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Life Is Something to Celebrate — May 15, 2020

Life Is Something to Celebrate

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Be the celebrators, celebrate! Already there is too much—the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it!”
― Osho

My rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used it in the past six months, then you don’t need it,. However, when we moved last September, there were a lot of stuff we had to give away because there was not enough space in our new place to fit everything we had accumulated over the past few years.  It was difficult sorting and resorting and deciding what to keep and what to give away.  However, enormous the lot seemed, trust me, it was nothing compared to the stuff I had to wade through before leaving The Bahamas six years ago  This time around there we very few things that I hadn’t used in six months but there were lots of stuff I had bought for those special occasions, that only came out on those “special occasions!”

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Recognizing The Endless Opportunities Life Presents Us — May 8, 2020

Recognizing The Endless Opportunities Life Presents Us

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“So many things are possible as long as you don’t know they are impossible.” “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” “Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.”

This poem was posted in a group I’m in, it speaks about the world which offers many levels to us while revealing our inner selves. There is still 24hours in the day and though a lot of us are currently going racing into work each day, our days are still pretty much brimming over with things to do. For me, life is the same as it has always been if one thing stops, there’s always something else starting.

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Freedom Lies On The Other Side Of Fear — May 1, 2020

Freedom Lies On The Other Side Of Fear

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“Fear robs you of your freedom to make the right choice in life that can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. On the other side of fear, lies freedom. If you want to grow, you need to be brave and take risks. If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing.”
~Roy T. Bennett

In keeping with my Anti-Covid post, I’m sharing a few videos that I’ve either been tagged in on Social Media or emailed to me. I hope they bring you just as much inspiration as they did me.

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Staying Sane In A World On The Edge Of Insanity — April 24, 2020

Staying Sane In A World On The Edge Of Insanity

 

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“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”
~Shannon L. Alder

For the past few weeks, we’ve all be inundated with the Coronavirus. We’ve chatted about it with Family and Friends, we’re still keeping in touch with. I must confess, there have been times I felt myself on that brink of a meltdown, it’s not the staying home part that’s pushing me to the edge. It’s all the paranoia surrounding the pandemic, people are really letting their fear get the most of them. It’s not being able to do something as simple as grocery shopping. It’s the constant battle to remain sane when the world seems to be on the edge of insanity right now.

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How Creating A Rainbow Mindset Can Change Your Life — April 17, 2020

How Creating A Rainbow Mindset Can Change Your Life

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Rainbows are full of love, peace, dreams & hopes.
~Anthony T.Hincks

Looking around my neighbourhood I can see many photos and handpainted posters of Rainbows stuck to windows, a wonderful tribute to all the hardworking men and woman of our  National Health Service.  Rainbows are a symbol of peace and a promise that all will be well.  They’re often visible after a storm when that first light breaks through those dark clouds signifying that the storm is over.  They may have a different meaning to different people, some folklore says there’s a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, some see rainbows the same way they see shooting stars, cross your fingers, make a wish and that wish will come true but for the most part, rainbows are a symbol of hope!

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The Importance of Living in Gratitude  — April 3, 2020

The Importance of Living in Gratitude 

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“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”
~Roy T. Bennett

Like most of you reading this right now, I’m in lockdown. While I value the time I get to spend with my family, I worry about my family who is not with me and my friends who are currently still working. The hours have melted into days, days into weeks and before you know it weeks will melt into months.  As you transition your lives to accommodate the changes set before you, you should not allow yourself to become overwhelmed by the feeling of fear!  Rather invite that of gratitude!

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Taming The Wandering Mind — March 20, 2020

Taming The Wandering Mind

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Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”
~Anthon St. Maarten

The mind is one of our greatest assets. It’s a wonderful thing and it’s also a wandering thing. Unchecked it can wander off into blissful oblivion for hours on end, it happens to the best of us. There’s nothing at all wrong with a wandering mind as long you learn to tame that wandering mind and able to make that U-turn back to reality. Just the other day I wandered off to my grandmother’s kitchen, the smell of fresh bread and caramelized sugar permeated the room so profusely I could taste those cinnamon buns.  Then I had to snap out of it. Reality was knowing at the door.

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Creating The Life You Want With Thoughts, Words And Actions — March 13, 2020

Creating The Life You Want With Thoughts, Words And Actions

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Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.
~ Dale Carnegie

Our thoughts are based on our individual beliefs. Everyone can choose to think about anything they want. You can choose to think thoughts that move your life in a positive direction or to move in it in a negative direction.  You have everything you need inside of you to change your life, giving you the power to create not only the life you desire but one that you deserve. Understand that thoughts are powerful because they influence your mindset, words, and actions. Choose them wisely.

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The Best Reasons To Follow Your Path — February 28, 2020

The Best Reasons To Follow Your Path

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By walking on the right path, you create a golden fate for yourself and you also become a silver lining for the others!”
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Everyone has a path and the hardest thing to do is to follow your path. It’s difficult because so many people don’t believe in their own judgement. They quickly jump to the commands of others, yet deep down inside they are scared to death of taking that first step. I can tell you this. If it feels right, listen. Listen to yourself, listen to that little voice deep inside that’s saying, “go for it!” You may not know where the path leads to yet but if it evokes a sense of freedom, excitement and happiness. Go for it.

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Accept Your Responsibility And Stop Making Excuses — February 21, 2020

Accept Your Responsibility And Stop Making Excuses

 

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“Think of responsibility as a blessing, not a burden.”
~Haresh Sippy

Sometimes it’s hard accepting our role in situations. We had all experienced times in our lives where we have shied away from accepting our negative role in a situation. For me once I realised the negative impact of not taking responsibility for my actions was having on my own self I learned to confess my mistake no matter the consequences.  But when someone points out your mistake, the most natural instinct of panic and fear kicks in, then creeps in the excuses. It then becomes easier to shift that blame onto someone else because once pushed externally you no longer have to deal with the negative impact.

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