Touched by Emotion

Touched by emotion,
Loving life.
Freeing my spirit,
From worry and strife.

Keeping it together,
Hoping for all.
Rising faith,
Breaks down the brick wall.

In the twist of the wind,
No enemies appear.
All friends together,
Filled with good cheer.

An unfulfilled heart,
Takes you beyond.
Frozen miracles,
Reflected in the pond.

Catch the light,
Let it shine all around.
Mystic and magic,
Will soon be found.

By Clarabelle

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Thanking United Kingdom

I have now completed thank you poems for the following countries for visiting this Clarabelle blog:

1 USA
2 India
3 Canada
4 Romania
5 Philippines

Today I am thanking all of you lovely people from the United Kingdom for continuously visiting this Blog, this poem is especially for you:

Thanking United Kingdom

Lovely people who visit,
From the UK wide.
I’m thanking you all,
Full of pride.
I treasure you here,
I am glad we talk,
I love this land,
You walk the walk.
Stay with me now,
Forever and a day,
United Kingdom,
Camp here this way.

By Clarabelle

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Happy Philippines

Thank you to all the beautiful people from the very beautiful Philippines who visit this Clarabelle Blog. I have now completed thank you poems dedicated to the following countries so far and today, Philippines, this one is for you.

USA, India, Canada, Romania, thank you, your poems are shared on previous blog posts.

Here is a Poem for the people of the Philippines:

Happy sunny people,
from the Philippines you shine.
On this Clarabelle blog,
In my rhythm and rhyme.
You bring me great joy,
Because you visit me,
One day may I step foot,
In your beautiful country.

By Clarabelle

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Missing at Christmas

Are you missing anyone very special this Christmas? I am, I am really missing someone right now and I won’t be with him this Christmas but I will be with him. every Christmas after that.

I try not to feel too sad about it because there isn’t anything I can do to change the situation this Christmas, so I keep my mind focused on all the other beautiful Christmas times we will have together. I also put lots of focus on what I do have to be thankful for in my life right now and there is a lot, a massive amount actually.

When I am having thoughtful “I am grateful” moments, I feel at peace, I feel inner happiness, serenity and very blessed. So if you are missing someone right now and they can’t be with you for whatever reason, think of what you do have in your life, right now and think of the blessing that is also you.

Love Clarabelle

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Thank You Canada

As a special thank you to all my blog visitors from around the world, I am dedicating a poem to all the people from each country. USA and India were shared on previous posts and now it’s time to thank all the lovely people from Canada – yes you!!

My Canadian Friends

The red maple leaf,
On your flag.
Represents life,
And my “thank you” tag.
You’ve visited me,
Reading my posts
My Canadians friends,
You’re Perfect hosts.
Many miles we are apart,
Canada might seem far.
But you’re here in my heart.

By Clarabelle

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A Poem for India

I am doing a poem to all my visitors from each country, USA is now complete and I would now like to offer a very special thank you to my beautiful visitors from India, thank you for being here.

A Poem For India

Thank you,
For being here.
My visitors from India,
You fill me with cheer.
Wonderful hearts,
Bringing me smiles.
Travelling far,
Across the miles.
One day,
I will visit you.
Your fascinating country,
Pleased to meet you.

By Clarabelle

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A Poem For The USA

Recently I shared a blog post thanking all the people from all the countries all over the world who have visited this Clarabelle blog. I said in that blog post that as a special thank you, I would create a poem dedicated to each country. So today I share with you the first of these poems, especially for the visitors from the United States of America. Thank you for being here.

From The USA

I’m thanking you,
For visiting me.
From the USA
Have a cup of tea.
Enjoy what I share,
To inspire you,
This Scottish lass,
Poetically I do.
You’re far away,
But feel close to me,
People from United States
You make me happy.

By Clarabelle

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A Grateful Heart

Be thankful for everything you have in your life right now and most of all be thankful for your life. I am forever thankful to be here and share my happy spirit with you on this blog.

Take a moment to reflect upon all that you are grateful for, you will be amazed at how good it feels.

Thank you for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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Thank You World

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I was having a little look at my blog stats today and I am over the moon with the people from all the different counties who have visited my blog.  Out of 196 countries in the world, so far, people from 138 countries around the world have visited my blog.  I am actually astounded, that’s 70% of the world’s countries are represented on stats on my blog.

