Day 5 – For the Love of You Gratitude, Is It Just a Word? Initially, you may think that gratitude is just another word, a descriptive word that can describe a feeling we sometimes we experience. One of the dictionaries I looked at explained its meaning as being pleased or thankful when someone has done … Continue reading Gratitude, Is It Just a Word?
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
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
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
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?
Its so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle today that we naturally begin to take some of lifes most beautiful gifts for granted. I love watching this story unfold through the eyes of a child. Its a reminder that our most priceless possessions were given to us free at birth. via … Continue reading Seven Wonders of the World Movie
After reading one of the newsletters that I receive regularly I found myself thinking and reflecting - I'd woke about 6 this morning, and everyone was still sleeping, so after taking the time to view the beautiful, calm, blue sky through my living room window and feel thankful for all the opportunities that today may … Continue reading Just Thinking…
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 ….
I opened my eyes this morning and just knew that it was going to be a beautiful and wonderful day, filled with happiness and joy and unexpected and expected gifts. Now the fact that it was my birthday led me to believe that I would experience some lovely moments and of course I had expectations … Continue reading Can You See the Sunshine In Your Life?
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
Just another normal day - Or was it, really? No, it was a day to remember that went straight to my heart. My daughter came down for her tea and quite spontaneously said, " I feel really happy today, I don't know why, I just am!" That one sentence filled my heart with joy and … Continue reading What More Could I Ask For?
After a busy few hours attending to some further organisation of my family's participation in a very special fundraising charity event, (well, all the female members that is). I found myself quietly reflecting this evening, exploring within myself the motivation that led to our volunteering to walk some 8 miles in a charity walk. When I first suggested the idea … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude
I received this beautiful video by email this morning and wanted to share it with you. Upon opening my thoughts immediately went to memories of my Mother. So happy to have received such an unexpected and special gift. http://www.flickspire.com/m/LittleeInc/TheDash
It's been a while since I sat down and blogged. In fact I hadn't realised how caught up in everyday clutter (and I use that word in its broadest sense) I had become. Strange really because blogging is one of my favourite things to do, there's a calming, relaxing facet to blogging; writing without limit … Continue reading Caught Up In Everyday Clutter