Would a soldier walk un-hesitantly through a landmine field?





Look carefully then how you walk,
not as unwise men but as wise,
making the most of the time.

Often we get swept up in the maddening crowd,
pushed on by our peers we never stop to
question our united behaviour.
We live each day the same as yesterday..
Just trudging along the same path.

Are you being true to you?
Or are you acting the way others
would have you do?

If your friends or partner walked through a cesspit
would you?
Ever considered that that is what you might be doing ..

dragging your soul through the dirt
when if you chose you could be
dancing through the daisies?

There must be a reason
we walk on the souls
of our feet....

...

Let me be a little kinder



Let me be a little kinder
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me
Let me praise a little more
Let me be when I am weary
Just a little bit more cheery
Think a little more of others
And a little less of me
Let me be a little braver
When temptation bids me waver
Let me strive a little harder
To be all that I should be
Let me be a little meeker
With the brother that is weaker
Let me think more of my neighbor
And a little less of me
Let me be when I am weary
Just a little bit more cheery
Let me serve a little better
Those that I am strivin' for
Let me be a little meeker
With the brother that is weaker
Think a little more of others
And a little less of me
(An old Hymn)

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De-stress.. sit back, tune and relax

Learning to Smile..


When the first baby laughed for the first time,
the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and
they all went skipping about, and that was
the beginning of fairies. 


Let's Live

Replace negative little niggles with brighter thoughts


How often do we get impatient with ourselves
when things go wrong and we seek instant cures.
We get angry and frustrated when we hit set backs
not comprehending that doing so is 

actually making things worse.

It is easy to dwell on the negatives in life after all
isnt that the main focus of jokes today?
Just wait for a crisis to happen and

 what do we all expect next?
Our mobiles will all be bleeping with jokes!

Let us all try and start to replace those
negative little niggles
with
brighter thoughts.

Just for a moment let go of all the hurt
and smile and think of the wonderful things


life would really have us enjoy....


Let's Live

Online Angels



Our online friends are our guardian angels
most of whom we wouldn't even know if
we walked past each other in the street
but they touch our hearts each day..
thank you to all my online angel friends

...

“Open this in the event of my death.”

The Most Important Letter You will Ever write...

When all is said and done and we answer that final call we leave a hole in the hearts of those who love us. 
Few of us actually expect our moment to come as soon as  it does

... are you ready?

Write that Will Today!

Yes writing a Will is very important no matter how old you are, my son has had a Written Will since he became a teenager. There is a more important letter even than your last Will... it is a personal letter, one to let the people in your life know how much they meant to you.

When someone we love dies, we often wish we could tell them that we love them just one more time. That last conversation, one of closure that few of us ever get the chance to have.

Now turn the tables. You have the power and the opportunity to comfort your loved ones and ease their grief when death comes calling for you.
 How? Write a letter now and label it
“Open this in the event of my death.”
Imagine your loved one opening and reading your letter after your passing. The gratitude, love and peace of mind your letter will give them is more valuable than any will can offer. Your letter can be as long or as short as you’d like; even a few sentences can have an enormous impact. Write from your heart, like you were speaking to them directly. There is no greater gift you can leave to those you love.

Let's Live

There comes a time in every life...


In these tumultuous times
there are moments when
every life goes off course.
In a split moment you need
to make your choice.
Will you stand up and be
accounted for who you are?
Will you proceed with conviction
and strength of your beliefs?
Or will you crumble under what
other people say you are?
Will you allow negative or positive
self labelling to be your guide?
Will you stumble in the dark moments
or move forward knowing there
is a brighter tomorrow?
Each morning you make the choice
to move forward or to simply give up...

Let's Live

...

The most important rule of life .. were you true to you


Whatever you do, you need courage.
 Whatever course you decide upon, there is always 
someone to tell you that you are wrong.
 There are always difficulties arising that tempt you 
to believe your critics are right. 
To map out a course of action and follow it 
to an end requires some of the same courage 
that a soldier needs. 
Peace has its victories, 
but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Let's Live

Are you aware of the spin off of your actions?

Are you aware of the
spin off effect of your
thoughts, words and deeds?
Are you mindfull of the impact you
can have on those around you?

There are times in our lives
where we get hurt by others,
and we do not realise that it
was a spin off of our own actions
that caused the person to do so.

The spin off effect can also work
in marvellous ways to return love.
The universe is a miraculous place
and what you give out does returned,
not always from the people we give
ourselves to but if you are open to
receiving love and acceptance,
it is there waiting for you.

Let's Live

Lifting the Cloud of depression


Coping with depression can be very difficult. The stigma attached to depression is such that people would rather not speak about the way that they feel in case they are judged for it.

