When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.’ ~Marcus Aurelius

In the morning when I wake, as my mind slowly gathers its thoughts, and as the early morning “light” just starting to seep in, I have my mugful of tea and I meditate. .

Then I enjoy a good read and the quiet before the commotion of the day begins.Then I write.my journal. I get an inexplicable amount of pleasure from waking up this way. It didnt use to be this way. I used to get up late, rush through a grumpy routine before getting in the car and drive to work. It was dreadful, but that was my life, and I didn’t think it would change.I was wrong. I’ve changed my mornings for the better.

Its certainly now a privilege…this is my lovely morning…. how is yours? ……

🐝Grateful Fairy 🐝

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💙 Rain 💙

Love…… the peace that comes with the rain…….

Love…… the calming sound of the rain on my bedroom windows……

Love……the raindrops that sits perfectly on the leaves.

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Love……the smell of the rain.

🌻 Grateful Fairy 🌻

🌞 A Brand New Day 🌞

Sunrise, a new dawn breaks.

Mornings bring a brand new charm, more opportunities to create heart felt memories.

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Waking up to see another day is a true blessing. You are doing way better than a lot of people. Don’t take it for granted. Make it count.

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Start by being grateful.

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Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment. — Thich Nhat Hanh

🐝 Grateful Fairy 🐝

Nature’s Gift

There is not a day went by when I am not in awe of Mother Nature.

I wake up everyday and marveled at what she has delivered.

I look at what surrounds me and I get all kinds of inspiration daily.

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When you are close to Nature’s heart, everything will fall into place.

🐝 Grateful Fairy 🐝

Good morning little birdie

“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” ~Unknown

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Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth.

We travel and see the world. We choose where we want to move to and start a new life elsewhere.  We start up businesses and serve clients thousands of miles away. It’s all very exciting,  right?  But when there is a wealth of opportunities, choices, and places where we could choose to live, you’d think we’d all be happy, right? Well,  no.

We  won’t as we think someone else is having a better time elsewhere. We think someone else living in a better house.  We think someone else is having a better job and earning better money.  We think someone’s husband is better than ours.  And the list goes on.

We constantly make ourselves miserable by over thinking about the unknown in an endless quest to find happiness. We lie awake at night torturing ourselves over what we should do next, wondering if we’re missing out on something huge.  We feel we’re wasting our lives if we’re not doing something “more important”  or “life changing”,  just like what Rebecca did.

We also think we’re just so special than a lot of people that we should be more adventurous, thrilling, and hugely successful than them. We always want more……. and when we don’t, we become unhappy. We spend all of our time and energy on focusing on what we don’t have rather than counting our blessings.

Some of us might start thinking of moving to the “perfect” city or “perfect” town, somewhere we can call “home,” somewhere we’ll be happy. But once we’ve made that leap to the other side….. we’ve moved to where we thought the grass would be greener…… where we thought we would be happy……. we then discover that it is no different to where we were before .

Let’s start focusing on the here and now – what’s actually happening right now, at this very point in time, before its gone – at a blink of an eye and you will never have that moment again. As John Lennon once said: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Let’s just forget the “chase” for happiness, but be mindful of the present, of the here and now, of what is essential for this moment in time……. and you will appreciate the peace of mind that comes with it.

Happiness isn’t about where you live or the things you do. Happiness is a state of mind.

🐝 Grateful Fairy 🐝