Question of the Month

beach and birds

So here is this month’s question for you to ponder and reflect upon,

What makes you feel good?

Well, for me there are lots of things that make me feel good but the one thing that sticks out in my mind right now is writing.  The funny thing is I never really liked English at school but I did love Mathematics.  It’s really strange how things have turned around because now I love writing and reading and I am not a fan of the number crunching anymore.

This blog has really helped me to connect with my thoughts, my feeling, my emotions and my inner creativity – I feel at peace when I write, it is so soothing and calming for me and it works as a dual purpose because I write to inspire you too.

So I do really hope that you are enjoying reading the articles on this blog – they come from a peaceful mind, a happy heart and an inspired soul.

So what makes YOU feel good?

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

 

 

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

Why You Do What You Do

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The Next Step

In relation to my previous posts, you will be aware that I have been working on identifying the core values of this Clarabelle Blog and what each value means to me.  The next step was for me to state the true purpose of this blog and then I will work on identifying the Vision and Mission.  It is important for me to explore, identify and share with you, why I do what I do and the direction this blog is taking.    Below is the PURPOSE of this Clarabelle Blog, I do hope you make a positive connection with it.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.  🙂

The purpose of this Clarabelle Blog is:

  • To have a heart to heart conversation with the world, to encourage and inspire others to growdevelop and change for the better.
  • To share wisdom and new learning and to express the creative imagination in a happy spirited way.
  • To provide true meaning and purpose to what I do and to spread a little piece of happiness amongst others.
  • To help others find their own courage to be brave and face the storms of the now in order to have the health and energy to create a better future.
  • To give love and ignite the fire within another’s soul.
  • To show gratitude for all that I am, for all that I am becoming and for all whom I cross paths with.
  • To contribute and promote the success and dreams of others.
  • To live and breathe in alignment with the core values of this blog which are: Love-Life; Dream-Do; Give-Gratitude; Health-Happiness.  Clarabelle Logo

Connected Core Values

Purpose and Passion

I have been working on the core values for the Clarabelle blog.  Values are really important to me and I believe they hold the foundations together and are the glue for any business, organisation or company to grow on.  In my other business, Murray People Executive Coaching I work with Company Directors and Senior Executives in helping them define their own core values and the values for their business, it can be quite an enlightening experience for them.

Below is an image I created today of the 8 connected core values which the Clarabelle blog lives by, these are:  

  • LOVE-LIFE
  • DREAM-DO
  • GIVE-GRATITUDE
  • HEALTH-HAPPINESS.

What is most important though is not necessarily the words, it is the meaning behind each of these words which add purpose and passion to each value.  I will be doing another blog post in the near future explaining what each of these values mean.

What values do you hold close to your heart?

Clarabelle Values

Change is Opportunity NOW

Go Get It!!

This is a post I wrote for another business blog in 2011, I came across it today and thought I would share it with you, there may be some value in it for you and please feel free to share away.  I wish you a day filled with opportunities for the taking, it’s your life, go get it!!  Clarabelle. 

Change is Opportunity Now
Change is Opportunity Now

An Exciting Challenge

I was on the phone to my business partner Debbie and we were talking about ‘change’, for me ‘change is opportunity’.  Why do I say this?  Well as much as some of us might dread the thought of change, I absolutely love it and find it an exciting challenge.  I don’t want to sit in my ‘comfort zone’ all my life, it is important for me to get out there, embrace new challenges and live life.  If I fail, well I feel I have only learned some great lessons that will strengthen me as a person.

I was sent this wonderful quote last night by my friend Stephen, “if we never fail at anything we are not being adventurous enough” by Peter Huntley, MD of Go North East buses, what a truly wonderful quote that is.  I would rather try and fail 1000 times than not try at all.  Determination, persistence, passion, consistency, self-discipline and never giving up is the qualities that I feel will get me everywhere. We all know the famous saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ so I would also throw in some ‘love and patience’ to this amazing mix of ingredients.

