What Makes You Happy?

What makes you happy? Isn’t happiness such a lovely feeling.

Do more of what makes you happy.

I’m happy doing this, writing for you on this blog, it really makes me so happy.

Love, happiness and smiles to you,

Clarabelle

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A Christmas Hug

Give someone you love, a big Christmas hug today, it will make you both feel so good.

A Christmas Hug

Please give,me,
a Christmas Hug today,
Warmth from your soul,
In every way.

A loving touch,
a happy embrace.
Sparkling eyes,
A smiling face.

It feels so nice,
It feels so awesome.
Your cuddles of joy,
Make my heart blossom.

By Clarabelle

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I Didn’t Know This!!

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I didn’t know it, I honestly didn’t know this, for the best part of my life, I didn’t know this……I just didn’t.

Well, what is it, that I didn’t know?

I didn’t know that I could write, I didn’t know that I would want to write, I didn’t know that I was passionate about writing, until I started writing.  I mean really started writing, regularly, consistently and being inspired to write on this blog.

It’s not that I didn’t write before, sure I’ve wrote many policies and procedures, I’ve written University Assignments, I’ve written Board Reports, I’ve written Client Summary Reports but and I mean a BIG BUT, to me, although they obviously were writing, they weren’t freedom writing, they weren’t my heart speaking and flowing with inspiring graciousness.

So to me there is “writing” and there is “real writing” and I am now captivated in the latter.

I am 41 years young now and I started this Clarabelle Blog at the age of 38, wow, has it really taken that long for me to hear my calling, for me to really truly listen to the whispers of my heart??  WOW!!

I guess it has…………………..and you know what, it doesn’t matter when in life you discover what your calling is, what’s more important is that you respond positively and do what your heart is telling you to do and in my case, I guess, it is writing……writing like this, yes, just like this, nothing too fancy, nothing too wordy, keeping it simple but full of inspirational wisdom with a poetic verse thrown in for good measure.

Isn’t life kinda funny, one minute you think you’re headed on one path and all of a sudden, something happens and you’re nudged up another path (notice I said “up” not “down”)!!  Cos we’re on our way up here, right!!

I wonder what your heart is whispering to you…..I wonder?  Do you wonder, or do you know the answer already to that one?  I really hope you do and you are acting upon it.

Lots of love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

Feeling Blessed

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Sharing some happy tears with you today.

In 1996 I replied to a newspaper advert, pen friends for people in the British Army – I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

On the 13th January 1997 I received my first letter from Steve, he was 23 years and had been serving in the British army since he was 18 years old, the airmail letter came from Bosnia. We never actually met, we just wrote to each other for a period of 2 years.

I was clearing out old papers from my mum’s house the other day and came across Steve’s letters to me – 31 of them.  Today I am reading all these letters again, I am happy, I am sad (but in a good way) and I have gained such heart warming inspiration from them, all over again….I wonder where Steve is now? I wish him very well

These are the little unexpected moments of life that put some true meaning and purpose into it all.  Feeling blessed.

Write a letter to someone today, go on, I know it would be a very lovely thing to do and you and the other person will get so much from it.

Love Clarabelle

Please note, that sadly after writing this blog post, I was so sad to find out that Steve passed away in September 2012 at the very young age of 39 years, I am so shocked. I will try my best to get in touch with his mum and forward his beautiful letters to her. He was so happy and full of life, such a loss to this world that he is no longer here. I think this is just a little reminder to us all that we must make the most of our lives and focus on the important things to us going forward. Clarabelle

Rest When You Need It

I needed to rest my body yesterday, it was crying out for a longer sleep, so I eventually gave it yesterday what it needed and I woke up this morning feeling even more than ready to take on the world. This poem is just about that. Does your body need a little holiday?

Rest When You Need It

Rest when you need it,
Just take a break.
It’s amazing how you’ll feel.
Full of life and awake.
So recognise in your body,
When it needs to sleep
A short 40 minutes,
Or a longer slumber deep.
Your energy will be better,
Your heart will feel so good
Rejuvenate yourself,
Live in a happy mood.

By Clarabelle

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Happy?

I do believe I am, probably 99% happy with lots of things in my life. I suppose, it’s all actually down to my perception because another might experience an equivalent life and not perceive it as high a percentage. I am, in general a happy person, a natural happy spirit. This doesn’t mean I don’t have down days and hard times, I just automatically feel most true to myself just being, well……..happy!! I do my best to focus on solutions to problems, but I don’t always get it right. When I am in the 1% moments I immediately recognise it and put so much energy into turning it around for myself. Simple things like going for a walk, watching a motivational video on YouTube, writing a poem, posting to this blog or visiting my mum, they all help me get back to that happier feeling again.

If you don’t have a simple strategy to play when the chips are down, why not think about one for yourself now. Whatever works for you is a must for you to action at the times you need it most.

Hey, maybe even reading by blog helps you…….now that really does make me happy.

Stay strong and positive, Clarabelle
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Keep Going!!

