I Spied With My Little Eye

I spied with my little eye,
Something beginning with me.
I looked at my life,
And discovered the vision I see.
It was colourful and bright,
All I wanted it to be.
Dancing and Smiling forever,
Like waves of gratitude in the sea.
I spied with my little eye,
Something beginning with happy.

By Clarabelle

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Happy Boxing Day Dreams

Fight for your dreams, don’t give up, keep going until you get there. Remember, pain now, equals forever happiness later, and you know what, it doesn’t even have to be that way. Enjoy the journey now, that’s what I’m saying, embrace every breathe that you take along the way.

Happy Boxing Day Dreams to YOU.

Love, Clarabelle

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Get a Plan that Works

I have a plan, a vision, a strong desire for changing things for myself for the better and you know what, the plan is working, it is starting to show me results in the areas I am wanting them.

I think it really does go to show, that you get more of what you focus upon, this is so true. You do have to put the work in though, but if it’s a strong passionate desire you’re working towards, then the work is never an issue and often the work is a complete joy.

I have a plan, a BIG plan and it’s working.

I urge you today to get yourself a plan, and then put it into daily action, yes, moment to moment, go to work on your plan – it may take some time but you will get there, believe me, YOU WILL.

What does your action plan look like?

Clarabelle

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Things Not Moving Fast Enough For You?

Things not moving fast enough for you? Then I guess the Universe feels you’re not quite ready yet for the amazing success that is chapping at your door.

“But I’m ready to answer, right now” I hear you say. Well what are you going to do about it? What?

You know there is always something you can do, I know you know that. Go on then answer, but please make sure you open the right door.

“How will I know?”

Because it’s the one that you are most excited about opening, the one that makes you truly come alive inside…….yes, that’s the door you must open.

Open the door to your dreams.

Love, Clarabelle

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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

Champion Heart

Remember this, you have a champion heart, yes you, I feel its strength, I see its purpose and it’s ready to take on the world. Here’s a poem for you, just about that:

Your Champion Heart

Your champion heart,
Is beautiful to see.
So special and true,
A passion to free.

It’s bursting with pride,
With a forever smile,
Stronger than an ox,
Mile after mile.

No matter the path,
That you are on,
Your willing attitude,
Is where you belong.

So hold on tight,
Because excitement is ready.
To lift you higher,
Go rock steady.

A winning love,
A happy ever after.
You are the one,
Sing out with laughter.

By Clarabelle

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Be Open to this Understanding

Sometimes in life we want to be a little shut off from the world….like having “temporary me” time, to give ourselves time to adjust, adapt, heal, plan, write, reflect…..or whatever that needs to be.

It is important to recognise when you need that time and not to feel obliged to expose it. When you are ready you will and not before then….this is valuable “me time”. It’s okay if others find it strange to understand at first, it’s better for you to “seek first to understand before being understood”, than the other way about. See it from their perspective first…..it will free your mind up to continue to focus all your energies on you.

If this is you, and/or you are in need of some “space” and some precious “me time” make sure you have it…….it will be good for your soul and you will re-emerge out of your cocoon with renewed energy and a fresh perspective on life.

Be open to this understanding and it will help you every step of the way.

Soon you’ll be flying……soon my friend, believe that. 🙂

Much love to you, 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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Do Some Planning

You have to put the preparation and planning in today to get what you want out of tomorrow…..put the hard work in now and reap the rewards down the line. Better days are on their way for sure.

Love Clarabelle

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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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Perfect Fit

Sometimes you just come across work out there that is a perfect fit for you at this moment in time and when that does happen it feels so wonderful inside. I urge you to seek the perfect work that fits your circumstances right now, believe me, you will enjoy it so much more than the ultimate dream job at the wrong time or worse still that high flying job that gives you no rest and no life outside of work.

Think about it, think about securing the perfect fit for you and your life right now and enjoy the journey.

Much love to you, 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

Inspiration Will Find You

Inspiration will find you when you’re ready to be inspired, just like the famous phrase, when the student is ready the teacher will appear. An inspired heart has the power to breakthrough almost any barrier. Are you ready to be inspired?….I guess you are because you’re here, thank you.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
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You’ve Made It

Let’s get going, yes you, yes YOU and me, let’s get going with our life, our wonderfully inspiring beautiful life…….now smile, you’ve made it.

