Experience Life

A Good Life

A good life can give you all the stability and certainty you need….that I feel, maybe a staple foundation for a good life…..you know, you have a safe and secure routine and it kinda works out alright for you – I know this because I’ve been there…..for 20 years I had a good life like that.

A Great Life

A great life, a super duper amazing life, may often give you much less of the above – less stability, less certainty, less security however for me, this great life offers so much more, more excitement, more freedom, more creativity, more time for myself, more love for what I do, more giving, more sharing, more authenticity, more surprises, more adventures, more new experiences, more new people, more fun, more exploration……wow, the list goes on.

A Gamble

So today I gamble my “good life” for a “great life” and you know what, it really is working for me right now. It was a brave step forward but I know in my heart of hearts it was definitely the right thing to do for me. Not everyone sees it that way but this is MY LIFE and I have to live it and experience it my way…..the great way!!

Are you living a “good life” or a “great life”?

I trust you know the answer to this one immediately.

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle

I See You

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I see you, I know you’re watching me, I believe you are listening to every word I whisper, I feel you’re desire for a better you, a better life, a new tomorrow.

But I know you are a little scared, you have fears, but you’re going to be alright, you’re going to be much much better than alright. How do I know this? I just know this, because that’s why you’re here, everyday you visit me and you know it will help you, you know it will help you ease your current pain and you’re gonna make it.

Did you hear me right?  Yes, you, YOU, you’re gonna make it, that dream you’ve always wanted to achieve, that burning ambition living inside of you……it’s making its way to your heart, it wants to breathe true life into you, it’s getting ready to take on the world and nothing is going to stop it, which means nothing is going to stop you.

Pause for a moment, think about it……really think about it, you can see it right?  I know you can, because I can see it too. WOW, it looks amazing, your future self is so grateful you took the courage and made the first step now.  Go on, take another step, that’s right, you’re doing really great…….do you feel your heart smiling, it is you know, it is smiling with super joy because you’re heading in the right direction.  Where are you going?  Maybe we could do this together, help each other along the way, two brave soldiers heading out into battle and the only outcome possible is reaching the rainbow at the other end.

What a great day this is, this is the most amazing day for you, you might not realise it yet, but you’ve just climbed a huge mountain and you’re now looking at the view from the top……..You may be a little bruised getting here, but you’ve got here, wasn’t it all worth it, don’t you agree that you deserve so much better for you and for your family.  Let’s go my friend, there’s another mountain to climb, but we’re in this together, fighting with our hearts and minds to achieve EVERYTHING that we want and more.

I see you, do you see me?

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What Chapter Are You On?

Imagine you have a book of your life, what chapter is today on? Is it the beginning of a new chapter or is it the start of a new page. Are you telling a positive story or is it somewhat more challenging?

Reflect on your life as it is today and get prepared to fill in the future blank pages…..what do you want the pages to say about your life going forward?

My future pages are filled with love, happiness, adventures, exploration, new discoveries, exciting experiences and the achievement of passionate aims….I see myself super healthy, wealthy and forever happy and I am inspiring people all over the world with my creativity.

Go on create today your successes of tomorrow….see that for yourself now and feel how good that feels.

I see your book on the shelf and I want to read it. 🙂

Looking forward to hearing all about it soon.

Love Clarabelle

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Don’t Stop

Have the vision of your goal cemented in your mind and imprinted on your heart and never let go until you have achieved it. Let your actions do the talking and don’t stop until you get there because you are going to get there…..you are.

Don’t stop my beautiful friend, all the hard work and effort will soon give you the returns that you want and more,

Forever inspiring you, Clarabelle
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Dedicated to Paratrooper Steve

Following on from my previous post, I dedicate this poem to Steve who is sadly no longer here:

A Paratrooper….

I saw an Ad
To write to you
You wanted a friend
Another focus too.

In January 97,
You said “Hello”
“My name is Steve
I have a sore toe.

From all the marching,
And running too,
It bleeds sometimes,
But this is what I do.

I jump from planes,
It was scary at first.
But now these skyfalls
Quench my thirst.

I love to travel,
I love the sun
I’m studying like crazy.
When not with a gun.

A paratrooper by title,
I was 18 at the start,
5 years later,
A strong soldier with a heart.

Sometimes I’m lonely,
A lot of times I’m not.
So busy with my life,
I make good of what I’ve got.

