Gratitude is in my heart, it is part of my me and is such an important core value to me. I want to share with you today an extract from my eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”, this is one of the daily gratitude exercises that you can practice in your life today.
“Walk of Gratitude
Take a walk outside and bask in the beauty of nature around you. For every bird that you see, I want you to say “thank you” with every part of your heart and soul. Feel deep gratitude for being alive in this very moment and for being part of this beautiful Universe. You are a living witness to the magic and the wonders of the world around you. Feel blessed in this moment, feel gratitude for it all, right now. Feel at one with yourself and feel the peace in your heart as you do so, the magic of gratitude is breathing beautiful energy into you. ” (extract from It’s All About Gratitude, page 58)
Try this exercise out today and please let me know how it makes you feel…..I am positive it will do wonders for your wellbeing and inner happiness.
There are many things that have helped me to stay grounded, mindful in the moment and to feel truly blessed for what I already have in my life. Yes, I want to achieve my dreams and become a very successful Singer-Songwriter but it’s so important to enjoy the NOW as much as I can. I want to enjoy and embrace each baby step of the way.
My Grateful Heart
One thing that has really helped me on this journey is my grateful heart. Everyday I practice the art of being grateful for everything I already have in my life and even if I’m having a tough day, thinking about what I am grateful for, instantly uplifts my mood.
My attitude of gratitude really became more intense after reading the book, “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne, Rhonda is also the Author of the famous books “The Secret”, “The Power” and “Hero”, which I have also read. The book, “The Magic”, I feel came at the right time in my life and it inspired me so much that I decided I wanted to write my own book about Gratitude and its positive benefits.
The Science Behind Gratitude
So for 4 months I studied and researched further into it….I looked into, “The Science Behind Gratitude” and what other credible successful Professionals and famous individuals were saying about it, such as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Brene Brown, Deepak Chopra, Dr Robert Emmons, Jack Canfield….. and the list goes on – I share some of what they say in my eBook.
My Dream Journey
I truly believe that being grateful everyday has catapulted me even further on my dream journey of Singing-Songwriting, I just know this. I feel this dream of mine evolved from starting this blog in April 2012 and it is the visitors and followers of this blog that I am so grateful for, over 23,000 hits and counting!!. You have inspired me to “keep going” so I only felt it was fitting and right do dedicate my Gratitude eBook to you, so I did, thank you. 🙂
How Do I Practice Gratitude?
This is a question that hopefully I answer for you within the eBook. There is a full section (photo above) on this with a number of practical gratitude exercises for you to do. It really is important you do them though because it’s like creating a new habit and embedding a new behaviour and positive way of thinking into your heart, mind and soul. Once that spiritual connection of a grateful heart is made, just you see the good things that come into your life….and they will!!
Where Can I Get Your eBook?
The eBook is available from Amazon Kindle (Kindle format) and Gumroad (pdf format) and costs less than a cup of coffee from Starbucks and less than a Happy Meal from MacDonalds and believe me this eBook will make you much happier…..and for the long term!! Click on the appropriate link below to find out more about, It’s All About Gratitude eBook and to instantly download :
Well I’ve been at it again and if you read my earlier blog post from today you will know that I am in S.F.A.M (Super Focused Action Mode), hence all the wonderful eBooks and Songs I have been creating recently. I am so passionate about this stuff and I am keen and eager to share it with you.
Why a Book on Christmas Poems?
I LOVE Christmas and I LOVE Christmas with the family so I integrated my passion for poem writing with my LOVE for Christmas and this is what you get. Whenever I post a Christmas poem on my facebook page or on here it always gets lots and lots of wonderful likes and positive responses so I know people really love them a lot.
A Family Christmas Poem for Everyday of Advent
If you are interested in purchasing this 34 page self published Family Christmas Poem eBook then please,
The eBook costs, one single payment price of £2.99 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page on Gumroad where you can download your eBook.
It’s All About Christmasis a 34 Page eBook by Clarabelle
Christmas is such a special time of the year to celebrate with the family.
This eBook created by Clarabelle contains 25 Original Family Christmas Poems,one for each day of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.
Festive Family Christmas Poems in this eBook are:
1. A Christmas Gift
2. Oh Mr Snowman
3. This Christmas
4. Christmas is Here
5. Father Christmas
6. Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell
7. The Christmas Tree
8. Sweet Christmas Angel
9. Merry Merry Christmas
10. Christmas is Coming
11. A Christmas Wish
12. It’s Nearly Christmas
13. Merry Christmas Everyone
14. My Christmas Life
15. Christmas Is
16. Little Christmas Robin
17. Jump on that Christmas Cloud
18. Christmas is a Happy Time
19. Christmas Merry Christmas
20. I love the Snow
21. Christmas is Special
22. A Happy Christmas
23. Christmas is Here
24. On this Christmas Eve
25. On Christmas Day
These Family Christmas poems are loving, heartfelt and make a beautiful start to each day of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.
