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I Am In Charge

And finally...a sprinkling of pixie dustI am in charge of me.
I am in charge of my feelings.
I am in charge of choosing what is right for me.
No one else can dictate how I act.
No one else can tell me what to feel.
No one else can make choices for me.
I choose to look back on my past with joy.
I choose to enjoy the present.
I choose to believe that my future is secure.
Today I choose to learn.
I choose to grow.
I choose to laugh.
I choose to risk.
Today I choose to be in charge of me.

Who is in charge of you?


I’m taking part in BlogFEST 2012 –

the biggest blog party in October! Today’s host is Stuart Fish  . 





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  2. Zephyr Zephyr October 6, 2012

    That was such short and sweet affirmation, Corinne. I am booking an advance copy of the book. When is it coming out?
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  3. Anand Anand October 6, 2012

    This is very inspiring Corinne 🙂 Loved each and every line and the image too!
    Yes, we are in charge of what we do in life. But many fails to realize this simple truth. Thanks for sharing this 🙂
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  4. Amy Amy October 6, 2012

    oh my… I cannot even begin to tell you how much I needed to read this!

    I had reached a point in my life before I got sober where I had lost to power to choose… the bottle was in charge. I live sober today, and as a result I have been given a great gift… the gift of choice. I am in charge of me, but I still struggle with depression. I tend to want to be turtle like, and crawl into my shell. I am incredibly grateful to have a set of tools that help me come out of it. It is icky when I’m in the middle of it… thank God I don’t stay there as long as i once did.

    Your words have filled me with encouragement and inspiration… love and light to you my friend!
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  6. Daphne Steinberg Daphne Steinberg October 5, 2012

    Wow, Corinne! I love this! I might have to start saying this affirmation every morning. I’m certainly bookmarking this page so I can come back to it. I feel empowered just reading it. Great, great job.
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  7. Rachna Rachna October 5, 2012

    Yes, I am so looking forward to your book, Corinne! And, I wish that I could say that I am in charge. But, at varying times, it is the family, the circumstances and sometimes my moods that are in charge of me. I hope that I am in charge of my destiny, though. I just love these short burst of wisdom posts that you do so beautifully. <3 It was lovely chatting up with you, my friend.
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  8. Sennen Chris Pinto Sennen Chris Pinto October 5, 2012

    Dear Corinne,

    Very inspiring words. It is a good reminder for me, on being responsible to myself and society. It is important not to get influenced by others and life events, so that one may loose hold on our individual identity.
    I am a frequent visiter of your blog and look forward to the release of your book, “The Striking Gold”.

    Warm Regards,
    – Sennen Chris Pinto ( Member of Torch Bearers Website)
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  9. Jo Heroux Jo Heroux October 4, 2012

    In the past I may have spent time reacting to life around me, but these days, I am completely in charge and I am completely responsible for where and who I am. While some people like that, I find others do not and I also find that to be none of my business. I am, first and foremost, ME and this is MY life, so I gotta run it!
    This is absolutely a beautiful piece. Makes us all look forward to that book

  10. Myrna Myrna October 4, 2012

    Based on your poem, your book title is most adequate. You have found inner gold. Wonderful.
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    • Corinne Shields Corinne Shields October 4, 2012

      Hi Corinne

      Nice to meet another Corinne, not many of us about!!

      Thanks for linking to because now I have found you. Being in charge of ourselves, at once a liberating and a fearsome thing. Not seeking to blame another but being prepared to take responsibility for ourselves, our own happiness and unhappiness, our own successes and failures. It takes courage, but if we can do it we are on the path to personal freedom.

      Corinne at

  11. Dave M. Saha Dave M. Saha October 4, 2012

    Oh, I love this. Very well said. We are in charge of ourselves, and no one else! No one!
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  12. sylvie branch sylvie branch October 4, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL! love love love this. thank you

  13. Stuart Stuart October 4, 2012

    Fantastic post Corinne and so pleased you were able to quote from your book based on my prompt for today. Really chuffed. Love the poem. Good luck with the book.

  14. Anne Anne October 4, 2012

    Excited to hear about your book. Hope I can read it someday. I am in charge of my life too and could only pray I live it according to what He deems best.
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  15. Jenn Jenn October 4, 2012

    Wow!! Excellent post 🙂

    I’d love to read your book too 🙂 Keep me posted!
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  16. janu janu October 4, 2012

    Great! I too feel I am in charge…but, no…not always.

  17. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles October 4, 2012

    I am in charge of myself. There was a time in my past where there were others but I am glad I moved on from that stage and can look back with a smile on that journey till here.

    Lovely reminder Corinne 🙂

    Looking forward to your book… I have always been in awe of your writings and I am sure that book will be a treasure to dive into specially when times get tough and I am looking for some soul gyaan!
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  18. bhavana bhavana October 4, 2012

    I should start taking print-outs of your posts and choosing the best pieces and frame it as affirmations…
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  19. Sennen Sennen October 4, 2012

    Very inspiring words. It is a good reminder for me on being responsible to myself and society. It is important not to get influenced by others and life events so that one may loose hold on our individual identity.
    I am a frequent visiter of your blog and look forward to the release of your book, “The Striking Gold”.

    – Sennen Chris Pinto ( Member of Torch Bearers Website)

  20. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah October 4, 2012

    Corinne, your book!?! Gasp. Wow! I am so very happy. Whenever I read your gyaans, I think: “Corinne can write a book, na” and here you surprise us with this news. Big big hugs and lots of best wishes for this book and YOU.

    Sometimes I do think that I am in charge but I would like god to take charge. He knows better.

    Joy always,

  21. Sulekha Sulekha October 4, 2012

    Look forward to reading your awesome book. Loved the way you have stated who’s in charge of your life 🙂
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 4, 2012

      You’re such a sweetheart to believe it will be awesome in advance, Sulekha! ♥

  22. Ruchira Ruchira October 4, 2012

    I like to believe I am in charge of myself but sometimes I hand over the charge to others and let them control my day and moods for a while .. ill I realize what a mistake I am making 🙂
    So looking forward to your book !

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 4, 2012

      This is an affirmation, Ruchira. There are times I let other people and things control my moods too. But an awareness is what we all are working towards and that’s good, don’t you think? 🙂 This book is just going to be one of simple affirmations.

  23. G Angela G Angela October 4, 2012

    Very motivating Corinne ! Thanks for reminding – I am definitely in charge of what I am and where I am in life today! I am continuing to take charge of whatever is left, thanks for being a source of inspiration !

  24. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc October 4, 2012

    Oh you excited me BS with the mention of your book. Now I have *three books to save for 😉

    I was thinking of another person while reading this but today I own it for myself. I am definitely in charge of me 😀
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 4, 2012

      I’m planning to give mine away for free to friends Melissa – so save your savings. It’s a collection of affirmations that I’ve been working on – but haven’t completed.
      I’m so glad you’re in charge of you. ♥

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