You’ve Made It

Wow, I think you’ve made it,
I always knew you would.
You faced your deepest fears,
Turned bad times into good.

When all in life seemed lost,
And very troublesome too,
A huge wave of inspiration,
Got hold of the person in you.

You’ve come so very far.
Be proud and feel rejoice,
Your empowering creative spirit,
Released its encouraging voice.

Now your amazing success,
Is so easy to see.
All the hurt and pain,
Guided you to be free,

So celebrate this happy,
You deserve all it brings,
Because you are a fighter,
And inspire all great things.

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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Hope Sets You Free

Don’t be a prisoner of your own mind, don’t tighten the straight jacket with unfulfilling whispers. Remember this my friend, hope sets you free. A poem about hope for you:

Hope Sets You Free

Hope is taking a chance,
A last look glance.
A hand held tight,
When nothing seems right.
Eyes with a soul,
Tunnel towards the goal.
A prayer at the start,
A loving heart.
It is the fire,
Lighting the desire.
A candle in rhyme,
Flickering through time.
Let hope be your key,
Hope sets you free.

The Angel of Hope is in your heart, welcome her today with open arms.

Love 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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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!!

When I Die….

Clarabelle Quotes, The Light of Love

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.

 

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

 

 

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

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

Lost Love and Gain

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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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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

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

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”.

 

 

The Story of Life

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What’s Your Story?

What’s your story?  Where is your heart’s passion taking you?  Today, in this moment, tomorrow is unknown, with no guarantees of what will be, until it happens.  You have right now, you have this moment, yes, pinch yourself, this one, right now, this moment…..to do something that is going to enhance the story of your life.  This next poem is all about that., I hope you like it.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle

The Story of Life

The story of life,
its twists and turns,
a loving a heart,
a flame that burns.
Head in the clouds,
Dreams at my door.
Living life curiously,
wonders to explore.
To never give up,
To never give in.
A stubborn mind,
Or an attitude to win.
For all you have,
Is here and now.
It’s in this moment,
Take a bow.
For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
Words of wisdom,
do come true.
So believe in your soul,
Have faith in the dark.
Your story of life.
Is making its mark.

Created by Clarabelle, 3 February 2014

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I Dreamed A Dream

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Dreams

Dreams are for the taking, don’t let them lie dormant in your heart, set your spirit free, jump on that cloud and fly towards them.  What are you waiting for? Just do it!!  The poem below is inspired by just that.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle

I Dreamed a Dream

I dreamed a dream,
thought impossible today.
The essence of paradise,
a beautiful way.

I dreamed a dream,
of hope and forgiving.
Captivating hearts,
extraordinary living.

I dreamed a dream,
of future smiles.
Love and laugher,
going on for miles.

I dreamed a dream,
it swirls around me.
A life changing dream.
I know this will be.

By Clarabelle 15 January 2014

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Question of the Month – January 2014

Question of the Month

Welcome to today’s post where I pose a question for you to think about and answer for yourself – I also provide you with my own answer.

This month’s question for you to reflect on is:

When you’re feeling a little low, what one thing can you think about that will instantly uplift your mood?

My Answer:

There is one little sweet memory that always makes me smile and instantly uplifts my mood, it’s when I think of my little 2 year old niece Carmen, I just love her, she is so cute and has this beautiful little smile.  I specifically think of a time when she was sitting in her mum’s car and I turned up unexpectedly….she shouted “Auntie Claire” and gave the biggest smile ever, I just knew she was so happy to see me…..it felt so loving and wonderful.  So if life is ever getting to me, I just think of her, in that moment, smiling at me. Even right now I am much happier for thinking about it.

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Carmen

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Golden Apple

Golden Apple

Different Experiences

My friend Sharon and I were have a deep and meaningful discussion the other day and we were talking about having different experiences.  She shared a good analogy of her own which was, if you buy a bag of apples and the first apple you pick out is bad you don’t throw the whole bag away – do you???  I think that’s a good analogy of life, just because you have had one bad experience with someone or something, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will always have that bad experience with another, as a matter of fact, chances are you will definitely not.