Enjoy with the family and let the magic of these Christmas poems melt your heart with Christmas love and joy.
The eBook costs, one single payment price of £2.99 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page where you can download your eBook. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
Thank you for purchasing this eBook and if you have any queries in relation to the purchase or this eBook, please email me, Clarabelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
The eBook costs, one single payment price of £8.50 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page where you can download your eBook.
It’s All About Gratitudeis a 65 Page eBook by Clarabelle
Special Features of “It’s All About Gratitude” include original:
Stunning Photography from Scotland, UK
Poetic Verses on Gratitude and Being Thankful
Powerful Gratitude Affirmations
Highly Imaginative and Practical Gratitude Exercises
Beautiful and Meaningful Image Quotations
Discover The Science behind Gratitude and its relationship with Happiness
Details on How to Practice Daily Gratitude and so much more!!
Table of Contents includes:
Introduction Section 1:
The Feeling of Gratitude
Here Comes The Science Part
Gratitude Quotations Section 2:
“Be Grateful for….”
“When You Are Grateful”
“Be Grateful for the Raindrops. . . .”
“Be Grateful for the Blooming . . .”
“Be Thankful for. . . .”
“Be Grateful for the Opportunities. . .”
“Be Grateful, Be Happy”
“Take a Walk in Nature. . .”
“Be Grateful for the Beauty. . .”
Poems of Gratitude Section 3:
Gratitude is in my Heart
The Beauty of Gratitude
Gratitude is a Song
Thank You For All
Believe in Gratitude
Sparkle With Gratitude
Happy to be Thankful
My Heart Shines
Gratitude Affirmations Section 4:
I Am Grateful
I Am Blessed
Beauty of Love
Inspires My Soul
The Beauty of Life
Practical Gratitude Exercises Section 5:
Declaration of Personal Commitment
The Magic of Music
Gratitude Penny Jar
Walk of Gratitude
The Colour of Gratitude
Pay a Poem Forward
Memories of Gratitude
“Practising gratitude invites joy into our lives….. it’s life changing.”
(Professor, Dr. Brene Brown)
“Gratitude is Gold”
“Gratitude saved my life.”
“Gratitude has kept me happy”(Jane Ransom, Coach/Speaker/Author)
The Purpose of this eBook is to inspire YOU to invite the power and practice of gratitude into your daily life.
When you are grateful in the moment you benefit in so many ways and when you practice the gratitude exercises within this eBook:
Your mood will instantly be uplifted.
You will feel much happier from within.
Important relationships will be improved.
You will feel so amazing with life right now.
Your energy will be raised to a higher level.
You will be inspired and motivated.
You will feel more abundant in life.
Your general wellbeing will be improved and so much more!!
“Experiencing gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul.” (Deepak Chopra)
Author of “Thanks, How the new science of gratitude can make you happier”. “Gratitude I believe has the power to do 3 things to heal, to energise and to change lives.” (Professor of Psychology, Dr Robert Emmons)
Gratitude is such a powerful force which will enhance your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others around you.
This eBook contains a variety of original gratitude poems, affirmations, quotes and practical exercises created by Clarabelle.
This eBook encourages and guides YOU to be mindful everyday of the blessings that you already have in your life.
It is a beautifully presented and yet practical guide for your own use or to give as a special gift to others.
The eBook costs, one single payment price of £8.50 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page where you can download your eBook. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
Thank you for purchasing this eBook and if you have any queries in relation to the purchase or this eBook, please email me, Clarabelle at email@example.com
I want to tell you about one of the gratitude exercises I have been carrying out over the last few weeks from my new eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”. The gratitude exercise is called “Gratitude Penny Jar”. The eBook explains the full process on how to do this, but basically, in summary, when you have carried out this daily gratitude exercise you will have a full jar of “Gratitude Pennies” at the end of it to give away.
I was so excited the other evening because my Gratitude Penny Jar was full to the brim and I knew exactly who I was giving the Gratitude Pennies to. So I enthusiastically emptied the jar onto my living room floor and counted out the Gratitude Pennies. Here are some photos below:
402 Things That I Was Grateful For
All in all I had collected 402 Gratitude Pennies, I felt so good because that equated to 402 things that I was grateful for in my life over the last few weeks and now I was going to give these Gratitude Pennies away to someone who needed them more than me.
