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Just Showing Up – Copyright © by Veronica Hay

 Just Showing Up by Veronica HayThere is a lot to be said for simply showing up each day.

For actually having the courage to get out of bed and try again. To think, hope and pray that things might be different today, better somehow, that there may actually be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Showing up is the first step and a very good one indeed for many of us. Perhaps from there, the unseen forces can actually find a way to get to us, through the whispers or the nudges or the seemingly random turn of events in our day. Perhaps something will move inside us that we hadn’t felt before and for a moment will sustain and comfort us.

Showing up can mean different things to different people. For some, it simply means having the strength to actually pull back the covers and get out of bed. For others, it may mean planting yourself at the starting point in the race of your life and really going for it. For a few, it may mean just lying there and thinking of reasons why you should show up, keep going, or not.

It is a first step. There is always a first step in everything and often it is that first step that makes the difference between victory and defeat, between knowing and doubt, between strength and despair. So many of us take this all for granted and do it mindlessly, without a thought as to where we are going today, and the significance of the events that are about to take place. Not giving any regard as to how we could change the world with one single word planted in the heart of another at just the right moment, one tender utterance that may change the course of destiny for another soul who happened along our path that day.

Awareness and consciousness are the key. They are everything. Everything that we have ever wanted awaits us there, yet we are usually somewhere else; looking, seeking, trying, and never realizing what is right in front of us.

But showing up takes us out of these places for a little while and plants us in the moment of surrender if only for a second; with no agenda, and no demands and no expectations as to how it should look. Showing up is enough. It is a great secret of life; it is much more than enough; it is everything.

When you were born, you simply showed up, naked, unable to walk or talk or really do much of anything. And from that one simple moment of existence you made it here, or you would not be reading this today. You made it this far. It was no accident. Remember that, and bless yourself today for doing it again, just showing up.

Love and blessings, Veronica
Email: veronicahay@telus.net

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Top O’ the Morning To You Happy St. Patricks Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  This day always brings so many happy memories to mind of growing up with an Irish mother. My mom lived in Ireland until she was 13 years old and her mother died making her an official orphan, having lost her father when she was just born. Shortly thereafter she moved to London, England. However, her love for Ireland was always with her and she instilled that love in me in the most profound ways.

In our family leprechauns were considered normal and I grew up believing that there really was a pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. At the age of 6 I knew the words to every Irish song ever written. But the best part of St. Patrick’s day for me was going to a Canadian school with “real live shamrocks” pinned to my tunic that my mother’s childhood friend in Ireland sent us every year. I was so proud of them and of being “Irish”.

So, I offer you this Irish Blessing In loving memory of my Mother, Molly McCabe whom I am sure is dancing the Irish jig today wherever she is!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Take care and have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!

Love and blessings, Veronica
Email:
veronicahay@telus.net

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 A Prosperity Blessing May you be blessed with an amazingly abundant day today!

May the clouds break and the heavens pour down upon you, more joy, more love, more laughter and more money, than you could have ever dreamed of.

May the sun shine its golden light of prosperity through every cell of your extraordinary body.

May you be cleansed today, of any resistance or feelings of unworthiness that you may still be holding onto.

May your false illusions of doubt, fear and scarcity gently fall away like soft white feathers on a gentle breeze.

May you be willing, simply willing, to allow the Universe to shower you with miracles today.

May the Angels wrap you in their shining wings of opulence.

May the fairies deliver you to their pot of gold at the end of a majestic rainbow.

May your eyes shine with the glorious truth of who you really are and may that truth uplift others in your presence to their own inner knowing.

May your ears hear the sound of perfection ringing in your soul.

May you taste the deliciousness of every precious bite of life, as your day unfolds, moment by moment, with amazing grace, heartfelt love and a bounty of magnificent money.

As this day ends, may you slumber, wrapped in an exquisite blanket of enduring peace and profound gratitude.

And may the last words you speak today be… Thank you!

Copyright © 2004 by Veronica Hay


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 Remember To Be Here NowFor today’s Inspirational Words…

The next person, place or thing you encounter may be the most important in your life so far. Will you remember to

BE HERE NOW?

Not thinking of all of the things you have to do today.
Not dwelling on the unpleasant encounter you had with your friend, or spouse or child this morning.
Not worrying about your next bill to pay or how you’re going to pay it.
Not grieving over the loss of someone who may actually be trying to reach you,
if you were silent and peaceful and present.
Not fuming to yourself about the the guy who cut you off in traffic this morning.
Not stressing about your upcoming job performance review.
Not imagining the worse case scenario of your visit with your dentist or
doctor later this week.

And the list goes on and on and on …

Life is short.
It can end in a moment and it has for some people.
A moment they were not expecting.

This is your wake up call.

So, I’m asking you again.
Will you remember to BE HERE NOW.
In this moment. It’s yours. It’s got your name on it.
Take it. Make it matter!

Take care and have a beautiful day.
Love and blessings, Veronica
Email Veronica Here: veronicahay@telus.net

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 Some things you might want to do this weekend…It was in an unexpected, playful, and mischievous kind of mood this morning and I just got the feeling to write this for today’s Insights and Inspirations …
Some things you might want to do this weekend…
Copyright © 2017 by Veronica Hay

Be happy for no reason except that you are here and alive and you claim this moment as your own. It’s yours. Its got your name on it. And think about this. With over 7 billion people on the planet, there is not another single soul who is exactly like you. You are one in 7 billion! A magnificent, totally unique, shining star in the great galaxy of life! Wow, doesn’t that just take your breath away? Doesn’t that just make you feel oh, so warm and fuzzy inside?

