Today I Will...: Words to Inspire Positive Life Changes

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Today is filled with possibilities. You have power over your thoughts, attitudes, and perspectives. Today, I Will... asks you to shift the way you think and to cultivate your amazing potential. Using declarations, each containing the words "I will," this book helps you focus on what's positive and good in your life. It steers you onto a path of self-improvement, inspiring you to be the person you've always wanted to be - one day at a time.

The goal of being a happy, healthy, and...

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Overview

Today is filled with possibilities. You have power over your thoughts, attitudes, and perspectives. Today, I Will... asks you to shift the way you think and to cultivate your amazing potential. Using declarations, each containing the words "I will," this book helps you focus on what's positive and good in your life. It steers you onto a path of self-improvement, inspiring you to be the person you've always wanted to be - one day at a time.

The goal of being a happy, healthy, and fulfilled person is something you achieve over a lifetime. Author James Downton, Jr., compares it to tending a garden: a life garden. Nurturing takes patience and effort. Weeding is difficult, but it brings worthwhile results. Always, you must have the discipline to work toward change... to embrace the opportunities each day presents... and not only to tell yourself what you will do, but also to follow through and accomplish those aspirations. This book gives you the encouragement and tools you need to follow you "I will" dreams... today and every day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598424249
  • Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 793,602
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Downton is a teacher, author, and artist. Before retiring from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004, he had taught at the college level for thirty-nine years. At CU, he taught courses in sociology, personal development, and creativity. He also presented workshops for faculty and graduate students on creative teaching. His creative approach to teaching earned him the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the Student/Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and the Graduate Teacher Program's "The Best Should Teach Award." Jim's life revolves around the issues of wholeness and creativity, which are ways of cultivating wisdom, inner peace, happiness, and an easier way to live.
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Table of Contents

A Letter to You, the Reader 6

Today, I Will... 9

Make This a Good Day 10

Nurture Valued Relationships 12

Notice the Riches in My Life 14

Appreciate Simple Pleasures 16

Be Open to Change 18

Approach Life with a Lighter Heart 20

Have Fun 22

Enjoy Nature 24

Be Amazed 26

Seek Peace 28

Slow Down 30

Recharge My Batteries 32

Relax 34

Live at My Own Pace 36

Practice Grace and Acceptance 38

Shift My Perspective 40

Express Gratitude and Encouragement 42

Make a Difference 44

See How I Have Improved with Age 46

Be Proud of Who I Am 48

Recall Good Memories 50

Reject Fear 52

Take Risks 54

Tap into My Creativity 56

Revise My Life Story 58

Learn Something 60

Ask for Help 62

Pursue My Dreams 64

Be Kind to Myself 66

Not Take Things Personally 68

Nature Community 70

Communicate and Listen with Compassion 72

Let Go and Forgive 74

Prevent of Problems 76

Examine My Life Direction 78

Be Flexible 80

Cultivate Wisdom 82

Choose My Thoughts Carefully 84

Seek Balance 86

Love Myself 88

Create My Ideal Day 90

Thrive 92

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