The Ultimate Attitude

Moving you one step closer to your dreams

There is a magnetic, captivating and contagious attitude that when embraced and shared throughout your daily activities will catapult you and your life to the greatest level.  It’s the the attitude of “yes I can” “yes I will help” “yes I will do it” “yes this is a great opportunity” “yes, thank you for the experience” “yes I will certainly give it a try” “yes I will keep going” “yes I will give it 100%”. THIS attitude is the ultimate attitude of moving you one step closer to your dreams. This beautiful attitude, attracts to you, the life that you desire.

Opportunities

I hold this attitude in my heart and mind every day. I live and breathe this attitude as much as I can and it has been very good to me in return.

Opportunities are abundant, they are everywhere, living and breathing around you but only with the right attitude will you see them and get a chance to experience them.

Scenic Route

This is the right attitude which will help you to get to where you want to go.  It’s sometimes the scenic route, in other words, not always the quickest route, but certainly when you look back on life it’s the most fulfilling.

Yes I Can

What’s the point of living your life with a “I hate the world” attitude? What’s the point of letting everyone know you’re having a bad day? Think about it, with that attitude you’re just dragging everyone else around you down – well if they let you.  Personally, I never gravitate towards people with that unhappy negative attitude, I move away from them as fast as I can.  Think about lifting yourself up for a change, practice having a “yes I can” attitude and be grateful for your everyday challenges, for without them you would not grow and without growth your contribution to the world becomes less and less and thus moving you away from a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Zest

Live your life with zest and with an upbeat attitude that will allow you to tackle even the most difficult of challenges.  A positive attitude will attract the right people into your life, people who will want to help you, people who will be there for you, people who will support you and stand by your side in the toughest of times.  Be enthusiastic, be excited about life and engage in new things that interest you and do as much as you can of what you love.  Your whole being will thank you for it. Get going and take the right attitude with you today and everyday.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

Article originally posted on 17 March 2016
Updated and reposted to blog on 5 October 2022

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Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Welcome wonderful you to Sunday’s Post-It Pics written and created by Clarabelle.

I do hope you’re having a beautiful Sunday and may the original quote below add to its beauty.

Please come back every Sunday for this part of the weekly programme.

As always, thank you for being here.

Seasons Change by Clarabelle

Seasons change
Life moves on
The present is now
Tough pasts are gone

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Yesterday’s dreams

Welcome wonderful you to Sunday’s Post-It Pics written and created by Clarabelle.

Today is the first day of sharing these heartfelt words with you.

Please come back every Sunday for this part of the weekly programme.

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Yesterday's dreams
Never went away
They life in you
And breathe today
Yesterday’s Dreams by Clarabelle

Yesterday’s dreams
never went away
they live in you
and breathe today

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Time to Help

Add some goodness to each day.

What if today you decided to help someone?

It might be something as simple as giving some food or money to a homeless person or phoning a friend or family member who lives on their own.

Help and expect nothing back, just help to HELP.

You might see an older person struggling with their shopping bags, so maybe you could help them across the road.

You might decide to share some positive words on one of your social media platforms – those empowering words, might just help out a friend in need.

If you have more time to help, why not do some volunteering for a day – there are many organisations out there who would love your help.

Help where you can and with your wonderful smile.

A little help can go a long long way, so let’s help one another and add some goodness to each day.

Thank you for being here, it’s a real joy to have your presence.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 7 September 2022
Posted to Blog on 24 September 2022

POETRY CORNER #7

raise your spirits

Every Thursday on this blog I post one of my poems.

May the words whisper deep wisdom into your mind and soul and ignite a new you, to RISE UP and TAKE CHARGE of your life.

It Aint That Easy!

A life of love,
happiness to find,
it ain’t that easy,
with a busy mind.

A life of treasure,
hope and glory,
it ain’t that easy,
with my story.

A life of greatness
full of light,
it ain’t that easy,
in the darkest night.

A life of giving,
abundant and true,
it ain’t that easy,
when I feel blue.

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you do,
to raise your spirits,
and see a new you?

If it ain’t that easy,
how can you share,
the best of you,
giving self-care?

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you say,
to brighten your mind,
and enjoy everyday?

If it ain’t that easy,
what is your plan,
to change for the better,
be a happier man?

It’s all in your thoughts,
and daily endeavours,
to make it more easy,
embrace life’s true pleasures.

A poem by Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 18 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 15 September 2022

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I’m Not Scared

run wild, free and happy

When you become free from the limited minds of others, then you will have the ability to face most fears – if not all!

Self-conscious thinking is never going to get you anywhere but stuck and believe me, ‘stuck in the mud”, is not a good look at all.

When you’re thinking and doing becomes boundless, you achieve more and more each and everyday.

When you go from being fearful to saying, “I’m not scared”, you open a whole new world for yourself.

