How to Thrive 101 is a great program because it is all about helping you, me reach our full potential and giving ourselves permission to say No I’m not okay…...
How to Thrive 101 is a great program because it is all about helping you, me reach our full potential and giving ourselves permission to say No I’m not okay… but the good thing about this program it has opened my eyes, my heart to see me.
Im a single grandmother raising 7 grandchildren. So my world is centred around them and there is so much to do. As their primary carer, my needs are non existent and irrelevant because all my focus is on them. They are all ready disadvantage because their parents are not around and they have been through alot… Im there provider, their security guard, their maid, cook, cleaner, mum, father, nurse, team mate, nan, carer. I’m meeting all their physical, and emotional needs so
they don’t have to worry for anything. I will move heaven and earth to protect and keep them from harm. .
How To Thrive 101 help me to see me and to do me. I have compassion for others but had non for me. I hid behind a wall of lies because as carers we are resilient, we are strong, we are long suffering, perseverance and patience… we have all the characteristics to show others but inwardly and silently I was dying. Marie asked me a question what makes you happy? With no other person involved and that was the key that started turning the lock to looking at me…
The week following was Optimism and my eyes were opened… I saw me under all that rubbish I told myself. Not worthy, you need to be strong, they are more important, I’m okay, no worries etc… all lies
Do this program, it has changed my life for the better. When I started I was a negative 4, but now I am a positive 8. I love me and I’m going to care for me and give myself time to enjoy life for me. It’s strange but amazing!
Happiness is an emotion that gives you that lift… but once expressed, felt, given, received it can go just as quickly… but knowing how to Thrive in your emotional lulls as well as the ups and downs is the key to a full and thriving life style.
Im talking about myself… for me acknowledging my weaknesses to myself and then to others was so hard. Even to give myself permission to love on myself… The guilt, the shame I told myself had me always loving on others to make them happy, which in turn made me happy.
Happiness is the outward feeling I express but the joy I have now comes from within and this is where my thriving in all kinds of adversities, feelings, emotions, dreams and desire happen.
Thriving is a life long challenge which will be a part of my everyday imprint. I’m okay with with It’s okay to say I’m not okay… it’s okay to say I can’t fix it, but we can try something else… it’s okay but that is not possible it is out of my control…
Thriving to me at this stage is to enjoy the new found me. I will fill the inside of me with joy and from the joy from within will flow rivers of happiness to those around me and it will be genuine, honest and liberating.
This has liberated me👏👏👏👏😄😄😄😄