You are strong, so very very strong, no matter what troubles you face each day, you will always come out stronger in the end. You have everything you need right now to win every battle that comes your way. Your armour is your loving heart, abundant soul, happy spirit and the truth and wisdom of your beautiful mind. This next poem is for you, because you are a survivor and I am a survivor and together we will conquer the storms of today and the mysteries of tomorrow, to illuminate the wonders in our heart. Thank you my friends for being here and bringing your beautiful energy into my path. Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
I Am A Survivor
I am a survivor, strong and pure Fighting many battles, this is for sure
A warrior of the night, catching dreams in my soul
Holding on tight, until I reach the goal
I am a survivor, nothing stops me
I strive for the best, I am what I want to be
I challenge the past, you don’t live here anymore
When negativity comes knocking, I don’t open the door
I am a survivor, hear my calling
I’m alive and kicking, never falling
My spirit is happy, I breathe life into me
Shining and sparkling, like ice on the sea
I am a survivor, my heart is so full
With love and abundance, this is my pull
I glide in the now, I dance on the waves
I see beauty around me, an energy haze
I am survivor, and so are YOU
Believe in yourself, and all you do You are a survivor, you are the one
You are amazing, brighter than the sun
Do something today to honour your soul. Something that will deeply connect you to your true self. What might this be? Well, for me it could be any of the following:
Taking time to pray
Make up my own prayer
Write a heartfelt poem
Spend some time reflecting on my Vision Wall
Declutter the house
Writing a song
Reading a book on a subject I’m passionate about
Writing a meaningful and purposeful blog post 🙂
Writing a Gratitude List
Listening to my favourite music
Spending time with my close family and friends
Going for a long run
A walk amongst nature
The above, are just some things that help my own soul growth but for you in might be something completely different. Do whatever works for you, as along as you do it. Soul growth is such a special type of development that really gets to the core of who you really are. Personally, I really love it and I will continue every day to develop my soul.
What will you do today to honour your soul?
Wising you a beautiful day filled with smiles, joy and happiness, may your soul shine with great courage, true spirit and unconditional love.
Happy Friday everyone, here is a sweet little beautiful, uplifting poem that I created this morning just for YOU. I am very happy and I want you to be too. Lots of love Clarabelle
I am so happy, life is so good
Spirits high, upbeat mood
All is well, all seems right
Stars shine, on me each night
My life is amazing, wonderful and true
My life is abundant, I want this for you
I want you to know, you have the power
To achieve your wishes, in this very hour
Start with your thoughts, keep a positive mind
Marry them with great feelings,treasures you’ll find
Like attracts like, remember this today Be happy, stay strong, your happy life’s on its way.
The late Mr Stephen R. Covey who wrote one of my most favourite books “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, spoke about leaving a legacy and he certainly did. Well, I do honestly believe that through my creative expressions on this blog and all the songs I have written from the heart, my legacy lies before me. My Sister’s children (my beautiful nieces and nephew) and their children and their children and so on can have access to all my writings here on this blog……and I trust that it will inspire them to lead a fulfilling life and inspire others along the way.
My journey is by no means over, I will be here for at least another 60 years because I want to be posting about my 100th birthday celebrations. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I just know now that at this moment in time if I were not to write another blog post or write another song, there is more than enough to go around. I feel very happy indeed with that thought, very happy indeed. This inspired my next poem below, lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
If I Had To Go
If I had to go, don’t feel sad
Nothing is lost, nothing is bad
For I have left, a special prize Words of hope and surprise So others can learn, from my soul Expressions of life, to make them whole
My legacy is here and in my songs
This is where, my heart belongs
It will never surrender and always thrive
My creative writings, keep me alive
I was listening to positive affirmations this morning by Louise Hay and one of the things she said really stuck with me, she said “give out that which you wish to receive”. Wow, I feel this is so true, the more beauty you give out to this Universe the more it will come back to you – like a boomerang that has picked up more goodness along the way. Here is a wee poem just about that, hopefully it will help you to think about what postive changes you want to make in your life. Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
You Get What You Give
You get what you give
So give a lot
You receive what you think
Look at what you’ve got
If you want to change all
You know what to do
Because Heart, mind and emotions
These feelings become true
Time stands still for no one, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock….second after second life goes by, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, there goes another moment. STOP!!! THINK!! and ask yourself this question, “What are YOU going to do?” Remember it’s still ticking, every breath you take, every blink of an eye, the second hand on the clock goes round. ACT!!Just do what you need to do to challenge yourself and make your life better today. Be brave, be bold, step out of your comfort zone and just you GO FOR IT!! I know I am. This next poem is for you my lovely friends, I hope you make each moment count today. Lots of love to you Clarabelle.