Don’t be a prisoner to your thinking, because none of it is real anyway.

Shift your cellblock mindset to beautiful thoughts of open landscapes, where you run wild, free and happy.

I know where my thoughts would rather be!

Think about your thinking – is it serving you well right now?

By Clarabelle, London, UK

Created on 7 August 2022

Posted to blog on 27 August 2022

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Poetry Corner #3

tough pasts are gone

Every Thursday is poem day, with a little pinch of positivity!

Enjoy it, wonderful you.

Magnetic You

Magnetic you,
with wisdom eyes,
full of heart,
and kind surprise.

Yesterday’s dreams,
never went away,
they live in you,
and breathe today.

Seasons change,
life moves on,
the present is now,
tough pasts are gone.

Attract your passion,
love and do,
everything you deserve,
special and true.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 4 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 18 August 2022

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Poetry Corner #2

feel your presence

Every Thursday on this Clarabelle blog is Poetry Corner.

May the words ignite a deeper wisdom in you.

Didn’t You Know?

The clouds can’t hide,
your smiling face,
abundant love,
full of grace.

Your unique ways,
we all admire,
present now,
future desire.

Didn’t you know?
you are the one,
to inspire many,
do what needs done.

Your truth exudes,
a special vibe,
attracting many,
into your tribe.

Feel your presence,
as we see you,
enriched with beauty,
through and through.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
Created on 2 August 2022

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Hello from Clarabelle

It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank YOU for following this blog and supporting the work that I do. My aim is to bring a little bit of sparkle, knowledge, wisdom and positive ‘feel good’ feelings into your life.

We all need some inspiration and encouragement at different times in our life and I do hope that my blog posts help you move forward and forge you into achieving EVERYTHING you truly deserve.

Your dreams are for the taking and I want YOU to really GO FOR IT!

After all . . . . . . . . .
It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank you so much for being here. Love Clarabelle

By Clarabelle, London, UK
10 August 2022

POETRY CORNER #1

set your sail

I’m going to make every Thursday on this blog “POETRY CORNER”. The reason being, I really LOVE writing poetry, especially with a positive spin on it or words that showcase a deep sense of inner wisdom.

So today I share with you Poetry Corner #1:

Being YOU

To feel alive,
fresh and true,
steal the show,
by being YOU.

Never let,
a negative voice,
hold you back,
or change your choice.

For you are special,
one of a kind,
uniquely passionate,
with a genius mind.

So set your sail,
to better lands,
where your dreams,
are in your hands.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
1 August 2022

You’ve Got 100 Days

pick a feasible goal that you really want to achieve

Whenever I want to make a significant change in my life, I give myself a 100 day challenge to make it happen.

I will set the goal in hand, mark the start and end date and then everyday, I just bloody well GO FOR IT!

I have read so many times over and over again that it takes 21 days to break a habit but unfortunately that has never been true for me. I know this, because I have put it to the test many times before. I would be interested to know, has it ever worked for you?

In my opinion if you aim for a really juicy goal that you want to achieve and stay wholeheartedly committed to achieving it – the 100 day rule, gives you more than enough time. I have used this for daily running challenges, healthy eating changes and life-changing career decisions. 100 days, to me, is the PERFECT timeline for making a real positive impact on your life.

So let’s say I start today, 1 August 2022 and set myself a goal to write one blog post everyday for the next 100 days. That means, the 100th day lands on 8 November 2022 and I just know that by that day a HUGE positive impact will be made on my life – for me, it’s almost guaranteed.

You want a new job? Try the 100 day challenge.

You want a new relationship? Do the 100 day challenge.

You want to get fitter? Action the 100 day challenge.

You want to move home? Apply the 100 day challenge.

You want to start a new business? Implement the 100 day challenge.

It even works for training for a marathon – and I’ve run four!

And the goals list goes on……

The key here is, you must be committed to the goal in hand and you must NEVER miss out a day – if you do, give yourself the consequence of needing to start from day 1 again! (But then that wouldn’t be 100 days anymore).

Whatever date you are reading this, pick a feasible goal that you really want to achieve. Mark down the start of your 100 day challenge and highlight your end date – now it’s time, to GET TO WORK!

Are you up for the 100 Day Challenge?

Don’t overthink it – START NOW!

Oh and please let me know how you get on – I want to hear your SUCCESS story, so that it can INSPIRE and MOTIVATE others.

YOU’VE GOT THIS!

By Clarabelle
London, UK
1 August 2022

Monday Morning Blues?

you deserve to experience the best of opportunities out there

I can honestly say, I haven’t had the Monday Morning Blues for a good few years now and I never want to have them in the future either.

I remember, in my much younger days, getting these feelings, which often started on the Sunday evening!

