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I want to be happy for no reason this year except that I am here and alive and I claim this moment as my own. It’s mine. Its got my name on it!

This year, I want to spend more time in nature, not on the path near my home, with its iPods, and cell phones and incessant chatter, but deep in a forest, where the earth recognizes my step, and the ground kisses my feet as I walk.

This year, I want to say no, more often, and not feel guilty, and say yes, more often, and not feel embarrassed.

I want to take the time to grieve fully this year, for those people that I have lost and mourn those things that I shall never have or be again.

I want to hear the sounds of creation and I can’t tell you what those sounds are, because I have never really heard them before. I ‘ve been too busy for that.

But their music beckons to me in the stillness when I have finally given up my need to control.

I want to see, really see the sights of the universe and I can’t tell you what those sights are, because I have never really seen them before. I’ve had my eyes closed. But their vision haunts me in my dreams and gently calls forth to me in my waking hours.

I want to take the child in me out to play more this year and step in mud puddles, get my feet wet, eat cotton candy, build a snowman, talk to strangers, kiss furry dogs and chase mangy cats.

This year I want to eat my spaghetti with a fork and forget about the spoon and get my face really dirty.

I want to get to know my teddy bear more this year. After all, he is really the only one who has always been there for me, in my darkest hour, comforting me and whispering sweet messages into my heart, that were more accurate than any psychic ever could be.

I want to see the world with new eyes this year, as if I have never seen it before, like an alien on an unfamiliar planet, and not take anything for granted.

This year, I want to talk less and say more. I want to taste more and eat less.

I want to write more about those things that really matter to me, with passion, the things that I know in my gut, the things that stir up my soul, and not give a damn about keywords or tags or where I rank in Google.

I want to sit with a flower this year and watch it bloom, and know what it feels like to finally surrender to life, to succumb to a purpose bigger than my own.

I want to talk to the moon and bask in the sun and gaze at the stars for hours and hours.

I want to be much more silly this year, and care much less about what people think of me. I have forgotten just how much fun being silly can be.

I want to laugh, harder than I have ever laughed before. And cry less for all of the pain and suffering that I think I can’t fix, because I know that I can.

Every time that I make the choice to be free, there is less suffering in the world, not a world with less pain, but less pain in the world.

I want to love more this year, not the sappy, greeting card kind of love they sell on Valentine’s day cards, but a love that surpasses all distance, time, space and differences.

This year, I want to make friends with those parts of me that I am afraid of and attempt to do those things that still scare me to death. Well, at least some of them.

I want to appreciate more and complain less, accept more and judge less, forgive more and blame less. I want to ultimately do nothing and allow everything.

This year I want to break open the windows of my life and knock down the doors remove the shackles and stare down the illusion until it sets me free.

So you won’t find goals here or projects or timelines or objectives or plans or directions or bucket lists or targets.

You’ll only find me.

Copyright © by Veronica Hay – All Rights Reserved

(email: veronicahay@telus.net)

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 A Tailor Made Christmas Just For You by Veronica Hay

Well, here we are, only seven days before Christmas. And as usual, I just wanted to wish all of you here on this blog,  a very happy one. However, let me add a few suggestions to that.

This year, do not be concerned if your Christmas does not turn out the way it is portrayed on television or the media. Do not be concerned that you haven’t got things all lined up the way you think they should be. In fact, do not be concerned at all! Instead try not putting any expectations on the day, except to let it find you wherever that may be. Be open to the messages and gifts that it may want to give you, even though those gifts may not be stacked under a tree, but carefully placed into an open heart and whispered into a ready mind. This year, perhaps for the first time in your life, try to feel totally FREE, no requirements, no expectations, no obligations, just the day and you with whoever and wherever that may take you.

And so, I wish that your Christmas be tailor made for you, in whatever way it shows up, and that you have the eyes to see without judgement, the ears to hear its messages, and the heart to know its true meaning, perhaps for the very first time.

Merry Christmas.

​​​​​​​Love and blessings, Veronica Hay
Inspirational Writer
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 Today, I wish for you ...

Recently, I was thinking to myself, what would the world look like if things started to go our way more and more? And, as if by magic, we were to have a perfect day? A day where all the little things (and some big things as well) turned out to be far beyond our expectations. What would we want for each other and ourselves, and would YOU be open to at least some of that happening? Wouldn’t it be such FUN, just to think about it?

On that note, I am sharing my wishes FOR YOU, with you, for today.

Just KNOW, that there is someone (me) wishing them for you, believing they are possible, and imagining them happening to you, the person reading these words right now. Expect the unexpected! Enjoy your day.

