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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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 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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