I love my fitness,
It’s important to me.
I try to improve,
Be the best I can be.

Sorry if this letter,
Arrived a little late.
But I’ll send you some photos,
Just a little more to wait.

I love to get your mail,
Please write soon Claire.
Keep smiling, soldier on.
Love from Steve, take care.”

31 of these letters,
I treasure with happy tears
So sad that you are gone Steve,
Thank you for those two years.

By Clarabelle

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Isn’t Life Funny

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A poem of how funny life can be sometimes….funny strange that is!!

Isn’t Life Funny

Isn’t life funny,
In a strange kind of way.
One moment you’re up,
Another you’re in dismay.

As the clouds pass by,
Remember one thing.
That all can change,
With a telephone ring.

For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
It’s in the air,
Travelling through.

It wants to make you happy,
It wants to make you thrive.
Growing like a sunflower,
Feeling so alive.

So laugh when you can,
Smile at the passer by.
Life is what it is,
And I know you know why.

By 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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What Do You Miss Doing?

I miss my music, I miss music in my life……I haven’t picked up the microphone for a little while and I feel it is calling for me, I have a pull feeling towards it. So why is this?

I truly believe that things in life that are part of who we are will always return, just like a wonderful whizzing boomerang, it comes straight back to you.

What do you miss doing in your life? ….And better still, what are you going to do about it? 🙂

I know what I am going to do……sing, tra lah lah lah lah.

My whispers sing to your heart today,

Much love, Clarabelle
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What if Oprah Winfrey Read my Book?

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What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

I was just thinking this the other day…..What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

What if Oprah Winfrey Read my Book?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What would she think?
Would it inspire her mind?
Would it make her heart wink?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would it give her a smile?
Would she feel warmth inside?
Would she laugh for a while?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would she share it with others?
Would it motivate her friends?
Would it connect with all Mothers?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would she even know my name?
What book is “Clarabelle’s Musings”?
What is her writing aim?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What would she say?
What hope would it give her?
What page would she pray?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What if she read it with joy?
What if Clarabelle’s poems?
Inspired every girl and boy?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

Don’t Rush the Process

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It’s easy to feel frustrated that things are moving as fast as you would like them to, that progress seems slow or non-existent at present.  However, have faith and patience that the results will come and that you will achieve the right outcomes for you.  Frustration can be a good thing, it just means you’re ready, you’re ready for CHANGE……and once you’re ready, well anything can happen, believe me….and it positively will.

Don’t rush the process, because in time the rewards will come, so keep putting in every effort to the little things and big changes will appear.

Positive change is on it’s way for you.

Love Clarabelle

I Wonder Where?

A poem of wonder, for you today, love Clarabelle.

I Wonder Where?

If I stay here I die
I live a lie
I wither in the shade
My smile it does fade
If I move far away
Other hearts will pray
Travellers will thrive
They will feel alive
I will leave,
Nothing to grieve
For I know
My soul does glow
In a twinkling heart
So I will depart
No tears will fall,
For an inner call
Takes me there
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Miracles Are Everywhere

This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything

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Miracles are everywhere and can happen at any moment in your life, I truly believe that.  I share with you below one of the poems from my paperback book, Clarabelle’s Musings, I hope you love it like I do:

Miracle to Life

As the angel, holds my soul,

The brightest diamond, comes out of coal.

Sparkling like stars, glistening forever,

Floating in the air, flowing like a river.

The staircase is calling, I see the light,

The sun would not change, this darkest night.

But somewhere from within, the heart beats stronger,

Vibrating positive energy, sadness no longer.

The tears turn to laughter, the mind is brave,

I climb over rocks and come out of my cave.

Such a beautiful scene, golden birds in flight,

The freshest breeze, body relaxed not tight.

To have a reason to live, and try again,

Is your miracle to life, free from pain.


And here’s the book available on Amazon for you Clarabelle’s Musings

This is what a wonderful customer said, I am so grateful for these inspirational comments:

“This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything.”

Enough is Enough

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I wrote this poem to inspire you:

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough,
That’s what he said.
Forget the past,
Get out of bed.
When all ain’t well,
When times get bad.
Remember the happy,
Not the sad.
Focus on giving,
Give all you’ve got.
Put yourself first,
Pick up your trot.
Set mini goals,
Ones you’ll achieve.
Momentum will build,
The more you’ll believe.
The time has come,
Be all you can be,
Take a stance now,
Forever you’ll be free.

