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Tools | Back to Me Month

by Kathy Kinney

Tools.  Look in the mirror and repeat after us, “All of the tools I need to to live the life I want are right in front of me.  I will open my toolbox and, knowing that I am not alone, will joyfully share all my tools.   Life is a creative adventure that is meant to be shared.”

Surely it’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brain.  Some mornings I wake up with so many thoughts buzzing around in there it’s like flies on the potato salad at a hot July 4th picnic. If all of the thoughts were positive it would be one thing.  But nope, they usually go something like, “I didn’t’ do, I gotta do, I should have done, I didn’t do enough, why didn’t I, how will I ever, what should I, I never will…..EVERYTHING IS GOING STRAIGHT TO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” Next thing I know I’m lying in bed with the covers pulled over my head and my day and confidence are rapidly melting away.

I much prefer the days when I wake up thinking, “This is the first day of the rest of my life.” It happens more often than not now, but on occasion, there are still those buzzing, brain on fire days.

That’s when I know I have to get out my Royal Toolbox.  The tools I have stored in there are simple but foolproof.  To name a few:  there’s the breath in calm breath out F.E.A.R. (false evidence appearing real) tool; the call a trusted friend tool or the just choose happiness tool.

I am a work in progress and I’m so grateful that I’m not on the job alone.  I am given new tools all of the time by the amazing women in my life.  My toolbox is bottomless and I am willing to do the work necessary to live the kind of life I want and deserve.  I choose to be the brave, loving and joyful Queen of my own life.

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2 Responses to “Tools | Back to Me Month”

  1. Barbara says:

    I love you Queens!! Today I will be using the “put your big girl panties on and smile tool”. This turns out to be one of my most used tool!! This tool is for those days when the bed is looking and feeling like the perfect place to stay all day! Once I use this tool, the “Cup of Joe Quiet Moment tool” is used. Ahhhhh. Things begin to feel a little better. Now some days I digress and hit the ‘chocolate tool” but when I am focusing I hit the “open heart get ready tool”. This one makes the whole world brighter and makes my kingdom shiny and good. I choose to be the a shiny, joyful Queen of my own life. Thank you!!

  2. Lynda says:

    You’re so right about that bottomless Tool Box, Kathy.:-)
    A life of Limitless Possibilities and the Tools are right in foront of our nose!
    Here’s to using those tools everyday! *Clink!:-)

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