I know, most of you can relate to those feelings of ‘dread’ going into a job that, for your own reasons, didn’t feel right.

I made a promise to myself a few years back that if I ever got so low again going into a job, I would sort that stuff out super fast.

Thankfully, I know what I want from a job and how I can utilise my skills and experience to contribute effectively. I also know how I want to be led and empowered to bring my best game to the table on a daily basis.

You have the true capacity and pure potential to achieve everything you want from your work and you are in control of whether you make it or break it.

I believe you deserve to experience the best of opportunities out there, so make sure you bring your ‘A’ game every single time.

There is this great quote by Rumi, “what you seek, is seeking you”, and for me, this quote is a wonderful reminder to never doubt your capabilities and be mindful of the many doors that are open for you – just walk right in.

You got this – always!

By Clarabelle

London, UK

24 July 2022

I See You

so strong and brave

I recognize your being,
everything you give,
your caring heart,
the way you live.

I see you always,
mindful and pure,
helping another,
you are their cure.

I believe in you,
so strong and brave,
you are the gift,
everyone of us crave.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
21 July 2022

Uplift My Spirits

to a happier place

Uplift my spirits,
higher than the sun,
guide me through,
all that needs done.

Tell me everything,
I need to hear,
even in silence,
let it be clear.

Sometimes I feel lost,
strange in a way,
not in the crowd,
but bewildered each day.

The path I have chosen,
doesn't feel right,
how did I get here,
without the pure light?

Is there a turning,
to a happier place,
where doing what I love,
fulfils me with grace?

If what I do seek,
is surely seeking me,
maybe this wrong track,
is where I should be?

And what if the rainbow,
is not far away,
and its spectrum of love
guided me to here today?

Clarabelle
London,UK
20 July 2022




If God Lets Me…..

shine like the morning sun

1.
If God lets me
I'll always lead the way
If God lets me
I'll kneel down with him and pray
If God lets me
I'll do him very proud
If God lets me
I'll help all lost in the crowd 

2.
If God lets me
I'll shine like the morning sun
If God lets me
I'll do what he needs done
If God lets me
I'll be a beacon of pure strength
If God lets me
I'll go to any given length 

3.
If God lets me
I'll show him my full power
If God lets me
I'll respect his every hour
If God lets me
I'll take the best right turn
If God lets me
I'll let all worry burn 

4.
If God lets me
I'll give him my all
If God lets me
I'll knock down each brick wall
If God lets me
I'll be happy in present time
If God lets me
I'll forever be more than fine 

5.
If God lets me
I'll forgive and forget
If God lets me
I'll get out of all bad debt
If God lets me
I'll love him like no other
If God lets me
I'll make peace with every brother 

6.
If God lets me
I'll hold my head up high
If God lets me
I'll be truthful and not lie
If God lets me
I'll always sing his song
If God lets me
I'll make right every wrong 

7.
If God lets me
I'll live life to the full
If God lets me
I'll obey his every rule
If God lets me
I'll share the good I know
If God lets me
I'll give all hope a go 

8.
If God lets me
I'll believe in my self-worth
If God lets me
Every wave of life I'll surf
If God lets me
I'll be positive and bright
If God lets me
I'll sleep peacefully each night 

9.
If God lets me
I"ll take my second chance
If God lets me
I'll celebrate and dance
If God lets me
I'll show him I am real
If God lets me
I trust he'll make the deal

By Clarabelle
Created on 10 August 2021
London, UK



Being “Me”

this is your call

Do not try to be loved,
for that force never wins,
opening up your heart,
is where attraction begins.

Do not try to be wanted,
for this wonderful you,
is unique and special,
for the right person too.

Do not try to be liked,
for you have it all,
talented and beautiful,
this is your call.

Do not try to be something,
you never want to be,
always stay you,
enjoy being "me".

By Clarabelle
2 November 2021
London, UK

What is…..?

a miracle glowing

What is love,
without surprise,
a caring thought,
heartfelt eyes.

What is kindness,
without the giving,
touching lives,
soulful living.

What is forgiveness,
without a prayer,
sharing you,
unique and rare.

What is gratitude,
without the knowing,
a thankful bond,
a miracle glowing.

What is here,
without your presence,
healing time,
your very essence.

by Clarabelle
1 November 2021
London, UK

CHAMPION HEART

give life your all

When the wild wind blows,
and you're down on your knees,
begging for mercy,
praying for please.

Lift your head high,
stand up tall,
break down those barriers,
give life your all.

Many would hope,
for your inner strength,
running on empty,
but going every length.

Your champion heart,
can carry you forever,
up the highest mountain,
across each raging river.

See yourself winning,
battling each storm,
building the new,
challenging the norm.

by Clarabelle
29 October 2021
London, UK



Oh Beautiful Flower

growing so free

Vibrant youth,
bountiful in art,
graceful in nature,
sweet miracle heart.

