Mastering My Thoughts…

My mind runs a marathon, and my fingers can’t handle the pace at which my words formulate as I write. Yet, I continue to release.

Belinda Gulley Bates


I’m here to give the voices in my head the opportunity to unleash their thoughts, thus, “Mastering My Thoughts.” Their opinions are mine/mine are theirs, and are subject to change. There will be falsities and illusions dressed with bits of truths because my mind runs a never-ending marathon.
The silence becomes loud voices in my head that murmur because no words can explain the rapture in my mind and heart. And as I search my brains’ depth to retrieve what my heart refuses to let my mind release, I write.
Pen or pencil to paper or fingertips to keyboard, the words flow as if they know their journey better than me. The roads traveled have been hard, and their destination waits for their arrival.
I write not to impress but to inspire. Even if that someone is just me.

MAY 27, 2022

Day 147 of 2022: My silence is not weakness, and there is strength in the absence of sound.

MAY 26, 2022

Day 146 of 2022:
I am confident.
Inner peace embraces me.
Knowledge is power.
Challenges help me learn and grow.
I love myself, imperfections and all.
I believe in myself.
I am a work in progress making progress.

MAY 25, 2022

Day 145 of 2022: I am always open and ready for wisdom.



Speaking and

Dreaming while

Observing all


MAY 24, 2022

Day 144 of 2022:
You are authentic, bold, and creative. You control your life, and you have the power to make this world a better place. Don’t ever forget that.

MAY 23, 2022

Day 143 of 2022: I reclaim my power and voice as I release what is not for me. It’s my life, and I’m living it on my terms.

MAY 22, 2022

Day 142 of 2022:
I am grateful for today and for being alive.
Happiness and gratitude embrace and surrounds me.
I am happy and loving life.
I am thankful for all I have and all that is coming my way.

MAY 21, 2022

Day 141 of 2022:
I call back my power.
I am in charge of my life.
I am worthy of everything I desire.
I am wise.
I understand that all I need and want is within me.
I aspire to inspire myself and others.
My imagination is powerful.
I love bringing joy to others.
Positive energy surrounds me.
Positive thinking and journaling are a part of healing.
I am grateful to be alive.

MAY 20, 2022

Day 140 of 2022: 

I walk with my head held high

As I am authentic



Noteworthy and

Optimistic, my

Uniqueness and 


Honors me




Leads to


Loving yourself 

Opening your heart and

Valuing yourself

Every day

MAY 19, 2022

Day 139 of 2022: I am a priority, and today is all about me. Self-love is not selfish; it’s important and necessary. I am a work in progress, making the best of what I have and looking forward to meeting the better version of myself. I find that all love starts from within. So, I love myself like I want to be loved. The betterment of me is a given.