Lesson 37


Maybe all we need in this world is a little more love.  Enough said.

© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 37: Make Powerful Requests

Our ability to manifest the things we desire is in direct proportion to how powerfully and clearly we can state our requests. Some of us were taught that it’s impolite to make direct requests, so instead we manipulate, drop subtle hints, dance around a subject, or expect those around us to read our minds. What time and effort we could save if we would just learn to ask for what we want!

A powerful request is one that’s clear and specific and lets the listener know exactly what you want and by what time you want it. It’s not a demand, but an invitation to participate in your vision. Remember the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “If you don’t’ ask, you don’t get.”

To turn our visions into reality, we must cultivate the art of making powerful requests.

Your Self-Love Assignment

This week, acknowledge the areas in your life where you’re able to make powerful requests. In what situations or relationships are you able to clearly ask for what you need? With your clients or co-workers? With your children or friends?

Now notice the places where you’re unable to ask for what you need and identify what stops you from making powerful requests. Is it embarrassment? Fear of rejection? Lack of confidence?

Allow yourself to see what belief, thought, or fear you’d have to give up in order to clearly state your needs and desires.

And finally, identify two powerful requests you could make this week that would move you in the direction you want to go.

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 150 points for every powerful request you make this week.


Hair – Argrace – Ryo – Black
Top – [.Layover.] – Vii Dip Tank Black
Pants – Moon}. -. Marly BellBottoms Dark Fade @ The Chapter Four
Handbag – Moon}. – Suede Fringe Bag Midnight @ The Chapter Four
Doggy – .Birdy. – Boston Buddy Cuddle @ The Mens Dept.

Pose: Gal in Love Pose Set by ZZang @ The Chapter Four


Tree – 3D Trees – Weeping Willow
Love Signs – Ionic – Vintage Love Signs @ The Chapter Four
Background Bush – Forest Feast
Grass Patch – TUFF
All other items part of Peaceful Retreat – Two Moon Gardens

Lesson 33


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.

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
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

Morning ride…


I woke up this morning rather unexpectedly at 4 a.m. and after tossing and turning a bit more I just finally gave in and got up.   If I lived out in the country I would probably own a horse and be out riding at midnight instead morning light.

May your Friday be filled with sunshine and happiness!


Hat – JFL Hats – Cowboy Hat Pale Grey @ The Jewelry & Accessories Expo
Hair – Elikatira – Quirky Black {not sure if still available)
Shirt – Even.Flow – Cowgirl Shirt Black
Jeans – Decoy – Dana 76 Jeans
Boots – JD – Not Rated Black

Sydney wears:

Hair – Elikatira – Quirky {not sure if still available}
Complete outfit called Eddie by Forever Young


Country Girl poses come with horse by Focus Poses
Spruces by 3D Trees
Grass Patches by TUFF
Background Bush by Forest Feast