13. Attitude of Gratitude Positive Affirmations

— Present Tense Affirmations —

I have an attitude of gratitude

My thoughts are focused on positivity and thankfulness

I am sincerely grateful and this attracts positivity into my life

I take time to be grateful for something as simple as a blue sky or the sound of laughter

I am grateful for my family

I am grateful for all my material possessions

I am thankful for simply being alive

My life is full of so many things to be grateful for

Each Morning I give thanks for another day of life

I am grateful for all the positive things that are still yet to come my way

— Future Tense Affirmations —

I am developing an attitude of gratitude

I will be thankful for each day of my life

I am beginning to feel a deep sense of gratitude for all the wonderful things in my life

I will strive to appreciate everything

I am transforming into someone who is always focused on positivity and gratitude

I am starting to feel more gratitude for the things I used to take for granted

Others have been noticing that I am much more positive and appreciative

Having an attitude of gratitude is starting to feel more natural and normal

My attitude of gratitude grows stronger with each passing day

I will always be thankful for whatever life brings my way

— Natural Affirmations —

An attitude of gratitude comes naturally to me

I just naturally have an attitude of gratitude

My mind is always effortlessly focused on positivity and thankfulness

Gratitude is something I just naturally feel all the time

Thankfulness, appreciation, and sincere gratitude are all important parts of who I am

I find it easy to maintain an attitude of gratitude even in difficult situations

I am the kind of person who just always appreciates whatever life brings my way

I find it easy to take time each day to take a moment and feel sincere gratitude

An attitude of gratitude is the key to manifesting a better life for myself

I love the feeling of being deeply grateful for something as simple as a hug from a friend

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12. Improve Visualization Positive Affirmations

— Present Tense Affirmations —

I am improving my visualization skills

I am able to visualize in high detail

I have total control over my visualizations

Sight, sound, taste and smell are all things that I can easily visualize

My mind is clear and focused on visualizing success

I visualize positive change and manifest it into reality

I always visualize in maximum detail

I use visualization to manifest massive success

I easily visualize the feelings and emotions associated with reaching my goals

I use the power of visualization to manifest the life I want

— Future Tense Affirmations —

I will improve my visualization skills

My visualization skills are beginning to improve

I will shape my reality with intensely vivid visualization

I am transforming my mind with the power of visualization

I am beginning to effortlessly visualize the reality I wish to create

will use visualization to achieve my goals and live a life of success and abundance

I am transforming into someone who has a natural visualization ability

Each day I visualize in higher and higher detail

My visualizations are becoming stronger and more powerful

I will use visualization to reprogram my subconscious

— Natural Affirmations —

My mind is focused and clear when I visualize

Visualization is just a normal part of my every day life

I naturally visualize in high detail

Colors, sounds, tastes and smells are easy for me to visualize

Visualization strengthens my subconscious and prepares me for success

I find it easy to focus my mind and visualize the achievement of my goals

Visualization comes naturally to me

I find it easy to control my visualizations at will

I can use visualization to effortlessly attract whatever I want

I use visualization to program my thoughts and beliefs as I see fit

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You learn

After a while, you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts,
And presents aren’t promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of an adult
Not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile, you learn
That even the sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden, decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
…That you really are strong
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn.
With every new change you learn.

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My mind wonders
What the day will bring
Loose plans are made
In a while, later in the day
An ever present task at hand

What goodness
Can I leave
A simple smile
A nod of respect
To a stranger’s glance
An encouraging word
To a friend in need
A prayer of health
To all in pain
Practicing tolerance,
Kindness, and appreciating beauty
In all things
I wonder what this day will bring?

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BP and me 2

BP & ME # 2

The journey called Bipolar disorder is no typical journey that just anyone takes, yes a lot of people have it a lot worse in their lives, some a lot better. But I speak of the journey we are taking together. This journey is complex and challenging yet a learning experience, it can ruin relationships, marriages, careers, and ones self worth, and zap us of our inner strength. At times it is overwhelming all consuming and we preserve each day. Yes, it will knock us down, beat us up, rob us, and threaten us. And attempt to destroy us after time But we preserve each day, we may fall down but we get up again and again. This is survival at its best!

They say you can not pick your relatives but you can pick your friends. Friends are something you can not buy in a store or wish for. They are special bonds woven through similar experiences, struggles, challenged, heart aches, as well as success and unforgettable memories. We need to treasure our friends they can be our support life Davies when family just don’t understand. Friends listen, never judge you or tell you that they don’t care. We all need friends just as we need air to breathe.

You will have a better tomorrow if only you think about today. You will not have a good day if you just sit around and think of yesterday. Out BP journey is like a domino effect. We get through yesterday, put that day in the past move on through today and work through it. Tomorrow what it can bring to us is fresh and new and the beginning of the day’s possibilities. Always look forward to tomorrow and what it may bring us as you travel through the peaks and valleys and when you reach that peak hang on, because the view at the top is much brighter.

When sadness knocks at your door don’t answer it! It will leave and when happiness knocks answer it and bring it into your life. Do not be frightened when it leaves when you least expect it, it shall return. The journey continues to walk the road of challenge, adversity, and obstacles. Even when the odds are against us we continue to go on with complete effort. Never stop trying and we will never feel there is no chance to win. And if we face the right direction on this road that has been given to us we have to keep going, no matter how difficult this road may be, we may feel despair, loneliness, and be afraid but we will not falter and we may not be there yet but we are much closer as of yesterday and what we get by reaching our destination is not nearly as vital of what we will find and whom we may become when we do.

Moving forward not looking back is key to continue on this journey. Yes, we have made it mistakes burned a lot of bridges but who hasn’t. Learning to live and forgive oneself is the first step towards moving forward. We have difficult times during this BP journey and we may at times feel we are so alone, so different and cannot give anymore but we have and continue to do so. For its not the BP which defined us as who we are, nor will we let it control our lives. Our relationship with BP is not a close one, nor do we want it to be, but the relationship we have with ourselves is an important one. Loving ourselves, understanding ourselves! What we are about and who we are. The BP life is a journey we take every day.

Whether we notice or not all things in life are connected some way. We live with the intention to live and continue to learn. The doors of our lives that we open today will decide the lives we live. As we look back life is different yet it stays the same, everything is relative, and all the struggles, fears, hopes and dreams will return again, for life always changes, just as quickly as it remains the same. But the difference is with each return we always have a hope of a new day for a chance at a better life. The journey of life is connected and everything is relative for the strength and hope will continue to return. 

J. McAvoy

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Thinking and action


When I think of myself as a young girl I think of honor a lot of strength, courage, fearless, etc…
I sometimes wonder where all that went when I hit the low day’s but it is still in there I just have to dig it out. It takes a lot of work, with one being Bipolar amongst other diagnosis to keep up those characteristics, I have learned that I have to stay on my task at hand, my coping mechanisms if you will.
A lot of us once we feel better we stop doing what makes us get by day to day in a positive happy mood without any down slides, or off day’s is what I mean. I was lucky enough to have a stretch of 8 years of stability, but that was because I stuck to my plan, my coping mechanisms.

Another thing that keeps me afloat is being able to help people. I have a very hard time thinking of people/friends doing without, and struggling, it gives me much gratification to reach out and help that someone, no matter what the need, but if I can’t I have to accept that, that is okay too. I am still a good helpful person, in means of support.

When I think of myself as a young girl struggling I think of strength, a lot of it, that is the McAvoy in me, you fall, you get back up, my Dad wouldn’t have it any other way!

Nothing stopped me from getting what I wanted, and needed, I also think of how angry I was, at what I do not know, but I knew, and found out somehow that my anger, and anybody else anger can work FOR you.

I learned that with as much anger as I had it wouldn’t be good to go around and act out on it, I would get nowhere, I notice I can turn that anger into a positive for me. I have also learned as I grow older that my anger is what got me through all I went through.

Don’t get me wrong my life wasn’t a tragedy, and I wouldn’t change a thing of what I went through, or any of my past, of course nobody wants to lose their parents at such a young age, but I still wouldn’t change a thing.

I have been able to use the anger built up inside to motivate myself. When you think of anger you think of a bad emotion but it doesn’t have to be, any emotion we have, what we do with it is what matters, just because it is anger doesn’t mean it is a bad thing. If I am angry, I motivate, I get things done fast, and in an accurate matter, especially when I was at work. I would say, Jan, think of this, and actually literally piss myself off to the point I was like in a trance. I was so focused on the anger nothing would get in my way of getting the job at hand, no matter what it was, done. I love competition. That was my down fall at work. I was better than anyone, got the work done of three people at least in an hour time. I thought I was invisible, or not replaceable, everybody can be replaced, I learned that the hard way, but that is me Jan, I have to fall hard to learn, I don’t listen. I have to learn my way, nobody can tell me. I have to fall, brush myself off, and get back up, and usually learn from what I failed at. To me that is a good thing it makes me who I am, and I wouldn’t change a thing about myself.

