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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

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5 Days

It’s your *Friday Love Note* and 5 Days.

I can’t wait for the 5 day challenge next week.

(Oh, and if you haven’t joined, go ahead and click here.)

I’m excited to help you build your single mom confidence and I cannot wait to hear the success stories.

We spend too little time celebrating success IMO.

But this 5 days will be all about succeeding at building confidence and sharing that success.

When I hear about how my clients are succeeding – it’s a reminder to me that change is possible.

The success they share with each other – creates more success for the group.

We create success, share success, and increase success. It’s magical.

What you focus on grows, so why not focus on success, right?!

What success did you have this week?
What success are you creating today?
What success are you planning for tomorrow?

Have an amazing weekend, because you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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this is so much fun

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and this is so much fun!

Have I mentioned lately the importance of doing fun things in your life?

I used to think that was so frivolous.
I used to think, “Must be nice…. But I don’t have the time.”

The truth is- there is too little time in life NOT to have fun.

This week I started a new practice of writing down all the fun things I’ve built into my week and posting it by my bed. I see it every morning and every night. And every time I walk by.

My life is busy. 3 kids, my business, and all the craziness of life that creeps into the day.

But when I see that list, I get excited about all of those little things.

It might be a phone call you plan to have with a friend. Or picking up your favorite shampoo that’s on sale at Beauty Brands. Maybe it’s date night, or a walk, or choosing a paint color for your bedroom.

List everything you want to feel excited about.

Think about those things all through the week.

It’s magical.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire