Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I 'AM' not; I 'DO'

 ~My Mantra ~


I am not a writer.  I WRITE.

I am not a wife.  I SHARE my life with the man I love.

I am not a mother.  I LOVE my children enough to teach them to be awesome grown-ups.

I am not a super-fit goddess.  I WORK OUT and ENJOY EATING healthy, nutritious foods.

I am not organized.  I STAY ON TOP of my responsibilities.

I am not perfect.  I STRIVE for balance and ACCEPT my humanity.  And I LEARN from my mistakes.

I am not.  I DO.

What's your mantra today?

                                    

52 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

LOVE IT!@

Glynis said...

Wow, that is such a great mantra to live by.
♥ it!

Shannon said...

I love this, Nicole! Thank you for sharing. It's such a great mindset. <3

Jessica A. Briones said...

Great mantra!

Hart Johnson said...

Good reminder--we can sure do a lot more if none of them owns us, eh?

Angela Felsted said...

Maybe it's the opposite way of seeing things, but it's my mantra regardless. "I am not a human 'doing,' I'm a human 'being.'"

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

I am not a lazy guy on the couch; I prepare myself for the days ahead.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

(And, yes, the bag of oreos is a very important part of the preparation plan)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love this!!!!

I'm no longer a walking label. :D

Anne Gallagher said...

Interesting concept of show vs. tell. Love it.

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Jamie Burch said...

Love this!

Tracy said...

Gosh Nicole, great perspective! I've never thought of things in those terms...
Ummm, great ideas...

Carolyn V said...

Aw! I love it! What a great attitude. <3

Eliza said...

Impressive :-)

mzmackay said...

I enjoyed this post. You reminded me that we are beyond labels. We are beings of action. Thank you for that.

Matthew Rush said...

Avoiding weak state of being verbs, eh? Very nice. I like it.

Laura Marcella said...

Fabulous! I love these positive affirmations! :)

Misha said...

Nice!

Mine right now is something in line with the following.

Breathe in. If you're feeling blue, breathe out.

I sometimes forget.

;-)

Valerie said...

Yes, Nicole, who we "are" and what we "do" are different. I am just now getting in touch with "who I am" without the identity that came with "what I did" (as in my career) for so many years. It's very enlightening.

Jessica A. Briones said...

Thanks for your comment Nicole, I've heard a lot about the Maze Runner maybe I will check it out...

Len Lambert said...

I love this, Nicole! Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Marieke said...

Love this!

Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader! :)

Carla said...

This is beautiful--I love it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that sums up a great attitude.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss nicole! wow cool post. i like it cause your not a word. youre a person. for me my mantra is just like popeyes... "i am what iam and thats all what i am..."
...hugs from lenny

Nahno McLein said...

Uh, love it. I will remember that.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Austin James said...

My mantra is always... "it is what it is." I say that a lot.

Heather said...

I love this! It's just what I needed to get through the rest of this week!

Theresa Milstein said...

Today my mantra is I can write for hours when I put my mind to it!

Kari Marie said...

What a great mantra. I see where your upbeat personality comes from. This is also a great writing exercise for show vs tell. Now, if only I could do that for my characters.

Elaine AM Smith said...

That is a positive mantra to live by
- a great way to look a life.
Angela Felsteds:
"I am not a human 'doing,' I'm a human 'being.'" was special too :D

Lindsay said...

Love this mantra. I'm love the positive nature of it :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

A good way to start your day. Listen only to the positive voice and ignore all else.

LTM said...

Hey, that's a great one. I'm going to use that one for my mantra today, yes? Thanks, Nic~ :o) <3

Manzanita said...

You are one cool Mama and wife, even though you don't use the words. Ha. I don't use mantras like most people do. I chant, sing constantly, and put determination into my core. I guess it all comes out the same.
That cake with the roses on your profile is the most gorgeous piece of edible art I've ever seen. I've never been able to frost a cake and I do soooo applaud you.
Love and peace,
Manzanita

Linda G. said...

So be a verb, not a noun? I like it!

Jai Joshi said...

I love this, to take responsibility and not accept a label but to actively do the task at hand.

Jai

M Pax said...

Great mantra. Mine is: never surrender, never give up. I say it a lot.

Diana said...

I like it.

My mantra today, hmmm...

I don't have writer's block. I am contemplating with a pained look on my face.

okay, I'm not so good at this mantra bidness. I'll work harder next time or just borrow yours.

Susan Oloier said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the positive-ness!

alberta ross said...

Like it - mine is sim. 'just do it'
and sometimes 'if you want it enough!'
they are all of a muchness - 'its life and its the only one so go...

Theres just life said...

This is great. I really like your way of thinking.

Vicki Tremper said...

Great post!

I gave you an award, you can pick it up here: http://vbtremper.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/award-thursday/

Elena Solodow said...

Really great!

Charlotte Rains Dixon said...

Fabulous!

Jules said...

You know that would make a GREAT tattoo :) Wonderful post!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Lucy V Morgan said...

This is interesting; I was discussing a similar issue with a friend, and said I felt much better saying "I write" than "I am a writer." I said it was because "I write" implied a lot less commitment, lol -- I am evidently far lazier than you! :P

L'Aussie said...

Who could beat that Nicole? It sounded so positive! Great mantra to live by - do you?

Denise<3

Lauri said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly said...

Great picks! I almost put the Cars and Madonna on mine too! I even wrote them in but knocked them when I found a few others. It's so hard to pick!

Aleeza said...

aw, i love this! :)