What is…..?

a miracle glowing

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

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

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

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

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

by Clarabelle
1 November 2021
London, UK

My Heart

My happy heart,
Is calling me,
Into the light.

My loving heart,
Is showing me,
With delight.

My caring heart,
Is giving me,
A warm sunlight.

My joyous heart,
Is inspiring me.
Into the night.

My praying heart,
Is touching me,
In candlelight.

My passionate heart,
Is creating me,
This is right.

By Clarabelle

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A Touch of Love

Be fearless

Spread a touch of love today, it will really make a difference to your day and to someone else’s day.  This could be anything from buying someone a cup of coffee, to making their dinner for them, or baking a cake for your neighbour.  A little bit of love goes a long long way and people will always remember how you made them feel and there is no better feeling than feeling loved and cared for.

Wishing you a lovely day wherever you are in the world.

Love, Clarabelle

 

 

Together Forever

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Together Forever

Just show me love,
And I’ll show you the way.
An unknown path,
But I’m here to stay.
A new world awaits,
Hope is where I live,
Fond sweet memories,
True kindness I give.
Share your heart,
Let me see it all,
Building a new life,
Where stars do fall.
And the sun shines on,
Like never before,
Take my hand,
Let’s go through the door.
I see the rainbow,
Its colours so bright,
Together forever,
You’ve shown me the light.

By Clarabelle, 10 August 2014

 

Friends at Christmas

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True Friends at Christmas

It is so lovely to receive an unexpected call from a true friend at Christmas time.  I am just off the phone from a really good friend of mine who moved away from Scotland this year and it was so lovely to hear her voice and chat and laugh with her.  This has inspired this Day 14 Christmas Poem.  Go on, pick up the phone today and give a true friend some warm Christmas Love.  Clarabelle

Friends at Christmas

Friends at Christmas,
are so special and true.
A chat full of joy,
through and through.
We talk of good times,
we laugh a lot.
We think of Christmas,
and all we’ve got.
Friends at Christmas,
are so precious to me.
Phone a friend this Christmas,
and let true friendship be.

Created by Clarabelle, 13 December 2013

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The Goodness of a Person

The Goodness of a Person

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

The goodness of a person
The goodness of a person

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

Sharing the Story

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

A Lovely Gesture

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

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

May your kindness abundantly flow from your heart today.  Clarabelle

Angels Come Disguised in Many Situations

I Discovered My Purse Had Been Stolen

I want to share something with you today, as I reflect upon the events of my weekend. Everything was going swimmingly well until I discovered my purse had been stolen.  I was meeting a friend for coffee in a Hotel in Glasgow, paid for my coffee and by the time I was leaving the hotel, the purse was gone.  I wasn’t really bothered about the money in the purse, it was only loose change anyway, however I was more sad about losing the sentimental things that were in it, such as little prayers, a poem from my sister which I had for 13 years, photographs of my niece and nephew, photograph of my dad which I have held close to me since 1997, a little medal that my best friend gave to me in 2007 to keep me safe when I was running my first marathon in New York City and lots of beautiful things like that.  Also the purse which was a special gift given to me by another very close friend. I must admit I was feeling very sad and I allowed it to affect the rest of my day.  I also felt a little downhearted that the purse didn’t show up, I really thought that if found in the hotel, someone would have handed it in…..no such luck, I’m afraid.  I must admit my faith in humanity did sink a little, I guess because that is where my focus was at that time.  

A Different Frame of Mind

However, today, I am of a very different frame of mind, after reporting the purse missing to the Police and to the Hotel, I was told of many stories were items of real financial value had been handed in, such as rolls of money containing thousands of pounds, iPads, mobile phones, bags, suitcases, bags of money etc….I smiled, my faith was restored because I had replaced my one bad experience with many wonderful stories where people have been honest and returned the items they found.  

The Real Truth

I will never again doubt the honesty and integrity of humanity, because I know there is much more goodness in the world than not….we just don’t always hear about it and therefore don’t include it in our frame of reference.  When we look at the world only through our own lens, we are in danger of excluding the real truth….that is, what could be and what is possible for each and every one of us.  I take full responsibility for what happened to me on Saturday afternoon and it has taught me many lessons which I am very grateful for.  

A Very Special Thank You

I would like to also offer a very special thank you to the staff members at the multi-story car park in Concert Square, Glasgow City Centre, they were so supportive when I told them I didn’t have my parking ticket (which was in my purse) and had no money to pay for the parking, they were very understanding and let me leave the car park for free.  

Angels

I think Angels come disguised in many situations and it is not until after the event that we realised they touched our heart and soul.  May you open your eyes to the goodness that is in the world today, look out for the success stories of kindness, love and encouragement and let them uplift your spirits today.  Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle         

A Kiss On The Cheek

I received a very special ‘kiss on the cheek’ today.  Why was it so special?….because I sensed it came from a very caring, honest place and was wrapped in love and kindness. You know the kind of kiss I mean…. innocent and sweet, a kiss that seems to flow through every cell of your body – I can still feel it on my cheek now.  If you could offer up one of those special kisses to someone’s cheek today, who would you give that gentle kind kiss to?  I know the thought of this is making you smile, it might even be melting your heart.  I do hope you share that kiss today.  Lots of love and kisses, Clarabelle

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A Kiss On The Cheek

kiss on the cheek, so touching indeed,

Love and kindness, has come from this seed.

Mother nature, has cast its spell,

Magical moments, come out of this shell.

Barefooted on the sand, life is bliss,

Serenity in the air, a happy face with a kiss.

poemsbyclarabelle, 22 August 2012

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The Purest Perfection

To show someone you care, to give out a warm smile or a well needed hug can make all the difference.  Think about who you could share that with right now, who needs your loving hand at this moment in time?  I am smiling right now and it is for you, I do hope you will pay it forward today.  Have a wonderful day touched with inspirational moments.  

The Purest Perfection

As I hold your hand, it feels just right

Loving and carefree, heart burning bright

To show warmth for another, is comforting inside

Wholesome and truthful, beaming with pride

The soul is touched, in every way

Positive energy, flows through me today

Moment to moment, eyes they do glisten

Words are not needed, the spirit does listen

To share your kindness and gifts of affection

Is the ultimate prize and the purest perfection

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 June 2012

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How are you today?

“How are you today?”, A simple question that speaks volumes but how often do you ask someone that question?  I received a phone call this morning from a research company and the young gentleman calling asked me, how I was doing today, I very kindly responded and asked him the same question, he was so surprised that I showed an interest in him, he said he had made thousands of calls like this and no one had ever asked him that question back. . . . it does make you think!!  It certainly made his day because he told me so and it made me feel good also.  May I encourage you today to go out of your way and show a genuine interest in others by asking them “How are you today?”.  I do hope you are very well. This next poem is for you.

How are you today?

How are you today?

What response will you say?

Will it be good?

Or show a dull mood?

Will you show you care?

With the smile that you wear

Or not answer at all?

If the question, is in a phone call

Take a moment, make someone’s day

Asking “How are you today?“, can go along way

Just 4 little words, so simple and true

Spreads a little happiness, and reflects back on you

So next time you meet, someone on your path

Ask them this question and give them your half

poemsbyclarabelle, 18 May 2012