Finding my Bliss

Friday, 31 December 2010

Haiku my Heart #9

A prism of Peace
A conductor of sweet light
Colouring my life

Haiku my Heart

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Grateful for 25th December

On this day,
Saturday, 25th December 2010
I'm grateful for all my on-line friends
And if your name doesn't appear above
I'm still holding you in
 'love'
x

Friday, 24 December 2010

Grateful for Gratitude


I am grateful on this day, 
Friday, 24th December 2010
'Christmas Eve'
for 

GRATITUDE

Gracious Gratitude,
rescuing me from myself,
forging paths through fear


At an early age I was familiar
with the saying 
"count your blessings one by one"
but it was just some old saying!

Life passes so quickly,
and there were times
I felt like the days were so long,
so dark and filled with nothing,
like I was wading through treacle!

but

those days are in the past now,
and it's Christmas Eve
so enough of that!

just one thing though, 

Dreamboard by Charlotte Fox

I'm so grateful I learned to 
"count my blessings one by one"
for so doing the mind
becomes filled with the positive,
literally leaving no room for anything else!


Thank you for returning to my advent calendar with your lovely comments.

BTW I have a greeting for you
 on my last day of 
Gratitude
25th
!

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Grateful for Family Love

I am grateful on this day, 
Thursday, 23rd December 2010
for 
A Table overflowing with 
Love


I'm nearly at the end of my
25 days of gratitude
and have not even scratched the surface,
but 
I would like to mention something 
I'm often reminded of on my
daily pop-up 
motivational homepage,
"family is a little home made of love" 


My Family

I like to think my family extends to all of you, as we are all inextricably linked!
I'm sending my love over to
Meri's
Share the Joy Thursday


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Grateful for Dreams

I am grateful on this day, 
Wednesday, 22nd December 2010
for 
Dreams .....





The dreams I'm dreaming today  
are not little piddly dreams,


but big, larger than life dreams!
I'm grateful I have the capacity to dream
I haven't always?
My dreams are for the coming year,
2011
You are all in my dreams, 
you are all in my big dreams,
let's dream together
xxx


Full Cold Moon - Charlotte's Dreamboard

It has been a while since I last did a 'moonboard' as I call them, in fact, I started this one for November.  I am happy to be back amongst the Dreamers.


This is a muddled reflection of cherished memories, meaningful symbols and wishes for the future.  It also gives a hint towards the last dreamboard which said 'there's something waiting in the wings' and there was.  It's only a little something at the moment but I'm going to keep dreaming on as much as I can.

Best wishes to everyone for these holidays :)
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Grateful for Winter Solstice


I am grateful on this day, 
Tuesday, 21st December 2010, 
for
Winter Solstice

Today is the shortest day of the year,
 a very special day for us in the northern hemisphere,
 as we are at the furthermost point of the earth's journey around the sun.
This is particularly poignant as we are experiencing  severe freezing temperatures here in Britain.


No wonder the ancients had reverence for this day onward, 
their gloominess having descended like the sun itself,
 falling lower and lower on the horizon.
Then being  replaced by elation as the sun began to climb again and recover.
No wonder they marked these days
 by joyful celebrations in anticipation of increasing light and warmth!




Monday, 20 December 2010

Grateful for Canine Companions

I am grateful on this day, 
Monday, 20th December 2010, 
for
Canine Companions ~

My two boys 
Dougal&Jasper
have made many appearances
here on 'finding my bliss'
but how could I complete my gratitude 
without giving these boys
a mention? 


Dougal came into our lives
unexpectedly, at a time 
when we were experiencing turmoil!


His personality?
We say he is his 'own dog,'
knows what he wants and goes for it!
As a puppy he made his escape quite a few times. 
Sometimes when we go for a walk in the 
deserted local country park at night 
he will decide 'he's not going'
and puts the 'brakes on'
so we leave him,
he waits there
until
we return.
He's very stubborn, clever, sensitive and almost human!
He is totally loyal to me,
 keeps guard of me always.


Jasper, Dougal's offspring
on the other hand 
is a complete softy.

He's very obedient, always wants to be cuddled,
he loves you to sit holding his paw,
never strays from my side.

