Welcome Romania

I am thanking all the people from all the countries all over the world who have visited this Clarabelle blog. I have done thank you poems for USA, India and Canada so far and today I thank all you lovely people from Romania. This one is for you:

Welcome Romania

Welcome Romania,
To my blog.
In my wheel of life,
You are a cog.
You brighten my days,
Bring warmth to me.
My Romanian friends,
You set me free.

By Clarabelle
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Snowy Cairngorms, Scotland, A Wintry Wonderland

I had indeed a very very beautiful 2. 5 hour walk yesterday in amongst the snowy mountains of the Cairngorms, it was absolutely beautiful and to top it all off I spotted a stunning little doe deer, it was such a lovely surprise. I took a 1 minute video almost 2 hours into my journey. Look at how stunning Bonny Scotland is.

I Wonder Where?

A poem of wonder, for you today, love Clarabelle.

I Wonder Where?

If I stay here I die
I live a lie
I wither in the shade
My smile it does fade
If I move far away
Other hearts will pray
Travellers will thrive
They will feel alive
I will leave,
Nothing to grieve
For I know
My soul does glow
In a twinkling heart
So I will depart
No tears will fall,
For an inner call
Takes me there
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Change is Good

Burning Ambition

Welcome Change

I know a lot of people don’t like change but personally I welcome change.  I thrive in new settings, new beginnings, meeting new people, learning new things, overcoming new challenges, working in new and changing environments, I love it all.  So I encourage you today, to think about what you would like to change in your life today, what little or large change could you make to your daily habits, your environment, your job, your relationships, that will enhance your skills, knowledge, experience or just make you that little bit happier and/or more content with you and your life.

Change is good, it will sometimes take you out of your comfort zone and into your learning zone.

Change is good, it can be refreshing and revigorating meeting new people and/or being in a new environment

Change is GOOD…….Change is GOOD.  🙂

Please remember, even a small change could make all the difference to your day, try a new fruit or putting fresh flowers in a dull room, it’s amazing how that can uplift your spirits.

I look forward to hearing about the changes you are making – mini or massive I know they will make a positive difference to your life.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle

 

 

 

What’s Your Favourite Place?

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I was thinking today about some of the beautiful places I have travelled to, here are 10 of my happy memories:

1.  Watching the morning sun rise at the Top of the Empire State Building, New York City, USA

2.  Watching the Sunset at the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

3.  Bowling with school friends in Valkenburg, Holland

4.  Watching the Dancing Fountains outside the Burj Kalifa, Dubai, UAE

5.  Partying and having much fun with friends in Las Vegas, USA

6.  Relaxing in the outside spas of The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

7.  Having a lovely evening dinner outside in a family restaurant in Asolo, Italy

8.  Riding on the back of a motorbike as the sun was setting heading into Venice, Italy

9. Watching a young couple get married and happily parading down the street in Mahdia, Tunisia

10.  Partying with friends at the Tartan Army Week in New York City, USA

These are just some of the wonderful memories from places I have been so lucky enough to have travelled to over the years, yes, I am very lucky indeed.

What’s your favourite place to visit?

 

 

 

 

 

Keep an Open Mind

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On To Pastures New

My friend shared some very simple words of wisdom with me a few weeks ago, he told me to keep an open mind when thinking about my career development.  I took those words on board when I was looking at other career opportunities because a lot of my skills are very much transferable.  This thinking has now led me on to pastures new and I move out to Dubai at the end of next month to take on a new challenge.

So cast your net wide and challenge some of those limiting beliefs that may just be keeping you away from an opportunity that is truly meant for you.

See the world as an open book and write in it, the words, that you want to read.

Love Clarabelle,

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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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Snap Happy

Balmaha Bay

Today I am going to go on a day trip to Balmaha Bay, Balloch, Scotland with my mum and during that trip I am going to be “snap happy” as I will be taking some beautiful photos for my new eBook that’s coming out, “It’s All About Gratitude”.  I am excited about doing this and it will also be really lovely to spend a day with my mum.

I love Balmaha Bay, for me it is a place of deep beauty and peaceful tranquility and sometimes this is just what the doctor ordered.  🙂

In 2011 I wrote a poem about Balmaha, I have already shared it on this blog before, but here it is again, just in case you missed it first time round:

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A frozen Balmaha Lake January 2011

Sweet Balmaha Bay

Balmaha, an inspiring place,
Oh how I love, your beautiful face.
The silent lake, speaks many words,
A magical paradise, beneath the flight of birds.
My soul’s at home, when I visit you,
I feel at one, below the sky so blue.
As I tie a yellow ribbon, around the old oak tree,
I appreciate your world, for all to see.
The air is clean, fresh and new,
The shimmering sunlight, makes a stunning view.
And the many boats, who sail in leisure,
Uplifting spirits, you provide great pleasure.
In hail or rain, sunshine or snow,
Your tranquil beauty, will always show.
For the depths of your heart, are in everyone,
Sweet Balmaha Bay under the horizon sun.

 Poem By Clarabelle, 2011

Wherever you go today and whatever you do, I do hope it brings you sweet happiness and fulfillment, much love to you Clarabelle.  🙂

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Postcards from the Heart

It’s not very often that I receive a postcard these days, when I was younger it was much more common and usually every time a friend or family member would go on holiday you were usually guaranteed a postcard, which normally always arrived when they were back. However, lately, I have received two postcards from a very good friend of mine, the first one is from when she visited Berlin, Germany and the second one is from when she visited Cambridge in London,UK.  It really did make my day when I received the postcards and I have decided to pay that forward when I go on holiday – it will be postcards all round.  This next poem is inspired by just that, I hope you like it.  Wishing you an adventurous day filled with travels to wonderful worldly locations.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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Postcards from the Heart

Postcards from the heart, travel very far,

Passing from country to country, raising every bar.

Caught up in the wind, making its way to you,

Filled with beautiful energy, inspiring what you do.

And when the postman knocks, to put it in your hand,

It brings with it adventure, from across this wonderful land.

It tells of happy times, memories with a smile,

And now lives in this present moment, bringing love from every travelled mile.

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PBC Poemcast 3 – Postcards from the Heart

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