How Emotional Potpourris Make Me a Better Person- MKE Week 22A

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This week was a potpourri of emotions for me. Thoughts about the MKE and my progress, the future, my dreams, goals, challenges, all came like a tornado through my mind. It did not help that Og Mandino’s- the Greatest Salesman’s focus this time around was about being master of our emotions.

I could not for the life of me, put my finger on what made me so emotional this week.

Sometimes when I think about what the Master Key Experience is all about- changing bad habits for good ones, owning our greatness and potential, living a life of gratitude and enthusiasm etc. I feel a little hesitant to share or express feelings or thoughts that are not very positive.

It is so very interesting that most of the thoughts shared by Og Mandino, reflected exactly how I was feeling:

Inside me is a wheel constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy…”

What was happening to me? Was it the cold weather here in ‘sunny California?’ Was it hormonal? Was it this? Was it that? I tried to “recognize and identify the mystery of (my) moods…”

Today I master my Emotions

After much thought and wrangling with the thoughts and emotions, I had to make the decision to proactively deal with what I was experiencing.

I remembered that I am Nature’s Greatest Miracle on the way to becoming the Greatest Salesman!

Og reminded me in the Scroll Marked VI, that if I feel depressed I must sing, and if I feel sad I should laugh… Remembering this sent me to one of the things that salves my mood, emotions, thoughts- music, and one of my favorite artists- Lauren Daigle.

The song that brought me back into the place of gratitude, peace, productivity is ” You Say.”

This song puts it all into perspective for me because it reminds me who I am despite my emotions and other negative feelings.

It reminds me why I believe the way I do because of my connection or relationship with my Omniscient and Omnipotent Creator, and it reminds that all is well. Then like Og Mandino, I say, ” I become master of myself. I become great.”

I always keep my Promises!


I'm Valerie Darlington ( MBA-Healthcare). A Jamaican born entrepreneur, philanthropist, and blogger who help 50+ women learn how to make money, look good, get healthier, retire well, and be more successful in the second half of their lives. Dogs are my Kryptonite, and my forte is history and research. I am obsessed with researching and finding the best, most effective way to accomplish any task set before me. I am on a journey - committed to finding the best, productive, and most fun way to live after doing the parenting thing, and caring for elderly parents ( I have so much experience here). I am committed to helping you, the mature woman figure out and do the same with the "what nexts?" of your life.

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  1. John Francetic

    Valerie, good for you for making the choice you made. From your blog rover friend John.

  2. John Francetic

    Valerie, good for you. From your blog rover friend John.

  3. Naila N Din

    You are and have discovered your greatness – Look back on your phenomenal MKE journey – you continued and persevering and have come out on the other side ready for your next journey of self-discovery and greatness. It will never end, but isn’t that the purpose of life?

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