Love and blessings, Veronica

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Dear Heart

Today, I wish for you…

Doors opening widely and invitingly, where they had previously been closed, shut.

Sincere compliments from charming strangers, who might end up being friends.

Unexpected, delightful money – coins, cash, bank notes, legal tender.

Succulent, melt in your mouth, to die for, chocolate.

Fascinating, riveting conversation.

Your favourite outfit on sale for 90% off.

Your winning numbers finally coming in.

A good-hair day.

A warm, soft, sweet smile that comes straight from inside someone’s heart.

Enough laugher to make your sides ache.

All green lights along your journey’s way.

Intriguing winks from a captivating admirer across a crowded room.

Everyone delightfully and most respectfully moving aside for you, as you move about your day.

Opportunities appearing from out of nowhere, ripe and ready to embark upon.

That certain someone you have been thinking about, calling you out of the blue.

A lost and cherished possession unexpectedly returning back to you.

A chance encounter with a kind and generous benefactor.

A secret from your past, revealing big changes in your life, for the better.

The innocent wish you made upon a star, or put under your pillow, all those years ago, finally coming true now.

A FREE, Starbucks latte, with lots of whipped cream on top. (Don’t forget to wipe your nose off after this one.)

Something simply beautiful, in your mail box.

Something simply amazing in your email, that makes you want to kiss your computer.

Extra long cuddles, hugs and kisses from the beloved, furry creatures in your life.

Taking the first step, (perhaps trembling just a little), towards a long, lost and cherished dream.

A text message so exciting, you can’t put your phone down all day.

The answer to your most heartfelt prayer.

Someone in your life who makes you glad you got up this morning. (hopefully me) :-)

And last, but not least, an unexpected MIRACLE!

Copyright © September 25, 2016
by Veronica Hay
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 Generosity of SpiritWe are living in extraordinary times. More and more people are beginning to wake up. They are becoming conscious in their everyday activities and for many, seeing the world with new eyes, perhaps for the very first time.

My own journey began several years ago. I was literally shocked into awakening. After it was over, everything was the same, yet everything was totally different. The things that were important to me before now seemed trivial. My perception of life had totally shifted to a new place. It was wonderful and amazing and yes, even a little scary at first. But there was no turning back now, only moving forward. Nothing had changed on the outside, but the inside was altered profoundly and forever. Like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, I knew that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

It has been a wonderful yet sometimes difficult road, searching for a purpose, the purpose, my purpose. And when I think of that, the word purpose, (Why am I here?) these 3 words come to mind for me. Beauty, Generosity and Love.

Beauty, because I have always loved to create beautiful things in the world. Love, because it truly is the answer to everything. And Generosity, which comes from a giving and open heart. Life is really very simple, what you give out comes back to you in great abundance. The secret is to give from a joyful place with no expectation of anything in return. For me, the greatest satisfaction has come from giving anonymously. That is about as pure as giving can be. My own secret smile is my tender reward.

And so, I began to think about what Generosity really means to me in all areas of my life and I came up with the following piece which I am sharing with you below.

Enjoy and have a delicious day. Make it a very “generous” one.

Love and blessings, Veronica

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Generosity of Spirit
Copyright 2006 by Veronica Hay

Be generous with your time …

Stay fully present with each encounter, as if this moment,
is the most important, and nothing else exists.


Be generous with your words …

Never miss an opportunity to tell someone how you feel about them, or something they have done. A word of encouragement, a note of appreciation, a sincere compliment, can brighten someone’s day and even change a life.


Be generous with your thoughts …

Think the best of others, and see them as they would like to be, and not as they are now.


Be generous with your money …

Find an occasion to share what you have with others.
Money is like love, the more you give away, the more returns to you.


Be generous with your heart …

Keep it open, no matter how frightening that may be sometimes. An open heart will heal every ailment and restore peace to your soul.


Be generous with your smile …

Give it away to everyone you meet, and see the world reflected back to you, in joyous celebration.


Be generous with your love …

It is who you really are, and why you came here, and in the end, it is all that really matters anyway.

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 Contemplate This Today?  © 2016 By Veronica HayWill someone change their mind today about what is possible, because of your presence on their path, however briefly that may have been?

Will someone be able to forgive something or someone else today because of your own willingness to do so and be an inspiration and example for them?

Will someone decide not to leave the planet today because your smile or gentle touch might just be that one simple thing that saves their hopeless and weary soul from giving up?

Will someone think twice about getting even, or hurting another today, because you turned the other cheek and showed them the higher road?

Will someone smile sweetly tonight as they close their eyes in gentle slumber because during the day today, you made them feel like they really mattered?

Will your encouragement and support help someone today come out of hiding, whatever that may be about, just because you coaxed them to do it with little bits of bird seed wrapped in love and acceptance?