Face the Music
I hear it play
I know its sound
From up above
I feel it move
Shift a beat
I feel its presence
Dancing in my feet
The candle burns
The clock ticks by
Around it goes
Flying high Face the music
See its light
It is with you
This is your time
Know this and more
A new path to explore
There’s no straight line
No end, no beginning
There is only love
Your heart is winning
Often we look for a solution to our problems “out there” however I am a great believer that you have the answer deep inside yourself.
“You Are The Key” is a song that I created a few weeks, although I do write a lot of love songs I also write a lot of uplifting and more inspiring songs too. I hope you like this Youtube demo song and that it adds a little zest to your day (background music currently being produced).
Remember whatever you are going through in life just now “You Are The Key” to turning it all around for the better. I have inserted the lyrics below also, so you can sing along if you wish. Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
YOU ARE THE KEY by Claire Marie Murray, a.k.a. Clarabelle 11 July 2013
Mr Inspirational believes in his dreams
Miss Influential, life is better than it seems
Mr Motivational has hunger in his soul
Mrs Positivity, always reaches her goal
For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true
Mr Happiness, smiles all the time
Miss Joyfulness, sings uplifting tunes in rhyme
Mr Success, nothing stops him now
Mrs Believer, knows she is wow
For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true
Dream a bigger dream
Paradise waits for you
Be the cat with cream
There ain’t nothing you can do
Hold in your heart
Dance amidst the clouds
Uniqueness is your part
Don’t follow all the crowds
Chorus (to fade)
For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true
Yes, you are the key
Believe that is true
When I woke up this morning the first words I wrote on my notepad were “Love is my reflection”, this will be a future song and I wrote this poem especially for you.
Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
From Venus to Mars
She looks in the mirror
What does she see?
She sees the light
For love is her reflection
Shining in her soul
Love is the answer
Love is the goal
Like an angel without wings
She sings to the stars
The Universe is calling From Venus to Mars
Happy is her home
Happiness is her now
And with her beautiful childlike spirit
She smiles and takes a bow
I must admit I do dream a lot, I love to get lost in my imagination but when I choose to go for something, when I make that commitment, I will always achieve that……always. It’s like I turn the dial on my sub-conscious mind to whatever the goal or dream is and it pulls me there, with passion and purpose I gladly go.
Today may you dream wonderful dreams that inspire you to take real action towards them…….dream big, dream bold, keep on dreaming, then pick one and GO FOR IT!! Your dreams are for the taking, don’t hold back anymore, all you have is this very moment, start now, let go and enjoy the journey. You deserve ultimate happiness, much love to you today, Clarabelle
I Am A Dreamer
I am a dreamer
I day dream all the time
I fill my imagination
And it doesn’t cost a dime
I can go any place
I can sail the seven seas
I can fly to the moon
Or dance amongst the trees
But one thing is for sure
I never stop at that
I commit to the possibility
Put on my achievement hat
For I am a dreamer
Who believes in what I do
I cherish every moment
And break down barriers too
I choose not to sit around
And waste away my days
For I am a dreamer
And life is a wonderful maze
She said her last goodbye
Not a tear she did cry
For she knows, the time is right
A better future, a star so bright
Footprints in her heart, pave the way
A blessed tomorrow, is cherished today
And forever in her soul she holds
Secret whispers, painted gold
The sound is clear, reflective and true
Mystery is beyond, the sky so blue
The happy sun, makes her glow
Goodbye friends, she has a new hello
I worked all through the night yesterday and just before I went to bed at 5.45am for a few hours I looked out of my patio doors which lead into my garden and took this photograph of the stunning moonlight. I had one of my BEST days yesterday, I feel the stunning moonlight gave me some beautiful energy that created moments of magic throughout my day. I am very grateful for all that I have and I am very grateful for you here right now. Thank you, beautiful you, love Clarabelle.
