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Letters To The Universe… The Just Be Happy Edition

Dear The Word Happy,
Such a cheerful word you are! I feel delighted every time I see you, even ecstatic at times! You invoke jubilant, pleasant and upbeat emotions which add to the Feel Good factor no end, and we here at Beyond the Sphere love to Feel Good! Thank you for being such a convivial word!

Dear The Word Convivial,
You roll pleasantly off the tongue. Such a fun and bouncy word, you deserve your own letter!

Dear Inner Typist,
Dear Fingers, to call you by your proper name, you do make me smile with your typos… but ‘thonge’ for ‘tongue’? I know the letters are close together on the keyboard, but they aren’t that close together in comparison for the word being typed. Still, thanks for the chortle!

Dear Spring,
I see signs of you sneaking in everywhere now! Thank you for your discreet entrance… however be aware that Winter is still hanging about.

Dear Longer Days,
So much better to see more Sunshine! Sunshine! Just the word brightens up the place, and yes, brings in the Feel Good factor. It’s nice to still see daylight at 6pm nowadays.

Dear Temptations,
I know you are teasing me into Feeling a different kind of Good… but I really am trying to Feel Good on my own, thank you very much. I will feel much happier when you stop tempting me. Just letting you know.

Dear Inspiration,
I’m looking forward to hearing more from you. I’m happier when you spring into my thoughts, out of the blue, so I can get really creative and caught up in the moment. Would you mind making me a little happier and calling by a little more frequently? Thank you.

Dear Negative Thoughts,
Would you mind awfully moving out of the way to allow more good and inspirational thoughts in? You serve your purpose as a means of balance, but you do not need to linger around once you have appeared. Your space will be better filled with inspiration anyway!

Dear Dreams,
Please call by and fill my mind with more good thoughts and ideas, more often of you can do it! And please flick the ‘remember me’ switch when you’re done and on your way out. I find it frustrating when the dream has been fabulously good, and I remember it being fabulously good, and I don’t remember what the dream was about! I’ll feel much happier when the sleep side of me is just as inspirational as the awake side.

And Finally, Dear Blogland,
It’s Friday! It’s a day to Feel Happy! Actually, every day is a day to feel happy, if you can allow yourself to do so. Even for a minute or two… just allow it! It’ll grow and grow. Like magic! If, however, you always feel happy on a Friday or any other day, continue to do so… or allow even more happiness in! There’s more than enough to go around… so go one, Blogland… Everyone… grab yourself a whole big bunch of happiness and remember to PASS IT ON!

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I thought I’d end this edition with a mere happiness quote…

… well, we are all of us, each and everyone, a creator and should be able to find or create happiness in everything that we do.

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One Minute Ramble: Searching, Ever Searching…


I don’t know what’s happened with the ‘world’s favourite search engine’ of late, but it has, in my humble opinion, become a trifle rubbish.

I think of somebody who I haven’t seen for many a year, and just do a quick ol’ search of their name and notice in the returned results that their surname has been struck through with the word ‘missing’ added. The same with their first name… but I have many results returned for, say, tables made out of oak, which had absolutely nothing to do with what I was searching for in the first place. If I’d have known that I was going to get rubbish back, I’d rather have saved my time than searching in the first place.

Mutter. Grumble. Gripe.

I read recently that this is because ‘they’ don’t just want to do a straightforward search, but want to do a ‘conversational’ search instead. For me, that’s pointless too. If I want to search for something, I just want to search for it, and not bother knowing what the search engine is doing that evening, or how the weather is in their part of the world.

If there’s nothing listed for what I search for, I’d rather just be told that and nothing else… I can then try a different approach.

Is that too much to ask for in this day and age?

(By the way, I wouldn’t mind as much if the results were humorous… but tables made out of oak???!!!)

(By the way again, all names have been redacted / extracted / removed from this post just so they do not appear in any search results. Although they probably wouldn’t have anyway!)

(And by the way – if you or any search engines out there are interested, it was a wonderfully gorgeous Spring Day today. Absolutely fabulous!)

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New Year Mark II

January 4th 2018.

New Year’s Day.

Yes. I’m starting again.

Yesterday, I found myself slipping back into my old ways, the ways I want rid of… the ways I want improvement in. I’ve written off yesterday. It didn’t happen. Monday and Tuesday were fine, so they can stay, but my New Year begins again today.

I channelled my Inner Mrs Blotts yesterday and gave myself a Stern telling off. Not just a stern one… no – a Stern one. I was very stern.

(Mrs Blotts, by the way, was my Technical Drawing ‘teacher’ at school. She was one of the teachers who bullied me back then and left a lasting impression on me… only not the type a teacher should really leave. To put it mildly, she was hideous.)

(Mrs Blotts may have warmed to me by the time I’d left school, my Inner Conciliatory Adviser is whispering to me, but I could also just be imagining that to smooth things over. Mrs Blotts made me create the same design two times over after I’d been allocated to her class for a second time, although she marked me with an A+ the first time I did it. A waste of time the second round of ‘lessons’ were. I knew it. And so did Mrs Blotts. When I questioned why I’d been allocated the same course again, she merely snarled ‘Get.On.With.It’. So I did. Without listening. There are only so many ways you can draw a V over a W.)

