Feel GOOD!Real Life

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.

BirdsFeel GOOD!Nature

Reflections and Shades

I’ve been around the Lake again this week, taking the odd photo or two. I was there last week, doing the same thing in sub-zero temperatures. The things I do for this blog!!!

As I said, it was c-h-i-l-l-y! The water was frozen solid at one end, although I wasn’t going to be the one to test how solid.

My friends the ducks weren’t particularly perturbed by the tiniest layer of snow that covered some parts.

Even through the bitterest of winds, the signs of Spring are beginning to appear.

The Coldest end of the Lake. Half-frozen, half not. If you look closer (centre top) you will see the sensible ducks paddling around in the unfrozen parts! The gulls too, for that matter, although they are at one o’clock!

And now, the gulls and ducks are together!


Yet a few days later, it is completely different again. Clear, free-flowing waters.

And finally, the picture with everything in it! Light and dark. Reflection and reality (what’s the opposite of a reflection called – the ‘real’ thing? I can’t think!). Clear blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Reds and greens. Shadow and light. Colours and greys. Land and water. And me and not me! That hulking shadow there is me, but it is only my shadow, so it isn’t me! We do like to ponder some odd things here Beyond the Sphere!

Feel GOOD!VampiresWords

Wordle: Vamps Again!

“Do stop the snarling, darling,
And mind your sharp teeth on my arms…
Apart from that small scar I saw on your neck
I’d have been all the wiser bar none…
And thought you were being your normal self.”
Now confused, I was able to tilt my body
And throw theirs into the hearth.
Their head hitting the half trunk sent them soundly to sleep.
And now all I have to do is haul them back to their cage.
These vampires crop up at the most inopportune time!

Feel GOOD!Well, I Never!

The Twenty-Five Hundred

The Date: Saturday 24th March 2018.

The Time: All Day. And Beyond…

You may or may not be aware that I am fast approaching my 2,500th post here on Beyond the Sphere. I think I’ve passed that figure with the posts on my other blogs, but this is my main one, so it feels right to be celebrating the milestone post here with a little party.

I’ve designed a trio of badges, should you feel in the mood to advertise the fact that you will be calling by on the day:

If you notice, there is no mention of my blog on these badges, so they can be used for any celebration for anything that reaches 2,500 in the future. See – green and recyclable! I’m always forward thinking, I am!

Now, what was I saying? Ah yes. The party.

On Saturday 24th March 2018 from 00:00 until 23:59 anywhere around the world UK time, my blog will become a platform for showcasing talents. All that you, my wonderful visitor, needs to do on the day is to find a blog post that inspired, moved, uplifted, energised, or motivated you in some way and post a link to it in the comments in the party post (so please not to this post, not to the one you are reading right now, NOT THIS ONE (!!!), as that would spoil the surprise!)

Also, you may have a favourite post of your own that you’d like to share. Then do it! In the comments of the party post.

Also, you may provide a free service through your blog / site and you’d like to highlight that… well – do that too! In the comments of the party post.

Maybe you’d like feedback on something you do from other bloggers who don’t yet follow you; post a link to what it is in the comments in the party post.

Perhaps you have something else you’d like to share… then again, use the comments in the party post to do that as well.

The party is a little blogging get together with the intention of creating even more connections.

And perhaps, just perhaps, there may be the opportunity to get to close to 2,500 comments on one blog post as well. I don’t know if that’s a record, but it will be for this blog, however we will have to wait and see about that on the day.

Please pass the invitation on, everyone is welcome. We’re a friendly bunch here at the Mansion. I look forward to seeing you on the day. If not before (but please remember to keep your party comments until the party post is posted on Saturday March 24th 2018… have I mentioned that already?)

Feel GOOD!Rhyme


Swirling masses
As time passes
Distant worlds unaware
A million eyes
Look up to the skies
Dreaming if anyone’s there

Twinkling lights
Offer a thousand sights
And billions of mysteries within
Pick a star
Near or far
And let the dreams begin