So, as a massive THANK YOU to you from around the world, I am going to do a poem for your very own country. So I will make my list very soon and then I will do a lovely bespoke poem for you in your country, that’s the least I can do as a special thank you for visiting.  So if whether you’re from Ireland or Australia or France or Brazil…..all 138 of you will be getting a dedicated poem.  Of course, any new arrivals of countries, will also get their own poem.  I’m really looking forward to this, I really am.  Look out for your poem for your country.  I am smiling, I am looking forward to doing this.

Thank you for being here.

Love Clarabelle, Bonny Scotland, UK

Life’s Treasures

Gratitude

Gratitude Affirmation

Good Monday Morning to you.  I’m going to share with you today a Gratitude Affirmation from my eBook, It’s All About Gratitude.  Say this affirmation every morning when you wake up for the next week and you will really feel the benefits from it…..believe that.

Life’s Treasures

“I am so very grateful to be present amongst the beauty of life’s treasures:  to love, to live, to learn and to feel so alive in this moment now.”

Wishing you a beautiful start to your week.

Love Clarabelle

“Don’t die with the music still inside you”.

 

 

A Little Thank You

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Clarabelle writing her “Thank You” cards

I’ve been writing out some “Thank You” cards over the weekend, to people I really want to say “Thank You” to, I honestly feel so good doing this.

Who do you want/need to say “Thank You” to?  I am sure it will make your day as much as that person’s day too.  Here is a wee, “Thank You” poem I created:

Thank You

Thank you, is all you need
To uplifts spirits, so true indeed
When you’re grateful, all is well
All is abundant, you can tell
So use these words, everyday
And gratitude will surely, come your way

(Extract from It’s All About Gratitude)

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The Law of Gratitude

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It’s All About Gratitude

When I was researching into the science of gratitude for my eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude” I came across some amazing findings.  Here is an extract from my eBook which relates to the famous book, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.

“There is a law of gratitude and it is absolutely necessary that you should observe the law.  If you are to get the results you seek, the law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.  To fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best and become the best.  The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it tends to become the best.  Faith is born of gratitude.  Every outgoing wave of grateful thanksgiving increases faith.  It is necessary then to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously.”

If you can be anything today, be truly grateful for all that you have, in this moment right now.  I do hope you feel as blessed as I do.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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Walk of Gratitude

Daily Gratitude

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.

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“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.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

Thank You

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Today, I just want to say thank you……here’s a little poem for you.  Love Clarabelle

Thank You

Thank you, for being here,
all of the time.

Thank you, for your words,
they’re simply divine.

Thank you, for giving me,
strength from within.

Thank you, for “keep going”,
when fears creep in.

Thank you, for the lessons,
I don’t always get it right.

Thank you, for your warmth,
when I can’t sleep at night.

Thank you, two words,
especially for you.

Thank you, you’re everything,
to me and that’s true.

By Clarabelle, 3 March 2014

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Dreams Can Come True

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Happy Tear

I held it in my hands yesterday and I shed a wee happy tear…….what did I hold?  I held my CD, my EP, Hearts Apart which contains 4 of my original songs.  I feel very proud and emotional at the same time….has it been easy, “No” but it was worth it!!  That feeling I felt yesterday was one of the best feelings ever….the realisation that you can really make your dreams come true if you have a enough passion, faith, heart, self-belief, determination, focus and self-discipline to do so.  Sometimes you have to make real sacrifices to get hold of your dreams and you have to rearrange your life a little bit or a lot in order to get there.  I’ve kept my “eye on the ball” with this one and I’m not letting go now.  Yes there will be more tough challenges ahead, I know this, but I am strong and I am getting stronger everyday.

The Roots

I focused on the roots of this dream, the roots being “me” and my mind.  I took control of my own mind……I didn’t let it waiver and when it tried to, well I had a motivational process in place to deal with that.  Things aren’t perfect for me right now and I’m not really sure they are for anybody in this world but I can honestly say that the very gradual transition from Professional Executive Coach to successful Singer-Songwriter has overall been a happy occasion for me.