Life Lessons

I have another thought on this one, what if you never experienced the bad apple in the first place, would you have missed a vital life lesson???  Sometimes what you perceived to be a bad experience initially, can for the long term turn out to be one of the best lessons in life you have ever learned.  Life lessons are for the long term, as long as you remember them and learn from them.

Maybe the perceived bad apple is actually a beautiful Golden Apple in disguise.

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle   

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Let 2014 Be Your Year

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Let 2014 Be A Year To Remember

2014 is just around the corner and it’s now time for you to get thinking about all that you want to achieve next year.  Let 2014 be a year to remember, a year where you take full control of your life and make life changing decisions that will catapult you to the next level. The important part here, is that you must know where you are going…..yes, that’s step 1 of the process, because if you don’t know that, then chances are you could be going around in circles.  So where are you going?  Take some time today, to think about answering that question for yourself. This next poem is inspired by just that.  Start your New Year planning NOW!!  After all there is no time like the present.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

The New Year

Where are you going?
Not just for today.
What steps are you taking?
To move you on your way.
Let the New Year,
Be prosperous for you,
Decide NOW,
What you’re going to do.
For this is your chance,
To turn life around,
No more negativity,
Or staring at the ground.
Lift up your head,
Stand up tall,
Go make it happen,
This one’s your call.

Created by Clarabelle, 26 December 2013

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Every Day is a Learning Curve

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Another Curve Ball

We must never think that we know it all, never, because just around the corner is always another lesson, yes indeed, here comes another curve ball – oh my where did that come from?

My day to day interaction with people is usually 100% good almost all of the time, mainly because I genuinely do love people and I have a lot of time for them.  Recently though, I feel I have slipped up, just a little bit, but it doesn’t matter I have still slipped up, but the good thing is I am fully of aware of it, almost instantly and that I feel is tremendous progress.  If I was unaware of it, then that indeed, I believe would be much more dangerous, especially with the job I am in, working with people every day.

Please don’t get me wrong, I have never thought I have known it all, never ever ever so I just want to reiterate that but I guess I have let emotions rule the roost and take over……never a good response that one.  I read a quote recently and it said “If you speak when you’re angry, you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret” – such wise words and so very true indeed.

So I guess I am owning up to not getting it right all of the time, I guess I really am human after all hahahahahahah.  These types of life lessons you cannot learn in a classroom or on a training course, these are the true lessons from life itself – the experiences from the experience of life.

So as I have let my conscience loose into this world i.e. this Blog, it leaves me with a sober thought of, “things can only get better” for indeed I have learned from this and I am getting better.  I will continue to develop on this journey of life to reach my Best Ever Self.….some how though, I feel this is a never ending journey – not in a bad way, I believe in such a good way, always learning, always giving and always loving.

So I will leave you with my final thoughts on this one:

“When a curve ball comes hurling towards you, be prepared to miss the ball but catch the lifetime lesson.”

Thank you for reading this post, this one felt a bit like self therapy (actually all my posts do), so thanks for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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Oh Beautiful Life

I have just created this poem and it is about how I feel about life right now, I love it, I love life……I love life, thank you.  Clarabelle

When the heart is happy

Oh Beautiful Life

Oh beautiful life,
I love you so.

Sometimes I forget,
When I’m feeling low.

But you’re always there,
by my side.

Loving me,
no secrets to hide.

For you are amazing,
a magical gift.

Your face always smiling,
my mood it does uplift.

Thank you my life,
so precious and pure.

Each breath that I take,
is a miracle cure.

Created by Clarabelle, 11 November 2013

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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

Clarabelle Values

Below is what each value means:

Love-Life Dream-Do Values Meaning

Give-Gratitude Health-Happiness Value Meaning

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Guest Post of the Month – Linda Smith

Poetry from the Heart

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a wonderfully talented young lady, Linda Smith.  Linda is such a positively inspiring person and I have known her from my childhood.  She writes beautiful poetry from the heart and one of her poems is shared with you below.

