The other day I was sitting on our deck, and I could hear our neighbors on either side enjoying the beautiful weather on their decks as well.

In my mind I thought, “I love our neighbors.“

Now, some of you may know that has not always been the case.

In fact, we had very problematic neighbors against whom we actually had to get a restraining order.

During the time that we were struggling with the neighbors, I wrote down hundreds of times, “We love our neighbors.“

Even though that was not my reality at the time, I was claiming it as a present-day truth.

Today, let’s challenge that belief that “bad things are here to stay” so we can focus our creative energy on making things better.