Brave steps of change can be a little daunting at times, however, you must think of the positives; you must stay focussed on all the great things that change can bring.
Yes, change can be a little scary but sometimes the more you over analyse, the more you want to stay in your comfort zone. Surely a great life can only be achieved with brave change, ambitious desire and deep faith in your heart that you are most definitely doing the right thing?
When you feel driven, when you feel responsible for making your life a great life……then you will take the plunge and what if everything does go your way….what if?
Are you feeling a little unfulfilled in your work life? That can be very normal and can also be changed, albeit, where applicable.
Focus on what you can control in your workplace and also on what you can control, outside of work. This is one great way of accepting responsibility for taking positive action and not wasting your time and energy on things you just cannot control.
Think about purposeful and meaningful ways you can contribute to your work environment and/or job tasks. This will definitely make you feel a lot better and your work will most definitely benefit too.
In situations, where your work has closed the door on being a more fulfilling workplace for you – then think about what you can contribute to outside of work that offers you a more enriching life experience.
Please don’t go blaming your boss for work tasks that you initially signed up for and that now don’t ‘rock your boat’. Take responsibility for your own choices and decisions in life – this is a must!
Work your best with what you’ve got and gradually make small but impactful changes to enhance your life.
There are many options for you to explore here and it’s important you take the time to think about all the pros and cons of going one way or the other.
Bit by bit, if you really put the effort in, you will change things for the better. Dedicate time today to plan your future needs and wants – then jump to it!
It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!
By Clarabelle, London, UK Created on 5 August 2022 Posted to blog on 24 August 2022
I have realised that when I know about an amazing event, activity or gift coming my way, the level of excited anticipation can reach a good 8 out of 10. However, when I am unexpectedly surprised by the kindness of others – even something like someone giving me a surprise cup of coffee – that excitment is, quite simply, off the scale! The elation that I feel when this happens it truly unbelieveable!
I promise you, it’s not really about the actual material thing that has amazingly come into my existence. It’s actually about the kind heart and thoughtfulness of the other person that puts me in this state of elation. The fact that that person took the time out of their day to think about me and show their beautiful heart through kindness.
I believe, the greatest surprise we can all offer someone, is the gift of the human spirit.
Which means, YOU, my dearest YOU, are the most precious gift of them all.
By Clarabelle, London, UK Article written on 3 August 2022 Posted to blog on 17 August 2022
Do you think you know what it’s all about, this life of yours? What if you didn’t dream? What if you just lived your life on automatic pilot and never wished for anything better; never wanted to reach your potential; never wanted to be happier, or to receive more love in your life? What if, all you have right now, is exactly all it ever will be, period?
That’s it, you’ve laid down your cards; you’ve taken life to as far as you could get it; and you’re here – you’ve arrived! – Does that thought suck or does that thought elate you?
A Dreamer and a Doer
Well, if you’re a dreamer like me – a dreamer and a doer like me, that thought probably doesn’t even come into your mind of existence. I believe, your greatest potential, hasn’t even scraped the surface, of what is possible for you. The dreamers mind is infinite and full of abundant creativity, waiting to be energised.
Glimmer of Hope
Everything starts with a dream, an idea, a glimmer of hope – nothing could exist otherwise. To achieve the greatest self, it takes the dreamer from one imaginary world into another – if they want to turn that dream into reality. You see, dreamers are inspired by the beauty and excitement of what could be. So what could be?
Calling all dreamers…..YOU could take that dream, idea, magic of creativity and let it burst with energy inside of you, so much so, that it expands into a magnitude of inspired action, that will catapult your dream into this current reality. The pure magic of this though, is it can only come from the ultimate power within you. Yes, that’s right, only you have the key to release your uniqueness into the now. So dream the dream but make this dream so highly compelling that it pulls you forth and turns into its own super creation.
There you have it – the power is within you. Grow that seed, give it your energy and watch with pure excitement, it manifesting before you.
Thank you for being here.
It’s your life, go get it!!
Clarabelle Article originally posted 23 March 2016 Updated and reposted 12 August 2022, London, UK
It’s very easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, doing the same thing day in and day out. The treadmill of life can be a bit like that, if you let it. What if you did something different today? What if you surprised yourself with trying something new, maybe something that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t quite got there yet?