So Grateful

“The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it tends to become the best.”  (Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich)

I think one thing that has really helped me stay grounded and joyous in the moment, is the daily gratitude I have for everything in my life.  I am honestly so grateful for everything I have……thank YOU love and thank YOU life.  I would also like to say a massive thank you to YOU for being here and joining me on this journey…..I want YOU to have everything you’ve ever dreamed of in life….I want you to be so happy too.

Wishing you a very beautiful day today….go in the direction of your dreams but focus on the roots and the best fruits will grow.  Love Clarabelle.

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I Am Grateful

It’s All About Gratitude

It's All About Gratitude

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.

Rhonda Byrne

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

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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?

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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 :

AMAZON KINDLE, It’s All About Gratitude

GUMROAD (pdf format) It’s All About Gratitude

I wrote this eBook with a grateful heart for your grateful heart, in the hope that it will help you on your own journey towards your dreams.  Thank you for being here, love to you, Clarabelle.

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I Am Grateful For….

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All About Gratitude

Today’s poem is all about gratitude – one of my top values is being grateful in life.  I hope you like this one and thank you for being here.  Love Clarabelle

I Am Grateful

I am grateful for my health,
and the happiness I see.
Grateful for the sun,
shining down on me.

Grateful for the rainbow,

with colours so bright.
Grateful for the youthfulness,
making me feel light.

I am grateful for,

just everything,
I am grateful for,
the joy it does bring.

For once I forgot,

to thank all that I own.
I was never gratefully mindful,
when I was alone.

But something happened,

to me on my path.
Something so serious,
but now I do laugh.

Because life is what you make it,

see it shine.
Let it dance in your soul,
and you’ll feel better than fine.

Have a grateful heart,

and happy spirit too.
Because an attitude of gratitude,
will always shine through.

Created by Clarabelle, 20 September 2013

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Forever Happiness

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Happy Happy New Year

Happy Happy New Year to you, right now, I am celebrating the birth of 2014 in Manchester City Centre with one of my best friend’s, Sharon.  I love to get away now and again and I love the energy that a City can bring, that happy vibe and beauty of the City lights at night. So in happy celebration of the beginning of this new year, I dedicate this new year poem to you. Thank you for being here and I look forward sharing my heart’s wisdom with throughout 2014, on this blog.  Love Clarabelle.

Forever Happiness

I wish for you,
forever happiness.
Lots of love,
and much success.
Dreams you feel,
close in your heart.
Lots of smiles,
may sadness depart.
I wish for you,
a happy new year.
Everything you want,
facing the fear.
This is the time,
to show you are strong,
This Happy New Year,
Is where you belong.

Created by Clarabelle, 29 December 2013

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WOW, Thank YOU

Clarabelle Happy New Year

Blog’s Progress

Only 4 days ago I shared a blog stats post with you, I was so delighted that I reached over 18,000 blog hits.  I remember it used to take me over a month to receive over 1000 blog hits and yes, you’ve guessed it, I’ve reached over 19,000 blog hits now.  The last 4 days has been amazing for this blog and Christmas Eve was my busiest day ever on this blog to date, with 466 hits, thank YOU so much.  I am so amazed by this blog’s progress, I really love posting to this blog and I do hope it shows because I get so much from it and I really hope you do too.  So thank YOU once again for making this happen, I really do love you for it and I hope you stay on this wonderful journey with me.  Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU

Thank YOU

Thank you to one and all who visit this Clarabelle Blog, I am delighted with the blog’s progress and in my Bonny Scottish accent I would like to say that I am “chuffed to bits” that you are here.  Cheers to you for dropping by, I love it.

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Best Ever Self Prayer

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True Self

I honestly did think about NOT sharing this article with you but then I thought, “it’s my online magazine and I want to be true and authentic to myself”, so that is why I am sharing it.

I would say that I am more of spiritual person these days than deeply religious but I do love to pray everyday.  I know prayer isn’t for everyone but I really do believe in the power of prayer. I have the deepest faith and belief that all my prayers are answered, I really do believe that and I have strong evidence of that since I was a child.

God Mother

My God Mother, Bella, who passed away many years ago, always had the deepest faith in the power of prayer and I guess she passed that on to me, it is only now when I am reflecting on it, I really believe she did, in such a positive way.

