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Turbo “Today” for 2017

Turbo “Today” for 2017

“The same wind blows on us all. The difference is the set of the sail.”–Jim Rohn


You’ve seen hundreds of articles in your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter news feeds about all that you need to do to kick-start your 2017. You’ve read all the grab-you-by-the-shoulders headlines: “Why New Years Goals Don’t Work,” “21 Ways to Make Your Life Infinitely Better in 2017,” “5 Tips to Make You a Better Investor in 2017,” “3 Simple Steps to Building Consistency,” “Your Successful 2017 in 7 Easy Moves,” “Habits to Help You in the New Year”…Ugh, the list is endless! And what’s worse, we actually read this stuff and think, “Well that person must know something I don’t…” Then you read the articles and realize on second thought, “They don’t know anything more than I do!  It’s just more (can I say this to you?…)…CRAP!”


So I’m not here to give you a laundry list of “to-dos” that simply add more stress to your New Year! Certainly, it may be good stress and you may be excited and pumped for the changes coming your way. You may be psyched and ready to meet your demons head on. You may have empowered yourself with this new word or thought as you pass your favorite bakery or coffee shop….That word is “No!” Double-fudge, no-no-NO! You may have your plan all mapped out for making that sum of money you have printed on your 3×5 cards strewn about the house. You may have lined up all the spiritual books you’re going to read in 2017 to broaden your horizons and deepen your relationship with God and your peeps.


Good for all of the above!  I applaud you!


Hooray Living and I (with pen and podcast) am here to remind you of your greatness. I’m here to cheer lead. I’m here to stand in your amen-corner. I’m here to whisper in your ear “grow, GROW!” I’m here to be a spiritual big sister who is in the trenches with you, dealing with my own shortcomings and disappointments.


So instead of offering easy “to-dos,” let me give you words to help you open the beautiful package of days that is before you in 2017. Not all days are going to be easy. (I, for one, am dreading January 20th and would like to erase that day from our collective calendar.) Not all days will shine. Not all days will make you smile. But the one thing consistent in all of the days ahead: it’s YOU, yes you. You are the common denominator in all of it. And you, my friend, are wonderful. You are an incredible, unlimited spiritual being living in a physical world and body, with all the attendant joys and struggles. You are accepting from an Unlimited Source in Unlimited Ways. What is real is your soul, your spirit, your love. That is what is consistent over time. It never changes.


Let the words I offer you brighten your days. The chances of having a good day by starting with this turbo-charged affirmation are much greater than if you start your day with your favorite “smart” device. Read the words below aloud. Read them silently. Read them upside-down or in a lotus position, on the back of a bike or on the bus! But you must take them in and live into the words the best way you know how. They are for YOU–you, who is marvelously made and incredible. Leap into 2017 and set your sail with this poem, this turbo affirmation from me, with all my love…


Today, I leap into my waking hours with gratitude and love for myself, my circumstances, my opportunities and my beloved family and friends.

Today, I feel my power.  I know that I can do all-things because of my faith and talent.  I can handle all that comes my way.

Today, I decide to move forward with my dreams.  I take action that catapults me into greater success.  My steps are on solid ground.  My decisions are in a Good Orderly Direction.

Today, I breathe in all that is grand in the world–all that is right before me!

Today, I care for my body and soul–feeding myself and those I influence with everything that is positive and healthy. I am a love-finder and a person who forgives easily and quickly. I am stronger, smarter and wiser because of these gifts to myself and to others.

Today, I am living an abundant and prosperous life! I am happy. I am loved. I am supported by the Universe. I am rich. I am deep. I am peaceful…I am FREE!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!


P.S.  You can find this turbo-charged affirmation in my book, You Are All That: Creating a Great Life with Affirmations, with other practical, helpful and honest information about using affirmations.

Written by Lee Ann Hopkins

Smile and the world smiles with you. That's the motto she lives by. Lee Ann is perfectly imperfect and unabashed about it even as she strives for higher and "better" every day. Both her can-do and her foibles are as fabulous as her smile. So take a moment and breathe in Lee Ann's "hooray" for today! Ms. Hopkins is the founder of The Hooray Daily and Hooray Living, a speaker, writer and do-gooder, who believe-it-or-not has been a public-interest attorney and clergywoman. No attorney jokes, please!;-) Well, on second thought...they really are delicious! Bring 'em on!
Website: http://www.hoorayliving.com

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