I have rarely been a quitter, even when I was in my darkest hour. It got really dark, then, suddenly I found myself in a safe haven for two months. During that time, the only job I had was to learn, reflect, follow directions and grow as a person. How many people get an opportunity like that? How many of those, appreciate it?
From the very first day I realized I was blessed beyond measure, to have yet another chance at a good life and a bright future. The key was to ask for help, throw up my hands to the heavens and have faith.
At the end of my time there, I came out pretty much free of my stuffed anger. As it turns out, the things I was angry about, came about because of the anger. It was a vicious cycle. Almost immediately upon returning home everything changed, because I changed.
For the first time in my life I know who I AM and what I want out of life. I also know that circumstances aren't the reason for failing. It is me. Only my attitude was holding me back. When Moses stood at the burning bush and asked God, when I go to Pharaoh whom should I say sent me? God said: Tell him "I AM" sent you.
I AM, is a name of God. Whenever you say I am _____, you are invoking God, who is the creator, to answer. Therefore it is life changing when you say I am, to bless yourself. Do not curse yourself. For as a man thinketh, so is he.
Today I can ask, believe, have faith and get on with my day. Of course it is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, but it's worth the effort. Being mindful of my thoughts, allows me to think on purpose. Thinking and speaking on purpose will change your life. It is up to us to determine whether for the good, or for the bad.