I remember when I was a child my Aunt Bella gave me this prayer to read at night, it was a prayer to give me the strength and confidence to do well in my education and studies, I remember I said that prayer every night for years and years, never a night went by without me saying that prayer – I know that prayer helped me do really well at School and University.

New Prayer

I created a new prayer this evening, I was doing my housework earlier and listening to some inspirational videos on YouTube and I just thought to myself, “I want to create a meaningful and heartfelt prayer to say everyday”.  This prayer is quite personal to me and I know this prayer will definitely be answered, maybe you will want to say it too, or indeed make up your own special personal prayer.

Prayer In My Heart

So I share this prayer with you today, I feel this prayer in my heart, I feel it.  I hope you connect with it in some way and if you are supportive of the power of prayer then please feel free to use it and share it with others.

PS. I love you Aunt Bella and I miss your laugh and happy spirit and I know my Mum does too.  

Best Ever Self Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for listening to me and thank you for answering this prayer.

I have deep faith in the positive changes that are currently happening to me.

I have true belief in the power of this prayer and the knowing that I am achieving everything that my heart desires. 

Thank you for helping me to stay strong, patient, confident, creative, powerful, happy and forever abundant. 

Thank you for my heart’s beauty, perfect health, amazing wealth and for giving me the happiest spirit and soul.

I feel very blessed and so grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I say this prayer to you today, to offer you my deepest gratitude for helping me to truly help myself turn my life around for the better and for me becoming my Best Ever Self. 

Thank you Dear God for answering my prayer today and always.

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It’s All About Gratitude eBook

It’s All About Gratitude

Thank you for visiting the page for my latest eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”.  If you are interested in purchasing this 65 page self published eBook then please,

CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

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 Gratitude eBook

It’s All About Gratitude is 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:

  • “Why Gratitude?”
  • The Feeling of Gratitude
  • Here Comes The Science Part

Gratitude Quotations Section 2:            

  • “Be Grateful for….”                                                                
  • “Give Thanks”                                                                        
  • “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
  • Thank You                                                
  • The Beauty of Gratitude
  • Gratitude is a Song
  • Thank You For All
  • Forever Grateful
  • Believe in Gratitude
  • Sparkle With Gratitude
  • Happy to be Thankful
  • My Heart Shines

Gratitude Affirmations Section 4:                                                                                 

  • I Am Grateful
  • I Am Blessed
  • Beautiful Heart
  • Beauty of Love
  • Inspires My Soul
  • Thank You
  • Happy Heart
  • Life’s Treasures
  • The Beauty of Life
  • Loving Relationships

 Practical Gratitude Exercises Section 5:                                                                    

  • Declaration of Personal Commitment
  • Gratitude Drawing
  • Gratitude Letter
  • The Magic of Music
  • Gratitude Penny Jar
  • Walk of Gratitude
  • The Colour of Gratitude
  • Pay a Poem Forward
  • Gratitude Cloud
  • Gratitude Candle
  • 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 claire@murraypeople.com

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You 15,000+ Blog Visitors

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A very special thank you to YOU for visiting, following, liking, sharing and commenting on this Clarabelle Blog.

When I began this blog in April 2012 I never imagined such interest and I am so delighted with the blog’s progress.  I know I have said this before, but I honestly really do LOVE posting to this blog, I just love, love, love it, it really is an extension of who I am and what I am all about.

Thank you beautiful people for continuing to inspire me to “keep going” and share with you the wisdom and whispers of my heart and soul.  I am forever grateful.  Thank YOU.

Clarabelle

The Walk of Gratitude

Clarabelle's Gratitude Penny Jar
Clarabelle’s Gratitude Penny Jar

Gratitude Exercise

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.

Gratitude Pennies

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:

Gratitude Penny Jar

Gratitude Penny Jar

Gratitude Pennies

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:

Gratitude Pennies

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.

Best Day

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.

It's All About Gratitude eBook

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!!

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Wishing you a beautiful day today, Clarabelle

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Count Your Blessings

“Gratitude neutralises negative emotions” (Sonja Lyubomirsky) 

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 daily gratitude 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.