By Clarabelle.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Morning Sunrise

On your journey of life, don’t forget to watch the morning sunrise. There is just something about a stunning morning sunrise that just puts you in real awe of the moment. Tomorrow morning, I urge you to wake up early in time to watch the beautiful morning sunrise and in that moment remember how you feel.

Wishing you the best of days today.

Love Clarabelle

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A Different Story

True Beauty

Look with your heart, you’ll experience a different story.

Ben & Bella

Ben:  I’m scared, it’s dark in here.
Bella:  Where?
Ben:  In here….it’s very dark.
Bella:  Look inside.
Ben:  I am looking.
Bella:  I mean, really look inside.
Ben:  My eyes are wide open.
Bella:  My lovely, look with all your heart.
Ben  My heart?
Bella:  Yes, your  loving heart.
Ben  How do I do that?
Bella:  Close your eyes.
Ben:  Okay, they’re closed.
Bella:  Now, feel the light in your heart.
Ben:  Wow, it’s beautiful, I’m not afraid any more.

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

 

 

When I Die….

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I am planning on being here for at least another 50 years and I do love making the best of everything in life.  Here is a short poem I made up this morning.  Love to you, Clarabelle

When I Die

When I die,
I’ll leave you my heart,
For it has a home with you.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my spirit,
For it breathes life in all that you do.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my soul,
For it dances around us two.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my love,
For always, forever and true.

 

Hearts Will Dance

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Some things are just meant to be and when all seems lost and the door seems locked, in walks love…..forever love.  May you find beauty, love and peace in the following verse.

Hearts Will Dance

And through the pain,
She awaits his heart.
Missing his love,
When he did depart.
She hears his voice,
Whisper in her soul.
She feels his spirit,
Making her whole.
In all this time,
In all the tears.
Words, “I love you”,
Unspoken for years.
It’s not too late,
Now there’s a chance.
To be together,
Both hearts will dance.
As she closes her eyes,
With a peaceful mind.
She knows he is waiting,
True love they did find.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

In Time….

Leadership Quote

Time is precious, this poem is for you.

Time is Precious

A dimension of hope,
A Universal clock.
Time gently passes,
Tick, Tick, Tock.

I look out the window,
What do I see?
A Vision of my mind,
Staring back at me.

Every little second,
Every tiny drop.
Fills the blue ocean.
Feeds the cold crop.

Rumbling in the mist,
This sound catches fire.
Your time is precious,
Fulfill your heart’s desire.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

 

 

I Love You

When the heart is happy

Three of the most powerful words that touch your soul like no other, that make your heart smile inside, that help you to believe that anything is possible and that give you hope for the future and peace in the now.  What are these words?….these words can only be:

“I Love You”

Say it out loud, right now, feel how those words feel, those are three of the most impactful words you will ever say to someone.  Those three little words can turn EVERYTHING around for the better.  “I Love You” said with true meaning and heart can raise a shattered soul from the gutter and uplift it so much that it will be dancing with the birds around the sun.

When was the last time you told someone you loved them?  I know you know they know it, but when did you actually look them in the eyes, hold their hands and say to them “I Love you”?

Do it today, do it for yourself and do it for them……make today an “I Love You” day.  I KNOW it will make you and the other person feel so good.

And…….to you, YOU, who faithfully drops by every day on this Clarabelle Blog, “I Love you”…for being here…I LOVE YOU.

Wishing you a loving day, wherever you are in the world.

Clarabelle

Change is Good

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Welcome Change

I know a lot of people don’t like change but personally I welcome change.  I thrive in new settings, new beginnings, meeting new people, learning new things, overcoming new challenges, working in new and changing environments, I love it all.  So I encourage you today, to think about what you would like to change in your life today, what little or large change could you make to your daily habits, your environment, your job, your relationships, that will enhance your skills, knowledge, experience or just make you that little bit happier and/or more content with you and your life.

Change is good, it will sometimes take you out of your comfort zone and into your learning zone.

Change is good, it can be refreshing and revigorating meeting new people and/or being in a new environment

Change is GOOD…….Change is GOOD.  🙂

Please remember, even a small change could make all the difference to your day, try a new fruit or putting fresh flowers in a dull room, it’s amazing how that can uplift your spirits.