If someone cries out to you today in grief and pain, will you hear them and answer, even though there is no sound to hear or tears to see? Will you acknowledge and comfort them in their silence?

Do not be fooled by appearances. Look beneath the trappings and the finery. What you find there may surprise you, if you take the time to really see. Move closer.

We may never know how our presence affects another soul walking beside us on this journey or how much of a gift we might be to all we encounter. Contemplate this today!

You are a living, breathing, walking Miracle and it is no accident that you are here now at this auspicious time. You are the one we have been waiting for and it is time to come out and play. There is plenty of room in the sandbox!

Copyright © 2016 by Veronica Hay. All Rights Reserved.

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 Seek JOY Today!Seek Joy Today
Copyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Let JOY be a bigger part of your life today.
Seek it out.

Look for it in the cracks, in the crevices,
in every little nook and cranny.

Immerse yourself in its wonder.
Feel its power.
Let its light embrace all that you are.
See it coming around hallways and opening doors for you.

Play with it, cajole it, caress it.
Surrender to its impulses.
Succumb to its temptations.

It will not steer you wrong or lead you astray.
Walk with it, talk with it. Let it lead the way.
Make it real for you.

It is always wanting to show you what is possible.
It will bless and heal your body in ways you had not imagined.

It sleeps in your soul. Awaken it.
It knows the secrets of your heart,
the ones you are not even aware of yet.

Let it tickle your fancy, pinch your funny bone,
restore peace and ease to your day.

Share it with those you come into contact with.
Even the ones that annoy you.

It will pave the way for riches and mend your broken heart.

It will whisper ancient truths into your ears.
And you will begin to remember why you came here
and how much you are needed and loved,
especially in these troubling times.

It is your friend, your confidant, your long lost lover,
come home again to steal your heart.

Welcome it in NOW!

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 My Wish For You Today!

May there be less pain in your life today and more peace.
May there be less sorrow today and more joy.
May there be less worry today and more hope.
May there be less struggle today and more victory.
May there be less fear today and more love.
May there be less disappointments today
and more dreams coming true.

May today be filled with insights, inspirations,
ah ah moments, and amazing breakthroughs.

May you let go of the false illusions that still hold you captive
and embrace the divinity that stirs in your soul.

May your prayers be answered today, one after another,
and your wishes be delivered in the arms of the Angels.

May you laugh for no reason today,
and play with no purpose.

May you BE the gift that you already are today
for yourself, for another and for the world.

Instead of shortages and scarcity today,
may you be showered with complements, kindness
and an avalanche of golden crisp money.
And may you KNOW abundance as you never have before
and hold it in your heart, where the treasures reside always.

Instead of problems and difficulties today,
may your day be filled with ease and brilliant solutions.

May seemingly wrong turns in your day today,
be blessed with amazing opportunities
and dark clouds clear all around you
to reveal their delightful silver linings.

May you discover today that the wonders of the world are inside you
and wonder why it took you so long to find them.

May you be shocked today at what is possible,
awakened to the extraordinary,
and stunned by the magic of it all.

May you see where you had been blind.
May you heal where you had been sick.
May you understand where you had been confused.

May you know your purpose, rejoice in it
and finally give it to the world.

May miracles be the order of the day
today, and from this day forward.

May you sleep tonight with a fairy on your pillow
and wake up with a new song in your beautiful heart.

Copyright © 2014 by Veronica Hay

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 Captured by MIRACLES   Overtaken with JOYCopyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Let MIRACLES sneak into your life today while your back is turned.
And JOY seep into your being when you’re not looking and overtake you.

Let the INSIGHTS on the other side of your mind
tug away at your soul and their divine messages
whisper into your tender hearted ears.

Let your HEART disclose the answers to the questions you have been searching for while you were looking the other way.

Let your BODY tell you what it wants to eat, to play with, to think, to encounter, to experience and to rejoice and delight in.

Let your FINGERS write or type or play
what they have been wanting to reveal to you
but you haven’t allowed them up until now
because you have been too busy or pre-occupied.

Let your EYES see in spite of the darkness
that may surround you when they are closed and shut.

Let the SILENCE awaken truths locked away until now and reveal hidden meanings in the simplest of things.

Set your EMOTIONS free, let your feelings dance, feel the sensations surface and ignite.

Let the PASSION deep inside you bubble up and burst forth into the biggest, brightest smile and let it overtake any sadness, grief, or anger that still may be lurking there.

Let your LAUGHTER surface in the most unusual ways and in the most unexpected places and uplift those lost and disillusioned souls who share your path.

Let your life be Captured by Miracles and Overtaken with JOY – Now!

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