 

November’s Question of the Month

True Beauty

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!!  🙂

Question:

What does the feeling of “Gratitude” feel like to you, i.e. how does “Gratitude” make you feel?

My Answer:

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?   

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The Science Behind Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude

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!!

What are you grateful for today?

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A little bit of gratitude….

A little bit of gratitude goes a long long way.  

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.

Thank You For……

Beautiful Soul

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If you are a regular follower or visitor of this blog you will be fully aware that I am a big fan of gratitude, gratitude, gratitude.  🙂  I am truly so grateful for everything I have in my life right now and I know that because of my deepest gratitude for it all, the Universe brings to me more things to be fully grateful for.  This next poem is inspired by my gratitude to all that I have, all that I am and all that I am becoming……I know life can be tough at times but it also can be truly AWESOME too.  Thank YOU, love Clarabelle.

Thank You For…..

Thank you for
my life, I love you dearly
Thank you for,
seeing this so clearly

Thank you for,
my beautiful friends
Thank you for,
happiness through the lens

Thank you for,
the good mood I am in
Thank you for,
my next of kin

Thank you for,
the hope and glory
Thank you for,
my roller-coaster story

Thank you for,
the lessons gone by
Thank you for,
the mountain so high

Thank you for,
the challenges and tears
Thank you for,
my living years

Thank you for,
all the love I hold
Thank you for,
what’s about to unfold

Thank you for,
the sun and the rain
Thank you for,
the sweet laughter again

Thank you for,
being just you
Thank you for,
being so true

Thank you for,
my grateful heart
Thank you for,
this blessing, a beautiful art.

By Clarabelle, 9 October 2013

Mission Statement

The Meaning Behind Each Value

I Live and Breathe These Values Everyday

In my previous post I shared with you the 8 connected core values for the Clarabelle Blog. I also shared with you that the meaning behind each value is the most important part. This evening I have been working on the meaning for each value and I have detailed this below for you.  I live and breathe these values everyday and I will endeavour to demonstrate these values throughout the Clarabelle Blog.  Thank you so much for being part of this journey.  Much love to you Clarabelle.  🙂

Below are the 8 core values that the Clarabelle Blog lives by:

  • LOVE-LIFE
  • DREAM-DO
  • GIVE-GRATITUDE
  • HEALTH-HAPPINESS

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Below is what each value means:

Love-Life Dream-Do Values Meaning

Give-Gratitude Health-Happiness Value Meaning

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Attitude of Gratitude

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How Grateful I Am

I was taking my mum to the hospital yesterday, she is fine, it was just for a regular 6 monthly check up to the eye clinic.  The hospital was so busy and whilst my mum was with the eye doctor I pullled out my iPad mini and created a couple of poems.  The first poem I wrote is below – being in the hospital made me think about how grateful I am for my own health and wellbeing and all the abundance I have in my life.  May your attitude of gratitude shine brighter than the sun today. Lots of love to you Clarabelle.

Attitude of Gratitude

I am grateful for my health, and happiness in me
Grateful for the sun, shining so free

Grateful for the rainbow, with colours so bright
Grateful for the youthfulness, making me light

I am grateful for, just every little thing
I am grateful for, the joy it does bring

For once I forgot, to thank all that I own
I was less gratefully mindful, when I was alone

But something happened, to me on my path
Something so serious, but now I do laugh

Because life is what you make it, see it shine
Let it dance in your soul, you’ll feel better than fine

Have a grateful heart, and happy spirit too
Because the attitude of gratitude, will always help you through

Poem Created by Clarabelle, 20 September 2013

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It’s All About Gratitude

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!!

 

Be Love…..

Clarabelle Quotes, Be Love, Do Love, Have Love

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Where there is love…

Clarabelle Quotes, Where there is love

Photo of Painting and Quote by Clarabelle

This Moment

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Give thanks to this moment right now because having gratitude is such a beautiful thing. Have faith in the mystery of the unknown, believe with all your heart that what you truly desire it making its way to you right now.

“People who can sincerely be thankful for things which they own in imagination have real faith.  They will get rich;  they will cause the creation of whatever they want.”  Wallace Wattles (1860-1911)

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About 18 months ago I shared on here a post regarding a Vision Wall I created, this was strongly based on my belief, faith and imagination of what I wanted to create in my life.  I am delighted to share with you, that most of this has come true for me and I look forward to sharing that with you in a future blog post.  You can also check out the process that I went through on the VISION WALL page of this website.