Oh beautiful flower,
in my soul you do live,
the scent of your life,
forever it gives.

I watch you in awe,
growing so free,
a magical creation,
a wonder to see.

By Clarabelle
27 October 2021
London, UK

Breathing in Time

Forever sublime

A world of love
Breathing in time
Cherish its growth
Forever sublime


By Clarabelle
23 October 2021
London, UK

Oceans Run Deep

waves rush through

Oceans run deep
waves rush through
time is of the essence
beneath the sky so blue.

A thought on hold
may change your ways
igniting your spirit
to happier days.

Beauty embraces
energetic light
forever inspiring
enchanting the night.

Hope in your heart
unlocks your mind
captivating magic
you're one of a kind.

By Clarabelle
20 October 2021

Be Brave

She said, “be brave”.

Today she dreams
of what will be
her vibrant heart
beating free.

Her thoughts they shine
beneath the sun
glowing brightly
in everyone.

When it was dark
in pasts gone by
she battled her way
she challenged her why.

She said "be brave"
be the one
who strives to make it
until it's done.

No other path
could take her where
the heavens opened
soul stripped bare.

She gives her mind
to this cause
silence in love
kind self-applause.

She raised her spirit
embraced inner beauty
to achieve her purpose
she made it her duty.

By Clarabelle
19 October 2021










Misdirected Energy

How’s your energy this fine day?

Good Monday morning to wonderful you.

Sometimes we slow down in our progress because of our misdirected energy. What do I mean by this?

Well, when our focus is out of alignment and our core values are not being honoured on a daily basis, our energy takes a different path or indeed a different form.

Think about what “doings” give you the greatest life energy and direct your focus more into that.

I was so excited this morning to write to you in this blog and that’s a very good example of where my energy needs to be.

As you move through your Monday, may you channel your energy in the right direction.

Create your day from the heart and your energy will be in abundance.

How’s your energy this fine day?

Love to you,

CLARABELLE 🦋

Castaway Troubles

“remember your strength….”

“My love for writing to you, brings us so much closer together.” Clarabelle

Castaway troubles
live in the light
beauty is being
sunny and bright.

Now is your chance
to forgive and move on
your rainbow of love
awakens a new dawn.

When midnight calls
and dark skies appear
remember your strength
why you are here.

Your future is glowing
shining from your heart
tomorrow brings treasures
but today you must start.

By Clarabelle
15 October 2021
London, UK


Life As We Know It

“A time to listen,
a time to reflect,
nothing is real,
nothing perfect.”

I wrote this for you today, in the moment and captivated by the feeling….

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Across the seas,
I feel your smile,
heaven opens,
the rainbow mile.

A time to listen,
a time to reflect,
nothing is real,
nothing perfect.

Life as we know it,
will pass you by,
tick tock goes the clock,
no reasons why.

So cherish the good days,
embrace the rain,
it’s in moments like these,
we castaway pain.

Today just savour,
the clouds moving slow,
to your dreams in your heart,
let that love glow.

by CLARABELLE 05.10.21 (London, UK)

Catch the Crazy Curve Ball

catch the curveball

Catch the Crazy Curve Ball

Here’s it’s coming, I can see it, hurtling like a shooting star through the midnight sky – whoosh!! Go on…..catch it, catch the crazy curve ball….

Are you ready to take on the challenge of catching the crazy curve ball of life? This thing’s fast, furious and forever fetching.

Keep your eye on the ball – watch it, will it towards you and weather the storms that try to shake your stance.

Visualise yourself, everyday catching the crazy curve ball, I know you’ve got this one, I know you’re strong, brave and full of determination.

There is no crazy curve ball out there, that’s gonna take you down.

Let’s smash this one, catch the crazy curve ball!!

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

The Domino Effect

the domino effect, doing good

the domino effect

A Little or A Lot

Do a little bit of good today or even better, do a lot of good today.

When you do good, you feel good and this creates positive ripple effects from you to others -it’s like the domino effect!!

So today’s motto is:

Get in the mood to do some good.

It’s your life go get it!!

Clarabelle

 

Put Spontaneity in Motion

spontaneity in motion

Put Spontaneity in Motion

Sometimes it’s good to add a little spontaneity to your life, you know, spice it up a little and put spontaneity in motion.  Spontaneity can be a breath of fresh air into ordinary living, it can add excitement to a rather motionless day.

Be a Spontaneous Being

So next time you’re thinking to yourself, I’m a bit bored with the same old, same old, shake your life up a bit and be a spontaneous being.  Spontaneity can be fun, it can be exhilarating and positively explosive. So, I dare you my friend, put some spontaneity in motion and treasure the experience. Clarabelle

Let the New Year

Feel the freshness,
In the air.
A New Year dawns,
Hope is everywhere.
Dreams and wishes,
Goals and plans.
Happy hearts,
Minds of “I Cans”.
Give it your all,
And a little but more.
Let the New Year,
Open every door.

