for the next few weeks. I feel like even the stories where people say God was angry and attacked them, came from the mindset of the victim. We’ll have to explore that together. However, let’s start today knowing that we win! We were born to win!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am a Winner! I am Free! I am the Head! I am Above! I am the Lender! I am Victorious! Life brings me Joy! I love and approve of myself! 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! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove



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Just Saying. . .

If you pray to God for an answer and the answer given is not based in love, you probably need to go  back pray again. God can’t step outside of love. God is love. Causing hurt to others is not love. People talk about blessings and curses coming out of the same mouth but the cuss words we use now weren’t even in existence when the bible was written. They didn’t even speak English. To me this scripture refers to love and hate coming out our mouths. The bible also talks about being lukewarm . It says the God would rather us be Hot or Cold. So I’m gongho for LOVE! Lord let me an instrument of your LOVE!

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These are some the truest word ever penned!

Jordan McQueenRemember when just meeting up with your friends was enough? When we didn’t obsess over digital proof of a friendship and having a good time. Remember when silence was enough? When we didn’t have to fill that void of nothing with blinking notifications because the silence was too loud. Remember when a conversation was enough? When we didn’t…

via Remember When People Were Enough — Thought Catalog

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I have to pull over. I was driving and I started thinking of all the things that seem to be going wrong. I know that I can create the environment I want by thinking thoughts of joy and love and peace  by thinking thoughts of joy and love and peace. However an overwhelming sadness and feeling of depression came over me. Reminding me that this is the way things are for you Kyri. Get over it. You will always give and give and give yourself til you’ve given out and nothing will come back to you. You will always be one paycheck away from being homeless. You will always separated from who you truly are. You never develop the type of deep friendships and relationships you desire. Your bank account will always be in the negative. This is your life. . . Things will not workout for you no matter how close you get.

I wish I could say I closed my eyes and came with an affirmation that made me feel better but I can’t. That’s why I had too pull over. My wouldn’t let me. It kept saying Kyri your life hasn’t changed a bit you are still right where you don’t want to be. You’re making a little more money your mindset is still the same. You are still scared and timid. You are still taking the safe way out, too scared to take a chance, still going with the path of lease resistance, still starting things and never finishing. I was having trouble seeing as I felt chest pains. So had to pull over.

Lesson: All the affirmations in the world won’t help if you are not going within your mind to learn from  your thoughts.

Instead of fighting these thoughts, I decided to go on and have them. It’s an ugly, unhappy place to be but I feel like I needed this today. The bible says think soberly, so I realize that I am not where I thought I was. However, I do see the growth because before I would’ve shut down laid over bed and cried and cried. But I don’t like crying. I feel like exploring deeper into my thoughts and why in the last 16 years of my life, I have repeated the 2001 over and over and over again? What can do to break the cycle? I moved to  Louisville but it seems I’m still in the cycle the track just got bigger. I have a lot of work to do.  Changing your thoughts is not easy but today I’m up for the challenge!


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Myself in the Middle?

I’m sitting here thinking about my life. People always say do what makes you happy. Think happy and joyful thoughts. But my mind seems to always be in that middle ooggy place. I’m never really happy, I’m never really sad, I’m never really angry. So I wonder, how can I go to a happy place. I have spent my life making sure people like me, making sure I didn’t offend anyone, being diplomatic, trying to make everyone in the group feel like they are apart, being humble and not thinking to highly of myself. The church, my grandmother, my aunts, my mother, my teachers all said to me, “Don’t get too high, cause when you fall you gotta see all the ones you passed on your way back down.” So my whole life has been spent being nice and humble and trying not to go too high in life. Then many of those same people said, “Save for a rainy day. Everyday won’t be on flowery beds of ease.” Meaning “the money will always run out.” See many of these saying seem to resonate with most of us as the way to live! I must say, it has created a pretty good life for me! I always seem to save money. But the money always seems to run out and I have to use my savings. I have always had my savings to fall back on. But most of my money always goes to doing for others and not myself. This has made me very popular with people! But it has destroyed my sense of who I truly am.

How can I know who I truly am, when I have spent my whole life suppressing my true feelings in order to be liked by people. This is why It’s hard for me to say, I love and accept myself just as I am. I don’t really know who I am! Because things I don’t want to do, I do for the sake of others.  Things I really want to say, I don’t say for the sake of others. My whole life, I have just been mediocre. I am going through my life, just looking at the way I have done things. Many times in high school and in college, I know the topic of discussion very well but I don’t say anything because I don’t want people to think I’m trying to be “all that”. Then I have developed the habit of acting like I can’t do something, so people will think I’m helpless and do things for me because people won’t help you if you act confident. I know I can teach and I’m very good at it. I know I can help teach other teachers how to teach and it would make their classroom a well oiled machine, but I sit back and don’t say anything because I don’t want other teachers to think I’m trying to be high and mighty. Rather than shine, just be mediocre and people will like you!

People will like you but you will never seem to build a strong friendship or relationship. I have a bunch of people that I know and that know me but not anyone that I can truly open up about who I am. Will they be my friend if they knew what I truly think? Will I be my friend if I knew what I truly think? I always think that people only want to be my friend or love me if they need me. No one would want to be my friend if they don’t need something from me. So my whole life I have surrounded myself with people that need me and that allow me to control them. That’s how I have developed relationships so that when they don’t me any more, they leave. Now there are a few people who have stayed with me through all of this, but in my mind I always feel like their going to leave at any time now. My College Choir Director once said, “Don’t get too close to anyone, so when they cut; they won’t cut deep.” I already had that way of thinking so when she said that, I took it to heart and made a lifestyle of it. Now trying to attract a mate seems to be harder than ever. Everybody that I attract always needs me to do something for them.

So saying all of this to say. I do love and accept myself as I am right here and now. I love and approve of mediocre, lonely, humble, hiding, but nice and sweet Kyri. However, I’m taking my power today! The power is always in the present moment! So right now, I choose to love myself and move myself to confident, worthy, loving, open and out front Kyri! I am GOOD ENOUGH! The real me is on it’s way out! I LOVE ALL OF ME!