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a plan

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and a plan.

How often do you plan your time?

Do you love to plan? Hate to plan? Fight against it? Feel restricted?

I can relate to all of these statements to be honest.

Planning and organizing my life is not something that comes naturally to me.
I crave order and systems, and yet I fight against it.

But, I’m doing it anyway.

As I’ve been planning more, here’s what I’ve found:

Planning never seems exciting, but I do it anyway. (and feel awesome afterward)

When I have a plan, I waste less time.
When I plan my “do nothing time,” I enjoy that time much more.

Planning makes my life easy.
Planning takes the weight of worry off my shoulders.

When I say, “I’m too busy to plan or be organized” – I’m wrong.

Planning is the remedy to busyness.

Click here for a complimentary start a plan mini session.

Let’s get you going.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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3 years, 2 words, and 1 magical moment

It’s a very special *Love Note Friday* and 3 years, 2 words, and 1 magical moment.

Today is a BIG day for me –  and I can’t wait to tell you why.

Just over 3 years ago I was on the phone crying to my mortgage officer.

I mean really crying.  

I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to ever qualify for a home loan on my own.

I had been financially dependent for so many years.

I was terrified about how I was going to make it after my divorce.
I hated that feeling.  I hated that I felt so incapable of making enough money.

My lender didn’t believe my story at all.

He wasn’t worried, and he didn’t believe that I needed to be worried either.  He didn’t believe that I’d have any problem at all. And I remember what he said to me that day…

“Listen, you’re going to be just fine.  This is all temporary.  You’re pretty powerful and vibrant and you are going to pull yourself out of this.  I’m confident of that.”  

Powerful.
Vibrant.

2 words that shaped me from that day forward.

I’ll never forget the words he said and the way he said them.  He saw in me what I couldn’t see.  He believed I was going to succeed.  (I could tell he really believed it.)

And I decided to believe him.

Over that next year there were many times that I wrote the words, “You are powerful and vibrant” on my bathroom mirror.  I could hear in my mind the belief he had in me.  I trusted that he saw something that I couldn’t see.  I chose to believe it was true.

Today, at 10:30 a.m. I’m signing on a new home loan.  I’m the only one on the loan documents. I’ll be sitting across the table from Geoffrey who told me I was powerful and vibrant, and sign on the dotted line.

It’s one of those big milestones and I’m celebrating today.

What if you are powerful and vibrant too?
What if your fears and insecurities are nothing more than noise in your head?
What if you can borrow my belief in you, and choose to make it a reality?

I know that so much is possible for you.

Show me (and you) that it’s true.

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it.

-Molly Claire

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you’re going to be okay

*Think it Thursday* and you’re going to be okay –

Today’s one of those days that I’m getting personal.

I’m speaking to those of you who feel you’re in a dark place, stuck, and wondering how you will make it through whatever challenge you are facing.

You may be feeling fear and worry that things won’t get better in your life.

I know just how you feel.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been redesigning my life and creating a new normal over the last few years as I’m navigating life as a single mom. I’ve been managing the ups and downs of chronic fatigue and trying to keep the faith that it will get better.

I’ve been forging ahead and yet – I’m sort of breathing a sigh of relief lately.  I feel that sense of, wow I made it through – and I’m still standing.  I’m still moving forward.

I remember feeling so much fear and experiencing deep sadness.
I remember so much uncertainty and wishing it would all just go away.

I’ve been putting one foot in front of the other and it wasn’t until recently that I had an appreciation for how much I’ve come through and what I’ve overcome.  Not because of me, but because of the possibilities that life allows us.

Within you is the ability to overcome every challenge in front of you.  Even when it’s not easy.

And believe me – it never feels easy. 

If you’re reading this and feeling that you can’t keep going– I understand.
If you’re wondering if you’ll make it through – I understand.
If you’re thinking the end of this challenge should be sooner rather than later – I totally understand.

And yet I promise you – you can handle this challenge in front of you.  

You are capable, and you are strong.  

You were designed to overcome this challenge.

Your faith, your strength, and your courage will come together as a force of nature.  You’ll do it.  I promise.

Sending you extra love today.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

Xoxo

– Molly Claire

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your gift

It’s your *Friday Love Note* and your gift –

I have a gift for you today.
It’s some simple good news.

It’s okay for you to forgive.

Sometimes it seems that forgiving someone is giving up something.
Can you relate?

It seems as if forgiveness tells someone that you weren’t hurt or disappointed.
It seems that forgiveness tells someone that you condone what they did, even though you think it was wrong.

Sometimes it even seems that withholding forgiveness is somehow protective… but in reality, withholding forgiveness is one of the hardest things you will do.

It compounds your suffering and keeps you from moving forward.
When you don’t forgive it feels heavy, angry, bitter, stuck.

If you’re having a hard time forgiving, it’s not because you’re a bad person. Not at all.
It’s most likely just because you’re afraid.
You don’t need to be afraid. Forgiving someone is the best give you can give yourself.

You can forgive and still be safe.
You can forgive and still acknowledge that you were hurt.
You can forgive and still disagree with the way someone behaved.
You can forgive, so you can feel light, hopeful, and see the clear path to moving forward.

Are you ready?

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it <3

-Molly Claire

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love

It’s *Think it Thursday* and love

All your kids need is love.

It’s easy to think that we need to do SO many things for our kids in order to ensure their success and happiness. It’s easy to let these expectations stress us out and take away from what’s most important.
Which is… love.

Your kids just want you there. They don’t need expensive things. They don’t need a home in perfect order. They don’t need to eat organic for every meal of the day.

What they need, is love. Unconditional, never ending, always meaningful – love.

Are you giving it to them?

Get rid of the unnecessary and focus on what matters most.
I’m working on doing the same.

Think about it.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire