In a counseling session today, someone mentioned her sponsor gave her the assignment to come up with a personal list of affirmations that begin with each letter of the alphabet, A – Z. She mentioned that initially it was hard for her to do, but she came up with the list, and reported one that was particularly meaningful to her which was that “I am a precious child of God.”

After the session, I got to thinking about that assignment. What would my list look like? Could I even come up with a list of 26, much less a creative A – Z list? I also wonder, what would your list of personal affirmations look like? Are you open to creating positive affirmations about and for yourself? Here goes mine!

A: I am an ARTISTIC and creative person who has a joy and talent for writing.

B: I BELIEVE in the power of positive suggestions and in the goodness of humanity!

C: I am a recipient and a CONTRIBUTOR of the goodness that empowers me throughout the day!

D: I can DO something different, because I have a choice that I can exercise.

E: I love being part of EMPOWERING experiences with people I come into contact with.

F: My FAITH in God helps my dark days become bright and meaningful!

G: My GOD has never let me down and never will!

H: I can have HOPE because the doorway to healthy decisions is never locked!

I: I am a precious child of God and He wants the best for me!

J: I have JOY because of my family, my faith, my friends and my future!

K: I can be KIND to myself and others, and I’ll feel better when I choose Kindness.

L: I can practice LOVE because it is the best catalyst, fertilizer and remedy for positive change.

M: I’m not alone. I can consult my MENTORS when I am stuck and need insight and wisdom.

N: I am capable of defining and meeting my NEEDS because that is my responsibility.

O: I can OVERCOME challenges because the Spirit of God guides my thinking and my steps.

P: I seek and receive POWER from God who helps me to get through the day.

Q: It is ok to ask QUESTIONS because that helps me to learn and to grow.

R: I am capable of doing the work to have healthy RELATIONSHIPS.

S: I am a bright, positive and enlightened SPIRIT, because I am of God.

T: My THOUGHTS are insightful and are helpful to others.

U: I am good at helping others to UNDERSTAND their self, their values and how to develop them.

V: I VALUE life and humanity and enjoy opportunities to demonstrate what is valuable to me.

W: I am WILLING to learn and practice something new and helpful everyday!

X: You’re capable of giving XTRA effort to accomplish your goal(s).

Y: YOU can produce peace within your life; use your tools, practice your disciplines, remember the rituals that give life!

Z: Remember to be ZEALOUS and focused on things that truly matter!

Thanks for reading through my list of affirmations.  I am going to revisit this post whenever I need to hear these truisms about myself and whenever I need a cognitive “reset” to jolt me into reality. I do encourage you to compile a list of affirmations about who you are to celebrate your contribution to yourself and to the World!

Thanks for visiting and please visit the other blogs written by Dr Ken McGill: Dr Ken McGill’s blog and Daily Bread for Life for additional information that could be helpful. I welcome your comments below or via email and your favorites, your retweets and your “+1’s” if you have a brief moment and find the information helpful. Again, it is my desire to provide the very best info for your consideration.

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About Dr Ken McGill

Dr. Ken McGill is an ordained minister and has been involved in counseling for more than 25 years. Dr. McGill holds a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University), a Certificate of Completion in the Alcohol and Drug Studies/Counseling Program from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Dr. McGill received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in May, 2003. Dr. McGill's dissertation focused on the development of an integrated treatment program for the sexually addicted homeless population, and Ken was "personally mentored" by dissertation committee member Dr. Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the field of sex addiction work. Dr. McGill authored a chapter in the text The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction, with his chapter addressing the homeless and sex addiction. Dr. McGill is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the States of Texas and California and Mississippi, and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictive Professionals (IITAP). Dr. McGill had a private practice in Glendora, CA (Aspen Counseling Center), Inglewood, CA (Faithful Central Bible Church), and Hattiesburg, MS (River of Life Church), specializing in the following areas with individuals, couples, families, groups and psychoeducational training: addictions and recovery, pre-marital, marital and family counseling, issues related to traumatization and abuse, as well as depression, grief, loss, anger management and men's and women's issues. Dr. McGill also provided psychotherapeutic treatment with Student-Athletes on the University of Southern Mississippi Football and Men's Basketball teams. Dr. McGill served as the Director of the Gentle Path Program, which is a seven-week residential program, for people who are challenged with sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, and relationship issues. Dr. McGill also supervised Doctoral students in the Southern Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium with the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. McGill was inducted into the Azusa Pacific University Academic Hall of Honor, School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, in October, 2010. Dr. McGill currently works as a Private practice clinician with an office in Plano, Texas, providing treatment with people who are challenged in the areas mentioned above.