I look forward to hearing about the changes you are making – mini or massive I know they will make a positive difference to your life.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle

 

 

 

To Veronica from Valerie

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To a Very Special Friend

I was in a local charity shop yesterday and stumbled across this lovely little friendship book. On the inside of the book it says, “To Veronica from Valerie,” and I thought that was very cute.  I began reading some of the verses and poetry from within and the words really did touch my heart, I could relate to every verse.  There is one verse from Pam Brown which I especially connected with and it made me think of my friend right now, who is far away but I hope to see him very soon.

Far Away

In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion – the mere knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help.  It is enough that they exist.  Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence.  It is in these things that it roots most deeply.  It is from these things that it flowers.  [Pam Brown, b. 1928]

I thought just so very beautiful and so very true.

Treasure your friends and let them know that you love them.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

 

Living the Solution

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Some things might surprise you.

I have had the experience recently of being very surprised with some of my life situations.  Fairly recently, I put my life in a suitcase and moved to another country, to what I thought was going to be the best job ever, I thought the job was going to give me everything I ever wanted.  I was so positive about it, so excited, so “up for the challenge”…..,.basically, I was super ready for this!!  Then when I get there, it turns out to not be what I expected, but hey that’s okay, I accepted that and moved on!!  You see I know what is important to me in life and I know what I need from a job that will make every day a joy for me to be there – that way the company get the best out of me in every way possible.

So what happened next?  Where do you go from here?

I tell you what I did.  I didn’t moan about the situation, I was truthful with everyone around me – especially myself, and focused on the solution to the problem…..NOT the problem.  You see there is a BIG difference, a HUGE difference.  I know that you get what you focus on, please let me repeat that, YOU GET WHAT YOU FOCUS ON 🙂 So I knew that I had to focus on the solution, I did, and within 2 weeks, I was LIVING the solution, albeit a temporary solution, but still a SOLUTION.  Yippee, yippee, yippee, this is a prime example of a positive outcome from focusing on the solution.

This temporary solution has actually worked out much better than I expected, a billion percent better……and it’s now got me thinking, that the place  I am at now, this “temporary” place, was actually a permanent piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

I am currently working on a more permanent solution to my career, but that needs more reflection and more time to get me to the next destination.  I now have absolute full clarity on what I need going forward, the misty fog has cleared and there are very beautiful and very bright days ahead.

Please remember, FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION, not the problem and LIVE THE SOLUTION, even if it is temporary, you just never know where it may lead you.

Thank you for being here and thank you for commenting.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle 🙂 🙂 🙂

What’s Your Favourite Place?

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I was thinking today about some of the beautiful places I have travelled to, here are 10 of my happy memories:

1.  Watching the morning sun rise at the Top of the Empire State Building, New York City, USA

2.  Watching the Sunset at the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

3.  Bowling with school friends in Valkenburg, Holland

4.  Watching the Dancing Fountains outside the Burj Kalifa, Dubai, UAE

5.  Partying and having much fun with friends in Las Vegas, USA

6.  Relaxing in the outside spas of The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

7.  Having a lovely evening dinner outside in a family restaurant in Asolo, Italy

8.  Riding on the back of a motorbike as the sun was setting heading into Venice, Italy

9. Watching a young couple get married and happily parading down the street in Mahdia, Tunisia

10.  Partying with friends at the Tartan Army Week in New York City, USA

These are just some of the wonderful memories from places I have been so lucky enough to have travelled to over the years, yes, I am very lucky indeed.

What’s your favourite place to visit?

 

 

 

 

 

Breathe

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I am in a poetic mood this morning, this one is for you, take it all in and just “Breathe”.

Breathe

Breathe in life,
energy from the sun.
Breathe in hope,
memories have begun.
Breathe in faith,
beauty of your heart.
Breathe in love,
the last jigsaw part.
Breathe in you,
Breathe in me.
Breathe in together.
Breathe in we.

Created by Clarabelle, 7 July 2014

You Are Beautiful

When the heart is happy

In celebration of reaching over 27,000 visitors to this Clarabelle Blog, I was inspired to write the poem below for you:

You Are Beautiful

A flash in the pan,
A speckle of dust.
A grain of sand,
This is a must.

