Line in the sand“…there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”  ~ Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

Last Friday, May 4th, I attended the Positive Fabulous Women’s Ignite and Connect Conference. It was a wonderful day with inspiring speakers, mini breakout sessions and an opportunity to meet so many incredible women.

A keynote speaker was Rona Maynard who served as Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she attracted a new generation of readers to Canada’s number one magazine for women. She told a brilliant story about planning for a vacation, having everything ready ahead of time including her passport. It was when she checked her passport once again to ensure she was ready to go that her husband announced that perhaps he should check his passport. Upon announcing that he could not find his passport, Rona threw herself down on the floor and had a tantrum that would put a 2 year old to shame. In the midst of her tantrum a little voice inside said, “You have your passport. Your husband’s problem is not your problem!” Yes, off she went to the airport and boarded the plane by herself and enjoyed every moment of peace and quiet.

I know that I can take on not only feeling responsible but making myself responsible for someone else’s problem. How about you? I have two words for myself and you…STOP IT! How much time and energy do you waste that could be spent enjoying yourself and increasing your productivity?

I declare right here and now that the only person I am responsible for – 100% of course, is me!

By the way, Rona said that her husband joined her on vacation a few days later and they had a wonderful time.

Love and Light,
Helen

Affirmation: I am 100% responsible for myself and the choices I make. I choose to focus my energy into thoughts and actions that support me in being constructive, focused and productive. And so it is!

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