 

These two boys have brought me such pleasure,
every morning as I awake 
and lay stroking them
I think to myself
how 
grateful I am
they are in my life.
'BLISS'


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Grateful for Ecstasy

I am grateful on this day, 
Sunday, 19th December 2010, 
for
Ecstasy

Aristotle said
"the soul never thinks without a picture"


I'm 
reflecting,


much to reflect on,


images flash before me,


 dizzy with ecstasy,


bring it on ...



stumble 
on
ecstasy

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Grateful for Boogie Nights

I am grateful on this day, 
Saturday, 18th December 2010, 
for

Boogie Nights


I'm going to be putting on my dancing shoes...
my love and my friend,
 my boy and his partner,
my girl and her friend,

We're all going to be boogie-ing on down tonight 
at the Acoustic Angels
Christmas Party


Friday, 17 December 2010

Grateful for Son's Love

I am grateful on this day, 
Friday, 17th December 2010, 
for
Son's Love


Perfectly gifted,
on the most beautiful morn,
baby 'one', my first born.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADRIAN


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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Grateful for Christmas Cheer

I am grateful on this day, 
Thursday, 16th December 2010, 
for
 Christmas Shopping Cheer
Chesterfield Market Place
The High Street





Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Grateful for Cherished Moments

I am grateful on this day, 
Wednesday, 15th December 2010, 
for Cherished Moments
.
I'm writing about this before the thoughts escape me, 
before they float off into the ether.

.

This morning much like any other morning started by seeing Charlotte off to work,
 she's staying with us whilst her bathroom is being renovated,

Over the past three years she has 
stayed with us on and off
 since coming back from life in the big city, all battered and bruised.
She's been on her healing path ever since.


Lately life has taken a leap forward for her
after two years or so out of work,
after pulling herself up off of the ground,
after preparing and putting herself through rigorous interviews,
she landed herself the perfect job
 at the University of Derby!!!
and
She's met someone who is making her happy!!!


This morning I packed her off to work, 
it was Christmas lunch day,
 I ironed her frilly blouse
 thinking how lovely she was going to look,
she had no earrings to go with, 
so I fetched her a pair of mine.
She looked gorgeous as she 
walked through the door,
we kissed and hugged.


I wrote all of this down 
because these are cherished moments.

We've been through 
a very tough journey together
and 
these are precious moments to savour,
to wrap in special delicate wrapping,
for these precious moments
I'm grateful.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Grateful for Mobility

I am grateful on this day, 
Tuesday 14th December 2010, 
for 'Mobility'


It has been treacherous under foot,
 mounds of ice everywhere on the roads, 
making driving very scary!

This situation is quite rare here in the UK,
the services are ill prepared
for such 'extreme' weather.

Having gingerly stepped out of the car
 onto the kerbside as I was 
 waiting for the bus,
I noticed a young man with a white stick
shuffling his way 
along the edge of the snow. 
I saw someone approach him to see
if he needed help, 
he gestured that he was okay.

My heart was aching for this young person 
being out there, braving the elements.
The feeling of admiration
 tinged with sadness 
stayed with me throughout the day
remembering his slight figure disappear.

Today the snow has almost gone,
I'm feeling much better about 
venturing outdoors,
my gratitude for mobility is soaring.


Monday, 13 December 2010

Grateful for Sleep

I am grateful on this day, 
Monday 13th December 2010,
quite simply for 'Sleep'


It's been a long,
arduous day,
one of those days
you just want to dive under the covers!

Sleep is such a wonderful thing, 
it puts a gap between 
a troublesome day
and a brand new brighter tomorrow!


Good Night
xxx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Grateful for 'A Virgin A Day'

I am grateful on this day, 
Sunday 12th December 2010,
for 
'A Virgin A Day'
and 
The beauty of these last 12 Days


I hadn't thought about it for
a very long time,
I'd almost forgotten!
 'A Virgin A Day'
threw me back into my childhood,
 I would be about five at the time
when I was chosen to be Mary
for the school Nativity Play,
 it was held at our very beautiful village church.


I think they chose me for my dark, curly locks.
I do recall thinking I would
rather be an angel,
on account of their huge, gorgeous wings,
rather than Mary wearing the plain blue dress!
 I was more than a little put out too
when they took
the baby Jesus doll off of me!


Knowing what I Know now, I should have
basked a little more in the
glory and privilege
of such an occasion, after all it's not
every day, and everyone who gets
to step into the shoes
of the Virgin!


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'A Virgin A Day'
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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Grateful for Hospitality

I am grateful on this day, 
Saturday 11th December 2010,
for Hospitality

A week ago tonight 
I was sleeping 
in this bed
It was kindly given up for me
after a lovely day of

girlfriend gathering,
 celebrations
and Dior Exhibition
Beautiful Model Daughter


My contribution today for
A Virgin A Day

Silent Night by David Cawthorne 


I was touched by this simple painting
and inspired as
the artist is one of a number of
Mouth Painters
@
Mouth & Foot Painting Artists
9 Inverness Place
London W2 3JG


Beautiful Virgins to be found at ~
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