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Use Wisely

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*Pixabay

As she walks slowly through the woods behind her home, she is lost in her thoughts.  Thoughts of frustration, feeling lost, wanting to help heal, wanting to move things, maybe by air.

Leaves float by her and around her.  She thinks, “it’s awfully early for the leaves to be falling.”  

Unfocused on her surroundings yet focused on her thoughts, she doesn’t realize that the more she gets lost in her thoughts, the more the wind is picking up and leaves are swirling around her.  They brush her face, along her cheeks and softly touching her lips.  She stops and looks around her.  She finds herself in the midst of a small tornado of leaves and flowers.  Her hands are lifted up on each side of her and she is tingling with sensation.  “What the hell?!”

Watching as the leaves swirl about, she breathes in deeply and exhales evenly.  Everything slows down slowly and as she brings her breathing to a steady rhythm, it all settles around her.  “What just happened?”  She asks out loud.

“Power is a great thing. Now you know you have it, use it wisely,” A voice from no where is heard suddenly and disappears just as quickly.

She stands there stunned and unable to comprehend what just happened.

“Maggie where are you?” she hears her sister call.

“I’m here!” and she moves to meet her.


Belle xo

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Take Two Tuesday

Like last week, I am sharing two quotes/memes and two videos.

Today it is about Confidence!

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This one by Demi is one of my faves! Just watching it gets you feeling upbeat. 😉

Raye’s video and song is the first time I have seen and heard it. I found it when surfing YouTube to find Confidence videos. Love it!

I hope you enjoy and get something from these.  If you have any you like, please share.  I always love new songs and quotes/memes to go by.  ❤

Belle xo

anxiety, sharing, Uncategorized

Using Anxiety to Create

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*Photo from Pexels

Such a great article on Creativity and Anxiety.  About learning to use your anxiety for your creativity.  Something that I feel is definitely beneficial for me and thought others might feel the same.

It’s called :

Keys to Creativity: Using anxiety to create.

“Anxiety can be a double edged sword: it can either help you move forward or keep you stuck and paralyzed. Creativity and anxiety share a commonality: possibility. When we create we push the boundaries of the norm, of what’s acceptable, we experiment with ideas and dismantle the boxes imposed by family and society in order to reach the realm of possibility. Similarly, anxiety is the reaction some of us experience in the face of potentiality and possibility. We become anxious when we know little or nothing about something, as a way to defend ourselves in the face of the big unknown. Creativity is brought forth by embracing the unknown. This is the crucial point when you are presented with the opportunity to choose: remain “protected” by your anxiety and stay stuck, plunge into the unknown, or use anxiety as transportation to your creative place.”
Follow the link above to read more!
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What do you think??
Belle xo
Award, Fun, Nomination, Uncategorized

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Crushed Caramel the creator of Crushed Caramel has nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award!!  I have written about my hard dealings with things and my down times, so not always sunshine for sure, but I try to make light of most things I share here and have fun.  Caramel is a wonderful blogger and I am gushing that she would choose me as one of her nominees for this award.  Please take time to check out her post below and learn a little more about her:

Crushed Caramel

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A reminder of the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them – THANK YOU so much CARAMEL!
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

 

Caramel’s Questions for her nominees:

  1. Do you have any blogging achievements you are pleased with…or a particular post you are really proud of? It seems that many folks go through things I go through. So, I find when I share my fears and problems, I seem to reach more people than normal.  I wrote a poem which had more response than any of my other posts as well. New Me Rising
  2. Do you like parties? I love parties, especially when a lot of my friends are there.
  3. What are your next door neighbours like? Do you get on with them? I really have no “next door neighbors” I am on a street that we are separated by woods and so can’t really interact very easily.  Which is really okay by me.  :p
  4. What would be some of the features of your dream wedding? (if not your own then the wedding of a beloved family member or friend perhaps) To just share the special moment with all I love and then be able to celebrate it in style!
  5. What is your favourite food “on toast”? BLT! Yummy!
  6. Do you have any bad driving habits? Hmmm….maybe getting irritated when there is a lot of traffic and I feel anxious and stressed so let it change my mood to irratable.
  7. What’s the most romantic thing that someone has done for you? Taken me on a trip to somewhere I have never been
  8. Have you ever been harassed at work? No, not that I can think of really
  9. What kind of food / snacks would you take with you on a picnic? Sandwiches, cheese and crackers, almonds
  10. Have you ever been the victim of a crime? No I have not (knock on wood)
  11. If you were a tourist in England, where would you like to visit? Piccadilly or Buckingham Palace

**Unfortunately, I don’t know 11 bloggers yet to be able to pick that many for this award.  But these are the ones I would nominate (and if you have already been nominated, don’t have time or don’t want to do more than answer the questions, that is fine.  Just want you to know I would pick you! 🙂 )

If nothing else, please check these great blogs out:

My Questions are:

  1. What makes you the happiest about your blog?
  2. What is your all time top goal?
  3. What is one thing on your bucket list?
  4. Where would you suggest someone go visit?
  5. What do you think would make a difference to this world?
  6. What is a hobby you wish you had more time to enjoy?
  7. What is your favorite song right now?
  8. What would you like others to know about you?
  9. Have you ever written a book? What is the name of that book if so?
  10. What is one thing that would make you happy right now?
  11. List 5 things you love.

Thank you for taking the time to check this out and please definitely check out the bloggers above!

Belle xo