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Indulge | Naming and Claiming Our Royalty

by Cindy Ratzlaff

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately. I’m in the business of helping people create their brands; which really means I’m in the dream business. I help people take their dreams and turn them into realities, whether that dream is becoming a bestselling author or increasing the number of people who buy their product.

At some time during every project, clients often feel as though their dream is so far out of their reach as to be hopeless, and it’s my job to help keep them and their expectations on track so that success is possible. I’ve come to realize that this feeling of hopelessness is a universal human feeling and that most people experience it at some point; even me.

What do I do when I feel hopeless or sad? I indulge in list-making. I make lists of what needs to be done, what has already been done and look for the positive message.

There are times in all of our lives when things aren’t going the way we wish they would; when everything seems harder than it needs to be. That’s the idea time to indulge in list making. Today I woke up feeling that my house was messy, my furniture old, my workload too much, my weight too high, my wrinkles too deep and my bank account too small (just to name a few).

So I’m following my own advice and making a list today of all the wonderful things I can see about myself right now. I invite you to indulge in making your own list and sharing it with the group. Seeing the positive things in each other will encourage all of us. Sometimes our lists will simply make us smile and that’s a good thing.

Cindy’s List

  • Kittens think my ample tummy and chubby arms are the perfect place to sleep
  • I learn new things every day
  • I have a curious mind
  • I enjoy people and love meeting new people
  • I have all my teeth
  • I laugh easily and am funny
  • I am generous
  • I love sharing what I know with others
  • I really like my hair
  • I’m honest at all times

See, I already feel better about my shabby furniture.  It would make me so happy to see your lists.  Thank you Queens.  Indulge me.

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5 Responses to “Indulge | Naming and Claiming Our Royalty”

  1. Carol says:

    I am a good single mom.
    I am caring & non judgmental of all types of people.
    I have a great relationship with my teenage daughter which in the teenage years doesn’t always happen.
    I am willing to listen if a friend calls me up in the middle of the night upset.
    I do what I can to help some of my elderly neighbors.

  2. Kate says:

    1) I always let the laugh bubble up – especially when it’s not the right time
    2) When the going gets tough – I pull out my “surf board” and ride the waves
    3) My middle-aged rounding belly keeps my oversized boobs in proportion (now to keep them from forming one huge ball…..)
    4) My goals are always changing *see #3*
    5) My feisty personality is only keeping up with the color of my hair (L’oreal Red)
    6) My teenaged children ALWAYS know what’s best for the world so I don’t have to work so hard.
    7) When things look out of whack, it’s just a little reminder that I simply MUST see beauty – now! ….aaaaahhhhhhh…….

  3. Colleen says:

    I am a supportive friend
    I love to laugh
    I have lovely hair and skin
    I sing and dance most days
    My kittens love me
    I get lots of hugs
    My life is good
    Thanks for this opportunity Queen Cindy!

  4. cindy says:

    You made us smile from ear to ear Queen Kate.

  5. Bizzy says:

    I have a list like this posted on my refrigerator… When I feel negativity creep in (or even when I’m just standing near my fridge & notice the list) I take a moment to read it and remind myself of the things that really matter to me. It’s much easier to forget the bad when you focus on some of the good.

    I wish I could remember the list word for word, but here are a few of the things on it that I can’t forget….

    My hobbies are productive.
    I support myself financially.
    My friends & family love me.
    I make time for others.
    I make time for myself.
    I am healthy.
    I have faith in God.

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