The Stunning Moonlight
It’s 5.45am, I’ve worked all through the night
I look out of my window and see the stunning moonlight
I step into the garden, the birds tweet, tweet, tweet
The air is so tranquil, my heart whispers a beat
I am grateful for this moment, so special and rare
I gaze at the white circle, all day I could stare
I feel its magic, penetrating me
It’s watching me closely, setting me free
I feel its energy, uplifting my soul
It’s connecting with my spirit, engaging my goal
My day has not ended but yet it begins
My bed is calling but my heart it still sings
Goodbye Mr Moonlight, I’ll see you again
I enjoyed our conversation, now I’ll put down my pen poemsbyclarabelle, 25 July 2013
Today I am celebrating 10,000 blog hits and I am super excited and abundantly happy about this.
I want to truly thank YOU for making this happen, you have visited my blog on a daily basis and you have inspired and encouraged me to keep going.
I truly feel that this blog is part of my life now, I just absolutely love it and I really do hope it shows and that it offers you some real value when you visit.
I started this Clarabelle Blog on 20 April 2012, it was unplanned, something came over me that day and I just acted on what I was feeling and I now know I was so right for doing that. I remember that moment very clearly because I was super excited to get it going and my first blog post was a poem I created called “Superhero” about a friend of mine.
I have developed and grown with this blog and it will continue to evolve as my career transition to Singer/Songwriter takes shape. I do hope you stick around for the long term, because I really do love it when you visit and I love reading your comments, I always make a point to respond to every comment on this blog.
Thank you my friends, thank you from the core of my heart, you contribute so much to my happy spirit…..long may it continue.
Lots of love and gratitude goes out to you today, a very happy Clarabelle
I want to share some personal insights I have gained from the latest book I am reading, it is called “Discover the Gift” by Demian Lichtenstein and Shajen Joy Aziz. I love this book, I love it because it is providing me with evidence that I am on the right path – I know I am, and I also know that I should be sharing this post with you today, because it feels right, I have a calling to share it with you so YOU will benefit too. I guess then if you are reading this post, you were meant to read it, there is a message in here for you, reflect on the message, feel it in your heart and do what you need to do, do the right thing for you.
The book if full of wisdom, the words connect with my heart and soul. Let me share with you some questions the book asks the reader in relation to discovering your gift, this section was called “Finding Your Assets”, I will also share my own responses with you….so here goes:
What does my source say? Love with all your heart, show love, do love, be love.
What am I meant to do? Sing like an Angel, write beautiful songs that touch hearts, inspire souls, awaken happy spirits and ignite passion inside others.
What is working for me in my life right now? Running free, blogging, singing, dancing, music, reading, friends, loving, letting go, sharing, expressing, coaching, understanding, empathy, caring, smiling, meeting, positive communication, giving love, care and attention, reflecting, being brave, listening to my heart, believing my intuition, doing what feels rights, having peace from within, staying calm, being transparent, being me, being forever grateful, being happy now.
If I could do anything I want as a career, and money was not an object, what would I choose to do? Singer/Songwriter, Author, Writing Inspirational Books, Sharing my story, Autobiography, Doing Gigs/Concerts, Blogging, Winning Euro-Vision, Red Carpet Awards, Coaching, having fun, laughter, love, joy and peace in my heart everyday.
I have happiness dancing inside of me, I know I am on the right path, because I am doing a lot of the above and I am currently making plans to make them all happen. This isn’t about me, it is about discovering a gift that is meant to be shared with the world, this gift will raise the vibrations of other people, it will have such a positive impact on them and like a domino effect will touch other hearts…..it will be paid forward every single time, it will be continuous positive energy, growing and growing and growing across the Universe, such goodness will come from this, the positive impact is so powerful indeed.
I will share with you the final few sentences from this section in the book:
“We can certainly hold on to whatever it is we think is precious about ourselves, but that’s not how we grow. If you want to see your world blossom in front of you, find a way to give your assets away. It’s an investment in your future.”
I want you to take time to reflect on the above questions for you, really think about the real message that is coming through for you. Now go on and just be you.
I have a lovely feeling of peace and contentment flowing through my body this morning, I am aware of it and treasure it right now. I just had to write, here is what came out. I hope you enjoy. May your happy spirit touch other hearts today. Love Clarabelle
Peace in her Heart
She woke up, with peace in her heart today
No inner battles, in her way
The fight has gone, war no more
Everything leads, to the fulfilment door
Now it’s different, now she can see
That an opened heart, will let this be
She knows that her gift, travels afar
She knows that her energy, raises the bar
And as the soft wind blows, contentment plays a tune
Happiness in the air, goodnight Mr Moon
This misty morning, is full of white
She feels its presence, she is the light
Her breath is silent, and simply pure
Because she is so certain, she is so sure
That all her dreams, are alive inside
The vision is here, nothing to hide
For her soul is connected, dancing free
Her spirit is full, of happy energy
But who is, this miracle she?
