I want to start a revolution.
I want I AM_______BECAUSE_____ to become commonplace.
Forget "hello" or "how are you doing" or "I am fine".
I want friends and family to start using I AM __________ BECAUSE _________ in our everyday interactions. Especially the people at my house.
Why? Because I need to know how people feel without reading their minds. I need for the people around me to identify their feelings because I love them and I want them to be happy. And we can't turn our frowns upside down if we don't acknowledge that we are walking around with a frown in the first place. We also can't rejoice together if nobody ever communicates their triumphs or happiness.
So, I will go first. And then you can try. My goal is to have slightly more positive things to say than negative. Because I am a realist and I am not ready to completely ignore the negative quite yet.
I AM proud of this "I am" idea BECAUSE it is simple and I think in all it's simplicity, it could make a profound impact on the amount of therapy my family needs.
I AM Alice Gold BECAUSE I married LeGrand Gold and I couldn't wait to take his name.
I AM not going to be buying any Arbonne from Sarah BECAUSE I cannot afford it.
I AM somewhat frustrated today BECAUSE no matter how much things change, so many things stay the same, especially the ones I want changed.
I AM grateful for my friends BECAUSE they put up with my tendency to overshare, but I stand by my philosophy that it is better to overshare than undershare.
I AM worried BECAUSE my 5th grader is going to middle school next year and those kids at orientation today were looking kind of scary.
I AM hoping for a break from my baby BECAUSE I am over it today.
I AM mostly happy BECAUSE I am trying really hard to look for the positive.
I AM ignoring life with this blog post BECAUSE I am trying to avoid the things that make me feel crazy, depressed, or unloved.