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Good mornings!

I looked out of the window first thing this morning. The sky was clear and blue, and the sun was shining. It looked amazing!

I’ve always liked the quiet stillness of the early morning, the dawning of a new day. Years ago I used to walk to a newsagent a lot further away from the local one, just so I could be out and experiencing the morning. This was just before it was light, but I could see that the sun was about to rise. I’ve always enjoyed sunrises (and sunsets!) Some mornings it felt as though I was the only person in the entire world to be awake, which, obviously wasn’t true as the people who owned the newsagent had to be awake to open it up! But that aside, I was the only one awake! I loved that feeling… I was experiencing this particular time all by myself.

Another thing that I remember about these early morning walks is that the air smelled a lot clearer and fresher, and everything felt crisper. Later on in the day, everything became more normal, but there is something very special about the early morning.

Not that I’ve appreciated them in recent years, however. For several years now, I would get up in the morning because I had to, not because I wanted to, and as a result I would say things like “I hate mornings” or “I’m not a morning person”. Both of these statements are untrue, obviously. It’s not the mornings I didn’t like. What I didn’t like was having to do what I didn’t want to do, and in these cases it was getting up! I’d have preferred to have stayed asleep in bed, but this isn’t possible when you have work to go to!

It is impossible to like something and not like it at the same time. I was blaming the morning for my unwillingness to get up, but it wasn’t the morning stopping me from getting up – it was me. It wasn’t the morning making me rush around in case I was going to be late – it was me. Likewise it wasn’t the morning that made me walk to that far away newsagent all those years ago – I did that because I wanted to.

So, I would like to apologise to everyone I have ever said one of those negative comments above to in the past. And I would like to apologise to each of the mornings when I have said it. There may well be mornings in the future when I don’t want to get up, but that is for me alone to sort out on that day.

As for the mornings themselves, well, they are brand new days! A new start! I’m not waiting for New Year’s Day to begin my new year, every day is a new start to my new year. Things will get better and better the more positive I become about things, and starting the day in a positive mindset is an instant boost to that positivity.

I love it when I feel good! 🙂

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Still on the theme of feeling good

I’m still reading my new book, The Power by Rhonda Byrne, and still loving it. In fact, I’ve nearly finished it, but will need to start it again once I have finished, just in case I have read it a little too quickly and missed something very important. I don’t think I have though, and like I’ve said I’m enjoying every page of it.

I’ve been concentrating on things I like all week, and several of the posts in this blog also feature things I like.

One of the things that I am really impressed with is how thinking about what I like really does make a difference. Looking for the good in everything, and looking for what I like everywhere I look stops my mind from wandering, and keeps that little nagging voice that pops up in my mind from time to time at bay. It’s that voice that makes things worse than they really are. It’s that voice that makes me see things in a negative light. It’s that voice which gets louder and louder if I don’t take control and concentrate on something else.

Looking for the good everywhere, thinking positive, showing appreciation for everything that is around me, enjoying every moment, doing what I enjoy (and enjoying what I do) all help to keep that voice away. Even the voice itself helps me to look for positive things, as I know that as soon as I hear the voice I’m not on my positive wavelength. And getting on the positive wavelength is a lot easier than you first think. Just look at a favourite colour, or plant, or vehicle, or building, or the sky, or an animal, or read a book, or listen to some favourite music, or watch something funny on TV or just think of those things. Anything  that is enjoyable lifts my spirits – raises my vibration – puts me on my higher, positive wavelength.

And these good feelings are multiplied by the Law of Attraction. So I start by feeling good and move on to feeling better and better and better and better – and it never ends, unless I stop it.

What is also good about this, is that the things that were around me, the things that made me have the thoughts that caused that nagging voice to start waffling on inside my head, are still there. They just don’t affect me as I’m paying no notice to them – I’m only looking for the good. I’m not replacing what isn’t good, I’m just not acknowledging it. All that is positive, all that is enjoyable is around me – and I’m making sure that I see that.

I’m not doing anything to change anything around me, but by looking for the things I like all around me, the things are changing anyway. My world is completely different when I’m on this positive wavelength, and do you know what? I love it!

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A to Z of Feeling Good!

A quick list of ways to describe that feel good feeling!

A.  Absolutely Amazing!

B. Breathtakingly Brilliant!

C. Charismatically Captivating!

D. Definitely Delightful!

E. Engagingly Effervescent!

F. Fabulously Fantastic!

G. Gloriously Great!

H. Highly Heavenly!

I. Instantly Invigorated!

J. Just Jingly!

K. Kinda Kool!

L. Lovely and Lively!

M. Magnificently Miraculous!

N. Nice and Nifty!

O. Outrageously Open!

P. Perfectly Pleased!

Q. Quite Quirky!

R. Realistically Remarkable!

S. Sensationally Stunning!

T. Terrifically Tantalized!

U. Ultimately Upbeat!

V. Victoriously Vibrant!

W. Wonderfully Warmed!

X. eXtremely ecstatic!

Y. Yes! Yes! Yes!

Z. Zenith of Happiness!

Loads of smiles!

It’s great, this feeling good!

Have a look around every day and see everything that you like. Then, look at things a little more closely, break them down into smaller components and try to see which components you like. You’ll soon be highlighting even more things that you like, noticing far more than you’ve ever noticed before, and you’ll find that you are liking a whole lot more of the world!

The more you like, the more you’ll like! And you’ll be feeling a lot better too!


The weird post about nothing

This post is about nothing.

Well, it isn’t, if I’m honest. It’s about the something that we call ‘nothing’. And I wasn’t being economical with the truth when I said it was about nothing either… I was being truthful, because it is about nothing.

Whenever we say we are doing nothing is that really what we are doing? If we are doing anything, we must be doing something, so surely that must include ‘doing’ nothing. And if we aren’t physically doing anything, we are still being, we are still breathing, we are still seeing, hearing, smelling, thinking, feeling and living. That’s quite a long list for doing nothing.

If we are sitting waiting we are still doing something. If we class sitting waiting as doing nothing, then the same could be said for watching television, writing a message that no-one will see, imagining a better future, smiling at a glorious sunset, listening to laughter in another room, looking at the stars in the evening and watching rain fall against a window. We’re not doing anything apart from those things, are we? I think I spend the majority of my time doing nothing.

Look at an empty room. What’s in it? Nothing? Think again!

The room is full of empty space for starters. It’s full of oxygen. It’s full of unlimited possibilities of how the room can look once it isn’t empty. And, to think a little further outside the box, what makes the room? Is it the floor, the ceiling and the walls, or the space between them?

Look at the universe. The space between the stars and the planets, the meteors and the asteroids, the rockets and the debris… there’s nothing between all of them, is there? Space is a vacuum, there’s no air – but there has got to be something between them, otherwise they’d all be clumped together – something has got to be keeping them apart.

When you are doing a crossword puzzle, and you are trying to come up with an answer to one of the clues, but the answer is just eluding you, you are still thinking, although it appears nothing is coming to mind.

If you are in pitch darkness, so dark that you can not see anything, you are not seeing ‘nothing’ are you? You are seeing the darkness.

When you are listening to a radio which has been tuned out of the nearest radio station, you are hearing the static noises even though the radio is not receiving any clear signals.

There’s a lot more to nothing than first meets the eye… or maybe I’m just making something out of nothing…