Thank you for reading this post, lots of love, Clarabelle

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What is Happy Ever After?

True Happiness

I believe “Happy Ever After” has nothing to do with the “after”, I believe it is in the now, right at this very moment, because this moment, right now, is always we have.  I created a poem this evening about “What is Happy Ever After?” and I also recited it on Youtube for you.  I hope you like it.  May this moment, right now in your life, fill you with true happiness, lots of love Clarabelle.

What is Happy Ever After?

Peace from within, joyful inside,
Gratefulness in the moment, being your guide.

The brightest star, shining on you,
The rainbow smiling, on what you do.

The deepest love, you ever could feel,
Hugging each other, on the family and friends wheel.

A kiss, a cuddle, a warm embrace,
Being in the now, no happiness to chase.

Calmness in the soul, free from stress,
Creating space, living with less.

So on this journey of life, enjoy the laughter,
This is my answer to, “What is Happy Ever After?”

Created by Clarabelle on 27 August 2013

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Take the Happiness Test

The Science of Happiness

Watch this short Youtube video, it touched my heart because I know the power gratitude has and this experiment reveals that and little bit more.  Maybe it will inspire you to “Make the Call”  when you answer the question:  

“What person has made the biggest impact on your life?”

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What will make today a great day for you?

I came across this video on Youtube this evening and I really loved it, I thought it was too beautiful not to share it with you.

Give gratitude to the gift of life today, open your heart and let the blessings of gratefulness flow through you.  Lots of love, Clarabelle

 

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A Heart of Gratitude

Anything is Possible

Have a heart of gratitude today, count your many blessings and feel the warmth of gratitude breathe inside of you, nourishing your every cell.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “THANK YOU” that would be suffice.” Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328)

 

 

What are you grateful for today?

Balloch, Scotland
Balloch, Scotland, 23 August 2013

When you are feeling the power of gratitude from within you are putting good energy into your body and also sending out good vibes into the Universe. Please take a moment to answer this question:

What are you truly grateful for today?

I am grateful for living in Scotland, I love the beautiful landscape, the “4 seasons in one day” Scottish weather 🙂 and the Scottish people.  I love living in Scotland, I really do and the more spiritually aware I am becoming, the more I really appreciate its beauty.

This doesn’t mean I want to live here forever, I do actually believe I will move out of Scotland in the near future, but it just means I am really grateful for Scotland in the “here and now”.

Thank you Bonny Scotland, you truly are very Bonny indeed.

May you bask in the beauty of gratitude today, wherever you are in the world.

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle

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It’s All About Gratitude

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Magic of Gratitude

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.

Core Values

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 Clarabelle will 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.

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Clarabelle Bespoke Poetry

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Over the years, I get asked a lot of the time to create bespoke poems for colleagues, friends and family and I am now offering this up as a service to others who wish to benefit from it.  I have been working on my own flyer design and I thought I would share it with you today.

I believe that poetry touches the heart in a much more deeper and fulfilling way than a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates could, it is that special gift that lives in the heart of the receiver forever.

I have a simple vision, I want everyone to have a poem, verse or song from Clarabelle because I know it will always come straight from the heart to reach and connect with other hearts.  Much love to you today, as always Clarabelle.

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Clarabelle 30 Day Challenge – 1000 Thank Yous

Beautiful People, Thank You

Here is a wonderful challenge for you, a challenge that I feel by the end of it you will feel more amazing than ever before.  I know when you complete this challenge you will feel much more stronger, abundant, grateful, healthier, richer and happier.  This is a challenge for your inner soul to spread its beautiful energy into the Universe and just like a boomerang it will come back to you in abundance.

Here is your 30 day challenge:

Give out 1000 thank yous.  

I want you to think about the people and things in your life that you are thankful for and I want you to tell those people and be truly mindful of these things that you are thankful for in your life.

When you are thankful towards a person it not only uplifts their mood, it will also uplift your own, believe me, you will feel so good.