By Clarabelle

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I Am Sorry

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The Greatest Potential

Stand in front of the mirror today and tell yourself a more positive story.  Look at the beauty in your eyes, feel the love in your heart and the faith in your soul.  See how very special you are, you are unique and you have the greatest potential to be whatever you want to be. This next poem is for you because it’s all about telling yourself a different story……let this be your true love story to yourself.  Love Clarabelle.

I Am Sorry

I am sorry, for the hurt and the pain
Sorry for, the sleepless night again
Sorry for, the tears that fall
Sorry when, I missed the call
Sorry for, the past so bleak
Sorry for, being so weak
Sorry for, the yes and no
Sorry that, I didn’t show
I look in the mirror, there I see
I am talking out loud, only to me
What if I change these words I say?
What if I think in a different way?
I am happy, because I have a lot
I am grateful, for all I’ve got
I am beautiful, inside and out
I am kind, I have no doubt
I am strong and believe in me
I am everything, I want to be
I’m changing my story, look at my face
I’m smiling with confidence, in this place
I see the light, my goals appear
Visions of hope and faith are here
Words have power, choose them well
Start your day, in heaven not hell
Shower yourself, with positive thoughts
Banish the worries, untangle the knots
Wake up, to a brand new you
Shine in this moment and all you do

By Clarabelle, 4 September 2013

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Thank YOU Friends

Clarabelle 12000 blog hits

I want to give a massive thanks to YOU for visiting this Clarabelle blog.  Just over a month ago I was celebrating reaching 10,000 blog hits and yesterday I am amazed to say that I reached 12,000, this is the fastest growth ever to date.  I want to give thanks to all the other bloggers, guest bloggers, facebook friends, linkedin connections, twitter followers and all other visitors who take the time to come and visit my blog and read, like and comment on my posts.

I truly LOVE doing this blog, I choose to put a lot of love and positive energy into it because I am passionate about what I write and share with you.  I don’t plan in advance what I want to write, I just write what feels right at the time……and I really do hope it adds value to your day.

Thank you for your full support, encouragement and inspiration and I really do mean that.

Wishing you a very beautiful day filled with true passion and love for what you do, love Clarabelle

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Guest Poet of the Month – Maureen Turner

Guest Poet:  March

Every month I shall be posting a poem/article from a guest blogger.  If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger on this blog, please note your interest on the comments section below or email me at claire@murraypeople.com

May I introduce you to a wonderful and talented poet, Maureen Turner.  I know you will love Maureen’s work, she is such a beautiful and heartfelt writer.

Maureen Turner

Maureen Turner
Maureen Turner

Having had tragic circumstances to deal with in my life with the sudden loss of my twin brother, husband and father all within a close space of time, I felt I had to write down some of my thoughts in the form of a poem to try and give me strength to get through such sad times, I feel that poetry helped me express my emotions and hopefully will encourage others to read them and take strength from them to carry on each day and look at every day as a blessing, I now try and look at life in a more positive way and have realised that through time we all get stronger.

Happiness

In our lives the sun may shine, some days I wonder why not in mine. with a spring in your step, you go about your day, but what about those who are not made that way. 

Sharing your laugh and sharing your smile, means a lot to those who haven’t felt that in a while, they say try to be bubbly, try to be fun, but that’s really hard when you live a life where there is no sun. 

Look in the mirror say what you see, tell yourself is that really me,the frown on my face those unlit eyes, what happened to that smile that could light up the skies.

 Pick yourself up get back on track, watch out my girl or you’ll take a step back.  So here I am smiling today and I have to tell myself ‘there is no other way’.

Copyright:  Maureen Turner 

Maureen has created a beautiful ebook of her own poems and if you would like to know more about Maureen’s work, please email me at claire@murraypeople.com and I will certainly put you in touch with her.

The Goodness of a Person

The Goodness of a Person

There is this quote on my Vision Wall which I absolutely love, here it is below:

The goodness of a person
The goodness of a person

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.  But the goodness of a person ‘spreads in all direction’.  (Chanakya Philospher)  

Sharing the Story

I am currently training to become a Mental Health First Aider and at the start of the training yesterday morning, each attendee was asked to select an object from their bag and explain to the whole group why it was interesting or important to you.  I brought out a little keyring that was given to me a few weeks ago – let me share the story about it…..

