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?
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…
I See...Have you ever thought about what you really see? What we see is directly affected by our previous experiences and I am reminded of the quote, "We do not see things as they re, we see things as we are"... Our perception and our perspective go hand in hand and colour our view of … Continue reading I See
Day 4 – For the Love of You Our EveryDay Tool-Kit for Love With any job or task we need a set of tools, whether that be physical tools – tools of the trade, such as those of a plumber, a bricklayer, a dressmaker, a baker, and so on, or the day to day … Continue reading Our Every Day Tool-Kit!
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
Stop for a moment and consider the following statement: I feel most abundant 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.
Feeling all alone, forget it…The world is full of magical moments and is always smiling and sending you messages of encouragement LOOK OUT FOR THEM… see how many you can find today, and celebrate. Need a couple of examples to help you on your way....A sunset or a red sky at night can feel awe-inspiring … Continue reading Feeling all alone, forget it…
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?
I spent the morning organising my notes and thinking about my childhood, the days so far behind me now...or are they? Are any of the times we experienced ever really behind us? We use that term, 'it's all in the past, or it's behind me now' usually to dismiss something we perceive to be negative … Continue reading It’s All Behind Me Now, Or Is It?
Curiosity: What does that conjure up for you? Teachers engage their students to develop and unwrap children's curiosity and create a sense of discovery as a key element in their learning. Writer's cultivate a path for their reader's to emotionally connect with their words and arouse a 'curiosity' through the personal images painted within the … Continue reading How Curious Are You? And Does It Matter?
The beautiful blue sky I woke up to this morning immediately fed my heart, and the smile that I felt paint my face also brushed lovingly against my soul. An inward smile and the fluttering, like butterflies gently kissing my life and speaking their language of beauty and love I was instantly charged with happiness … Continue reading Was It Just the Blue Sky, Or Was It More…