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Amazing April…

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April is my favourite month of the year as its my birthday month and my gran’s too.

I am really looking forward to my amazing month and all the adventures it brings with it. For some reason I feel this birthday is going to be rather spectactular.

Helllo April, my BFF, I been waiting for you since last year and now you are here. I know you have amazing adventures and surprises for me this month.

I can’t wait!

Welcome and cheers to a great month of love, laughter,happiness, fun and surprises…

Ciao xxx

Recipe for Happiness…

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In December during the time of Madiba’s passing, I came out of the movies to find a most interesting email. The email was from a lovely lady who contacted me via the blog posts I had written for my dear friend Sue Levy. The email was praise for my writing especially the post Forgetting Fear.I was asked if I would be interested in a book by Cherie Roe Dirkson called Carpe Diem or Bust.

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My response was immediately “yes” and this started a beautiful friendship between R and myself which has blossomed over emails. I now consider R my big sister as I don’t have one. So today I finally got around to paging through this book I was gifted.

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I paged through the book today and instantly I was drawn to this :

The post is called “Stocking your cupboard with Happiness”.

1)Loved ones – think of all the people in your life that make living a joy.Picture their happy smiley faces and feel the effect of their love in your heart centre.

2)Play music – listen to your favourite songs that make you happy.

3)Precious memories – bring out old scrapbooks/albums. Remind yourself of how many moments you have had in your life that were full and extraordinary.

4)Encounter animals – Cats balance your aura by their purring. Pets lift our spirits.

5)Nature – go be in Nature, its calming, grounding and balancing and its FREE.

6)Count your blessings – all our basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and a healthy body are things we take for granted but we should count these as blessings.

7) Laugh your head off – watch a comedy as no one likes a sour puss so make sure your face is creased with laughter lines.

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After reading these 7 pearls of Wisdom I am defo going to be stocking my cupboard this week with happiness. All of the above are so easy to do.

Thank you my sister R for gifting me this book and sharing this recipe for happiness. I hope you follow my example.

Ciao xxx

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Acts of kindness

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I love doing things for people helping them, spoiling them and making them feel better and special. But alas this seems to be a dying art.Why have we forgotten this act of kindness? Are we to self absorbed. ? Too selfish? Lack of time?

During my time, living in London I met several pretty amazing people.These strangers became close friends who taught me about how strangers can become the family we choose. Several welcomed me into their homes, families and friendship circles.To a new traveller in London this was more appreciated than a Designer handbag gift.

Often when we think acts of kindness, we think its related to money and we dont have it. This however is not true its the little things that do matter in life and people remember these acts fondly. A few kind words, helping someone, a simple posted card, sharing of a packed lunch are just a few ways we can change someones day.

I always find such happines by doing something for other people. But I had to learn that as much as I love giving I have to learn to recieve.I am not one for the spotlight and dont like attention. So my aunt used my then little cousin who was 6 to teach me this lesson.I loved spoiling my cousin as she is the baby of our family(we tragically lost her last year,teen suicide). My aunt got my cousin to buy me a fancy pink pen from her pocket money and I had to accept it. I saw the love and happiness in her face at the thrill of buying me something that I loved. Thus i realised the happiness i give others and that I was selfish not to let others experience what I felt.

So go out there, do something to make someone happy, random acts of kindness spread the love 🙂

Ciao
xxxx