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The Good Old Days?

21 Jun

Wow what a week. It’s been such a whirlwind of activity. Non stop but how fabulous, my glass is always half full. What is more is that I get a great feeling of the fabulous people I have in my life. I am blessed and living in this moment in every way. This led to my thinking about the ‘old’ days. In reality, do we just create a romantic view of them because they were when we were young and ‘carefree’.

Walking out with my son this morning, I took a deep breath. There was a mere hint of sunshine but it was warm and the blue in the sky was trying its best to peek through. It felt so peaceful that I started to smile and couldn’t really stop. Didn’t want to stop. I was thinking that life really can be all that you want it to be. In that moment, I felt like my children could be safe and carefree and that is what is so important for me.

I do think that the speed with which the world turns these days has left people quite breathless. Many don’t have an outlet for the breathlessness of it all and that spills over into unnecessary confrontation. You see it everyday because I dropped my son off at child are and there it was, a man and woman throwing punches at each other on the main road as passers by stopped to watch. I just can’t. That sort of thing scares me for me and makes me want to hold my children closer rather than letting them grow.

But summer is coming,a time of year which should have more smiles than any other. In my view every year gets better because every year I learn more about how to live in that peace that I have found. My children make me laugh everyday and, as they grow and learn fill me with a new breathlessness, one of pride. Everyday I know I have found my happy.

And with summer comes summer workshops. I met two fantastic young ladies whilst writing my next book in the coffee shop yesterday. They are running a summer scheme, free to young people with mental health issues. What a worthy cause. They are called No Ball Games Allowed (www.noballgamesallowed.com, @noballgamesall). That will be a fantastic scheme, guaranteed with such enthusiastic and inspired leaders.

The Codey Learns summer school will be running too. More detail to follow.

I hope that more people can begin to see how great today is. It is as good as or even better than the good old days. I found my happy and I hope y’all can too.

See you all next week. Stay safe and keep smiling 😀imageimage

If you can dream it…..

20 May

Without dressing it up in frills and bows I would admit, I had a pretty rotten chilhood. It had a few high points and definite blessings but its not one I would wish for my own children. I believe that children should feel the openness and innocence of childhood and take those pigeon steps into life . I can only imagine that this would enable them to feel the changes and gratitude that comes with watching those childhood dreams happen in reality. It gets there. 

My reality is that thankfully I have been able to forgive my childhood and live now. My dreams slowly but absolutely surely happen until sometimes I find myself walking along with the biggest smile on my face, and people are smiling back and I don’t realise it at first but it’s because I’m smiling! No one could really deny it but we don’t really have to look hard to see the great things around us, we just have to want to see them.

I had a book and product launch for my series of story textbooks last Friday. It all seemed a bit surreal to me. Me, a published author and running a creative business, wow! Having a book launch, wow, seeing the support of my oldest and dearest friend Jackie Grieve still there after so many years wow!, I could go on! But I can still think back to that time of being 11 and how sad, lonely and impossible happiness seemed.Jackie Grieve would understand that point because she lived it with me and held me up many times. At the launch my goodness, I laughed, I smiled, my passion for the product was right there. I think what was foremost in my mind was the effect that I know it will bring to so many people’s lives. It will bring changes for children and
Adults. That was my dream, to live in a place of abundant happiness and love.

And you know what, more possibilities arose out of the evening than I could have hoped for. I’m so grateful, there’s so much more to do but it’s part of it. In reality my life was always blessed and now it is even more. I have always watched shows like Oprah and set about using her approach and I read Iyanla Vanzant and drank in the words like food for the soul and it is making sense. I can’t imagine a return to any other state than my current one.

So my wish for this week is that those people, both young children and adults who feel like its all hopeless start to realise that it’s okay to build a dream. Once they have the dream, ask for it and believe it. It’s a process and in recognising the magic of life now, happiness and contentment will follow. See you next week 😀imageimage

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