Short story

Castle Home in the Sky

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Pixabay Photo

She had been searching for so long.  Only finding what she was looking for in her dreams.  Dressed in a beautiful flowing gown she stood on the cliff.  Looking toward her home.  Held in the clouds by anchors to who-knows-where.  Her beautiful castle in the sky.  Waterfalls cascading into space and time.  Birds flying over head, singing for her to come home.  As she stepped forward, a bridge appeared in mid-air and she slowly headed to her castle home in the sky.  

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Belle xo

Books, sharing, travel

How Travel Can Help with Death and Grief – Shared link to Podcast by Joanna Penn

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Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels

Did you ever think about how traveling can help you deal with grief or loss?  I didn’t!  If you are looking for a way to deal with grief or loss, take a listen to Memento More. How Travel Can Help Us Deal With Death and Grief with Dr. Karen Wyatt.  It is a very interesting podcast called Books and Travel by Joanna Penn.  It is good information on how traveling can help.

Enjoy!

Belle xo

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poetry

Point In Life

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We have come to this point in life

And so happy that we did

For all the hard times and strife

Made it feel like we just bid

On all the bad and struggling issues

Instead of all the happy and good

No longer do we say our miss yous

But have a great life you should

Take2Tuesday, Uncategorized

Take Two Tuesday

Like last week, I am sharing two quotes/memes and two videos.

Today it is about Confidence!

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This one by Demi is one of my faves! Just watching it gets you feeling upbeat. 😉

Raye’s video and song is the first time I have seen and heard it. I found it when surfing YouTube to find Confidence videos. Love it!

I hope you enjoy and get something from these.  If you have any you like, please share.  I always love new songs and quotes/memes to go by.  <3

Belle xo

Short story

Just Be

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*Picture from Pixabay

Raina had to take a walk to get out of her mind and the things she couldn’t control.  Slipping on her flats. Wearing a skirt and blouse.  Just needing to get away.  She stepped out of the house and put one foot in front of the other.  Not paying attention to where she went.  Not seeing those she passed.  Just letting her body take her to somewhere quiet and peaceful.  Somewhere far enough from all that her mind was trying to protect her from by throwing lies at her to make her shut down.  Breathing in and out, the breeze coming off the shore washing all her thoughts away.  

Realizing she had reached the ocean a few blocks from the house, she stood there taking it all in.  The colorful sunset across the sea.  The seagulls flying overhead, hoping she might have some treats for them.  The tall grass swaying in the wind.  The waves crashing on the shore line and then slowly moving back into the sea. Her long beautiful brown hair whipping around her. 

This is her peaceful place.  Her place to reflect and either think of nothing or everything.  To breathe and live in the here and now.  To know that all is going to be okay and she can do this life.  She can be who she needs and wants to be.  All anxious thoughts washed away and out to sea. Here she can just be. 

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Just a short story I thought of when seeing this beautiful picture.

Belle xo

Fun, Questions

What’s Your Creative Style?

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I found a Creativity Test and this was the result after 8 questions that I could have said “none of the above” to a few, and amazingly this fits me!

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement. 

Belle xo

Postshare

Shared Post – Let’s Rumble

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Brené Brown’s Let’s Rumble post.

“Open hearts and open minds are critical if we want to be brave. Remember, it’s not fear that gets in the way of courage – it’s armor. It’s the way we self-protect, shut down, and start posturing when we’re in fear.”

I have done this for the past I don’t know how many years.  Didn’t realize it until I went to counseling and it wasn’t until my second counselor (third if you count the online counseling).  It’s amazing how the mind works!

She also has at the end what she calls her list of Rumble Starters.

Love her and how positively she has reached others as well as myself!

I hope you have a chance to go and read some of her blog site.

Belle xo