Life is as tough as you make it and boy had we made a mess! Choosing our reaction to our tough life is a choice. For years I had read books about changing your mindset and changing your life. It wasn’t until I was in my darkest days that it all clicked. I began each day saying my mantra over and over again:
I would like to believe that I can make a million dollars.
I am open to imagining that I can make a million dollars.
I trust that I can make a million dollars.
I can make a million dollars.
I am making a million dollars.
Those five lines kept me going. I chose to react to my tough life differently. I didn’t even believe it could happen (at first) that we could have more than $50 a week for food or that we could see light at the end of our dark tunnel but I said my mantra. Over and Over again I said it until I began to believe it. Then one day I did believe it. That is the day Paul came home with a raise. It was small but it was enough, and it was a start.