Day 6 – For the Love of You Friendship, What’s It All About? It’s official, there’s actually a ‘Friendship Day,’ a special day in the calendar when we can celebrate our friends and our friendships. I guess that means we’ve been given time to think about those people in our lives who are special to … Continue reading Friendship, What’s It All About?
It's the Weekend...Time for family, friends and fun...Let's take a few minutes and think about how good our life is, right now, in this very moment. You are enough, you have everything you need right now...Try this little fun exercise to focus your attention on the good things, the things you like to have in … Continue reading I Like
I love colour, I love to work with colour, and when you think about it colour is everywhere - We see colour in the natural world; the sky, the landscape, the hills and countryside, the sea and the shoreline, the beach, the myriad of beautiful animals that endow our earth, butterflies and birds and so … Continue reading Colour Thoughts
Stop for a moment and consider the following statement: I feel most happy when....... What thought springs to mind? Add your thought word to finish the statement, then say it aloud - Use it as an affirming statement today. Oh Yes, and pop your happy words into the comments box...I'd love to know when you're … Continue reading I feel most …….
Do you feel Happy and Abundant? What does Happiness mean to you? Appreciate the small things ... They may just become the BIG things that make life feel good... ©Elaine W Shaw 2016
Isn’t it strange how the lives of others can sometimes affect our own? A friend of mine recently had a ‘milestone’ birthday, which got me thinking and reassessing my life in lots of ways, probably because I too will be experiencing one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays, soon! Anyway, there’s no denying it, I’ve recognised lately … Continue reading How I Changed My Feelings About My Body
It's a beautiful day in some many ways, and for so many reasons. Its a brand new day, an opportunity for new beginnings, new smiles, new laughter, new memories and new thoughts, and maybe for thoughts of some old memories. Thoughts of cherished memories of cherished people, those we've loved and still love, even … Continue reading Remembering Stength
I woke up early this morning; no, I mean really early this morning, crack of dawn early, still pitch black early. Not really sure why, but I felt like it should have been morning and my mind was racing towards overload. I guess I had more on my mind than I realised, so I got … Continue reading Crack of Dawn
Whilst going through some of my photos, and of course they were more than thought provoking, I came across several that were taken last Summer when I enjoyed a picnic in the woods with my youngest daughter and four of my grandchildren. We had shared a really wonderful afternoon snacking in the shade whilst sitting … Continue reading Priceless Moment…So Simple….It’s Just LOVE
Strange how we often feel the need to take 'stock' of our lives, especially when we begin to feel that we don't have full control, or when we suddenly notice that life is filled with uncomfortable things - the things that we find ourselves noticing and would prefer not to have to deal with. Like when you realise its … Continue reading Being Thankful
We hadn’t had Alfie very long when we went to one of my son’s for Sunday lunch, and of course we took Alfie. We were a little concerned that he might embarrass us a little if he had a little accident or left a little unwanted present somewhere, but we decided to brave the moment … Continue reading Playtime with the Grandchildren
Read a beautiful post this morning. Of course it centred on love, this being Valentine's Day, but it centred on so much more, too. I commented that it was a gift, and it certainly felt like a gift, not one packaged with a bow, but a gift to the heart and to thought. The writer … Continue reading Love
Have you ever felt out of sync? You know what I mean, when you have all good intentions brimming within but also coupled with a lingering shadow of self-doubt. Try as you might it just doesn’t let go, rather it holds on like a smouldering ember, a loveless mass that encroaches and gathers momentum. You’ve … Continue reading Have You Ever Felt Out Of Sync?
Earlier today I was asked about Vision Boards and how they are working in my life...and that question prompted much thought; and a personal evaluation of their value and place in my life. I joked that I must be addicted to them, but actually there is a truth in that...I love them, they are such a … Continue reading Vision Boards, Fun or ….
As I sit in front of the casement window, the warmth of the coffee cup between my hands, I smile as I watch a family of birds flit across each branch on the beautiful tree standing stately before me, their cheeps and chirps like mesmerising chuckles and peals of laughter carried along with the wind. … Continue reading Where Will I Be?
Mother's Day is always a special day, a time for families and for sharing love and appreciation. This year was a little different for our family as it was the first Mother's Day without Mum. Strange but I found myself really reflecting on something that I suppose one takes for granted. Last year we all … Continue reading Acknowledging My Appreciation
Please forgive the silence of my blog over the past few weeks we have just recently laid my wonderful mother to rest. After a very long arduous journey and all her suffering our prayers were answered and Mum passed very peacefully. I've searched within myself to try and make sense of it all and reflection has helped … Continue reading Forgive the Silence
The New Forest, for me, is the epitome of natural beauty and freedom, with ponies grazing freely upon its idyllic and picturesque heathland contrasted with beautiful forestry and woodlands. Oh, to retire there! Amazing how we often forget special times spent together and all the happy moments we've experienced whilst on holiday once we return … Continue reading The Power of Rediscovery