Love is about this for me… what do YOU think love is?

As a teenager, I used to secretly hope for a Valentine’s Day card from my secret love.  It never happened though!
I did get a card one year from a boyfriend but that’s been about my fill!

 

As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to realise that love isn’t all about chocolate and flowers (though I wouldn’t say no to them any day of the week… I’ll even buy them myself.  I mean, why not?!)
Love is about this for me…
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In our house…
Love is all about having a lingering, tight hug every day.
Love is all about us telling our daughter what an amazing person she is and using empowering words.  Every. Single. Day.
Love is all about having group hugs.
Love is all about clearing the negative energy that comes into our home; the energy that clings on to us on a daily basis.
Love is all about us loving each other in our house and then leaving the house happy, full of our own and each other’s love and sharing that love.
Love is free – it’s not about chocolates, flowers or cards (though the chocolates and flowers would still be nice!)
Love is simple and free… it’s about nurturing the right energy and making space for it 🙂

 

What do you think love is?  All positive thoughts are welcome!  Share them in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂

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5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety

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5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety…

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Look at happy pictures.  My ‘Smile, give your face a work-out’ pinterest board never fails to, well make me smile!  There are quite a few cute cat ones on there but the rest are just random ones that I’m sure will make you laugh from the belly.  You’re welcome 🙂

 

Surround yourself with positive people.  And if you’re limited to social contact for whatever reason (due to sleeping children at night-time or isolation perhaps due to illness), then you can join in with forums or even pinterest boards.  My ‘Just Wow’ board may literally take your breath away.  When I’m pinning away, I’m saying ‘wow’ and bam, it ends up on my board.  The beauty will at least help you forget your anxiety for a while.

 

Read positive things ~ blogs, books, inspirational quotes, the Positive Moment Project pinterest board.

This picture from Two Tiny Hands was taken from there 5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety virtually all sorts wellbeing…and don’t you just love it?!

 

Breathe ‘properly’ ~ meditate, practice yoga, use crystals.

 

Use a grounding rock ~ Mine is called my ‘gratitude rock’ and it works really well for me.  It’s whichever crystal I have on my person on any given day.  By physically touching it, I’m reminded of why it’s there, which helps to ground me.  I always make sure I’m using the right one for me on any given day.

 

Have you got any other ways to ground yourself?  All positive thoughts are welcome!  Share them in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂

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Welcome to the world of peace, love and unity ~ it’s an art form

 Peace, love, unity.

On a recent visit to London, we stumbled upon this amazing pavement muriel in Trafalgar Square.

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One of the reasons I love going to London (or any major city) is the sheer number of nationalities milling around.

But on this particular day in Trafalgar Square, I loved the buzz in the air and I love the silhouettes of the people taking pictures while taking selfies or snapping the muriel in all its glory.

To me, this picture begs the question:

Why can’t we all just share and unite on this one planet… holding hands together?

It’s a shame that life isn’t that simple but for stumbling upon this amazing piece of artwork that brings diversity back together momentarily, we can be thankful that we saw it at all. 🙂

It reminds me of a decorative tag on my tea light holder that simply says “smile is the same in any language”.

And so it is!

 

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #14

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

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In my new weekly feature, I will look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I will then round it off with one word that sums up my happy.

So, what am I happy and grateful for this week?  I seem to have a bumper selection for you this week!  There’s been plenty of happiness to go round 🙂  

I am grateful that…

…that I found myself making jelly late one night because our daughter’s friend was coming the next day for a play after school.  I had to leave the jelly to cool in the microwave overnight (away from the cats!) and I had to leave a note to remind myself to pop it in the fridge in the morning!  It was very wibbly, wobbly like jelly should be, delicious and made our girl and her friend very happy.

…that we had an little adventure when we walked her friend home.  She knew a short cut that we didn’t know about.  It was a pretty little short cut and it was lovely to discover a little place, having moved house about a year ago!

…one night we had jacket potatoes for tea… melted butter and lovely, crispy skins.  Mmmmm yes please!

…that I found our daughter’s Rapunzel doll.  It was bedtime (of course!) and she decided it simply had to be found.  So I declared that we I would have one look and try again tomorrow.  After the first rummage, the doll was found!

…a year after hubby had acute appendicitis, we’ve been reflecting on how it could have been so very different, the fact that it wasn’t and that we’re all here.  Of course, we’ll be forever grateful for that!

…for the lovely rainbow picture on my instagram, as drawn by our daughter.

…and that she made rainbow cards for various people.  So colourful and cheerful.

…for a daughter who tidied her bedroom without being asked to and with apparently no ulterior motive!

…that she is giving away her DVDs in her friends’ party bags.  A kind gesture and great way to have a clear out!

…for laughing along while watching Tommy Cooper with hubby. “Just like that!’… and he wouldn’t have been able to laugh along a year ago due to his op!

So my happy word this week is ‘rainbows’ because they feature a lot this week and they describe my week so well on so many levels!

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #13

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

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In my new weekly feature, I will look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I will then round it off with one word that sums up my happy.

So, what am I happy and grateful for this week?  

I gave a compliment to a friend and told her that she always looked so positive and full of life.  It turned out that she felt quite rubbish from a bad infection but my kind words really lifted her and I’m grateful I could do that.

My thoughtful hubby did the food shopping and cooked tea. It was very much appreciated after a busy day.

Our girl wrote a couple of poems inspired by Roald Dahl for her homework (with a special mention for The BFG!).  They were really very good and make me smile 🙂

After school one day, our girl showed me some magic tricks and games.  It as great fun and was another thing that made me grateful this week.