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Beautiful Poet, Linda Smith

Introduction by Linda

Hi my name is Linda Smith and I like to write about things which inspire me, and all my writing comes from the heart. My whole outlook on life changed after my battle with anorexia. It taught me that life is priceless and should be treated as such. My philosophy is ‘You only get one shot at life, so live it to the max.’

I have a beautiful family, 2 girls, who mean the world to me and whom help, and support me with everything I do and without them I would be completely lost. I work with children and it is a wonderful job because of the innocence which they possess.

As well as writing poetry, and verses, I love to go to the gym because while I’m working out I get time with my thoughts. I love to smile, and make other people smile to because it costs nothing to make someone feel good just with smiling at them.

A Heart Full of Happiness

I look from within and what do I see,
A heart full of happiness shining at me,
For all I’ve been blessed with and all that I have,
My family, my friends, my ambition and drive.

I’ve had my troubles and problems alike,
But I know that someone is there like a light,
Switching my sense on and telling me why,
I shouldn’t get down, upset or cry, because.

I look from within and what do I see,
A heart full of happiness shining at me,
For all I’ve been blessed with and all that I have,
My family, my friends, my ambition and drive.

I’m thankful for all the chances I’ve been given,
For everyone who has been there, including those now in heaven,
Life is for living, not for dwelling,
We only get one shot so make it worth telling.

I look around to see where I am, not my area but my life…..you understand,
I ponder over it and think to myself,
I’ve achieved what I want to and still have plans,
My family and friends I love with all my heart.

I look from within and what do I see,
A heart full of happiness shining at me,
For all I’ve been blessed with and all that I have,
My family, my friends, my ambition and drive.

So the next time I think of complaining,
I’ll stop and wonder why I’m havering,
Because people out there are worse of than me,
These people need help, support and to cry a new tear,
But me, hey, my life’s not perfect,
But I’ve got what I want, who I need, and a bundle of love, so.

I look from within and what do I see,
A heart full of happiness shining at me,
For all I’ve been blessed with and all that I have,
My family, my friends, my ambition and drive.

Poetry by Linda Smith, created on 18 September 2013

Thank you Linda for being part of this blog and for sharing your wonderful poetry with us, you truly are an inspiration and your words are so beautiful.  Clarabelle.  🙂

Dance…..

Clarabelle Quotes, Dance Your Way Through Life

Photo of Picture and Quote by Clarabelle 🙂

 

My True Story

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(L-R)  Michelle, Yvonne, Beautiful Bride Donna (BFF), Clarabelle, Sarah-Louise

Life Saver

I want to tell you a story, a true story from 22 years ago, it is the story of the day I believe, my best friend saved my life.  I just feel I want to share this with you today and I want to dedicate this blog post to Donna my BFF, best friend forever.  Thank you for everything and more.

Accident 1

I was 18 when I was in my first very serious car accident, the police officers who visited me in hospital afterwards told me they don’t know how I got out of the car alive, because where I was sitting in the car, there was basically nothing left of it.  I remember that evening so clearly, the sounds, the smells, the conversations, every one of my senses seemed to be fully enhanced.

Full Recovery

Leading up to it, there was lots of fun, joking around and laughter and then all of a sudden I was squealing in pure agony, trapped in a car I couldn’t get out of.  But thankfully I did get out of it and after almost 6 weeks in hospital and one and half years with crutches I managed to make a full recovery and get back on track with my life.

That was the first serious car accident I was in but it is the second car crash that happened four and half months after the first one, that  I want to tell you about.