She can be “he” and she is “me”
Sometimes you just need to give yourself a little space. Space to be free of thinking, give space the space it needs to nourish your soul and help you grow.
Space, what is it? Space is everything, let me explain in the following poem:
Space is love and light from within,
Space is the Angels, letting you in.
Space is the nothingness, the gap of life,
Space is tranquility from trouble and strife.
Space is our heart, and all we desire,
Space is the oxygen, fueling the fire.
Space is empty, magic in the air,
Space is forever, lifting you there.
Space is the truth, feel it flow,
Space is special, this I know,
Space creates dreams, inside and out,
Space connects souls, walking about.
Create the space, to breathe in time,
Create the space, to feel divine.
Sometimes space, is all you need,
Space is the light, taking the lead.
poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 26 June 2013
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You may remember a post I did recently called “The Zig Zag Way of Life”, so I thought I would directly apply my own words of wisdom, which I did yesterday.
As I have previously shared on this blog, I am training for the Loch Ness Marathon in September this year and I am following a strict marathon training programme where yesterday I had to run 7 miles. I had a specific running route pre-planned in my head, however whilst thinking about my zig-zag post, I decided to go on a zig-zag route rather than the usual straighter route. So there I went zig-zagging my way across the local town, when I suddenly realised I was approaching the Cemetery where my Dad is buried. I decided right there and then I would run into the Cemetery and visit my Dad’s gravestone.
It Also Felt Right
It was a strange kind of feeling at first running into the Cemetery, but it also felt right. I run up to my Dad’s gravestone, kissed it and said “Thank You Dad” and I tearfully ran off again to finish my run. When I run away from my Dad’s gravestone I immediately choked up with tears, I honestly couldn’t breathe for the heavy sadness I felt. I love my Dad and I miss him dearly and I was, for just a short few seconds, overwhelmed with the deepest emotion – 10 seconds later I was absolutely fine.
I felt so good the rest of the day and I will tell you why. I am learning a lot about the power of saying “thank you” in a meaningful way and I don’t think I ever properly said it to my Dad when he was alive, I am sure I always felt it, but I never said it to him and for me yesterday, I just had this deep urge to tell him “Thank You”, so I did.
So my decision to change the route led me to zig-zagging my way to saying thank you to my Dad, I know his happy spirit heard my loving whispers.
Who do you want to say “thank you” to today? Who do you want to thank for being in your life? I do hope this post encourages you to do just that.
Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for reading this post, it really does mean a lot to me.
You have a good heart, remember that and it is always with you. This next poem is inspired by just that. Have a lovely day with your heart today, Clarabelle
Me and My Heart
Me and My Heart, we travel together;
No matter what time, no matter the weather.
We are strong in the sunshine, stronger in the rain,
When we laugh out loud, we are free from pain.
Sometimes we are heavy, closed off to it all;
Sometimes we are happy, having a ball.
But one thing’s for sure, I’ll never change mine;
For me and my heart, we’re simply divine. poemsbyclarabelle, 17 June 2013
I am waiting on a colleague to call me this morning and during this tranquil time before we speak I thought I would write a little poem, because I feel I haven’t shared a poem on here for a while. So here is what poured out of my being, it took less than 60 seconds to create, so I guess I must be connected to the right sources for this to happen – this is creative flow at its very best. I hope you enjoy, lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
Take Your First Flight
The experience of life, will make you strong,
Your spirit will uplift you, to where you belong.
All is whole, truth and more,
Welcome the world, open the door.
A grateful heart, will always smile,
Magical moments, are felt for a while.
And as the curtain falls, and the audience moves on,
Stand there tall, for you have not gone.
Your soul is forever, it sparkles and shines,
Listen to, its beautiful chimes.
Take your frequency, as high as a kite
The Universe is waiting, take your first flight.
A little bit of inspiration goes a long long way. I came across this YouTube video a few weeks back, you may already have seen it but I feel I just had to share it on here, it is very empowering indeed. Arthur in the video is such a true inspiration to each and everyone of us, may his story inspire you to take on what others see as the “impossible”.
