Positive Mindset

Below is a post taken from one of my other blogs, I posted this one on 1 March 2010 and I thought I would share it with you on here.  Wishing you a day filled with an abundance of positive thoughts.  Love Clarabelle

My Niece Megan
My Niece Megan

Full of Character and Excitement

I was looking after my 3 year old niece the other week whilst her parents went off to pick up their new puppy dog.

I love watching my little niece she is such a funny, cheery little girl full of character and excitement. She was happily looking out of the window into my back garden when she shouted “look Auntie Claire, they’re dancing”, I asked her what was dancing and she said “the trees are dancing” and she began to copy the swaying movements of the trees blowing in the wind outside. It was so cute to watch, I smiled and I thought to myself what a truly wonderful positive perception she has on Mother Nature.

Such an Amazing “Mummy”

Later on that day I kept thinking about my niece’s words and how she could have said something completely different using a more negative connotation, but she didn’t. I then thought about my younger sister, who is such an amazing “Mummy” and how positive and happy she is. I just know that my sister’s love for nature and optimistic outlook on life has made such a positive influence on my little niece’s young life.

It made me think about how important it is for us all to choose to have a positive mindset and positive take on the world. Like in those famous lyrics sung by Whitney Houston “I believe the children are our future” – I do hope the trees stay dancing!!

Such a Beautiful Day

No matter what age you are it is never too late to start something new, to make a positive change in your life or give up a bad habit. My mum is 70 years of age this year and she did her first sponsored charity walk with me at the weekend.  It is amazing how one decision in the right direction can kick start a self-motivating process.  At the end of the walk my mum was talking about stopping smoking, she has been smoking for 50 years of her life, I think her taking part in the walk made her think differently about her own health and wellbeing and swapping bad habits for good habits.  The conversation we had was so uplifting, I am so proud of my mum for saying ‘yes’ to doing the walk, I hope I have her upbeat attitude to life when I reach her age, and also her amazing energy!! This next poem is dedicated to my mum, well done and thanks for joining me on the walk to support MacMillan Cancer.  

Me and My Mum, 1 July 2012

Such a Beautiful Day

Well done mum, you covered every mile

You laughed along the way and offered out your smile

Such a beautiful day, to support ones in need

Step by step we followed suit, as the piper took the lead

What a wonderful achievement, to give a little back

A positive deed for all involved, our lives are back on track

poemsbyclarabelle, 3 July 2012

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Make This Moment Count

I had a catch up today with one of my friends who is going through a rather tough time just now, feeling ‘stuck’ and struggling to make a positive change in their life.  We can all experience that at one time in our lives or another.   I offered up a listening ear, my full support and encouragement, they were very brave to share their feelings with me today and this self-awareness is the first step of their path to change.  The following poem is about that.

Make This Moment Count

Stuck in life, with nowhere to go

More downs than up, just feeling low

It’s tough to change, this situation around

To find inner strength, to lift yourself from the ground

But you can do it, just make the choice

To depart from the old, listen to your voice

The world is open, to your magic within

Take the first step, I know you can win

I want to see, a smile on your face

To light up the room, with your warm embrace

Give yourself time and make a plan

Keep a positive attitude and stick with ‘I can’

True support and encouragement, from loved ones is there

Make this moment count, face you fears, if you dare

There is always a way, don’t give up the fight

I believe in you, it’s all going to be alright

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 May 2012