At the beginning of this Gratitude Exercise I already knew who I would give my pennies to because I often passed this homeless lady on the streets of Glasgow City Centre, no matter what the weather, selling “The Big Issue” Magazine, which is sold by people who are homeless. I counted out exactly £8.50 in one pence and five pence coins and I bagged them up all nicely and noted the amount on the outside, see photo below:
The Gratitude Walk
I was so excited the next day as I headed into Glasgow City Centre for work, as I really wanted to give the older homeless lady the Gratitude Pennies. As I turned the corner towards the Street she normally sits, I could see her about 100 metres ahead….this was the best feeling ever and I am now going to call this experience here “The Gratitude Walk”. I honestly felt like I had a million pounds in my bag to give the lady and even though it was only £8.50, these were special pennies, because these were “Gratitude Pennies” and every gratitude thought was from me with always her in my mind.
Thank You Lady
I smiled as I approached the lady and I handed her the white bag with the pennies in it, she looked at me in surprise, opened the bag and…..well let’s just say I’ll never forget the look on her face, she was so happy, so grateful and so loving with it all. “Thank you lady, thank you lady”, she said, to which I gave her the biggest smile, touched her on the shoulder and wished her a good day. I immediately filled up with tears because I know that little amount of money would have made a big difference to that lady and the expression on her face said it all.
I had the best day that day, I felt so good and I paid my “Gratitude Pennies” forward to someone who needed them more than me……..there are no words to describe the feeling I felt……no words at all.
I want you to experience “The Gratitude Walk”, just like I did, and pay your “Gratitude Pennies” forward – not only will you feel amazing but the person you give them to will also feel so good.
It’s All About Gratitude
You can find out more about this Gratitude Exercise and other gratitude exercises, affirmations, poetry and quotations in my new eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude” which was published yesterday evening. Please click on the image below to access.
Please click on the link below or the eBook image above, if you are interested in purchasing the eBook. You will notice that the price of it is £8.50 – exactly the amount that was collected in my first“Gratitude Penny Jar” – yes, I’ve already started my next one!!
I am doing a lot of research for my new “It’s All About Gratitude” eBook on the scientific studies of the relationship between gratitude and happiness and I am wonderfully amazed by the findings. Below is a Greater Good Science Centre, www.greatergoodscience.org YouTube video of Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, in which she talks about one of those gratitude studies, “Count Your Blessings” – I am sure you will find it very interesting indeed.
My own preference is most definitely carrying out the practice of dailygratitude because I know this 100% works for me but everyone is different and as the study explains maybe doing this once a week is enough and will have a greater impact for you.
May today be a “Count Your Blessings” day today for you and may it bring you a deeper sense of happiness and contentment into your life. Love Clarabelle.
At the beginning of every month I pose a question for you to reflect upon and answer for yourself, I also provide you with my own answer to that question.
This month’s question links to the contents of my new eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”, coming soon!! The answers that are posted in the comments section of this blog post will contribute to a section within the eBook and I will also link this blog post to it. It means that if you do choose to comment, which I would really really love, then your comments will be linked and can be accessed by the readers of the eBook and hopefully they will also visit your own blog, I will certainly encourage them to do that.
So this month’s question relates to “Gratitude“, I bet you guessed that one already!! 🙂
What does the feeling of “Gratitude” feel like to you, i.e. how does “Gratitude” make you feel?
When I am truly grateful for anything I have in life, it makes me feel so wonderful, I feel happy inside, I feel inspired, I feel motivated, I feel energised, I feel at one with myself, I feel I want to help other people, I feel of real value, I feel in harmony and in balance.
Feeling grateful is such a beautiful feeling for me and sometimes words cannot nearly describe what it really feels like. Feeling grateful makes me feel like I am meant to be here, it connects me to my purpose in life and makes me want to take inspired action.
Gratitude makes my heart smile inside and it touches my soul……it’s a bit like feeling the feelings of love, true love. When I am grateful I feel connected to a higher purpose, I feel good, I feel loved, I feel so thankful for being alive, right now, in this very moment.
When I feel grateful I want to sing, I want to dance and I want to share my happy feelings with others.
I practice daily gratitude and this is why, because it makes me feel so so so so good.
I would really really love to know what it feels like for you?
As you know I am a massive fan of daily gratitude, it is such an important value to me, I just love the feeling of feeling grateful, it makes me feel so good…..and with my daily gratitude exercise, I feel happier and happier every day. I totally believe in the power of gratitude and that is why it has been a joy to me to write an eBook on Gratitude.
What Science Reveals About Daily Gratitude
In this YouTube video below, Jane Ransom, Coach/Speaker/Author/Professional Hypnotist, shares at a TEDxTalk some of the benefits of gratitude and what science reveals about the practice of daily gratitude.
Jane states, “When you practice gratitude correctly you tap into neuroplasticity , brain plasticity, that’s the discovery that we can restructure our physical brains by using our minds to create better brain cell connections. Today, neuroplasticity reveals how a consistent gratitude exercise works to physically remap the connections amongst our brains cells to literally reform the subconscious mind.”
