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.

DECEMBER 6, 2022

Day 341 of 2022: 

Mastering my mindset as I 

Yearn for the betterment of me

Telling my truth and

Remembering that my

Uniqueness is

Triumphant and


DECEMBER 5, 2022

Day 340 of 2022:
Dear Self,
In creating the happiness I want and deserve, I need you to believe in me, embrace the power within me and know that I love you.

DECEMBER 4, 2022

Day 339 of 2022: Today, I relax and release. I accept all positive vibes and am grateful for all I have.

DECEMBER 3, 2022

Day 338 of 2022: Life lessons (experiences, those ah-ha moments) can either make or break you. 

Learning as 

am seeking inner peace

Focused and 

Embracing life

Laughing and loving life as I

Evolve and pamper myself with

Self-care and 

Self-empowerment. I am

Open and committed to

Nurturing my-

Self daily

DECEMBER 2, 2022

Day 337 of 2022:
I am authentic, balanced, and creative.
Determination and enthusiasm are pieces of my armor.
Faith and gratitude keep me humble.
My integrity, coupled with joy, helps me spread kindness.
I’ve learned that living a life of luxury means having inner peace.
My mindsets are abundance and growth.
Nurturing myself as I do others is a given.
I am optimistic about life.
As I walk my journey, I fulfill my purpose.
I am quick-minded, resilient, and strong.
Trusting and understanding my value is essential.
I welcome xcellence, youthfulness, and a zesty attitude.

DECEMBER 1, 2022

Day 336 of 2022: As we welcome December, keep an open mind and continue to laugh, learn, and love. Let’s embrace our power and use it for the greater good.

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Day 335 of 2022: I release and remove what is not for me. I move forward with positivity. I own my power; I take responsibility and authority over my life.

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

Day 334 of 2022: I feel innovative and inspired as I align with my soul and soul’s path. Following my heart and my passions bring me joy.

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

Day 333 of 2022: Spontaneity is my friend. It keeps me young and adventurous.

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

Day 332 of 2022: As always, I am grateful. I appreciate what I have, where I have been, and where I am going. Today I embrace my blessings.