So this weekend, take the child in you out to play more. Step in mud puddles, get your feet wet, eat cotton candy, build a snowman, talk to strangers. Go to the park and have someone push you on the swings or frolic in the sandbox. Be much more silly than you usually are and care much less about what people think of you. Have you forgotten just how much fun being silly can be?

This weekend, close your eyes and imagine you are visited by your fairy godmother who wants to grant you your greatest wish. Never mind that you are put out about where she has been all this time. Just think about what that wish would be? Pretend you have it now. Savour every detail. Really get into it with all the flavour and sound (whoop, moan, yelp) – you get the picture. (Nobody’s watching and I won’t tell anyone you’re actually doing this. Hey, you can trust me!)

This weekend, talk less and say more. Taste more and eat less. And begin to notice, really notice, some of the other 7 billion unique shining stars and how they add to the tapestry of your world and the immense possibilities that lay before you.

If you were King or Queen of the world just for this weekend, who would you pick to be in your empire and why? And who would you put in the slammer. (You may get some good insight here into what’s lurking inside you and maybe even heal something.) But don’t sweat it. You want to enjoy your weekend, don’t you, so lighten up!

This weekend, don’t do your laundry, unless you absolutely have to, or the world might end.

Eat something that you love, but have not allowed yourself to have for a very long time. Think of this weekend as a special occasion and indulge yourself (without the guilt), even smack your lips a little (just for effect). That’s a demand. Okay, an order. Okay, an appeal. Okay, a request. Okay, maybe just a nudge…

Make friends with those parts of your body that you just don’t like. They occupy the same space as you, so you might as well be bosom buddies. They all need to be loved as much as you do, so show them some appreciation. (PS – Its good for your health.)

This weekend, say no, to something you absolutely don’t want to do, but think or feel that you have to do it. You hate doing it, and you are not doing it, (unless it is a life or death thing) at least for this weekend. And then, say yes, to something you have always wanted to do, that thing you have always dreamed of doing, that thing that you would give your first born child for, that thing that you would walk on hot coals for, but had a thousand excuses why you could not allow yourself that much JOY. Just making this choice will make you feel a whole lot lighter, but you might want to lie down for this one.

Begin to SEE the world with new eyes this weekend, as if you have never seen it before, like an alien on an unfamiliar planet, and not take anything for granted.

Enjoy your weekend, make friends with a few of the 7 billion people who decided to join you here at this amazing time on the planet. Maybe, get to know a few of them a little more. Reach out and touch a heart or two, celebrate your differences, acknowledge how alike you are, where it really matters, and invite them into your sandbox. Play fair. Be nice. It really is a small world but there is room for all of us. Move over. I think I’ll join you.

Copyright © 2017 by Veronica Hay. All Rights Reserved.

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 Its Valentines Day   Remember The LoveIt’s Valentine’s Day – Remember the Love

For a very long time, my favourite day of the year was always Valentine’s Day. It didn’t matter if I was alone on that day or not, I still adored it. Valentine’s day for me is a celebration of love, love in its many forms: romantic love between a man and a woman, the never-ending love of family and dear friends, the enduring love between a parent and child, the abiding love between a human and their beloved pet, love of self and love shared with communities or the world.

In our society we seem to need an excuse to tell people how we feel about them, or show them with tokens of our affection. At Christmas, we exchange gifts and take time away from our busy schedules to be with the people who really matter in our lives. On Valentine’s day we are presented with yet another opportunity to open our hearts and share our souls. The marketplace makes it very easy for us to do that, presenting us with a cornucopia of delicacies and finery, from chocolates, to strawberries and whipped cream, to diamonds, singing teddy bear deliveries, and an abundance of greeting cards with just the right sentiment.

It matters not how you choose to serenade the ones you love on this auspicious occasion, what matters is that you do! Whether it be with a store bought treasure or a simple handmade delight, the form is not important, but the sentiment is! Valentine’s day gives you another opportunity to do something that comes naturally for you, as natural as breathing, and that is to BE love and to GIVE love. It is who you are and it is the only thing that really matters in the end.

And so I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

May LOVE touch your precious heart today in unexpected ways and JOY bless your beautiful soul!

Take care and have a magical day.

Love and blessings, Veronica (veronicahay@telus.net)

Veronica Hay is an inspirational writer.

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 Condensed Daily Dose of Inspiration Dear Friends

I send out an inspirational tweet that I have created each day to those followers of my Twitter list who tell me they really enjoy it. So for today, I thought I would include a few samples here and the link in case you might like to follow me on Twitter as well, to receive this condensed daily dose of inspiration.

Follow Veronica For Inspirational Tweets on Twitter Here:

‪‪And now, some tweets…..

“Throw out the SHOULDS and the COULDS and the WOULDS and do something totally different today!”
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“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 your HEART disclose the answers today to the questions you have been searching for, while you were looking the other way.” ____________________________________________

“Never give up believing in the possibility of having your very own miracle.
And never give up encouraging others to do the same.” ________________________________________________

“Just show up today. It is that first step that makes the difference between victory and defeat, between knowledge and doubt, between strength and despair.” _____________________________________________________

“Perhaps just for today, give up your judgements and find something or
someone to love instead.”
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“Today, make friends with those parts of you that you are afraid of and attempt
to do those things that still scare you to death. Well, at least some of them.” __________________________________________________

Take care and have a magical day. Love and blessings, Veronica (veronicahay@telus.net)

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May there be a MIRACLE in your life today…
And may you have the EYES to see it…

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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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