Much love to you in this very moment, we all need a little bit of love to come our way, Clarabelle.
I am having a serious chat with myself today, I have the energy and enthusiasm to really move forward in life, to achieve all that I want to achieve, to embrace life and all its challenges and to breathe in the most beautiful view from the top of the highest mountain.
The conversation I am having with myself today is this:
“Out with the old and make room for the new“, this is a MUST for me, old everything is going, I have to make room for the new, it needs the space to thrive, it needs space to breathe and it needs me to create the space for it. This new energy will bring an abundance of everything I’ve ever wanted and I know NOW is the time to make room for it. I need to get out of my own way and just do it. This is serious stuff, this is MY LIFE, there is no going back, there is only right now and the dreams that I hold in my heart. I will make this change for myself, I will clear out ALL of the old and welcome the new with true love, open arms and a warm smile.
I sincerely challenge you today, to have a serious conversation with yourself:
What do you need to do?
What do you need to commit to?
What fears do you have to face that are holding you back?
Now is the time, this moment is all we have, DO IT FOR YOU, it’s your life GO GET IT!!
Wishing you a beautiful day today filled with committed action and inspiration that will live in your heart forever. Lots of love, Clarabelle
We all have tough days, we all have hard times, we all suffer deep sadness and heartache. I believe one day, very soon, you will look back at this moment and realise that the poem below holds many truths. You will silently smile, pass on the learnings and hold your dreams in your arms. Maybe, just maybe, you needed to hear this today, remember you are loved, very very much and someone is thinking of you right now, because they love you with the most deepest unconditional love. Treasure that thought, hold it in your heart and let it bring true light into the darkness. Your spirit is sparkling now, I see it, I feel it and I know you can too. Much much love to you today as always, Clarabelle.
When the Rain Falls
You may feel pain today, it may be tough;
You may be worried today, weather is rough.
You may feel like crying, because you’re lonely inside;
You may feeling like dying, because your heart has lost pride.
But please believe me, for this one is true;
There is an abundance of love, surrounding you.
It is helping you release, all of that stress;
Building you from within, when life seems a mess.
Angels are dancing and holding you tight;
The sun is behind the clouds, shining on you bright,
When the rain falls, it is to refresh your soul;
It washes away the darkness, making you whole.
Right now you are loved, someone is thinking of you;
They hold you in their dreams and pray your wishes will come true.
To suffer in this moment, will not make you well;
Believe this message, like a magical spell.
May it awaken your spirits, turn your frown into a smile;
I feel light today, free from unnecessary pressures and unwanted stress. I feel at one with myself, I feel like I am floating in the goodness of the Universe. I feel as light as the air I breathe in, I feel calmness and full of gratitude. How did I get here, to this magical place, to this beautiful feeling of oneness and wellbeing? I do believe I unlocked my heart, let go of the ego and brought myself back to me. It has taken a while, almost 40 years but I got there, not in the end but in the beginning, for I have arrived, once again!! This next poem poured out of my soul this morning, may it bring you a touch of what you need in your life right now. Lots of love Clarabelle
My heart moves, slowly towards the light;
Into the unknown, it’s shining bright.
Destiny decided, this is where you’ll be;
A dance step forward, I’m feeling free.
I take pleasure in this ride, it just feels right;
My soul is blessed, beneath the stars and moonlight.
I thank you Universe, you’ve did me good;
My spirits are high, I have deep gratitude.
To enter the unknown, and all its mystery
Keeps me alive in this moment, without the history.
“If we return to what we walked away from, out of fear, and for comfort, our growth will become a vision of the past.”
When our spirit becomes caged by life circumstances; a soft tug from our heart-strings will pull us into our desired direction to where we can be set free. But along the way of our new path, there will be moments of difficulty that will trigger fear, and past reflections, of only happy memories that will try to pull us back into our cage… and if we return, we will find our self sitting in our cage, and reflecting on when we used to fly.
We must keep moving forward to soar higher in flight, by embracing the fears of the unknown future, for they will always try to tell us that the cage was cozy, but in reality, flying is our only freedom.
I love inspirational and motivational quotes, they are often full of long lasting wisdom. This next quote was created by me in the midst of “creative flow”, I want you to really think about its message and what it means to you.
