Thursday, March 24, 2011

Yes I Can!

I spent a lot of time in prayer yesterday,
 and I actually wrote in my journal for the first time since January.

I went to the library to write, and I enjoyed the atmosphere and the quiet.
Putting down my experiences, fears, and feelings on paper was a way for me to let it all go.

I even wrote about the breakup, which was a topic I had been avoiding.
For some reason I felt that if I wrote about it on paper, it would make it real, which in the end meant it was really over. I discovered that I'm okay with the fact that it's really over.
It's time for me to move forward.

When I was done writing, I had a clear head and I decided to review my options for my class.
When I got back home, I checked my school email and I found this:

Hello Thomasina,

The biggest variable that can work in your favor (or not) is how you self message yourself.  If you wake up in the morning and tell yourself "I'm a winner, yes I can," you'll do it!!!
Please, please don't give up.  I have faith in you.
Remember, "yes you can!"

 I'm with you.  Don't be afraid.
I received this email from my accounting professor in response to the email I sent her.
In my email, I stated that I didn't think I could pass the course, so I was just giving up.
My plan was to fail the course, and then retake it next session.
After much deliberation and correspondence with my professor {and my mom}, I decided…


I'm going to finish and pass this course.

It's funny how an encouraging word {or email in my case} can remedy feelings of discouragement and doubt.
I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

When I called and informed my mom of my final decision she said something amazing:

"Remember to tell yourself that you can do this. I've believed in you all along."


This Thursday I'm thankful for kind words and for the love of my family and friends.
I'm also thankful for all of you who left me encouraging words.
I get comfort in knowing that you all care about my success.

Stay Sweet and Don't Forget to Tell Yourself

"Yes I Can!!"






  1. What a great professor you have!!! Yes you can and I know you will!!! Keep up the great work girl!!!

  2. YES you can!! positive thoughts lead to positive things!!! its so true. And.... public librarys, i LOVE!! In college, during exam week, the campus libraries would be soo packed so i always venture down to the public library! And girl im still trying to figure out this button thing, i am so confused!

  3. Good for you!!! You can totally do this!!! You just have to believe in yourself :)

  4. It's true that a kind word is like medicine to the soul. Yes you can, Thomasina!

  5. It's amazing how just a little encouragement makes someone feel so much better! I think it's amazing that your professor sent you that uplifting e-mail and I so agree with her! You can do this :), just believe in yourself!


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