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I am kind. I am smart. I am important. Sunday July 5, 2015

I gave myself a fairly basic password to get into my Moodscope account because I wanted something easy and quick to type so that I wouldn't be frustrated by forgetting, misspelling and locking myself out. Now when I come to type in my password a thought pops into my head 'keep it simple, log in easily'. This thought happens every time.

It is an accidental mantra which came about because I log into moodscope a lot so I repeat the same thought process a lot.

I think I could apply this in other ways.

Perhaps I could write on the bathroom mirror "I am kind. I am smart. I am important." (yes that's from The Help, I love it!), so when I look in the mirror each morning I am reminded of it. Maybe I will even start saying it when I look in other mirrors, that's got to be a good habit, hasn't it?

So tell me, what thought would you like to have over and again?

And where would you put your note/sign/scribble so that you can see it and think it every day?

Wishing you all a good day,

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 7:55am

"You are loved!"

Thanks Claire


Melanie Lowndes Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 7:55am

Dear Claire, I like this. I do say affirmations and I do have repetitive things which I say to myself in certain situations - a good idea to marry the two... make affirmations simple and no apology for it! Thank you.

Jo R Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 7:58am

Hi Clare I like your post, I recently did a confidence course and we did a poster with something similar to what your talking abt.. Iv stuck mine on the wall be my bed so when I get up I see it..
It's simply says " notice the Moment"
And i had drawn a sunset.. and I draw that because I live by the sea and we sometimes have beautiful sunsets the sun going down over the sea..
My sign is simple.. I can easily miss moments of beauty when I'm low.. But I need to notice the moment more on good days and that might help me on down days.. Jo

Jo R Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 8:06am

Iv suddenly realised that this isn't a affirmation about what I could say to my self.. It's just something that Iv done.. I suppose I would write somewhere in the house.. Simply you are a nice person.. Because I am and I always try to be.. But I need to be told that..

Julia Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 8:44am

Being regarded as nice can sometimes feel like a negative thing. Being nice can be interpreted as not being self confident or strong enough and somehow weak. But in my view, being a nice person shows strength of character and humanity. Nice people make others feel good about themselves. So like Jo R I would make the affirmation that I am nice too. In the past and even now to some extent, others have taken advantage of my niceness and exerted power over me. But I still believe niceness (and kindness) triumphs over everything. A simple blog Claire but we need simplicity in our complicated,over analytical lives.

Leah Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 9:05am

what a refreshing blog that reminds us how important it is to be kind to ourselves.
Mine is "you can cope without chocolate". I always go for food if I am having a bad day and I need to be reminded I can do it without cake and Tim Tams(yummy Australian chocolate coated biscuits).
Julia, I think nice is nice. I have been told I am too kind, too gullible .
Once again well done Claire you have made me think which is a good thing.

Hopeful One Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 9:11am

Hi Claire- thanks for that; so simple and yet so effective. I don't have a single mantra. Mine seem to change as the new habit I am trying to instill becomes reasonably established. Then a new mantra /affirmation/ reminder appears to help change another habit I wish to change..

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 10:57am

Good question
A statement which centres me at the moment "Events will unfold" .

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 11:43am

A local primary school has a sign 'if you like what somebody has done, tell them, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing'. `The key to success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm `(Churchill and/or Lincoln) It is good to know our strengths but admit our weaknesses to ourselves at least, and where important to others.

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 11:51am

Hi Claire, i love the simplicity of your blog and also your simplicity mantra. "Keep it simple" can be applied to so many situations in life, including logging on to Moodscope. So thanks....i'm going to use this for a while going forward. susan xx

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 12:05pm

Hi Anonymous, i often say "This, too, shall pass" for help with strength and endurance. Your statement is slightly different and i really like it-- it seems to address patience more directly. Thanks. susan

Christine Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 12:21pm

One day at a time, and Keep your spirits up. there are lots more but I don't want to bore you!!! Christine X

Mary Blackhurst Hill Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 1:21pm

Yes - I am nice. I also need to say "You are likeable". Because most of the time I see myself as immensely irritating and wonder how you all put up with me!

Di Murphey Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 1:43pm

Dearest Claire ~
What an important post ~ it has forced my brain to turn cartwheels! Based on my experiences (I identify with all the previous comments ~ thank you, Moodscope) I would like to remind myself to be kind to myself.

While this may sound self-centered (it is!) I find I am much nicer to others. I forget the wee little one inside me that is stomping around, salivating, throwing its head, perhaps growling, and hungry for goodness messages from myself.

The Entertrainer Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 2:00pm

Dearest Claire
I have had a vision...
...of you doing the "Graffiti of Love" on every mirror you can take your lipstick or eye pencil too! I can imagine someone feeling very low and then looking at a mirror in the 'Ladies' somewhere and seeing above the reflection of their face: "You Are Kind!" and on another "You Are Smart!!" and still another "You Are Important!!!" That would make my day - might even change a life.
How wonderful to be "surprised by love" in such a way.
I dare you...
...and if you accept my dare, I'll do it in the Gentlemen's.

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 3:55pm

Because we love you! Because we love your honesty, wit, good humour, wisdom, courage (in opening up to us). Because, like the rest of us, you are doing the best you can with what you have got, and that is just brilliant!
So thank-you ....

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 3:56pm

Love this Claire - so true. Thank-you.

Anonymous Sun, Jul 5th 2015 @ 6:32pm

That's a lovely thing to say Frankie.....and i hope you're listening, Mary, because it's all true. susan xx

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