Accident 2

My best friend and I were offered a lift by some other friends, I was in crutches and insisted on sitting in the back of the car behind the drivers seat.  There was five of us in the car and my best friend was sitting to the left of me, in the middle seat position.  The driver stopped to get petrol and my best friend got out to get some sweets.  When she came back she wanted me to move into the middle seat of the car but I didn’t want to go into the middle of the car, she insisted and we had a silly mini argument about it and I had enough and just moved into the middle of the car.  No less than 2 minutes later the car crashed and my best friend got the full impact of the car hitting a steel pole in the middle of a roundabout.  I was protected because I was in the middle, I did get crushed but with bodies rather than metal and steel.  My best friend was in a really bad way, she was lying in the middle of the road and all she kept shouting was “is Claire alright, is Claire alright”.  Yes, I was alright in comparison to her.  She was taken immediately to intensive care and was put on a life support machine, she was given a very low chance of surviving.  We said lots of prayers, I have never said so many prayers in my life so that she would get well again, we were told the chances were very slim but I always believed she would and thankfully she did and she made a full recovery within 6 months.

Saved My Life

I know that my best friend saved my life that night of the second car accident.  My body was still in recovery from the first one and I was so weak and thin, if I had been sitting in the same seat, I would never have had the strength to have survived that second car accident.  As I shared earlier, my friend insisted on changing seats 2 minutes before the accident happened, I believe my best friend saved my life that day.

Fighting Fit

We are both fighting fit now and full of health and we often now just laugh and cry about those times, not funny I know but after 22 years you start to look at things a little differently.

It wasn’t our time to go, all those years ago, God had other plans for us.  Thank you so much.

Love and Strength of Friendships

I had many dark days when recovering from my accident, many many dark days, lots of tears, lots of frustrations and lots of anger built up inside of me.  I was still a teenager and had a great dreams and plans that I thought, at the time, were getting taken away from me. My dad was also suffering from cancer at the time so I think that didn’t help either.    Now that I reflect upon it, I think I was a little ignorant and possibly a little bit selfish.  I couldn’t see past my own pain and I blamed a lot of external things for my unhappiness.    These life experiences, I believe have made me a better and stronger person.  My bitter thinking was all wrong at the time, I can see that now and I am sorry I felt that way, but I learned a lot, I learned a lot about myself and about the love and strength of friendships.

Gratitude

I am such a grateful person now, I have so grateful to be alive, to be healthy, to be happy and to still have my best friend in my life……forever 🙂  I treasure everything that I have and I nurture my positive energy every day.

I actually never ever thought I would share this story on my blog, but for some reason it just felt right to share it today.

In life we are faced with many challenges and sometimes at the time we are facing them we don’t see the lesson……but believe me there is a lesson and it will be revealed through time or if we take time out of the equation, through a change in our thinking.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Our Universe is hugely vast and ‘Earth’ is so tiny in comparison.  This video is fascinating and demonstrates it very well.

“Keep life in perspective and don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Where does happiness come from?

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Happiness

A few years ago I always used to say this quote to people, “It doesn’t matter where you are but who you are with that matters.”  Yes, I do feel partly true but as I have become more spiritually aware and grown as a person I would now change that quote to this:

“It doesn’t matter where you are or who you are with, it matters how you are feeling.”

One for you to think about today.

Happiness comes from within and if you are in a super grumpy mood or feeling really low it will not matter where you are or who you are with, it will not change your experience until you change your thinking from within, which then in turn will change how you feel and what you do.  Remember this THINK, FEEL, DO in that order.

Wishing you a beautiful day today and I do hope you are feeling positive and uplifted and if you are then I guess you are thinking that way.  🙂

Much love to you Clarabelle

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Where is tomorrow?

You are really special, I want you to know that, yes YOU, yes you are, you are so very special, always believe that, always know that because you are.  Here is a little poem just for you 🙂  Love Clarabelle

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Where is tomorrow

Where is tomorrow?
To brighten up my soul
Where is the light?
To help me see my goal
My friend I want to tell you
Don’t put your life on hold
Tomorrow waits for no one
Today you really are pure gold

poemsbyclarabelle, 11 August 2013

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Field of Love

I had this thought whilst out running yesterday morning, it certainly made me think and maybe because I am very much a ‘people person’ i.e. I love people, is why I think this way.

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Golden Summer Meadow

Imagine you were walking alone through a beautiful golden summer meadow, beneath the bluest of skies, with the sun beaming down on all the colours of the flowers around you, the scenery is so stunning it has a white haze around it, as if you were in your own beautiful dream.