There is a magical power in the power of thank you and it creates a beautiful wave of energy that spreads freely from person to person, creating a domino effect of happiness from within.

It’s up to you how you decide to record your 1000 thank yous but what is most important is that they are meaningful thank yous, please don’t just say them for the sake of it, you must feel deeply from within the gratitude you’re offering out, it must be genuine gratitude.

I will gladly do this challenge with you and below are my first ten 🙂

  1. I am ever so grateful to you for reading this online Magazine, thank you, I love it when you visit and I love it even more when you comment and share your thoughts, wisdom and knowledge.
  2. Thank you for my healthy body, it gives me the energy to enjoy the beauty of life.
  3. Thank you for my grateful heart, I feel very blessed.
  4. Thank you to my beautiful mum, for your never ending support and encouragement.
  5. Thank you for my brother and his protective spirit towards me.
  6. Thank you for my loving sister whom I feel I have a very special bond with, even though I don’t see her everyday I feel the strength of our love and connection for each other.
  7. Thank you for my bestest friend in the whole wide world, Donna Marie Dick, we have been best friends for almost 36 years, she is a beautiful person inside and out.
  8. Thank you for my other best friend Sharon Craig, she is such a good listener, supporter, fun loving, full of energy, motivated and super happy party girl.
  9. Thank you to my beautiful nieces, Megan, Carmen and Nicole and nephew, Sean whom I love very very very much.
  10. Thank you for my creative spirit that I am unleashing daily into this world, it gives me so much joy and happiness.

I really do hope you take on this 30 Day Challenge of 1000 Thank Yous because I really do believe you and others around you will get great benefit from doing this.  When you have completed it, I would love to hear all about it.  You might want to write an article about it and share it on your own online platform or on this one as Guest Writer – I would really love that.

Thank you for reading this article and thank you for participating in it, I know it will bring you great love and joy.

Lots of love to you today Clarabelle

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How to uncover your ‘Magic’?

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Thank You

Firstly, I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for reading this post.

I want to share with you some magical details about a book I have been reading, it is called “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne.  This book is an offshoot from her bestselling book “The Secret”, related to the Law of Attraction, which I am a big fan of.

I love the book “The Magic” and I will tell you why:

  • The book is about the magical power of gratitude, this I feel is very important to me, so straight away this book is in alignment with my core values.
  • It is simple and easy to read and provides true examples of success stories, I love to hear about other people’s real true life success stories, they totally uplift and inspire me.
  • The book is based around “practical application”, it gives you a gratitude exercise to do everyday over a 28 day period.  Today, as I write this blog post I am on the final day 28.
  • It has helped me to be more consciously aware of what is going on around me, every moment of every day and why I am grateful for all I have in my life right now.
  • It has been internally rewarding for me in terms of connecting with the truth of who I am, the internal thoughts that serve me well and the thoughts that don’t.
  • It has helped me to think about practicing mindfulness in the moment, become more self aware and realise the abundance I already have in my life….I have such a lot.
  • It has helped to really value my own self worth and the people I love around me.
  • It has changed my thinking for the better, I feel I am making better choices and decisions that honour my values and goals in life.
  • It has given me a new perspective on life, the universe, the law of attraction, a deeper connection with a higher/spiritual intelligence, the power of the heart,mind and spirit and the magical power within me to change my life for the better.
  • It has given me confidence to try new things, be brave and build up my “courageous” soul.
  • I know I am doing things differently because the whole, “Magic Book” process is a little like internal therapy, healing old wounds, freeing up limiting beliefs and helping me question, why I do what I do.
  • It has helped me to fully connect with and understand what my life purpose is and to forge ahead with that.

Reflective

If you apply the book correctly and if it fits with your “reflective type”, preferred learning style, then I feel you will definitely benefit from reading this book.  I believe it is a magical book because I believe the magic is within me and is within YOU.

I will share more of my tangible results with you in a later post, I want to reflect on this more after Day 28 is complete.

I would fully recommend this book to you if you are of a reflective nature and would be committed to openly and meaningfully complete the daily gratitude exercises, then you will feel and see “The Magic” happen.

Uncover your Magic, believe that it is living inside of you, because it truly is.

May you have a magical day today, thank you for reading this post, I am very blessed for having you here.  Clarabelle

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