Let this be your day, your day to express yourself in a different way, your day to shine in a different way that adds sparkle to your own life and brightens up another’s life. What would that be for you? When you gain clarity of thought in this area, it will immediately perk you up, you will feel excited and joyous about this new activity in your life.
Follow Your Heart
“Follow your heart”, it really is one of those sayings that a lot of people love and a lot of people quite frankly dismiss. Personally, I have been on both sides of the camp, at different times in my life – sometimes following my heart and sometimes following my head! Lots of times, I didn’t follow through with the heart stuff because my head got in the way – is this good or bad? No regrets, thats what I say – I am here now, grateful in this moment and that is what matters most to me now.
What do you enjoy most about your life right now? Even if you are finding that question hard to answer, dig deep if you have to – you’ll most definitely find something and soon realise, you are a lot richer than originally thought.
Review the experiences you are currently having in your life right now – are these experiences of quality, of fulfilment, of purpose? Are you growing and contributing to life as much as you want to be? Questions, questions, so many questions but the right question will lead you to be present in the fullness of life.
I ask you today, to ponder the thoughts that this post raises for you. Reading between the lines, What speaks true for you? Here is one conclusion of many – heart with no effort, equals a head with more troubles – work that one out!!
Gain real clarity in why you do what you do – your head and your heart will thank you for it.
Thank you for being here.
It’s Your Life, Go Get It!!
Article originally posted 26 March 2016
Updated and reposted 10 August 2022
A very wise man, I once worked with, said to me, “Claire, time is gold…..time is gold…..TIME IS GOLD“. Sadly, this wonderful man is no longer here now but the wisdom that he shared, lives on in me and in others he had deep and meaningful conversations with.
If you have gold, LOTS of gold, your appreciation for time and fulfilling relationships is often enhanced. Maybe, this is because, the strive for gold, has now been achieved and you then realise, you’re still searching for that missing jigsaw piece – but maybe it was there all along.
What if, everything you feel you need right now, you already have?
What if, you viewed life with your heart, rather than your eyes?
What if, that thing you fear, is nothing but a fragment of your imagination?
What if, you dropped all internal doubt and went for what you want in life?
What if, time IS gold and material gold is in the way of your happiness?
Lots and lots of, “what if” questions, that either mean nothing to you or offer you a different perspective on life – it really is your choice what to think.
All I am saying here is, PLEASE, don’t waste your time on climbing a mountain, you don’t really want to climb. What I would say though, is choose wisely, which mountain you DO want to climb.
Do you know what it takes from you to reach your highest potential?
Do you know what you exactly want from life?
Do you know where you want to see yourself in 2-5 years from now?
Do you know what your core values are and if you are aligned with them right now?
Do you know the special qualities that you bring to the table and how to make sure you are utilising them as best you can?
Do you know how to unleash the greatest parts of you, so that you can contribute effectively to your dreams, goals and aspirations?
Now, turn each “do you know” question into “what will it take”; “what do I want” “what are my”……
It’s important that you DO KNOW the answer to these questions and it is more important that if you want to achieve these desires for yourself, that you take committed action on a daily basis to make them happen.
Hold yourself accountable and drive yourself forward into your dreams.
There are many different indicators of where happiness exudes from and I don’t think there is a ‘one size fits’ all.
I think each individual is so extremely complex, wonderful and unique that it would be quite impossible to come up with a general list for this.
There is nothing ‘general’ about being happy – let me explain.
Through different stages of life, my own quest for happiness has been determined by many different factors – mostly, where I am at, what I am doing, where I am going, who I am with and how I am feeling. Some of this stuff can relate to external positioning and material gains and sometimes that kinda stuff did make me ‘kinda’ happy.
However, there is a huge gap here that always feels unfulfiled in terms of ‘happiness’ when I feel out of alignment with my inner values, sense of meaningful contribution and working towards a purposeful vision.
You see ‘happiness’ I think, can never be extended for a ‘forever’ period of time – life just doesn’t work out that way.
I think what we are however looking for, which I feel, is much more powerful than happiness, is finding peace of mind and harmonious balance from within. When this is achieved, it’s like being in ‘flow’ and it offers a real sense of inner freedom that can never be captured.
The older and wiser I get, I realise that happiness will pop in and out of my life, just the same way excitement does and feeling motivated to do something.