Clarabelle 90 Day Challenge

Focus on the Goal

Keep going, keep going, keep going……I say this mantra to myself if I sense my motivation is a little lower than it should be.  Those words “keep going” help me to focus on the goal in hand again.

This week has been a very productive week in terms of planning for my two Gigs in May this year.  It really is all systems go and I can honestly say people have been truly amazing, they are offering to help as much as they can and I feel so thankful for it.

Day 29

This is Day 29 of the Clarabelle 90 Day Challenge and I do feel it’s all going to plan.  Taking part in this Challenge has helped me to stay super focused because I have committed myself to it and I faithfully report on my daily progress on my Clarabelle Facebook Page.

I want to wish YOU a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend, please don’t take life too seriously and just enjoy it……be happy in everything you do.….so that really means, do the things that make you happy.  

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle.

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Tonight’s the Night

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First Ever Gig

Well tonight’s the night that I do my first ever Gig and I’m really excited.  This one tonight is just a private Gig for close family and it will be really good to have a very encouraging and supportive crowd first time round.  Lots of planning, practice and preparation goes into even such a small Gig like this, but at least it will prepare me for when I hit the BIG TIME!!!  🙂 🙂 🙂

Tonight’s Gig will be recorded on video and I will share some of it on here in the near future, so please look out for it.

Below is a wee poem I have just created about tonight, I hope you like it.  Thank you for being here, love Clarabelle

Tonight’s the Night

All the planning,
all the prep.
Another song,
another rep.
Exciting times,
passionate heart.
Dreams taking shape,
and this is one part.
I thank you all,
for being here,
By my side,
I love you dear.
So as the curtain falls,
I smile from within,
My destiny has awakened,
it’s a musical win.

by Clarabelle, 31 January 2014

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A Happy Place

True Beauty

The Heart

Your mind may be jam-packed with worries today but I want you to know that you can always be happy because there is always a happy place in your heart.  The heart will always win over a busy mind, if you let it.  So relax the mind today, even if it’s just for 15 minutes and take yourself to the core of your happiness…..I’ll meet you there 🙂 .  Love Clarabelle

A Happy Place

There’s a happy place, in your heart
It’s off the scale, off the chart

No one can see it, only you can feel
Feel its magic, it is so real

It’s always there, wanting to play
Wanting to smile and laugh each day

Wanting to give, and show kindness too
Bringing joy and great treasures to you

This happy place, has no door
It’s breathing true life, into your core

It keeps you well, it keeps you strong
This happy place, is your winning song

So close your eyes, relax to the sound
Your happy heartbeat, is truly profound

Poetry Created by Clarabelle, 7 October 2013

How Do You Know?

How do you know when you are happy, I mean really really happy?  This next poem is inspired by some thoughts around that question.  I do hope you are feeling happy today, even if you just get in touch with your own inner happiness for a moment, right now, it will give you an instant boost.  Much love and smiles to you today.  Clarabelle

How do you know?
How do you know?

How Do You Know?

How do you know, when a heart speaks with truth?

What does it tell you, in the telephone booth?

Open the secret, share it with your soul,

It’s the ultimate path, to make you feel whole.

Happiness is here, happiness is now,

Applaud each moment, take a bow.

No matter if sunshine, no matter if rain,

Break down the barriers, to feel at one again.

poemsbyclarabelle, 21 March 2013

My Soul is Free

I am thinking about my happy childhood today, so I decide to take a snapshot memory from one of these true moments and share it with you today.  Release the child inside of you, just for a moment, just for today, be that child once more, it feels so loving and carefree.  Lots of love, Clarabelle.  

My Soul is Free

My Soul is Free

I am 8 years old, I am playing in the swing park and look up to the pretty red sky on a sweet summers night. I see a million lights sparkling in the distance, like the most precious jewels I have ever seen, they mesmerize me.  It feels like I am in a hypnotic state, my heart feels happy, my soul is free, I dream, I visualise my future….

“I’ll be there one day”, I say;

Where?….

Here, right now, I can be there any moment of any day, for my childlike imagination, can take me there.  Whenever I want to go there and without physical travel, I can instantly be there.

Where is there?

There is “Happiness” my friend, Happiness is my home and my heart has always lived there.

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 February 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Poem

I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  This next Christmas poem is just for you.  Merry Christmas Everyone.  Love Clarabelle

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

Sweet Christmas love,

A snowflake coloured dove.

Princess angels in the sky,

Robin Redbreasts flying high.

Icy winter is calling,

Midnight stars are falling.

Loving mistletoe kisses,

Little children’s wishes.

