Lesson 33

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

I love many of her quotes, because they embody such strength and are always full of wisdom.

Lesson 33:  Choose Powerful Interpretations

Despite how it seems, it’s never the events of our lives that cause us pain or suffering. It’s what we make those incidents mean about us that either builds or diminishes our self-love. Having someone not return your smile or your phone call, for example, may not necessarily upset you, but how you interpret these situations will very likely influence the way you feel about yourself.

Each interpretation we make either adds to the quality of our life or takes away from it. This week, choose powerful interpretations!

Your Self-Love Assignment

Think of one situation or circumstance from your past that you’ve deemed painful, embarrassing, or hurtful. Notice how you interpreted this event by examining what you made it mean about you.

Now invent three positive interpretations of this occurrence that would leave you feeling powerful and strong, rather than weak and victimized.

Pick the interpretation that makes you feel the best about yourself – the one that most nurtures your soul and feeds your self-love.

Write this interpretation down on a sticky note or an index card, and read it to yourself every day this week.

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 50 points every time you choose a powerful interpretation.

Credits:
Hair – Clawtooth – Pink Flamingos – Softest Black @ Collabor88
Top – Mon Tissu – Slouchy Sweatshirt – Oatmeal
Pants – [R3] – Etta Jeans [V3] with HUD
Socks – Maitreya – Prim Socks – White {modified}
Boots – Ionic – My Winter Boots – Camouflage @ The Chapter Four
Scene:
Rock Mossy by [We’re Closed]
Pampas Grass by Dop Kidd
Pergola Ivy *Half-Circular* by Dop Kidd
Janine Swing by Cheeky Pea
Grass Patch by TUFF
Grass Sculpt by Serenah Raynier
Banyan Tree by 3D Trees
Spruces by 3D Trees
Tree for Background Bush by Forest Feast
Hedges by Static Forge

7 thoughts on “Lesson 33

    1. spunknbrains

      Very true about laughing at ourselves. We by far take ourselves way too seriously — we need to learn to lighten up and just laugh things off, it would make any situation less than what it is.

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