Day 141: The Mantras/Slogans/Affirmations/Bumper Stickers of Our Lives. What Are Your Most Important Ones? My First and Foremost Mantra Is: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!”

Two weeks ago in meditation, I began to see a path with large stone markers on each side of the path engraved with slogans that have lead me and guided me toward living well and long.  I don’t see the end of this path. Obviously it is long. And I’ve been attempting to remember all of these slogans/mantras/affirmations that have guided me toward joy, health, vitality, and a meaningful fulfilling life. I’ve begun classifying the slogans by decades.  It is a work in process. 

What are the affirmations/slogans that are and have been guiding you?  I’d love for you to share them!

Bonnie, played by Allison Janney on the TV series of MOM, often talks about “bumper stickers” coming from her AA sponsor, Marjorie. And it is so true Mimi Kennedy in her role as Marjorie drops AA slogans in every show for encouragement to the recovering alcoholics/addicts in her circle of friends.

I rather like that phrase of “bumper stickers” although for the last 40 years I’ve called these words of encouragement–affirmations.

Four important male friends in my life have claimed that I am one of the most resilient strong women they have known.  I certainly don’t feel that way and yet I know I have handled many challenges.  My ability to face and handle challenges I believe is largely due to “The Little Engine that Could” that my mother must have read to me more than a 300 times. I knew the book by memory at age 3 and that engine kept repeating “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!”

Recently I’ve become conscious that several times a week, I tell myself, “Go on, Ruthann, you can do this!”

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