A soft goodbye,
A slight raindrop.
Sun in the sky,
A beep beep bop.

Happy smiles,
Joyful cuddles.
The sweetest kiss,
Dancing in the puddles.

For all is here,
All is now.
You are beautiful,
I love you, WOW!!

Created by Clarabelle, 4 July 2014

 

I Love Your Blog

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27,000 Visitors

I Love Your Blog….I Love YOUR Blog.  🙂

A special thank you to every one of you 27,000 visitors who have camped out on this Clarabelle Blog, you are all very special to me.

So much has happened since it all began in April 2012 and it’s wonderful that I still receive a beautiful and interested audience from all around the world.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Vision and Heart

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Put Vision and heart into your life, create the life that you deserve, design it your way. Your actions and behaviours today will make up your tomorrow so please be mindful of how you are thinking, what you are feeling and what you are doing – it is shaping you the way you want your life to be?

And remember Vision and Heart all the way!!

Love to you today,

Clarabelle

High Spirits

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When your spirit is high, you feel like flying, you feel like you can do almost anything and you feel motivated to change.  My spirit is high today, higher than high……let’s get things moving for you and for me today.  Stay special and stay true to yourself.  Love Clarabelle

Working Together

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Collaboration

Collaboration is just a great thing.  I have been working together with a wonderful gentleman, Mr Steven Mann, in relation to my creative writing….poetry, words of inspiration and other musings.  What a team we make and now you can access and download a number of my “Clarabelle’s Musings” on Amazon.  There are 10 books for you to choose from and also a paperback format of a wonderful collection of “Clarabelle’s Musings”.

Here is an Amazon link to them:  Clarabelle’s Musings

If you click on the above link it will give you a preview of the contents inside, worth a look if you want to be inspired, motivated or moved in an endearing way.

Below is an extract from one of the books:

Be Grateful for Life

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

Yesterday has gone but the learning can stay.

Tomorrow is not here, live for today,

Enjoy each precious moment, in every way.

Be grateful for life, the moon and the sun,

Be grateful for your family and everyone.

Smile at your neighbours and the stranger on the street,

For your smile is contagious, to all that you meet.

Happy is the heart, that glows from within,

Embrace life and love, and forever you’ll win.

 

Thank you for reading this post, I really do appreciate it.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Show Your Heart

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When you meet someone for the first time, show your heart.  When you are introduced to someone new, show your heart.  When you are welcomed by a stranger, show your heart.

Show your heart, show you care, show the real lovely and wonderful you and you will be so amazed at the abundance of warmth that comes back.

So my post today, is about showing your heart and people will not only see that but they will feel it too.

Lots of love to you today from Sunny Dubai,

Clarabelle

Be Prepared

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It’s been over a week since I’ve posted on this blog so I do apologise for this, I haven’t forgot about you.

Being prepared for an opportunity puts you in pole position and I know this has worked for me now and in the past.  Preparation is the key to making things happen because you are setting yourself up for when the opportunity takes a smile.

So if you’re hoping and waiting and wanting that perfect opportunity, get yourself prepared now, do what you can today and you’ll be welcoming that new gateway with open arms.

The gateway to the world is there for the taking, do what you can today and it will reduce or fully eliminate all fears of the unknown.

Get ready….NOW!!

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

Change is Good

Now that I have swapped rainy Scotland for Sunny Dubai for a while, I sit here in my new home reflecting on the decisions and choices I made that took me here.

When the opportunity came about a couple of months ago, my mindset was strong, positive and open to change. It simply just felt right at the time and when the decision was made to go it was like the Universe opened up and encouraged me along the way.

I went out for a walk on my own last night and stayed out for almost 5 hours, I was enjoying each present moment and felt happy, content and free. I was experiencing life in the moment, in a city I had never been to before and I felt no fear, it was like this was just meant to be.

So whether I stay here for a long time or a short time, I guess time will tell. Right now I feel that this one step will lead me to greatness, a greatness from within where fear has no home.

Remember it’s the decisions that you make everyday in your life that creates your path for tomorrow. What will your tomorrow look like? One thing I do know is that my tomorrow will be hot and sunny.

This future is yours, choose well.