A Lovely Gesture

A client and good friend of mine were having lunch in the newly opened Zizzi’s Restaurant, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre.  After our main meal we ordered deserts which took a very long time to arrive.  The waitress very kindly and sincerely apologised to us for the long delay and told us that there would be no charge for the deserts – we thought that’s a lovely gesture.  About 10 minutes later the Manager of the Restaurant came up to our table and he handed my friend and I a little keyring each.  He apologised again for the delay with the deserts and said that the keyring he had given us would give us free deserts for LIFE when buying a main meal in the restaurant anytime in the future.  We thought WOW, now that seriously is a lovely LOVELY gesture and we truly thanked him for this, we certainly did not expect this kindness!!

The goodness of this person has now indeed spread, as I continue to share this story of kindness with others.  If this situation was handled in the opposite way of this, it could have been a whole different story.  The power of kindness is very empowering.  Have you ever had a kind experience like this?  If so, please share it in the comments section below.

May your kindness abundantly flow from your heart today.  Clarabelle

Positive Mindset

Below is a post taken from one of my other blogs, I posted this one on 1 March 2010 and I thought I would share it with you on here.  Wishing you a day filled with an abundance of positive thoughts.  Love Clarabelle

My Niece Megan
My Niece Megan

Full of Character and Excitement

I was looking after my 3 year old niece the other week whilst her parents went off to pick up their new puppy dog.

I love watching my little niece she is such a funny, cheery little girl full of character and excitement. She was happily looking out of the window into my back garden when she shouted “look Auntie Claire, they’re dancing”, I asked her what was dancing and she said “the trees are dancing” and she began to copy the swaying movements of the trees blowing in the wind outside. It was so cute to watch, I smiled and I thought to myself what a truly wonderful positive perception she has on Mother Nature.

Such an Amazing “Mummy”

Later on that day I kept thinking about my niece’s words and how she could have said something completely different using a more negative connotation, but she didn’t. I then thought about my younger sister, who is such an amazing “Mummy” and how positive and happy she is. I just know that my sister’s love for nature and optimistic outlook on life has made such a positive influence on my little niece’s young life.

It made me think about how important it is for us all to choose to have a positive mindset and positive take on the world. Like in those famous lyrics sung by Whitney Houston “I believe the children are our future” – I do hope the trees stay dancing!!

Rise and Shine

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m feeling good”…..these words beautifully sang by wonderful Mr Michael Buble, a very uplifting song indeed.  If you or someone you know is needing their spirits uplifted, then maybe, just maybe this next poem might do it for them, share away, as it might make someone’s day.  Lots of love to you, Clarabelle.

rise and shine
rise and shine

Rise and Shine

Wake up, wake up, rise and shine;

Get out of that bed, life is divine.

No more wallowing, in negative talk;

Get dressed, put your shoes on, and go for a walk.

Breathe in the fresh air, feel the light on your face;

Turn your life around, pick up the pace.

For no one can change you, you’ve heard it before;

Opportunity awaits you, open the door.

Make this one memorable, make it your goal;

To commit to a better future, this is your role.

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 January 2013

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How to Create a Vision Wall

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PBC Poemcast 17 – How to Create a Vision Wall?

How to Create a Vision Wall

Hello and welcome to my Vision Wall post.  I wrote a couple of poems regarding the creation of my Vision Wall, you can check them out on my poems home page.  I took some photographs of my Vision Wall (see below) to share with you and I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a whole post to it so I can take you through the creative process that I went through, in the hope that you may want to try it for yourself one day.  Below are some answers to questions around the process and some photographs I took of my Vision Wall:

What gave you the idea of creating a Vision Wall?

I am a highly Visionary person and I am really self-motivated by working towards achieving my goals in life.  I have come across the term ‘vision board’ before and thought about creating one about 4 years ago but never really got round to it.  I am so glad I waited until now to do one, as I have grown so much as person over the last few years and feel that the Vision Wall (its new name), I have created now is much more purposeful, meaningful, in direct alignment with my core values and absolutely 100% true to myself.  One of my Facebook friends from America was talking about creating a Vision Board about a month ago and this then inspired me to do one now.  I felt I was definitely ready and fully committed to doing this.

What creative process did you go through to create your Vision Wall?

