Think about it- best day of your life

MKMMA Experience – Week 15 – Song ‘Ordinary Day’  Great Big Sea

One of the singers in the above song, Alan Doyle, sang with ‘Great Big Sea’ but now he has a new band Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies.. My husband and I love to go and see him sing. You can’t be down when you are listening to him and the band. For those in our MKMMA course, he is a lad from a small fishing village, Petty Harbour, on the east side of Newfoundland, Atlantic ocean. Where times are hard and they have had to adjust and keep their spirits up. Alan tells wonderful stories of his childhood in his book “Where I Belong” and says he didn’t know he was poor until he got older and people started telling him so. I really enjoyed reading his book, he is a great and funny story teller, so I hope you will all get to enjoy it as well.   A promo on the book describes it as a raucous and heartwarming portrait of his life.  He commented that he couldn’t have made the stories up even in his imagination and one of the characters reminded me so much of my late father.  Alan appreciates every day, and emphasizes our course in the fact that when he blogs he often mentions ‘What a lucky bastard” he is LOL -that is maritimer language to be sure.DSCF0020

Alan Doyle and I, St. John’s Newfoundland – one of the best trips of my life.

I decided that one of the things I learned in our course was to start each morning by thinking, “This will be the best day of my life” and I made a poster I could see every morning to remind me. I think you will like the words to ‘ordinary day’ – how can you be down when it could be the best day of your life?   


So I keep trying to have the best day of my life, and I understand from Mark and Davene J. that at week 15, I am on my way to a better me, whether I want to or not – LOL !
Last week I was blogging on the movie ‘Wild’ with Reece Witherspoon and I mentioned that I was on steps to a destination, and sometimes I am going two steps forward and then one step back. I’m not good on math, but that still means I am still marching ahead.
Making a change to your thinking – and that is the only way to making a change in your life, is hard work. New Year’s resolutions don’t work. You have to keep planting good thoughts into your subconscious continuously until you morph out the old beliefs that are not helping you. You have to work hard at releasing old grudges, even hates, because harmony in your mind and soul attracts harmony in your life.
Just saying on January 1st, I will stop eating and lose weight isn’t the answer. And you are still thinking about too much weight – not thinking of yourself as already slim. The peptides your brain craves, like an addition, will keep you doing the same things and being the same way unless you work hard at change. That is why for next January if there are truly things in your life you want to improve on you should check on info re the next pay-it-forward MKMMA course – NOW! Isn’t a better life worth some work? Aren’t you worth it?
We have been adding in exercises and readings that we do daily. Yes daily, even Christmas day. And we have scheduled homework 3 times a day plus all day ways of helping our subby. At first it seems like you can’t possibly keep up. Our teachers tell us to have faith in the process and it will get easier.
And they are right. As a pay-it-forward course we had conditions and deadlines we had to meet to keep our scholarships. Many did not have the stamina. I hope they will try again next time. I am one of the lucky ones. To my surprise I even added in another course to help with my business.
In a very short description of the course you need to really think about what you want in life. Not what others are telling you that you should do. You need to take the steps needed to change all of the many things in your subconscious that are holding you back from your dreams.
I think one of my favourite tasks so far in our course is to write on index cards 50 things that we have succeeded at in life, whether small or large. If you think you haven’t done anything with your life, you will be surprised when you start filling out the cards. Next we had to add in three things each day that we were grateful for, and you realize that you have so much more in life than you thought you did!! Now we are adding in each day the one thing that happened the day before that was a nice experience. And you are also grateful for it. You stop and think about all that you have in your life now that is good. Like Alan, I figure I am pretty lucky! And we flash read the cards 3 and more times a day!!
Our next step is to list 13 things that we would like to improve on in the order we would like to improve on them in and put a dot on a chart for each time we see it that day for 13 weeks. Our suggestions for our list were courage, kindness, decisiveness, self-control, persistence, well organized, enthusiasm, taking initiative, co-operation, Imagination, specialized knowledge and pleasing personality. I started with courage and put four dots the first day. The beauty is if you can see it in others, you know you already have it inside you. I will put a dot on my chart for today for the courage I show writing a blog each week – it is not easy to open your heart and soul on paper.
I think I should note right here and now, although I will blog another day on it, but if not for the MKMMA course I would not even know how to get started in blogging. What I have learned in 15 week explodes my old mind. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks….
So if you really want to resolve your life for next year – get started this year!   When I first started this course, I said it was like being tumbled and thrown around in the big surf of Hawaii . Now I am being gently rocked on the waves, the sun is radiating and I know that I am 13 weeks away from being the happiest and best me I have ever been.
I wish everyone the joy of shedding the old and bloosoming into the new – find your bliss. Mahalo

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Carole Manzi - January 15, 2016

Wonderful blog. Flash cards are one of my favorites too.

    Connie McCracken - January 15, 2016

    Thanks Carole – and thank you for your kind comment on this week of kindnesses!! Have a great weekend. Hard to believe we are almost into week 17!!

Sherry Bumgardner - January 8, 2016

I really enjoyed this post Connie.
The music was happy and empowering. I liked it!
Yes so true, the things we’ve learned from this course. I have been chipping off the cement from day one and I’m loving what’s beneath!
Carry on My Friend; we have so much more to revel in!

    Connie McCracken - January 12, 2016

    thanks Sherry – yes it is great to start the day with some uplifting music. Thanks so much for commenting that you liked my blog and have an awesome week 16! mahalo

Dan the Man - January 8, 2016

Hey there Momma!
That’s quite the blog for an old Dog.LOL
A lot of truth and knowledge in those there words. As you know what my week has been like I can’t say I’m right beside you in feeling as refreshed as you are now. Must be the difference in our cement buddas. Anyhow we are both making progress. Have you purchased that bottle of wine we will share on graduation day?

Wendy Tebbutt - January 7, 2016

Aloha Connie
Thanks for the “better” link – it was a snap to get here :-)))
Mahalo for your blog – it was great! I look forward to hearing Alan Doyle sing someday 🙂
I wish you a wondrous 2016 and to reading your next blog :-)) Yours in Gratitude, Light & Love wendyht

    Connie McCracken - January 12, 2016

    Thanks Wendy – One of Alan’s new songs says, “We’ve raised the roof, now we’re lowering the floor. LOL and his album is ‘So Let’s Go’ which I keep using as a motivation Here’s to 2016 … so let’s go!


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