After I let myself down yesterday, I took myself to one side, and in my finest Mrs Blotts’ voice I said, “You.Idiot.Start.Again.” Whilst pointedly pointing an imaginary finger at myself in an over exaggerated fashion. I was livid. Three days into the new year, and I was living as I had before. This is a new paradigm. A new way of thinking. Time for change and all that – but with me it was business as usual with the same old same ol’.

“No.Internet.For.You.” I/she(it) scolded. “That.Means.No.Blogging.”

(I know how to punish myself, I do.)

“OK” I thought, “I’ll just blog about it the next day. It doesn’t matter.”

Forgive and forget, they say.

I’ve forgiven myself for yesterday now, and everything is rosy and back to normal. New starts do that. Blank canvases do that also. I haven’t forgiven Mrs Blotts, however. No way. Bullies have no place in society and need reminding every now and then just how their actions can have a lasting affect on those who they targeted. Even if the bully ‘turns over a new leaf’. Even if the bully befriends their victim, and they eventually become the best of friends, they were cruel in their actions at the time and that needs to remain on their consciences. I don’t care how they feel about that. They did it. Live.With.It.


New Years.

Blank Canvases.


That brings me to my point of this rather pointless whiney post. I have a blank canvas.

Well… it’s blank for now. That can only mean one thing – yes! I’m feeling that ol’ paintin’ pull. I shall be focussing all of those negative memories from yesteryear and painting them out once and for all. I’m going to create some abstract pieces. Negativity morphed into powerful and positive images that probably won’t make much sense (pretty much like the majority of my blog posts, thinking about it!) but a way to release those bottled up feelings and move on.

It’s time to leave some of the past behind… although that might mean I may have to channel a few more of those bozos through my blog posts to get things started.

Ah well. I’ll keep things positive. It’s the best way to be.


Let’s Feel Good during 2018.

This is my blank canvas… it’s only small but EXTREMELY powerful…

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Letters To The Universe… The First of December Edition

Dear Time,
Yes, you’ve done it again, haven’t you? It’s now December yet it feels like it should be April or May. And judging by your track record it soon will be ( next April or May, that is!). I mean we have Christmas decorations up. OH MY WORD!!! Christmas decorations up!!! The blog. THE BLOG!!!!!

Dear Blogland,
I’m still caught up within that vortex of time, so have only come up for air to briefly write this post. And to quickly create a star-shaped candle for the Festive Season to go with all of my other candles which are free to use. As you know, I do like to share a little light every now and again, and I don’t see why being spun around in an almighty huge chronal thingamajig should prevent that.

Dear Blogland,
I do apologise, but this thought just sprang to mind.
What goes Ho Ho Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ho Ho Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ho Ho Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo??? Me being festive whilst spinning around in that chronal thingamajig. I did apologise. I did. I DID!

Dear Blogland (Yes, I do appear to be spamming you at the moment!!!),
Do you remember the indescribably cute critter Juke the Cat from last week’s Letters post? Well, things have changed. He’s my brother’s cat, and he took him to the vets for his first round of checks and unbecoming (for something so cute) poking and probing. Said poking and probing revealed that he is actually a she, and she is now called Jude. He or she, she is still so cute it’s untrue, and here’s another photo of her. Just because…

Dear Blackbird,
Thank you for posing for a few photos today whilst you were busy foraging. I remember you from last week, which is why I think you didn’t fly away as you knew I meant you no harm, but I was surprised when you flew quite close to me and looked directly at me. Your friend the robin also approached really close, but I don’t think he was just ready for his close up.
1… The blackbird…

2… The Robin…

Dear Mobile Phone Camera,
How handy you are when opportunities such as the above arise. Yes, sometimes the images may be a little grainy, but at least you are there, ready for me to grab at least a brief snapshot of different worlds interacting. Thank you for that!

Dear White Rabbits,
Happy December!

Dear The Word Tellurian,
Yes, we are all here together! We really should make the most of it.

Dear Letters To The Universe,
As promised, I have managed to get this week’s post out on Friday. Well, on Thursday for Friday, but at least that is slightly better than on Saturday for Friday. Still, better late than never is always good, and being just a tad early in the late stakes surely adds a bonus point or too. (Sorry, did I mention that chronal vortex tingy?)

And Finally, Dear Shivers,
It’s so good to see you again, and your accomplices, Chattering Teeth and Foggy Breath, seem to be making quite a few appearance themselves lately. Still, with the rate at which time is flying, all that shivering, chattering and fogging will soon be things of the past for this year as we hurtle into Spring.

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I wasn’t going to end this week’s post with a photo, as I have included quite a few attachments to the letters above…

… well, then I remembered I had another photo of the Robin in silhouette that I thought I’d share! Next week, Letters To The Universe will be on Friday. Or will it??? Pop by to find out! Mwahahaha! Oh, Happy December!