I know this sounds quite strange but we are all unique in our own way aren’t we, well that is how I get by, I don’t let anything touch me personally I move on, let it bounce off like a rubber band, if people have a personal problem with me that is just it their personal problem, let them throw their knives and let them do whatever they feel like doing. I will simply turn around, hold my head high and not let it touch me.
I was so powerful, it is ever since I have been medicated it seems to me anyways that I have turned soft. Soft, I hate that word and sensitive, I do not like being that way. I am writing this to recall who I was and how I accomplished all I did on my own, I did a lot, and nothing touched, or stopped me I want that again, and will have it. I feel it close to me now. I won’t stop until I get down to the person I was before.
If I was once that way it is still inside of me I just have to dig it out, it takes a lot of work but I am always up for a challenge. It all depends for all of us actually how bad we want it, it is about anything I, you, want something bad enough you will fight, and do everything in our power to get it.

So why not use that power to better yourself emotionally. Emotions are something we are always going to have it is how they are controlled is what the matter is.

Some have better control than others, we all can be at peace with in, it just takes work, are you willing to put that time, and hard work into being the you, you want so much to be, and to stop being envies of other peoples happiness. Let’s get going, all you have to do is to stop thinking about it, thinking stops you from doing, action is key, when you think you sit, and weeks later you find yourself still sitting in that same spot wondering how you got to the point of despair, and how can you get out of it.

There is a simple solution to that, now with us having Bipolar I am not saying anyone at all is weak and I know how hard it is to get back up once fallen, but I am simply just explaining to you how I feel and have come about getting back up. That is it, you have to stop thinking and GET UP. You can’t just sit there and expect everything to get better by thinking about it, ACTION is always key to anything in this world. JmaC

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Beautiful broken body

Scars she hides deep inside.
Consumed by pain, through life she glides.
Concealing her soul with laughter and lies,

Impossible to hide;

Through her pain scars were made.
This broken body, you see, is only a shell
Created to hide her soul inside.
Her light so bright revealed only in time.
She is a Beautiful Broken Body….

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The eyes in the mirror I do not know.
Full of shame, regret and pain;
Full of life, hope and dreams;
Full of anger, defeat and madness.
Not sure at all, day by day,
which eyes will be.
An end beyond death I cannot see.
This cycle, a merry-go-round, never ceasing.
Insanity runs my life,
Stealing friendships and peace.
Who am I really? What”s at my core?
Caring, loving, loyal, hard-working and happy.
Not at all…
Nothing but destruction lies here.

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Attract opportunities affirmations


— Present Tense Affirmations —

I attract opportunities

I am completely tuned-in to the opportunities that surround me

I always take advantage of a new opportunity

My mind is focused on manifesting positive opportunities

Opportunity is here right now

I am an opportunity magnet

I am always surrounded by fresh opportunities

I attract exciting opportunities wherever I go

I am thankful for every opportunity that comes my way

I constantly attract new opportunities into my life

— Future Tense Affirmations —

I will manifest new and exciting opportunities

I am noticing an expansion in my awareness of opportunities

Each day I grow in my ability to attract opportunities

New opportunities are coming my way

I will seize every opportunity that comes my way

I will always recognize a new opportunity

I am beginning to see more and more opportunities

My belief in my ability to manifest opportunity is becoming stronger

I am starting to see massive opportunities all around me

I am transforming into someone who effortlessly attracts positive opportunities

— Natural Affirmations —

I am naturally tuned-in to all the opportunities of life

I naturally attract opportunities

Opportunities just always seem to come my way

Being aware of every available opportunity is just a normal part of my life

I find it easy to manifest a fresh opportunity whenever I want

Opportunity is just around the corner

I easily notice that opportunity exists all around me

Each day presents completely new and exciting opportunities

Positive opportunities seem to be naturally attracted to me

Acting on positive opportunities without hesitation comes naturally to me

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Attract success


— Present Tense Affirmations —

I always succeed

I attract success in all areas of my life

I believe in my ability to manifest my dreams

I always think positively and achieve great things

I am thankful for my many successes

I have the will and the drive to succeed

My life is full of abundant success

I am highly focused on success

I am motivated and productive

Others see me as a very successful person

— Future Tense Affirmations —

I will attract success

I will do whatever it takes to achieve my goals

My belief in the law of attraction is growing stronger

I will think positively and attract success in all areas of my life

I am transforming into someone who consistently succeeds

I am becoming a successful magnet

I am manifesting my dreams into physical reality

My belief in myself is transforming my life

I become more motivated and focused with each passing day

My will to succeed is growing stronger

— Natural Affirmations —

I believe deeply in my ability to attract success

I naturally attract success

Effortlessly manifesting success is something I just do naturally

I always seem to find a way to succeed one way or another

Attracting success feels easy and natural to me

Others see me as someone who persistently strives for success

Believing in myself and thinking positively are very important

Success, achievement, and abundance seem to flow into my life effortlessly

I find it easy to use the law of attraction to manifest success

Thinking positively and manifesting my dreams are things I just do naturally

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