  1. Firstly, I did some further research on creating Vision Boards (the original name).  I researched on the internet and came across various blogs and websites about different processes.  I then decided to fine tune and adapt that process to what I felt would work best for me.  So the following steps are based on that and completely bespoke to me as an individual.  This part took me about 2 hours.
  2. I then looked out a number of magazines, brochures, newspapers that I had lying around the house that I wanted to start going through and cut out the words and images that made an inspiring connection with me.  This part took me about 3 hours.
  3. I wanted to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, so I did some research into what music would compliment the creative process.  I chose a variety of music that I felt would work for me, such as Classical, Meditation, Motivational and Self-Hypnosis tracks.  I got most of these from searching on Youtube.  This part took me about 1 hour.
  4. When the time was right, I closed myself off from all distractions, played my music and started going through all my magazines and brochures and cut out words and images that made a real connection with me.  This was a very inspiring part of the process, I could really feel myself getting excited about the significance of what I was coming across. This part took me about 6 hours.
  5. Once I had looked through about 20 magazines/brochures, I was happy that I had cut out everything that made a real connection with me.  I then headed off to the local supermarket (Tesco) as I wanted to buy paper, crayons, glue etc…. to start my Vision Board – this was when the name changed from Vision Board to Vision Wall as I knew one piece of flipchart paper would not be suffice or indeed be as empowering, I knew it had to be much more than that, so I purchased a roll of white paper, 5 metres long to do the job.  Thus the name Vision Wall was born. This part took about 1 hour.
  6. Next, again I got myself into a quiet place, put the music on and carefully laid out the roll of paper that was going to contain all my words and images that I had cut out….then I got to work.  This was the most time consuming part but such a wonderful, inspiring experience, piecing it all together felt really amazing.  This part in total took about 10 hours. 
  7. Hooray, my Vision Wall was now complete and the next challenge was getting this masterpiece of a Vision Wall up on my house wall and also deciding which wall.  I live myself, so it felt perfectly right to put my Vision Wall on my living room wall – I wanted to be inspired by it every day and in as many moments as possible, so for me the living room was the perfect home for it.  This part took me 30 minutes, after all the Vision Wall is over 3 metres long!! 



  8. Honestly, I feel so proud of myself for creating the Vision Wall and more importantly its contents and what they mean to me.  The words, the images, the order, the colours and the very fact that I committed to achieving it is so inspiring for me.  I look at it all the time and I am totally feeling the benefits of producing it and having it there in front of me.  And to share this whole experience with you, this part took me 2 hours.  But the process isn’t over yet, it’s only the beginning, please read on……..

So now that your Vision Wall is complete, what happens next?

Well, as we all know, it is not just about dreaming, we have to create a plan of action to turn our dreams into reality, so that is my next step.  For each section within my Vision Wall I will now create an action plan and I will commit to following through on it.  And in those famous words by Jim Rohn, “What gets measured gets done”, I will ensure that I am measuring and evaluating my progress, this will all be included as part of my action plan.  The more results I get, the more self-motivated I become and the momentum builds into something truly fabulous for me and others around me. I know and truly believe that I will have helped thousands and thousands of people through my work – so everyone involved benefits.  “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”  Ghandi – so this is where it all starts and I am excited.

What are the benefits of creating a Vision Wall?

Now that I have gone through the creative process myself I can offer my own honest opinion of what I have personally experienced by doing this.  Here you go:

  • It’s an empowering and spiritual process which I feel was very beneficial for my own wellbeing.
  • It helped me to get especially connected to the core of my being, who I really am, what makes me tick, what inspires me, what my core values are and what will give me life fulfilment.
  • It provided me with the space to think creatively about what I want out of life, what I want for me, what I need to be, do and have to achieve all that I want.
  • It helped me to separate ‘me’ from the materialistic things in life, it got me thinking about my own mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing – who I need to be first to attract all that I want in life.  The focus was on me growing and developing as a person, not on the materialistic things in life.  This is a fairly recent shift in my thinking which is already getting me results
  • It has given me an amazing sense of achievement by doing something for me that is so powerful and impactful in my life.  It really has made me much happier inside, I get excited everytime I look at my Vision Wall.
  • It has given me the opportunity to share this experience with you in the hope that if you choose to create a Vision Wall for yourself you feel the real benefits of it the way I have done.
  • I am closely monitoring and evaluating its impact, I am noticing positive changes in my thinking, feeling and doing – I am behaving in a way that is keeping me more in alignment with the goals on my Vision Wall – I know it is seeping into my sub-conscious in such a positive way when making decisions and choices throughout my day.
  • It makes me feel just great, I can’t really explain how it makes me feel, I just love it, LOVE IT and I welcome and encourage you to create a Vision Wall for yourself one day.  In the words on my Vision Wall, I’m away to ‘Celebrate the new me‘.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

Do you feel you don’t have enough time to create your own Vision Wall?

After all it did take me more than 25 hours of my time over a 3 week period, so that’s an average of just over 1 hour per day.  How much time do you spend watching TV?  Could you give up an hour of that time and replace it with creating a Vision Wall for yourself, just a thought.  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” (that statement’s on my Vision Wall too)!!  I do hope you choose to Go For It 🙂

Let Life In

Having a positive attitude will always shine through, enjoying each new day will provide you with the inner fuel to keep your passion alive.  Break out, set your mind free, let your heart smile and share the positivity.  This next poem is for you, have a truly wonderful day.

