Difficult Day

Let’s get real. Do you ever have difficult days? I may be “The Affirmation Guy,” but I sure do. I’m not full of sunshine 24/7, as my wife can attest. I have things that don’t go as I planned. I say things and think things that aren’t productive. I struggle with the hard work and setbacks that happen when we chase our dreams. I just refuse to let the negativity win.

I’m blessed and cursed with Addison’s Disease, sporadic psoriasis, and a few after-effects from Lyme’s Disease and Anaplasmosis. There are days where it feels like they’re tag-teaming me with no legal man in the proverbial ring. They sap me of my energy and hammer with me with pain that seems to come from every joint in my body.

When I was 25 the Addison’s nearly, and probably should have killed me. I mean I was literally laying in what might have been my deathbed. The physician said he’d. Ever seen anyone with electrolytes as low as mine who was still alive.

The past 24 hours have been one of those days, as we celebrated our grandson’s first birthday back in Kansas and are traveling back to Boston tonight. The pain, fatigue, and discomfort came for a visit.

I’m not telling you this to elicit sympathy. I’m telling you this encourage you not to give up. We all have challenges. Yours may be greater or less than mine, but we all have things that can hold us back if we allow it.

I’m proud of the what I’ve been able accomplish in life despite these challenges. Some days I lose to the discomfort and fatigue. Most days I fight through. I keep on keeping on. I refuse to give in. I choose to make my dent.

Whatever you’re dealing with, know this. You can and you are making your dent. That’s what you’re here to do. The clouds that come with that are not there to block the sunshine. They’re there to help you appreciate it more.

Be well and let’s make Monday an amazing day!

Ray

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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