After hearing this song this morning, I found myself thinking...Yes, I tell that to my children virtually everyday, that they can be anything they want to be. that there are no limitations on their dreams and their wishes. That they can achieve anything they want to achieve. That they only have to believe it, to … Continue reading Just Thinking…
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 Feel... such an amazing and important emotional experience...How much attention to you give to how you are feeling, in any given moment? Or, do you only notice how you feel when something heartfelt or intense happens? Thinking about how we feel can help guide our day and our life. It can help us focus … Continue reading I Feel…
I HAVE... Everything I need, and its all right here within me. That's right, because its all up to me. Now, I'm not talking about material objects here, no, I'm talking about the way I want to live my life, the way I want to feel, and how I want the world around me to … Continue reading I Have…
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
Its surprising how many times we can be unkind to ourselves in any given day… Think about it for a moment…Its a normal busy morning; you’re making a coffee and shouting to the kids to hurry up and come downstairs for breakfast because you’ve just caught sight of the clock, and realise that if you … Continue reading Thoughts and Words are Powerful
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
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
I have chased many dreams throughout my life, some have been purposeful and fun and others, well I suppose you could describe them as more nondescript – Some may say based on illusion, I prefer to think of them as learning footsteps, challenges from within, more seeking the real me or my purpose to being … Continue reading Chasing Your Dreams v Being a Mother
I’ve been decluttering my home and my attic recently, and I never realised how much stuff I had accumulated. It became quite clear that when there had been no obvious real home for each item or the kids had outgrown something still in good condition, yes, you guessed it; I’d just stored it in the … Continue reading Clutter, is it ever plain and simple, and just clutter?
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
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?