Jane shares that she is living proof that daily gratitude works for her in her life and I am also living proof of that too……I honestly cannot say enough good things about the practice of daily gratitude and my eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude” will provide you with exercises on how to do that….coming soon!!
Below is an updated version of the YouTube video which relates to the eBook I am currently creating entitled “It’s All About Gratitude”. The eBook will be available to purchase on Amazon Kindle soon and the video shares extracts from the content of that eBook.
The backing track has been updated on this latest YouTube video. The backing track piano instrumental is from my original song “I Am Here” and I will be in the studio very soon recording it for my up and coming music Album, “The Becoming of Me”. The backing track you hear playing on this YouTube video was arranged and played by Denis Kilty, http://www.deniskilty.com and I am so grateful to Denis for arranging this piano backing track, he did such an amazing job.
About 6 weeks ago I shared on this blog that I was creating an eBook on gratitude, the eBook is entitled, “It’s All About Gratitude”. I have been working on its content over the last couple of months and I hope to have the eBook published very soon.
In the meantime, I thought I would create a Youtube video which shares a little bit about the eBook and some original quotes from it. Everything on this Youtube video has been created by me i.e. the photography is all my own, the background music has been created and played by me, the original quotes are all my own and I created the video too. I am the first to admit it is not a perfect production but at least it is a start 🙂
I hope you like it and I plan on getting the eBook published very soon, you’ve heard it here first!!
Today I am going to go on a day trip to Balmaha Bay, Balloch, Scotland with my mum and during that trip I am going to be “snap happy” as I will be taking some beautiful photos for my new eBook that’s coming out, “It’s All About Gratitude”. I am excited about doing this and it will also be really lovely to spend a day with my mum.
I love Balmaha Bay, for me it is a place of deep beauty and peaceful tranquility and sometimes this is just what the doctor ordered. 🙂
In 2011 I wrote a poem about Balmaha, I have already shared it on this blog before, but here it is again, just in case you missed it first time round:
Sweet Balmaha Bay
Balmaha, an inspiring place,
Oh how I love, your beautiful face.
The silent lake, speaks many words,
A magical paradise, beneath the flight of birds.
My soul’s at home, when I visit you,
I feel at one, below the sky so blue.
As I tie a yellow ribbon, around the old oak tree,
I appreciate your world, for all to see.
The air is clean, fresh and new,
The shimmering sunlight, makes a stunning view.
And the many boats, who sail in leisure,
Uplifting spirits, you provide great pleasure.
In hail or rain, sunshine or snow,
Your tranquil beauty, will always show.
For the depths of your heart, are in everyone,
Sweet Balmaha Bay under the horizon sun.
Poem By Clarabelle, 2011
Wherever you go today and whatever you do, I do hope it brings you sweet happiness and fulfillment, much love to you Clarabelle. 🙂
I want you to be the first to know that I am in the middle of writing a book on gratitude, entitled “It’s All About Gratitude”. This is an eBook which you will be able to instantly download from Amazon. It will contain a variety of original poems (not already shared on this blog), affirmations, quotes, powerful questions and practical exercises for you to work through on the magic of gratitude. I am excited to have this eBook completed and this will be my fifth eBook to date….I am also currently collaborating with an Associate of mine on another eBook related to the subject of creative visualisation.
Gratitude is one of my core values, I practice it everyday in my life and I know I benefit so greatly from it. I want this eBook to encourage others to invite daily gratitude into their lives as I know it can be life changing for individuals.
Watch this space my dearest friends “It’s All About Gratitude” by Clarabellewill be released into the Universe soon for you to enjoy, if you wish,.
May your day today be filled with beautiful thoughts of gratitude, much love to you Clarabelle.
I started this ‘Poems by Clarabelle’ blog in April this year. I am not even sure I remember where the ‘trigger’ to start this blog came from (possibly an inner calling) but I am so delighted that I did. No words can describe how wonderful it feels to express my creativity in an inspirational way, all I want to do is ‘make a positive difference’ in the lives of others and from the feedback of blog followers, I know I have achieved that and touched hearts along the way……WOW!! So now, today, I would like to give a little back to celebrate my 100th blog follower – thank you, thank you,THANK YOU. For the next 48 hours, as a special thank you for your support, I am giving away a ‘free’ e-copy of my Ebook, entitled ‘Inspirational Quotes & Poems’, please head over to my ‘Author’ page on this blog to find out more about it. To request your free copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and your copy will be on its way to you. This free offer is only available for the next 48 hours and I really look forward to continue sharing the inspiration with you, we are on this life journey together. Lots and lots of love Clarabelle.