Affirmations for MILs and DILs

One of the “best practices” adopted by agents and speakers in the company with whom I work is to use affirmations to help focus on our goals, train ourselves in disciplined thought, encourage ourselves in the direction we’d like to move and generally plant and rehearse constructive ideas in our minds. These affirmations are to be recited – with conviction – daily or more often. They are to be carefully worded declarations of what we are choosing to dwell upon, work toward, change and accomplish. They are attitudes we’ve decided to adopt and actions we’ve purposed to take to make this year one in which we achieve great things, enjoy life more fully and become more of the person we’d like to be.

So, as I read through the list of affirmations that my accountability partner had sent me for the year, I was impressed by her stated desire to excel, not only in her employment, but also in her marriage, ministry and relationships with sons, DILs and grandchildren. Wow!

A few weeks later, as we reviewed our goals again during a long-distance telephone call, I shared with her my renewed desire to write a book on the MIL/DIL relationship. And then, a thought struck me: What an interesting idea! To write and recite daily affirmations regarding our MIL/DIL relationships. This could be transformational!

So, would you throw in your two cents? Especially those of you – my silent audience?! Share some affirmations to which you have committed. OR some that you believe will improve, strengthen, deepen your ties to your MIL/DIL. OR those you would advise others of us to consider. Would you?

I’ll collect and post them and they’ll serve as more opportunities to enrich our lives.

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2 thoughts on “Affirmations for MILs and DILs

  1. Wow! What a great idea! Looking forward to reading some responses! I’ll have to prayerfully consider some of my own. 😉

  2. I have affirmed to take advantage of opportunities to serve my DIL in any way I can even when I am not feeling it. I will even change my plans if she needs me. I will take notice of her feelings and make an effort to read her especially when we talk about controversial subjects. I am not her mother but I am someone in her life that loves her and therefore I will treat her as I treat my loved ones and speak truth in love and encourage where and when she needs it. Authenticity is my goal with consideration and respect of who she is.

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