What do you love
about your life?
My 5 year old grandson recently asked me – “What do you love about
your life?” My response was simple and easy – “I love loving all
the people in my life”... When I asked him the same questions he
responded... “Everything, except spiders”...
To me the spiders represent those negative thoughts and feelings
which can deplete my joy and happiness. The negative thoughts and
feelings do serve a purpose – if I can face the messages they are
providing and take some action to support myself in different
ways, then I am able to turn the negative thought or feelings into
an opportunity for change.
Does the negative thought or feelings or fear dominate your life?
What would my grandson do when he sees a spider – immediately he
addresses his fear and calls for help. The adults in his life will
respond with some action which will allay his fears. He will
eventually learn how to address his fear and take action on his
own. However, at this time he needs that support to feel safe.
We all need support in our lives to feel safe – sometimes the only
person there to help is myself... What can I do? I check myself by
asking “what do I know is true”... once I ask this question then I
can begin to support myself differently and take the necessary
steps to make a shift.
The spiders in our lives come and go... the one thing that is
constant is the love in our lives and it is our responsible to
nurture that love... reach out to those who care and ask for
help... and to reassure ourselves of the love present within our
So, ask yourself this beautiful questions often – “What do I love
about my life today?” The little child within you will be there to
respond to the “except” part and guide you.
Allow myself to feel my feelings...
See opportunity for change and ask for support...
Know that I am safe and loved...
And so it is...
Liz Robitaille is an internationally
recognized Louise L. Hay teacher and founder of Wisdom is Within
Coaching. She can be reached at 877-986-5321 or
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