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What’s Your Story? Life’s Journey Prompt #4

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This year on Family Tree Friday, I INcourage you to use one prompt a week to write or type your Life’s Journey as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

Here’s this week’s What’s Your Story- Life’s journey prompt:

What memories do you have of your mother (her name, birth date, birthplace, parents, and so on)?

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Why write down your experiences?

Your experiences as as TODAY’s ChangeMaker™ are of great worthBe sure to write them down.

Many of us have come through or are coming through some real rough patches along the way. The steps you take and courage you muster to do the almost-impossible has value for those who may follow in your footsteps as they traverse their own path in life.  Never underestimate the value of difficulty, adversity and personal trials.

Through writing down your life experiences and observations, it may become crystal clear to you and how an individual can become their best, most happy and capable selves.  You may learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and in contract, you can see what detracts from and destroys them.  This knowledge can help you develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of your family line.  It can become a major driver for living a purpose-filled life.  It can help bring direction to the course of life. You may be able to see thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns through writing things down that help you see what helps you stay strong and, on the other hand, you will be better positioned to identify what is destructive so you can take steps to help change it.

As you write your Life’s Journey experiences,

  • it will help you see and evaluate your own life more clearly.
  • It will provide INcouragement and awareness for your loved ones who come after you.
  • Family members, including your posterity, will be able to become acquainted with who you really are, not just with who you seem to be, because your thoughts and feelings will be accurate since they come straight from you
  • Some of your loved ones may be able to avoid some pitfalls because of the lessons you’ve learned and passed to them through your written words and through your experiences.
  • You are helping to light the path and lead the way for them to follow, as you gain and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual security for yourself in this topsy-turvy world.

Do not be afraid of your imperfections.  You are not your history.  You may be the catalyst for positive change your family line is waiting for.

The guiding purposes of Family Tree Quest lead us as we press forward into the unknown with courage and confidence as TODAY’s ChangeMakers..

The Three Guiding Purposes of Family Tree Quest are:

1) Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

2)  Prepare Courageously and Confidently for the Future- come what may.

3)  Glean wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it

We have things to do and stable, secure, happy relationships to create.

Ready. Set. Grow!

If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to officially JOIN THE QUEST at Family Tree Quest.com.
You will receive a link to print your own 2-generation Family Tree Chart, designed especially for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.

Resources for you:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

1- 1- 1- FTG Quote, contribute positively

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Prompt Source: Steve Anderson https://familysearch.org/blog/en/52-questions-52-weeks/

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Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm.  I am the author of JOURNALriffic.  Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates.  If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission.  You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links.  I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

What’s Your Story?- Life’s Journey Prompt #3

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This year on Family Tree Friday, I INcourage you to use one prompt a week to write or type your Life’s Journey as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

Here’s this week’s What’s Your Story- Life’s journey prompt:

What memories do you have of your father (his name, birth date, birthplace, parents, and so on)?

Why write down your experiences?

Your experiences as as TODAY’s ChangeMaker™ are of great worth. Be sure to write them down.

Many of us have come through or are coming through some real rough patches along the way. The steps you take and courage you muster to do the almost-impossible has value for those who may follow in your footsteps as they traverse their own path in life. Never underestimate the value of difficulty, adversity and personal trials.

Through writing down your life experiences and observations, it may become crystal clear to you and how an individual can become their best, most happy and capable selves. You may learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and in contract, you can see what detracts from and destroys them. This knowledge can help you develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of your family line. It can become a major driver for living a purpose-filled life. It can help bring direction to the course of life. You may be able to see thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns through writing things down that help you see what helps you stay strong and, on the other hand, you will be better positioned to identify what is destructive so you can take steps to help change it.
As you write your Life’s Journey experiences,

  • it will help you see and evaluate your own life more clearly.
  • It will provide INcouragement and awareness for your loved ones who come after you.
  • Family members, including your posterity, will be able to become acquainted with who you really are, not just with who you seem to be, because your thoughts and feelings will be accurate since they come straight from you
  • Some of your loved ones may be able to avoid some pitfalls because of the lessons you’ve learned and passed to them through your written words and through your experiences.
  • You are helping to light the path and lead the way for them to follow, as you gain and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual security for yourself in this topsy-turvy world.

Do not be afraid of your imperfections. You are not your history. You may be the catalyst for positive change your family line is waiting for.

The guiding purposes of Family Tree Quest lead us as we press forward into the unknown with courage and confidence as TODAY’s ChangeMakers..

The Three Guiding Purposes of Family Tree Quest are:

1) Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

2) Prepare Courageously and Confidently for the Future- come what may.

3) Glean wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it.

We have things to do and stable, secure, happy relationships to create.

Ready. Set. Grow!

If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to officially JOIN THE QUEST at Family Tree Quest.com. You will receive a link to print your own 2-generation Family Tree Chart, designed especially for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.

Resources for you:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

1- 1- 1- FTG Quote, contribute positively

*****

Prompt Source: Steve Anderson https://familysearch.org/blog/en/52-questions-52-weeks/

******
Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

ReNEW YOU Think About It Thursday: COMPASSION

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YOU are the spark that ignites generations of power!

Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law.

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty.

This month, we have been exploring the principle of COMPASSION.
in order to strengthen ourselves and thereby be a positive INfluence in our
family and family line.

To refer to Monday’s post, click here.

INspired Thought: “One part of living mindfully in the present in order to be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker includes identifying the possibility for growth in every situation. Each of us is equipped to be able to find answers within ourselves when we seek them. Often they come through having multiple experiences. This Think About It Thursday message and exercise serves as a reminder to write down what you learn in your journal or personal history records, so that the experiences you’ve paid a price to learn are not lost to your posterity [and others who will feel the ripple effect of your INfluence].” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

E- 4 Winter. Think About It Thursday

Thursday JOURNALriffic Guided-journaling Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you. It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are. With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this month’s principle or its absence played a role. Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth. Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress, and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow. Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

By INtegrating this month’s principle in your daily living,
you align your heart’s desire with your true/authentic nature and
turn your pain into purpose.
You can experience

  • Less stress
  • More confidence
  • Healthier relationships
  • Positive self-development
  • Clarity of your life’s purpose
  • Greater peace of mind

If you haven’t already, click here
to learn more about how you can join our FREE telecalls
and receive recorded messages each month

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

*****
Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

What’s Your Story?- Life’s Journey Prompt #2

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This year on Family Tree Friday, I INcourage you to use one prompt a week to write or type your Life’s Journey as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

Here’s this week’s What’s Your Story- Life’s journey prompt:

When and where were you born? Describe your home, your neighborhood, and the town you grew up in.

Why write down your experiences?

Your experiences as as TODAY’s ChangeMaker™ are of great worth. Be sure to write them down.

Many of us have come through or are coming through some real rough patches along the way. The steps you take and courage you muster to do the almost-impossible has value for those who may follow in your footsteps as they traverse their own path in life. Never underestimate the value of difficulty, adversity and personal trials.

Through writing down your life experiences and observations, it may become crystal clear to you and how an individual can become their best, most happy and capable selves. You may learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and in contract, you can see what detracts from and destroys them. This knowledge can help you develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of your family line. It can become a major driver for living a purpose-filled life. It can help bring direction to the course of life. You may be able to see thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns through writing things down that help you see what helps you stay strong and, on the other hand, you will be better positioned to identify what is destructive so you can take steps to help change it.

As you write your Life’s Journey experiences,

  • it will help you see and evaluate your own life more clearly.
  • It will provide INcouragement and awareness for your loved ones who come after you.
  • Family members, including your posterity, will be able to become acquainted with who you really are, not just with who you seem to be, because your thoughts and feelings will be accurate since they come straight from you
  • Some of your loved ones may be able to avoid some pitfalls because of the lessons you’ve learned and passed to them through your written words and through your experiences.
  • You are helping to light the path and lead the way for them to follow, as you gain and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual security for yourself in this topsy-turvy world.

Do not be afraid of your imperfections. You are not your history. You may be the catalyst for positive change your family line is waiting for.

The guiding purposes of Family Tree Quest lead us as we press forward into the unknown with courage and confidence as TODAY’s ChangeMakers..

The Three Guiding Purposes of Family Tree Quest are:

1) Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

2) Prepare Courageously and Confidently for the Future- come what may.

3) Glean wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it.

We have things to do and stable, secure, happy relationships to create.

Ready. Set. Grow!

If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to officially JOIN THE QUEST at Family Tree Quest.com. You will receive a link to print your own 2-generation Family Tree Chart, designed especially for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.

1- 1- 1- FTG Quote, contribute positively

Resources for you:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products
*****

Prompt Source: Steve Anderson https://familysearch.org/blog/en/52-questions-52-weeks/

******
Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

ReNEW YOU. Think About It Thursday Reminder: EXAMPLE

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Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law.

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty.

This month, we have been exploring the principle and power of

the example of SERVICE.

By doing so, we refine our emotional state of heart to
improve our sense of well-being and enrich our meaningful relationships.
By integrating these principles, we strengthen ourselves, our family and family lines.

INspired Thought: “As you quiet your mind and follow your thoughts, keep a non-critical perspective, and remain open to the path of thought that is unfolding to your awareness — then answers will emerge. Discernment (good judgment and keen insight) is needed as wisdom is applied to the thoughts and decisions of your life. …You possess an inner knowledge that will help you identify those things that are truly in your own best interest – in a self-nurturing, rather than selfish, self-demeaning or self-destructive way. You must make a decision as to what to do, do it, and then learn from the results. Was it in your best interest or not? If not, make a different choice next time. Overcome any fear of making mistakes by feeling the soul-stretching, yet personally liberating, benefits of moving forward and gleaning wisdom.” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

E- 4 Winter. Think About It Thursday

Thursday JOURNALriffic Guided-journaling Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you. It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are. With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this month’s principle or its absence played a role. Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth. Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow. Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

Turn your pain into purpose.
Live in alignment with principles that govern happiness.
Follow your desires to help, not hurt, yourself and others.
Elevate your thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.

If you haven’t already, click here
to learn more about how you can join our FREE telecalls
and receive recorded messages each month

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

*****
Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

 

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.