Depression grows unless you make a conscious effort to control it and can wreak havoc in a person’s life. Depression has different effects on different people, some become closed off from everything around them others become very compulsive in order to try and restore a natural balance in their life.
Depression affects the mind and the body and can manifest in different illnesses. Generally depression can be traced back to a root cause. It can be an event or combination of events in your life that have caused you to feel depressed, depression has a cellular memory that needs to be handled carefully or it could result at it’s worst in suicide attempts or other serious actions that the person would not do if they had not been in this depressed state.
If you find yourself in a depressed state there are actions you can take to try and alleviate the depression. Let me stress here sometimes it is better to seek medical advice if you cannot lift the cloud by yourself do not worry about the stigma attached to depression rather think of your improved state of mind.
To begin with I would ask how much water do you drink each day? It is amazing how we wash our clothes and yet allow our bodies to become clogged with negativity and do not drink enough water to flush out the residues. Fill your world with colour, open the windows, spend time outside, meditate, connect to your inner being. There is no instant cure and it takes a lot of determination and a decision on your own to chase the blues away.
To discover the cause of why you feel the way you feel I would suggest writing a letter to yourself as if you are writing to a close friend about how concerned you feel and how you understand what you have been through, you can write as much as you like or as little. Remember this is a letter you are writing to yourself, no one else ever needs to see it. Be completely honest with yourself, forgive yourself for anything that you feel you need to, be very caring and attentive. Once you have completely written all that you feel you can then in a safe environment, where you will not set off any smoke alarms release all the feelings you have written by burning the letter and as you burn it consciously let go of all your tensions.
Once you have released all the negative tension you need to start filling your life with positive thoughts and healing energies. Concentrate on the things you have to be grateful for, from the smallest to the biggest thing, as it all matters! Then write down the things you wish to do that day. Repeat this exercise every day for a two week time period and see how each day improves in your healing.
Concentrate on sending love and healing out to the world around you , depression can make you feel very lonely, but believe me you are not alone here many people are depressed they have all learnt to hide the feelings well. You do not have to approach people and say you are depressed let's do something about it. Doing this often sends the person deeper into their depressed state, rather send them love and light in your thoughts, try to avoid feeling pity or sadness for another person as this not only makes you sad but also sends out negative vibes, the thoughts you need to be thinking should be thoughts of love and encouragement.
Even if you only work on this one simple exercise alone your energy will respond in a more positive manner and your depression will lessen its strength on you overtime.
I can also suggest repeating the Four Phrases that could heal the world daily, remember you are a very precious unique person and you deserve to treat yourself as the very best friend you could ever have. This will shift your mindset, your emotions, your physical body energy, into a positive light and will energise you and bring light into your life.

Let's Live

Forgiving and moving on

When we forgive some one
the knots are untied and the
past is released.
No longer having a hold over you.

It is not forgetting what has happened
It is understanding what has happened
and accepting it has happened.

By not forgiving we are holding on to the pain
and not allowing ourselves to move on.

Let's Live

Each of us has a story that might break another's heart.



"Each of us has a story that might break another's heart.
Despite the grief and the unfairness of it all; we keep going.
There are people who need our care. A life to be led.
Love creates a tremendous capacity for grace.
Perhaps it is the grace that keeps us moving along."
Anon.

We all come here and interact together on facebook,
we get glimpses of the people who become our very dear friends.
Yet seldom do we ever get a chance to really get to know each other.

Even in our everyday life with the people who sharing our daily routine,
they too seldom know what is going on in our lives.
Today I woke up thinking some of the Africans who live in tin shacks in Soweto (South Africa)

 and drive BMW and dress like I have never been able to afford to.
Their houses are not the best but the side they show is what they are judged on -

 they may never take any one home..

 so it does not matter what their house looks like. 

They put their money into what will give the best impression.

We only show people the side we wish to show them,
there is so much we keep hidden deep inside,
the thoughts and feelings that make us who we really are.
In today's world where there is so much discord and unheaval
stop a while before you react to things that don't seem quite right.
You never know what that person is dealing with in their own
lives even if you see and talk to them on a daily basis.

Let's Live

Ally's Flower Thoughts

There is much to be learnt from a flower



Our gardens of life are full of flowers,
do you look after yours?
Do not wait till the blooms of friendship fade
to let them know what they mean to you.

All the joys of our tomorrows are
in the seeds of our todays.
You reap what you sow
be sure to tend your seedlings well.
Dare to take a risk and begin to blossom.

As you reach for the flowers at the top
do not forget the flowers at your feet.
In your quest for success remember
the people who helped get you there.

A beautiful flower begins it's life in the dirt,
Strengthem your roots and your success will flourish.
If we could understand the miracle of a flower
our whole life would change.
It is the little things in life that make a difference.

Flowers grow out of dark moments,
seek out the good and beauty in each day
Nurture your opportunities and
give them a chance to grow.
Each one like a bud beginning to unfurl,
becareful they are fragile and precious.

Where flowers bloom so does hope,
look for the buds they become the full
flowers of tomorrow.
It is at the edge of a petal that life waits,
dare to take a risk, let go and begin to live.

There are always flowers for those who wish to see them,
take time to notice the buds of life as they enter your world.
A flower that has not bloomed has not lived.
Give your flowers the time and space they need to grow.
Instead of waiting for some one to bring you flowers
Plant your own garden and pick your own bouquet.

Dare to blossom no matter the thorns.
Thank you for your friendship. love and hugs

Let's Live