Mystical magical fun,

Merry Christmas everyone.

poemsbyclarabelle, 21 October 2012

Family Christmas Poems

Family Christmas Poems

Please check out Clarabelle’s eBook of Christmas Poems, entitled “It’s All About Christmas” – it contains 25 festive poems for all the family, one for each day of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.  Please CLICK HERE for more information/to purchase. PRICE:  £2.99

 

Happiness, Happiness

Today (2nd August 2012) 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

If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREE and/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Megan We Love You

Here is the second of my poems that I did for my nieces and nephew the other day.  The poem below was created for Megan (age 6), such a fun loving, creative child and really so clever, her favourite subject at school is maths.  Megan was so excited to hear the poem I had created for her, “are you finished Auntie Claire…..are you finished yet?” she kept saying.  When I read the poem out to her she had this massive big smile on her face and said “I like it….it’s nice, read it to me again”.  Now, Megan wants me to present the poem for her in a pink frame with silver sparkles around it and with a background of lovehearts, flowers and puppy dogs – a very cute challenge I have ahead of me!!  Here is Megan’s poem below:

Megan We Love You

Megan
My lovely niece Megan (6 years)

 Megan we love you, you’re full of fun,

So clever and special, our number one.

Your style is amazing, so hip and trendy,

Your dance steps are cool, and very bendy.

A princess of our hearts, happy and free,

A star in the making, so full of glee.

poemsbyclarabelle, 13 September 2012

If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREE and/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

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

To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Happiness is. . . .

What does happiness mean to you?  I have tried to capture in this next poem, some of what it means for me.  The sweet simple things in life are there to be enjoyed, I wish you a very happy day.

Happiness is . . . 

Love for another

My sister and brother

Tea with my mother

***

Reading a book

People watching, is a hook

Midnight stars, worth a look

***

Holding hands

Marching bands

Walking on sands

***

Swimming in the sea

Feeling free

You and Me

***

Sun in the sky

Imagination high

Kites that fly

***

The falling snow

Having faith, to know

Creative flow

***

A poetic note

An inspirational quote

Sailing on a boat

***

Dancing on the shore

Connected to your core

Happiness is all that and more

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

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

Shake That Body

I really enjoy my daily exercise, whether it is in the form of relaxing meditation, stretching the core muscles or working up a sweat in the gym, it all contributes to making me feel so good.  Look after yourself and everyone and everything around you will benefit even more. Go on, dance those cobwebs away!!

Shake That Body

Daily exercise, does you good

Uplifting your spirits and changing your mood

Body feels stretched, detoxed and well

Working out feels amazing, try it and tell

From swimming in cool waters, to running in the rain

Dance in your living room, you’ll feel great again

Skip to the music, hop to the beat

Shake that body, shuffle your feet

Whatever you do, to get the heart racing

Exercise is a must, no matter what you’re facing

The brain releases endorphins, that flow around you

Energise your soul and you’ll feel fantastic too

poemsbyclarabelle, 13 May 2012

If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREE and/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Happiness is. . . .

What does happiness mean to you?  I have tried to capture in this next poem, some of what it means for me.  The sweet simple things in life are there to be enjoyed, I wish you a very happy day.

Happiness is . . . 

Love for another

My sister and brother

Tea with my mother

***

Reading a book

People watching, is a hook

Midnight stars, worth a look

***

Holding hands

Marching bands

Walking on sands

***

Swimming in the sea

Feeling free

You and Me

***

Sun in the sky

Imagination high

Kites that fly

***

The falling snow

Having faith, to know

Creative flow

***

A poetic note

An inspirational quote

Sailing on a boat

***

Dancing on the shore

Connected to your core

Happiness is all that and more

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Happiness Happiness

I recently heard someone saying, “happiness does not come from success, success comes from happiness”.  I had a wonderful conversation with my friend today and we chatted about happiness coming from the smallest, simple things in life – being grateful for family, close friends and meaningful relationships.  This next poem is inspired by just that. I wish you a very happy day, full of abundance and love.

Happiness, happiness, what does it mean for you?

The little things in life, so special and so true

A hug, a kiss, a warm and friendly smile

The sun in the sky, or raindrops for a while

The first flower that blossoms, and blooms for all to see

Holding hands in unity, giving love from you to me

Spending time with family, laughing, having fun

Feeling fresh air on your face, when out for a run

The smell of fresh cut grass, awakens senses inside

Celebrating with friends and walking on sands at tide

Whatever it means for you, just let happiness be

True fulfilment in the now and the feeling of being free

poemsbyclarabelle, 9 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Sunshine Happy

The sun has come out from behind the clouds and I am smiling.  It inspires images of fun summer holidays and bubblegum dreams.  Even if the sun is not shining where you are today, believe that it is glowing within your heart.  This next poem is all about that.

 

Sweet sweet sunshine, oh how I love thee

Vitamins for the mind, you ignite energy in me

Fresh air thinking, soft breeze through the trees

Warm glow inside, my heart, you do please

Sand between my toes, surfers on the beach

Children making sandcastles, fruity like a peach

Lost in the laughter, carried out to sea

The yachts on the ocean, are mesmerising me

Kites flying high, imagination free

Dreams are made of this, I’m sunshine happy

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Let Life In

Positive Attitude

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.  

Let Life In

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

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