You are amazing, unique and very special indeed, there is no one else exactly like you. You have the capacity to achieve all that you have ever dreamed of, I want you to visualise that now, see yourself in that place of abundance, love and lots of beautiful laughter. Yesterday is now a distant a memory, tomorrow is not here yet, embrace today, welcome the NOW with open arms, go out for a walk and let the gentle breeze outside blow away the remaining cobwebs.
Awakening Your Soul
Right now, I want you to take 3 long deep breaths, inhale positivity and exhale worries and stress, give yourself a pat on the shoulder and smile……this is your first step to feeling alive in this moment, awakening your soul and freeing your spirit to the thriving energy of the Universe.
This next poem is for you, I wrote it especially for you, because you are so special to me and you are truly loved in this world, more that you will ever know. Believe that someone out there right now is thinking of you and holds you very close to their heart.
Have a beautiful day today my friends. Much love to you Clarabelle.
I strongly believe that having time to self reflect on your life, your progress and your self awareness, really helps you to discover who you really are, what you really want and what is ultimately important to you. This next poem, was written in creative flow and during a moment of self reflection.
Every Moment is a Moment to Change
Take some quiet time today to reflect on where you are at in life and what (if anything) needs to change. There is love after the heartache, there is peace after the pain, there is happiness after the sadness and you soon will have pure energy again. Every moment is a moment to change for the better, be the champion of your own life and act as though it is impossible to fail. Much love to you today Clarabelle.
Let Courage Through
Stop for a minute, pick up a pen,
Jot down some questions, reflect again.
Create space in your head, give it some time,
Listen to the whispers, that make your heart shine.
And just when she was about to give up, something magical happened, just like she always believed, exactly how she had envisioned it and precisely what she had written down. It had always been there, but she didn’t see it at first……then when she opened her heart, all was revealed.
Trust in the absolute power of the universe, have faith that everything will work out just the way it is supposed to and know that every false start gets you closer to your goal. Be prepared as much as you can, because when lighting strikes and it surely will, I want you to be ready, to be at your very best, to embrace each opportunity and share the wisdom that grows from this life changing experience.
How do you know when you are happy, I mean really really happy? This next poem is inspired by some thoughts around that question. I do hope you are feeling happy today, even if you just get in touch with your own inner happiness for a moment, right now, it will give you an instant boost. Much love and smiles to you today. Clarabelle
When I am out running, I often feel like I fall into some sort of hypnotic or meditative state, it’s hard to explain and put into words but whilst out running today I was thinking about it. Sometimes my runs are easy, free-flowing, effortless and natural (like yesterday) and sometimes my runs feel really tough (like today). Whilst out running this morning I was thinking about, what makes the difference in me? I know that when my mind is busy, like today, my runs are tougher and when my mind is silent, it feels like, as the runner, I become the run. This then got me thinking about other things that would also apply to, i.e. the lover becomes the love, the singer becomes the song etc.. etc.. Which inspired this next poem. Whatever you do today, may it feel natural, loving and in spirit. Love Clarabelle
Love is always there, love is abundant, love is free flowing, love is your magical connection to everything…….love just is!!! This next inspirational quote is inspired by, yes, you’ve guessed it, love. May your day today be filled with love and happiness, Clarabelle.
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.
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
Not long till spring time, yet I wake up this morning to a pretty blanket of white snow (see photo below, taken this morning, of the trees in my garden). As winter takes its last breath and holds on, I decide to write some poetry. I feel a light inner calmness in me as I look outside, the perfect mode for the heart and soul to sing. A miracle is in the air, I can feel it and it’s making its way to you today. Much love to you Clarabelle.
A Miracle is in the Air
It’s the middle of March, it silently falls,
Snowy roof tops, icy halls.
Angels whisper, a miracle is in the air,
Lovingly white snowflakes, caress my hair.
It’s nearly spring, yet winter holds on,
White candy floss, now covers my lawn.
It looks very pretty, fresh and clear,
Winter’s last calling, at this time of year.
I stare at its beauty, it brings calmness in me,
The brightest white, on my conifer tree
A picture perfect, is in front of my eyes
Mixed seasons, can be wonderous, a magical surprise.
This photograph below was taken on a beautiful winter’s day in Bonny Scotland, a stunning little place called Balmaha. It inspired this next inspirational quote. May you open your heart today and see an inspirational vision of love right there in front of you. Clarabelle
The “roots determine the fruits”, what does this mean? It means that if you work on the root of a problem rather than the symptom you can create everlasting change. Nourish the root with love, that’s what my next inspirational quote for you is all about. May your day be filled with love and encouragement, Clarabelle.