Love to you, Clarabelle

Have Faith

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Have faith in your heart and let it bring to you all that you desire.  Take inspired action all the way and enjoy the journey as best as you can.  I love this quote below and wanted to share it with you today:

Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark. (Tagore)

Love, Clarabelle

 

From Zero to 26,000+

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26,000 plus Visitors

Wow, I am so very delighted that this blog has now received over 26,000 visitors since it all began in April 2012. Now 26,000 people, that’s a lot of people and I would like to thank you all for joining my journey and showing an interest in my articles.

The Key to a Successful Blog

I think the key to a successful blog is to truly write about things you are passionate about because I feel this shows throughout your writing.  If you stick to that, then you want to and look forward to writing blog posts, you are excited about sharing your thoughts with the world.  In this mode then, there is no need for the “push” effect because it’s “pull” all the way, like a magnet, a strong attraction to continue to write and share.

So if you’re thinking about starting up your own blog or wanting to stay in the “pull” effect, write about your passions, because when you write about this stuff, you will feel good and readers will also feel good reading it too.

This is just one key to building a successful blog and having people camp out in your blog for a while.  Thank you and Happy Camping!!

Lots of love,

Clarabelle

Keep the Faith

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Keep the faith my friends, keep the faith my friends…..such a good statement I said it twice.  Faith for me, is peace in your heart forever and if you mix that with love, true love, wow you have everything you will ever need to go forward in life. So I will say it again, “Keep the Faith”, maybe you just needed to hear that today.  Lots of love to you, Clarabelle.

Just YOU Do it!!

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I’m in action mode, today, tomorrow and forever. Amen.  🙂  Yes, this is my newly adopted motto for the rest of my life, “Just YOU Do It!! and I think that’s all I need to say here and right now, the rest will follow and the BEST IS YET TO COME.  🙂

Wishing you a “Just YOU Do It” Day.

Clarabelle

 

Turning Dreams into Reality

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I haven’t produced a blog post for over a week, it’s been so busy with my live Gig etc.. last week and my move to Dubai at the end of this month.

I just wanted to share with you one of my videos from my live Gig last Saturday in my home village of Carfin, 3 May 2014.  We had such a successful evening and the event was filled with lots of love and beautiful community spirit – it was so lovely to be part of.

The video that I share with you below is my original song, “I Am Here” which I created in May 2013 and I share with you, at the beginning of this video ,who it is dedicated to.

In under a year I turned my dreams into reality and I now hold those special memories of last Saturday’s Gig alive in my heart forever.

What would you like to be doing one year from now?……I encourage you to GO FOR IT!!

Lost Love and Gain

Clarabelle Photography and Quotes, The light is love

Poetic Mood

I’m in a poetic mood this morning, I say this morning because I haven’t went to sleep yet and it’s way past 1am, so I figured a good time to write a blog post for you to read when you wake up.  What’s this poem about?  Well I don’t really know, these words just came to mind, they just flowed out of my heart for you.  Wishing you a beautiful day today, love to you Clarabelle.

Lost Love and Gain

And all this time,
through all the pain.
She looks behind,
lost love and gain.

Happy pictures,
saddened faces.
Missed moments,
empty places.

But in her heart,
a fire does burn.
A light of hope,
a freedom u-turn.

Her peaceful mind,
simmers in the sun.
Fresh air on her face.
her dreams have begun.

By Clarabelle, 30 April 2014

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Happy Happy

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Going Live

So I woke up this morning very happy indeed because I am so very excited about my Singer-Songwriter Showcase that is happening this Saturday night.  We are expecting over 100 people on the night and it’s going to be a really great show.  We have been practising for weeks and weeks and this Saturday we will be putting all the preparation and practice to test – yes, we’re going live and it is very exciting indeed.

The event will have a real family/friendly feel to it and will be filled with joyous Community Spirit, that is what I want and what we have been aiming for!!  I’m going back to the Village of Carfin where I was brought up in as a child – a Village that has a very special place in my heart.

I will take lots of photos and share them with you on this Blog next week.

It’s quite funny because last year at this time I hadn’t even written one song and now I’m performing my own songs at my own Gig – it’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!!

Question

What would you like your life to be like, one year from now?

It could all start here for you, maybe you were meant to read this blog post, maybe just maybe this blog post is for YOU, to get YOU started on fulfilling your own dreams and goals in life.  I’m doing it, why not YOU too. 🙂

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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I Did It My Way…..

I love this quote below, it rings so true for me right now.