What I would say however is that to make change happen you need to know exactly your answers to the following questions:

  • Where you are going?
  • What do you specifically want to achieve?
  • What is your life’s purpose?
  • What do you need to be, do and have to get there?
  • What activities can you take action on NOW that will have the greatest impact on moving you forward towards your change goal?

Change is a choice and once you make that full commitment to change anything in your life you must take ‘MASSIVE ACTION’ to initiate the process.     When you start taking meaningful action towards your change goal you will get more and more motivated by the results you start to see – the fruits of your labour.

To change effectively and for the long term you must start at the core, with the root “the roots determine the fruits”.  That means change the way you think, which will change the way you feel and ultimately this will change your behaviours and it is in what you do that will help you get real results.

So make that decision today, challenge yourself,  be open, flexible and adaptable to change, welcome it with open arms and express who you really are because the only constant in life is change and if you stand still, I believe you are actually going backwards, as others make changes to drive ahead they will most definitely overtake you – so don’t be left for dust, change is opportunity NOW!! 

poemsbyclarabelle, Blog post created in 2011

Whispers in her Soul

“Dreams build momentum as faith grows inside.  Believe in yourself, believe it, have pride.” (Clarabelle)  

When the time feels right and you’ve held onto your dreams for long enough, you will know when it is time to let go, to free your soul and release your dreams to the world.  The heart will speak, the universe will give you signs, then you will know, you will just feel it and know.  Dream it, Do it.  Go forth in the direction of your dreams.  Love Clarabelle.

Whispers in her Soul
Whispers in her Soul

Whispers in her Soul

She wakes up every day, with a song in her heart;

Her Vision is so strong, sweet music – the missing part.

Like a jigsaw puzzle, being pieced together;

Her motivation is high, no matter the weather.

For in the purpose of her heart, there lies the key;

A bright flame is burning, mesmerizing she.

She knows her faith, is stronger than ever;

She believes in herself, deeper than the river.

She swims against the current, going her own way;

Touching hearts, each and every day.

Her music is silent, it whispers in her soul;

One day she will empty it, making her whole.

The dream is building, time is nearly here;

Nothing is in her way, not even one fear.

Embrace yourself world, get ready to listen;

For when her sound is heard, the universe will glisten.

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 February 2013

Whispering Words

Time ticks on, moment after moment, breath after breath.  The sun rises, the sun sets and the clouds drift in slow motion, pause for a second, appreciate the time you have and live your life in meaningful pursuit.  This next poem is for you….time is of the essence. Wherever you are, I do hope the sun is shining on you.

Whispering Words

Time is of the essence, appreciate it well

The senses are awakening, I’m under your spell

Whispering words, silence in me

This daisy chain of life, surrounds the hollow tree

Each petal of hope, floats carefree in the breeze

Touching hearts, melting the freeze

Connecting souls, shining like stars

Breaking down barriers, bending the bars

The mind thinks, with passion and belief

Summer searches on, as I grasp the autumn leaf

And in the palm of my hand, I hold it tight

It’s a fragile treasure, escaping from the light

To let it go, is brave and true

Seasons change hope, that grows within you

poemsbyclarabelle, 24 May 2012

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

The Dream is Alive

What inspires you?  What gets you out of bed in the morning?  What makes you excited and fills your heart with joy?  What makes you feel good?  I can honestly say that contributing to this blog answers all of the above questions for me.  To inspire others, to share knowledge and learning, to use my creativity and express it with the world, talking to you ticks all of those boxes and more.  Thank you for your support and listening it really means alot to me.  I hope you enjoy the following poem, keep your dreams alive!!

  The Dream is Alive

 I jump out of bed, excited inside

Today will be great, I do decide

My mind is buzzing, with wonderful thoughts

Open questions, of how, why and what’s

The wheel is turning, energy flows

With abundant enthusiasm, everything goes

A skip, a hop and a heartfelt mission

Like changing skies, I’m in transition

The outlook is merry, the lights are switched on

The city awaits, soon I’ll be gone

The dream is alive, it’s happening for real

I salute the crowd, they see what I feel

The pursuit of happiness, is not always a drive

When you stop the search, only then you will arrive.

poemsbyclarabelle, 18 May 2012

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