If I am searching for ‘me’ in the whole process of life, then it is in the silence of the mind that the best part of me whispers.
Enjoy your happy times, for they are indeed precious, like sparkly, shiny jewels. The real sparkle however, comes from your own inner light, peacefully flowing in the freedom of your heart. Some even call that love.
Your mindset can uplift you to the highest of highs or the lowest of lows, so please make sure you focus on the former, rather the latter here.
In the heat of the night, keep your cool by sorting out in your mind, what needs done in order to make things better for you.
What do you need and want to change?
What do you need to do today to keep you moving forward?
What will you commit to doing and how will you hold yourself accountable?
When it gets to the “enough is enough” stage, it’s amazing the amount of energy you can conjure up in order to change a tough situation around.
It’s you against you – there is never anyone else involved.
Prove to yourself today that you can definitely do what needs done and then get busy doing that. If you do that over the next 48 hours – WOW, what a real difference you will make to your life in just a short space of time. Imagine then, you kept going with that positive change for a year!
In the purest sunlight, the heart shines on like a beacon of love, dancing in the deepest cave of hope.
It is in this magnetic power a new mind is born and faraway horizons seem so close you can touch them.
Maybe all of the things in life, that don’t seem to make sense, were never to be thought about in that way.
What if, you were supposed to stay so present in each moment that thoughts of fear and doubt never ever manifested.
True thought can steer your mind in different directions – and the body, if in conflict or alignment with that thinking, will honour its preferred state of being.
Is your mind leading the way or is it your body? I think neither! I believe the magical field that surrounds your being always empowers the best out of you. It’s time to let this heavenly power communicate with your senses and create miracles through you.
You have everything you need, right here, right now to go far beyond what you think you are capable of achieving.
The sun’s energy cannot exist without you, that’s how important you are to this world.
I have been blogging on and off for a number of years now. I absolutely love writing, especially creative writing that has a poetic and uplifting feel about it.
The only thing that keeps me going and writing in this blog for so long, is that I continue to write about things, I really love writing about. That, for me, is one of the keys to becoming a successfull blogger.
The word “success” can mean many things to bloggers but for me it means, loving the whole creative process of the blogging journey and engaging with the blogging community that are so encouraging and supportive.
So if you’re thinking of starting a blog, please don’t think, just start NOW. Don’t think about, what shall I write about to get followers and what will the people out there want from me? Write about what YOU are deeply passionate about and believe me your best writing WILL lead you to success in a much more meaningful and fulfilling way.
So what are you waiting for? I told you not to think about!
You're the Star,
that shines so bright,
giving me hope,
bringing me light.
You're the Star,
in my heart,
igniting each part.
You're the Star,
strong in power,
fading the darkness,
sparkling each hour.
You're the Star,
soulful in time,
guiding to goodness,
28 October 2021
How do you know you are strong, how do you really know, have you tested your inner strength recently? Why not test it again over the next few days, weeks, months?…I encourage you to set yourself a goal, a goal that will challenge your inner being, a goal that when you reach it, you know that you are even more stronger that you could ever imagine.
Make a commitment to yourself to be brave, to release your courageous soul into the universe and let it unleash your greatest potential to fight for that goal. Make sure it’s a goal worth fighting for and if it is……well I already know you’ve made it, I already know and you do too.
As I “type” this 🙂 I urge you today to handwrite a letter to someone. By writing a letter to a friend or family member, to me, it actually feels much more meaningful, it gives it much more sincerity and thoughtfulness. That’s not to say that an email can’t be, but I just think it is really nice now and again to handwrite a letter to a special person in your life.
Today I had the choice to send an email or handwrite a letter and for the first time in a long time, I did the latter…..I sat down at my desk and wrote a letter to the person. Now I did deliberately make more time for it and yes my hand was a little sore after filing 6 pages but, you know what, it felt really really good, I felt that I was putting some beautiful loving energy onto that paper and now that person will receive that lovely energy even more so when they read.
Who do you want to write a letter to today? I encourage you to take some time out of your beautiful busy life and handwrite a letter to someone important in your life. Believe me you will receive many benefits by doing this and so will the person receiving the letter, I am so sure of that.
In 1996 I replied to a newspaper advert, pen friends for people in the British Army – I thought it would be a nice thing to do.
