Anything is possible

There’s something I like to tell my boys every day: anything is possible.

As a kid I was never told this, and that’s probably why I have been compelled to teach it to my children since the day they were born. I let them know that they can accomplish anything in life as long as they believe, and do their part. And although I’m always reminding them, I sometimes I need to remind myself.

There are days when I feel totally overwhelmed and hopeless. Problems seem insurmountable with no solution in sight. But I do my best to acknowledge that this is what I’m feeling, and what I’m feeling isn’t necessarily my reality — it’s just a feeling. And although one’s feelings are important, there’s a difference.

A few years back, I felt like my wife and I would never have kids. We had two ectopic pregnancies and our doctor questioned if we would ever have a baby. I’m happy to say that now we have two beautiful, healthy boys. Ten years ago, I was afraid I’d never recover from Crohn’s disease. In fact, for a while I thought I was going to die. After some big life changes, I’m feeling much better.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m perfect or that I have all the answers. Far from it. I just refused to give up. I believed in the possibility of change. I did my part. And eventually things manifested.

John Lennon once said: “where there’s life, there’s hope.” For me, if there’s hope then there’s a belief that things can get better. Anything is possible, as long as you believe anything is possible. If you don’t, then it’s not.

There is an American Indian expression, Wakan Tanka, which in many tribes means Great Power. It is further described as “the life-giving source of everything that comes into physical existence — seemingly out of nothing. It is energy coming into form.” (From Kenneth Meadows, The Little Library of Earth Medicine)

Your thoughts possess energy. What you believe becomes your reality.

What you think affects how you act, how you feel, what you can accomplish, as well as your health. Quite suddenly, or sometimes very slowly, the power of your thoughts manifests into reality. And it can be positive or negative — it’s your choice. Although the negative seems difficult to avoid, it only seems that way because so many people around you are walking that path.

STOP. You have a choice.

Believe, and do your part.

Be positive every moment you can (or as close to positive as you can muster). And miraculous things will appear before you.

And remember, you are not alone…

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3 Replies to “Anything is possible”

  1. Great post! Well said…I love that you tell your boys anything is possible.

    I told my son, who is 8, that if he went to Harvard, he could work anywhere he wanted. His response? “Even Mexico???”

    Being a mom has been the best thing, by far, in my life.

  2. Your thoughts are great. I especially like the part where you mentioned your thoughts become your reality. Definitely something to remember every day.

    I had a quesstion about your Crohn’s disease that you mentioned. You said you made some major life changes. I was curious as to what that was– diet, exercise?? My husband is suffering from Crohn’s and had major surgery 5 months ago. We are working towards finding some life paths that will help out. I would be interested in hearing from you.

  3. Hi Katie.

    First of all, thank you for your response! I would be happy to share some of the life changes I made.

    One of the first things was finding a really good acupuncturist. I started going to him twice a week. I would literally walk in doubled over in pain and walk out feeling fine. It was amazing, and I was really lucky to find him. He mentioned that there is no such thing as “Crohn’s disease,” but my body was out of balance and needed to be brought back to a place of health. The symptoms of Crohn’s were merely the manifestation of the imbalance.

    I started listening to a tape series called the Sedona Method. You can look online for more info, but basically it’s about letting go of all the negative things we hold onto in life. Habits, emotions, stinky jobs, etc. That was a HUGE help. I believe I got sick because I was in a job I hated and was completely unhappy. My body basically told me the Crohn’s was not going away until I made some serious changes. It was literally “do or die.”

    Eventually, I quit that job. I started meditating every day. I found books on meditation that worked for me and examined whatever I could about myself so I could make positive changes. Exercise helped too, and watching how much fat I ate each day. Too much fat = BAD!

    Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions, and give your husband my regards!


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