You are the miracle of your life, you are the magic, welcome it with open arms, embrace each moment as an opportunity to be a better version of you. This next inspirational quote by me is all about that. Wishing you a magical day, love Clarabelle.
Every moment is a moment to change for the better, that is what this inspirational quote by me is about. Don’t wait for opportunities to knock on you door, go out create opportunities for yourself, make it happen, just do it!! You owe it to yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and move into your stretch zone, go on do it now because opportunity is indeed NOW!! Lots of love to you, Clarabelle
I write with ‘she’ in mind. Who is she? What can she become? What does she dream about? What hopes are in her heart? What happiness does she bring to others? What if she just lived? What if she became alive, right now, in this moment? What wonders would she bring to this world? “She” may be you, “She”, may be me. Who is she? This next poem is inspired by just that. May the beauty of each day, shine in your soul forever. Much love to you today, Clarabelle
Dreams in her Soul
She writes with love, she writes with light;
Early in the morning, and last thing at night.
She opens her heart, to everyone;
Sharing her secrets, thinking of fun.
A happy soul, she shares it with glee;
Positive thoughts, changing me.
Hope is on the horizon, look up to the sun;
Shadows paint a pathway, over where she has run.
Beauty is in her heartbeat, shining afar;
Smiles last forever, and wherever you are.
She is a miracle, a symbol of life;
Forgotten are her days, of trouble and strife.
Her life has moved on, she dances alive;
Dreams in her soul, love in her heart does thrive.
I am thinking about my happy childhood today, so I decide to take a snapshot memory from one of these true moments and share it with you today. Release the child inside of you, just for a moment, just for today, be that child once more, it feels so loving and carefree. Lots of love, Clarabelle.
My Soul is Free
I am 8 years old, I am playing in the swing park and look up to the pretty red sky on a sweet summers night. I see a million lights sparkling in the distance, like the most precious jewels I have ever seen, they mesmerize me. It feels like I am in a hypnotic state, my heart feels happy, my soul is free, I dream, I visualise my future….
“I’ll be there one day”, I say;
Here, right now, I can be there any moment of any day, for my childlike imagination, can take me there. Whenever I want to go there and without physical travel, I can instantly be there.
Where is there?
There is “Happiness” my friend, Happiness is my home and my heart has always lived there.
I had the most amazing childhood, it was full of fun, adventure and magical spirit. I was surrounded by an abundance of friends, love and laughter….I hold these special memories very close to my heart, they are locked in my soul forever…..we will never be apart!! This next poem is inspired by my childhood dreams and those treasured times of the past that have shaped who I am today. If I ever feel I have travelled afar from who I really am, I think of those rainbow days and those long summer sunsets, where I danced in the wind, laughed in the rain and played with love in my heart, every moment of every day. I wish you a day filled with a childlike free spirit that makes you feel so very happy inside. I am smiling now, I do hope you are. Love, Clarabelle
Sweet sweet child in me, playful and full of fun;
Dancing in the rain, laughing under the sun.
Happy was my heart, true friends were all around;
My soul skipped to the music, love in me profound.
Fresh air on my face, the clouds so magical too;
Hopping in an out of puddles, this is what I do.
I wake up with a song, playing in my heart;
Singing to this tune, I repeat this special part.
Smiles, hugs and warmth, fill my rainbow days;
Light shines from within me, reflecting spectrum rays.
It’s almost 4am, I haven’t slept yet, I hear the birds chirping outside, they sound very happy indeed….I have this urge to write, not sure what will come out of my soul at these early hours of the morning but here goes……my heart speaks to you. Much love and light to you today, Clarabelle.
Now…what is now?
Now….what is now? I smile;
Peace, love, openness, for a while.
Moved by hearts, touched with care;
Self-expression, take me there.
And if I go, if my time has come;
I know my journey has helped someone.
They write to me, tell me it all;
The footprints of my friends, walking tall.
For in this moment now, I’m alive inside;
Filled with hope, beaming with pride.
You’re never alone, in this physical space;
I hear your cry, I see your face.
The wonders of the world, mesmerize me;
My mind has stopped thinking, the heart is the key.
So hold onto your hat, as the wind blows your way;
Challenges are a plenty, but tomorrow is not today.