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100 HAPPY DAYS

Posted by Clare Brookes on Saturday, February 22, 2014,
I have seriously fallen off the hapiness wagon! February is always the hardest time. I have hardly posted any thanks, completely stopped using my thankfulness jar, and tho I'm still drawing every day I'm not posting my drawings. I could sit here and whinge - it's a good use of a personal blog, right?

But what I'm going to do is recommit.

A friend of mine told me about this project - 100 HAPPY DAYS Check it out, find out what it's about, join in. Basically you take a photo of something that make...
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Thankyou Grumpy People

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, January 20, 2014,
Good morning!

(Well it is a good morning here in any case - the sun is shining, mist is rising out of the valley, orange light is meandering in through my front windows, reflected off the brick houses opposite, and clinky bin men are up and down the street a lot just now)

Welcome to my little world of blog. It is becoming a little world full of gratitude as I make my way down a path that I hope leads to greater happiness and fulfilment - tho I'm not sure in what way exactly that will manifest....
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Living in the Past

Posted by Clare Brookes on Saturday, January 11, 2014,
We cause ourselves some degree of heartache when we dwell in the past, thinking of what we had had and what we have lost.

It is important to honour the lessons we have learned. It is good to take time to reflect. A joyful memory is a gift that keeps on giving.

It is also important to be here, to be in this time. Indeed one cannot be in any other time. Wishing for the return of past times can only waste the time we are given in this moment. Look around at what you have now and take time to be th...
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Thankfulness jars

Posted by Clare Brookes on Friday, January 3, 2014,
The Bijoux Girl and I made our own thankfulness jars (see this blog post for more)

We made labels of things we would collect - like the beauty of nature, toys, lol moments.



Mine is getting full already. The more I am thankful, and the more I record that, the more I find to be thankful for. Little things and big things. Passing moments and daily blessings and posessions.

Try it yourself - you'll need a jar, paper/card and a pen for your label, and some things to decorate. On your label write you...
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356 Grateful

Posted by Clare Brookes on Thursday, January 2, 2014,
So Yesterday evening as soon as I posted my blog and my thankfulness a friend in Oz posted back on fb, asking had I seen this project, it's called 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew.

This is a beautiful project. Rather than trying to explain, this is what Hailey has written:

"It all began back In 2008. I was feeling really down. It seems strange now to say that because I can't think of a good reason why I should have been, but I know I felt incredibly out of sorts with life. It was like I k...
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