Celebrate each brand new day

Let life in and lead the way

Embrace the moment, take a chance

Go for it, smile and dance

For happy are the enthusiastic ones

Their passion shines through, hearts beating like drums

Listen to the sound, it’s made from you

The orchestra plays, to whatever you do

Sing out loud, take the challenge on

Live in the moment, before it’s gone

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

Be Grateful for Life

If you want to uplift your mood instantly, just think about all the things in life that you are grateful for, it will certainly put a smile on your face.  That is what this poem is all about, I wrote it to express my gratitude in the present moment and boost my spirits – I felt great after it. What are you grateful for?

 Create ‘flow’ in your life, let worries melt away

Yesterday has gone but the learning can stay

Tomorrow is not here, live for today

Enjoy each precious moment, in every way

Be grateful for life, the moon and the sun

Be grateful for your family and everyone

Smile at your neighbours and the stranger on the street

For your smile is contagious, to all that you meet

Happy is the heart, that glows from within

Embrace life and love and forever you’ll win

poemsbyclarabelle, 21 February 2012

Happiness, Happiness

Today I finished reading the book, “The Ultimate Happiness Prescription” by Deepak Chopra, in which it gives you 7 keys to joy and enlightenment.  I found this book to be extremely fascinating and truly ‘mind-expanding’ on a much deeper and more personal level.  I just love this quote from the book, “If you focus on the present, your life will be constantly renewed”, this for me is such a refreshing thought.  This next poem is inspired by happiness.  May your day be filled with an abundance of happiness.  Love Clarabelle

Happiness, Happiness

Happiness, happiness, where are you?

It’s a gift of the present, the awareness of what you do

The path to enlightenment, is right at your feet

You stand in its doorway, and breathe its heartbeat

See the world in yourself, you create what is here

Not in the past or future, happiness now is so clear

Make it your goal, to give each moment a smile

Your spirit comes alive, when you are still for a while

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 August 2012

Just You Wait and See

I had a wonderful meeting yesterday with friends (thank you Dagmar & Agnes) and we had some fascinating discussions on the subject of personal development.  One of the topics was around the difference between positive thinking versus positive belief and it really was an enlightening moment for me.  I am all for positive thinking, however, having positive belief just takes it all to a much deeper level.  I am thankfully blessed with an amazing abundance of positive belief in myself and it is that belief that will help me to turn my dreams into reality – add in relentless focus and the determination to succeed, what a successful combination.  This next poem is inspired by just that, keep your creativity flowing because you are magical in every way.  Love Clarabelle

Just You Wait and See

 Express yourself, through a poem or song

Let the boat sail out, to where you belong

The ocean is deep, so blue and vast

The magic is awaiting, life moves fast

To walk on water, seems a mystical dream

To change the world, is a possible theme

Positive thinking might keep you upbeat

But positive belief, gives no room for defeat

Be kind, be loving, be all you can be

It’s all within easy reach, just you wait and see

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 June 2012

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The Sun Will Come Out

Sometimes we go through life either suppressing our emotions or expressing them, often in the wrong way, for example, we might react to our emotions rather than responding to the situation.  A way forward would be to accept the feelings for what they are and then let them go, like passing clouds in the sky.  By letting go you create the space in your mind to come up with the right solution for you.  This poem is dedicated to the power of ‘letting go’ and moving forward in life.

Sometimes you’ve got to, just let go

Accept the feelings, let them show

To suppress all the time, will not help you

To express the wrong way, may make you feel blue

So what is the answer, when this is your way?

See the emotions as clouds, just passing today

The sun will come out and melt frozen hearts

Warming up the soul, as the thunderstorm departs

Life is not easy, sometimes we get stuck

Focusing on the good stuff, may change your luck

Keep a smile on your face and laugh out loud

Hold your head up high, feel happy and proud

poemsbyclarabelle, 11 May 2012

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Open the door to life

Poem, Open the Door to Life

My day job is an Executive Coach and I work with individuals to break through barriers and make positive changes in their life.  Recently I have coached a few people who are doing just that, they are now ready and willing to face the stormy waters to eventually get to the calm sea ahead.  The weather may be changeable and challenging at times but by riding the huge waves, it makes us stronger from within.  Real change happens from the ‘inside out’, start there first.  This indeed inspired this next poem.         

Open the Door to Life

What’s stopping you, from dancing in the rain?

What’s keeping you, from moving away from the pain?

The clouds will move on, the sunshine will appear

Uplifting your spirits and filling you with cheer

Just take a moment, to treasure all you’ve got

I bet when you really think about it, you have such alot

Open the door to life, let the fresh air in

Don’t let the bumps on the road, keep you from a win

For there comes a time, when enough is enough

Lift your head high and challenge the rough

Soon you’ll be amazed, what you can achieve

Smile with an open heart and really do believe

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 April 2012

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