After saying for a while that she would like to play the guitar, we bought our daughter a second hand child’s guitar.  Seeing her tinkering away made me very emotional.  She suits it very well and I shared a pic on instagram.  I’ve made a pact with her to practice my cords with her!

My Dad popped round to see us all and we were chatting about days gone by, about people we knew that made us laugh.  It was great to share memories and that’s good enough for a smile for me!

And when he came to see us, he left the car round the corner at the shops.  It was spitting with rain when he arrived and when he left a short while later, it was much heavier!  We offered to lend him our daughter’s pink princess brolly… and off went, walking down the street carrying a pink, see-through princess umbrella.  Giggles all around 🙂

So my happy word this week is ‘umbrella’ because I was grateful that I captured it too!

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

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Let’s create a virtual wave of positivity!

#PositiveThinking is my monthly blog linky which returns on 27th November!

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Join me on the last Sunday of each month ~ link up any blog post with a positive and happy theme (and it’d be great if you could copy my badge below into your post).  Perhaps your positive thought could be connected to a goal you have in mind, something funny you’ve heard or something funny you’ve seen.  If it’s got a PositiveThinking theme, it works for this linky.  Old or new posts, it doesn’t matter – link up as many as you like.  The new linky post opens at 0600 GMT on the last Sunday of each month.

If you’re not a blogger, you can still join in by tweeting anything positive with #PositiveThinking and include a direct tweet to me @AllSortsHere… I’ll share by retweeting.

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My happy May #365doh

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So here’s where I sort the juice of my month from the pith and focus on the happy , the positivity and gratitude in my life 🙂

And it’s time to look back on May and its offerings!

But where did May go?  It all seemed to pass by in a blur to be honest.  That’s mainly due to 2 Bank Holidays (if you’re in the UK) and lots (and lots) of blogging.

After completing the #AtoZChallenge I decided to set myself a further challenge and blog every day until further notice (well, every day except Sundays. But even then I’m considering joining in with Silent Sunday…)  Why?  Because I absolutely love blogging and all that it entails.  I’m passionate about it and want to grow my blogging wings 🙂

We could all use a little gratitude…

That aside, I’ve started to do some yoga every other day and it’s really making a difference to my energy levels.  Okay, so I’m not *actually* jumping out of bed and stretching out on my yoga mat with a big smile on my face.  That’d just be a bit odd.  But I am getting up earlier than normal (and earlier than hubby and Our Little Bear) to do 10 minutes of stretching and breathing.  I’m managing to stretch that little bit more each time I do it, so I’m feeling that benefit that way too.  Why am I grateful for doing yoga?  It’s freeing up some time in the evenings to do some writing which I’m very grateful for.

We could all use a smile…

You know that big smile I mentioned just now?  Well there have been plenty, which is always a good thing!  One of those things is that Our Bear is loving a good book and can read by herself now, too.  Amazing!  She’s gone up 2 reading levels in the space of 2 weeks (maybe even less).  It’s a #ProudMummy(and Daddy)Moment indeed 🙂

…And we could all use some happiness…

That’s a snap shot of May.  Let’s see what June brings.  See you next month 🙂

What about you?  What have made up your happy days?

I’m linking this up with Lexie at Those Words She Wrote for #365doh, what will you share?

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You’re in a good mood ~ #PositiveThinking

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…because when you wake up every morning in a good mood it’s the start of a new day, a new opportunity to smile, a new opportunity to focus and be positive 🙂

Let’s create a virtual wave of positivity!

#PositiveThinking is my new monthly blog linky and twitter party.

Join me on the last Sunday of each month ~ link up any blog post with a positive and happy theme (and it’d be great if you could copy my badge below into your post).  Perhaps your positive thought could be connected to a goal you have in mind, something funny you’ve heard or something funny you’ve seen.  If it’s got a PositiveThinking theme, it works for this linky.  Old or new posts, it doesn’t matter – link up as many as you like.  The linky opens at 0600 GMT on the last Sunday of each month and stays open until midnight the following Saturday.

Also join me on twitter from 0900-2100 GMT on the last Sunday of each month.  Tweet anything positive and/or promote your positive blogpost (the one you link up!) with #PositiveThinking and include a direct tweet to me @AllSortsHere… I’ll share by retweeting.

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My happy April #365doh

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Be happy, be positive and smile…

So here’s where I sort the juice of my month from the pith and focus on the happy , the positivity and gratitude in my life 🙂

We could all use a little gratitude…

 April was all about the #AtoZChallenge for me as a blogger.  While it’s hard work to keep up with the posts (even when you schedule), it’s very rewarding to find fresh, new blogs to read, comment on and share.  And of course, it works the other way too – and I’ve felt extremely grateful that people have taken the time to do the same with my blogposts.

We could all use a smile…

Now that challenge is over for another year (I sound like I’m world-weary but I don’t mean to!), there is something new to look forward to on this here very blog!  It’s something to make me, you and everyone smile…  And that’s got to be a good thing 😉  On the last Sunday of each month we’re going to create a virtual wave of positivity.  I’m going to host a Twitter party on the theme of #PositiveThinking.  No negativity allowed 🙂

We could all use some happiness…

And finally in April, the sun shone, I even did some writing outside in the beautiful sunshine and even after the rain that we had too, the garden is now lush and ready for Summer.  🙂

Let’s see what May brings.

I’m linking this up with Lexie at Those Words She Wrote for #365doh, what will you share?

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‘Z’ is for Zing #AtoZChallenge

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‘Z’ is for Zing #AtoZChallenge

 

Be positive! Be happy! Be full of zing!

A vibration is something that we feel, something that we react to.

Just think how much more zing you would have if you shunned negativity… if you were surrounded by positivity – both positive people and positive thoughts.

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