You feel lots of love around you, you feel happy, contented and at peace, you are grateful for this moment, you feel very blessed indeed.  Imagine that moment for yourself right now, if you’re anything like me, you feel so happy and have a soft smile upon your face. What is it that makes you feel that way, when you walk through the golden summer meadow, what makes you feel at one?

Think About This Now

Now I’m going to switch this up a little bit, imagine everything is the same as above but the only difference is, you now know that you are the only person living in this world whilst walking through the beautiful golden summer meadow, think about this now, how does it make you feel?  I thought about this, the surroundings have not changed but for me, now I feel alone, now I feel lifeless, now I feel lacking in energy, now I feel dead inside……why do I feel this way?  

No Life But Your Own 

For me, it is because there are no people to share this experience with, no family or friends to go home and talk to, no conversations to look forward to, no laughter shared with another, no life but your own, no relationships to nurture, no one to give your love to, no one to love, just to give love to yourself.

So I am thinking, that you have can as much self love within you to reach the stars and back but if you don’t have other people in your life to share it with, to give your love to, it becomes dead, it doesn’t thrive, it doesn’t grow.

Field of Love

You see this made me think about how we are all connected, we are all connected with that invisible field of love, love’s energy is keeping this Universe alive and the best way for the Universe to grow and thrive is to share your love with others and in doing so you get more love.

A little love goes a long way, you will never be alone in the beautiful golden summer meadow as long as there is love inside of you and the knowing that it is reaching out to others.

Your love is so powerful, more powerful than you will ever know but I feel the key is to ensure you share it, you give yourself the opportunity to express it, you give it, this I feel is what will ignite the inner flame of your own love, it will take root and nourish every part of your very being.

Another way of looking at it is this, imagine you’re the only person in this world with a loving heart……..I think that’s another blog post.

Thank you for taking the time to read my running reflections, would be good to know what you think of it all, I’d love to know.

Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love, Clarabelle

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Yes You Can Because You Are The Key

Life is too short to wait

Today I have been in creative mode, I have written two inspirational songs so far and I am very pleased with the outcome.  The songs are entitled “YES YOU CAN” and “YOU ARE THE KEY”, once I have had my songs registered with BMI and recorded on YouTube I will share them with you on this blog.

I am excited to share these songs because I believe that if you are having a tough day and you then listen to these songs, I am hoping the lyrics will connect with you in some way and uplift your spirits.  We all need a little morale boost now and again and I feel the essence of these two songs is all about that.

Make today be a “YES YOU CAN” day for you because “YOU ARE THE KEY” to turning your life around for the better.

Wishing you a day filled with happiness and joy, love Clarabelle.

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Don’t Let Life Pass You By

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Don’t let life pass you by, do all you can to make it a great life, think about who or what inspires your soul, what connects your spirit to another dimension, what gives you that feeling of excitement inside……..hold on to that thought, embrace that special feeling because that’s who you are, that’s what makes you YOU.

There is a special something inside of you, a precious gift that is waiting to be unwrapped, unfold it gently and release its magic into the Universe.  I see it now, I see you sparkling and glistening, touching other happy spirits and uplifting the temporary broken ones.

Close your eyes right now, feel that special gift inside of you, let this unique feeling penetrate every part of your being, let it flow, let it out, let it dance with the stars under the moonlit sky……your light is special, like no other light, let it glow.

I know you are smiling now, you feel it, you believe it, now let the people of this world welcome it with open arms.

May you have a truly magical weekend, only you can make it magical, do it and don’t let life pass you by.  

Thank you Universe for making this a truly MAGICAL weekend for me and for you.

Much love to you today, as always,  Clarabelle

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Take Root and Grow

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I am big on personal development, it is a massive thing for me, so so so important.  I also believe patience and timing is so important too.  Mix these things together and you get the following quote:

“Be patient, give the seed time to take root and grow…..then you WILL flourish like never before”.  (Clarabelle)

Please don’t rush the journey, enjoy the now, enjoy the learning and enjoy the growth, there is a much bigger plan for you, the Universe is bringing it to you, all in good time my friend, all in good time.  🙂

Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

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