On the 13th January 1997 I received my first letter from Steve, he was 23 years and had been serving in the British army since he was 18 years old, the airmail letter came from Bosnia. We never actually met, we just wrote to each other for a period of 2 years.
I was clearing out old papers from my mum’s house the other day and came across Steve’s letters to me – 31 of them. Today I am reading all these letters again, I am happy, I am sad (but in a good way) and I have gained such heart warming inspiration from them, all over again….I wonder where Steve is now? I wish him very well
These are the little unexpected moments of life that put some true meaning and purpose into it all. Feeling blessed.
Write a letter to someone today, go on, I know it would be a very lovely thing to do and you and the other person will get so much from it.
Please note, that sadly after writing this blog post, I was so sad to find out that Steve passed away in September 2012 at the very young age of 39 years, I am so shocked. I will try my best to get in touch with his mum and forward his beautiful letters to her. He was so happy and full of life, such a loss to this world that he is no longer here. I think this is just a little reminder to us all that we must make the most of our lives and focus on the important things to us going forward. Clarabelle
Let’s get going,
Don’t you stop.
Keep your head up,
Beep beep bop.
See the goal,
In your eyes.
Feel and believe,
It’s your surprise.
So soldier on,
Break through it all.
Imagine your life.
Over the brick wall.
At the rainbow’s end,
Celebrate your glory,
This is your life,
This is your story.
Let’s get going my friends, you and me, let’s get going today!!
I was at the Post Office this morning posting some Christmas cards and parcels to friends at home and abroad. The person serving at the Post Office Counter, if I’m very honest, is usually almost always “grumpy”, I never really look forward to being served by him. However, this morning was different, today he was smiling, he was chirpy, he was definitely giving off “happy vibes”. I smiled at him as I approached the counter and he happily took all my Christmas cards and parcels, weighed them etc.. and charged for them. I was smiling at him the whole way through being served and saying “thank you”. He was really happy, I could tell, then he said “Can I help you with anything else?”, I said “Yes, I would like to take out £50 from my bank account but only if you have a £50 note”. He smiled and said that they wouldn’t normally have £50 notes but someone had come in earlier today and paid for something with lots of £50 notes. He said therefore he could give me a £50 note and then, to my complete surprise, said he would go through all the £50 notes and give me the BEST, freshest, newest looking one. I didn’t ask him to do that, he offered and I smiled very happily back at him and said “great, thank you so much”.
We had a short little chat about nice new money notes then he gave me my £50 note, smiled, said thank you and wished me a good day. I was blown away, I would never have expected him to say this to me before now, I wished him the best day ever and I hopped happily out of the shop.
I felt so good after that interaction with this person, it just goes to show the difference we can make to another person’s life by just being pleasant, well mannered and giving off “happy vibes”.
Wherever you are in the world today remember the impact you have on others, so please make it a positive one, you just might make someone’s day.
Happy Friday everyone, here is a sweet little beautiful, uplifting poem that I created this morning just for YOU. I am very happy and I want you to be too. Lots of love Clarabelle
I am so happy, life is so good
Spirits high, upbeat mood
All is well, all seems right
Stars shine, on me each night
My life is amazing, wonderful and true
My life is abundant, I want this for you
I want you to know, you have the power
To achieve your wishes, in this very hour
Start with your thoughts, keep a positive mind
Marry them with great feelings,treasures you’ll find
Like attracts like, remember this today Be happy, stay strong, your happy life’s on its way.
On my bus journey back from my weekend in Manchester I decided to write some poems for you. Below is the first one I wrote, I think because I definitely feel like a positive energy bubble at the moment and I hope you do too. Much love to you today, Clarabelle.
Positive Energy Bubble
Positive energy bubble
Is where I like to live
Brighter than a star
Happiness I give
Attracting always good
Living life to the full
Be a positive energy bubble
It’s funky, hip and cool
I was listening to positive affirmations this morning by Louise Hay and one of the things she said really stuck with me, she said “give out that which you wish to receive”. Wow, I feel this is so true, the more beauty you give out to this Universe the more it will come back to you – like a boomerang that has picked up more goodness along the way. Here is a wee poem just about that, hopefully it will help you to think about what postive changes you want to make in your life. Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
You Get What You Give
You get what you give
So give a lot
You receive what you think
Look at what you’ve got
If you want to change all
You know what to do
Because Heart, mind and emotions
These feelings become true