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It is always tempting to compare yourself to the outcomes of another but I urge you to think only about you, how far you are progressing and if you are doing everything you can to move yourself forward and be the best that you can be.

When you think of it, it really does sound crazy to compare yourself to someone who is much further forward on the Chapters of their own book.

You are the Artist, you are the creator of your own life and you must design it your way.  Yes, you may want to use people as role models but don’t compare yourself to them, use their success and achievements to INSPIRE you from within and do it your way – you know, like in the song by Frank Sinatra…..”I Did It My Way”.

Whatever you do today, just make sure you do it!!

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Countdown is On….

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Show Time

Well I woke up this morning feeling very happy and excited because it is only 11 days to “Show Time”.  Yes, Clarabelle’s first Singer-Songwriter Showcase is being held on Saturday, 3 May 2014 in my home Village of Carfin.  Some people are saying to me that I am very brave holding it in the Village I was brought up in, but you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I am expecting about 100 people on the night and it aims to be a really great show.  So I know I have blog visitors from all around the world but if you happen to be in the vicinity please come along, I would really love to have you there.

How amazing things can turn around if you are passionate enough about them.  Last year at this time I hadn’t even written my first song and now I have written 25 original songs, produced my first EP, Hearts Apart and have my single Runaway Love released on iTunes and Amazon and I am doing two live Singer-Songwriter Showcases in May – lots of hard work and effort but it’s been worth it.

Let’s do this, let’s get this show on the road……hopefully one day I can come to your home Village and perform, I would really love that.

Your dreams are for the taking, your dreams are for the making – go get them!!

Love to you Clarabelle

On this journey of life….

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Poetic reflections on the journey of life…..

On This Journey of Life

On this journey of life,
there are twists and turns.
Happy moments,
as the candle burns.
The sweetest temptation,
and all that’s good.
Sunshine and sunsets,
and delicious food.
On this journey of life,
there is also some sad.
Lots of good,
can turn to bad.
Tears may fall,
on sleepless nights.
Friends disagree,
and there’s family fights.
On this journey of life,
you get one shot.
You live it your way,
or give away a lot.
You can be kind.
and share your heart.
Love may last forever,
or tear apart.
On this journey of life,
I want you to know.
I want you to shine,
and abundantly grow.
I want you to be,
all that you can.
That strong Superwoman,
or courageous Superman.

By Clarabelle, 21 April 2014

Keep an Open Mind

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On To Pastures New

My friend shared some very simple words of wisdom with me a few weeks ago, he told me to keep an open mind when thinking about my career development.  I took those words on board when I was looking at other career opportunities because a lot of my skills are very much transferable.  This thinking has now led me on to pastures new and I move out to Dubai at the end of next month to take on a new challenge.

So cast your net wide and challenge some of those limiting beliefs that may just be keeping you away from an opportunity that is truly meant for you.

See the world as an open book and write in it, the words, that you want to read.

Love Clarabelle,

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The Clarabelle Show

The Clarabelle Show

Skope Radio

As an aspiring Singer-Songwriter it can be quite difficult to get radio play and I think most people in the music industry might say that – well that’s my perception anyway!!  I have been successful in getting radio play with Skope Radio where they played my original song, “Runaway Love”, for one month, which was really fantastic.  I continue to put my music out there for all to enjoy, which is really great for me.

Electronic Waves Radio

I came across an advertisement a couple of weeks ago for radio hosts for a new internet radio channel called Electronic Waves.  I thought that this would be an amazing opportunity for me to apply for and help other unsigned Singer-Songwriters get their original music out there.  So I applied for the position with my ideas for “The Clarabelle Show” and last night was my one hour radio audition.

I am delighted to say that I got the position as radio host, every Friday at 4pm-6pm (UK time) – so there you have it, “The Clarabelle Radio Show” is born.  Isn’t it amazing how things can happen, just like that!! I am ever so delighted because I can help other unsigned Singer-Songwriters out there to gain exposure.  I am “living” that experience right now, so I can fully appreciate all the hard work, passion and effort that goes into making music.

The Clarabelle Show

I invite YOU to listen in to the first ever Clarabelle Radio Show, this Friday, 11 April 2014 @ 4pm-6pm (UK time) on Electronic Waves – you’d be crazy not to. 🙂

Keep going my friends, keep going and bit by bit you’ll get there.

Love to you, Clarabelle

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