Wise Words Wednesday

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
~Unknown

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Thoughts for the week: A change in perspective

I remember the very first time (plus a couple more trips) hubby-to-be took me to London….I hated it – you can ask him. I was miserable; no trees, no grass, no perfect blue sky; no silence, no peace and no clean air. London was too busy for me – even crossing the road or catching the tube made me fall apart on the inside and the out. Every early trip was counted down till our return back to the country/beach…I actually started to crave the smell of fresh air and horse poop.

But hubby-to-be persisted with me and I kept going. THE NIGHT was clearly a biiiig change in my opinion of London…..if hubby-to-be went to all that trouble to plan an amazing night (which turned out to be the best night ever) then London must not be so bad. That night H-T-B showed me the exciting side to London; the landmarks, the fame, the money, the swanky hotels, the West End (MEGA LUFF) the extortionate prices (we wont go there) and the big city at night. But H-T-B also introduced to me the opportunities London can hold for a person…..you can turn up in London as a nobody and with either hard work and dedication, become a somebody OR you can remain a nobody going about your daily life. London doesn’t care, London doesn’t force you to be somebody you don’t want to be.

London inspires. London provides more than enough inspiration to encourage a person to take a big leap. Every time I visit London (which believe me is nowhere near enough now I’ve grown to adore it) I feel this strange sense of security; I feel secure in myself to strive rather than fall apart.

But London also respects. London’s diversity embraces you as an individual. London doesn’t say ‘Hannah change your shoes’ or ‘Hannah don’t wear jeans and a hoody’ London says ‘Hannah, what are you going to do today?’

I embrace London and its emphasis on individuality and I always leave wanting more.

It is now of my opinion that you can either love London or hate it. But a change in perspective has made me feel that living in London and hating it is far less painful than being inspired by London – inspiration is often a dangerous and challenging thing – its like an aphrodisiac cocktail without the bad hangover and regret. But used in the right way and inspiration can be the driving force that makes you take that scary step.

for me, London (and yes I am still talking about the city) doesn’t make me realise that dreams can come true, it forces me to understand that I actually WANT my dreams to come true. It is amazing that one place can make a person achieve something, especially for me.

Who knows I may even be daring enough to move there one day. (I said ‘one day’ hubby-to-be lol)

Find what it is that inspires you and use that as your driving force to achieve your dreams. But above everything don’t change who you are – the world may or may not accept you but remain true to yourself regardless. The world is full of opportunities but if one doesn’t grab you have the confidence in yourself to make the opportunities that you want.

YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!

xOx

Published in: on July 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The legend that is….

“Before you judge me, try hard to love me”
                                                 ~Michael Jackson

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Published in: on July 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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His eye is on the sparrow

“Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow

And I know he watches
He watches me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches
I know he watches
I know he watches me

Check out this beautiful and inspiring song……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eAboY5zfYE&feature=related

………..simply, purely beautiful.

xOx

 

Published in: on June 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Gospel Music

Uplifting

Joyous

Honest

Respectful

Grateful

Harmonious

Spiritual

Calming

Faithful

Focussed upon Jesus.

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Published in: on June 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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**Words of Inspiration**

I’m feeling the need for inspiration and I’ve found some beautiful quotes on the internet that have done the trick. Here are some of my favourites….

…. enjoy xOx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on June 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm  Comments (1)  
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A letter to the 16-year-old me…..

To the 16-year-old me,

Flared jeans will always be fashionable. If you want to wear them every day…do so…but wear them with pride because they make you happy (and they look good)

Chicken fillets are NOT a good idea.

You will get the hang of tampons….one day.

It is ok to change the colour of your hair as often as your knickers but do it because you want to stand out, not because you want to fit in.

Do not get involved with groups of girls and especially stay away from those that mock you, torment you and expect you to change.
Definitely do not give them Christmas cards – they will only throw them back in your face.

The populars are popular because you made them that way.

Certain teachers want to help you – others want to intimidate you. Beware of those teachers, be inspired by the good ones.

Your parents may be on your back…but they love you – remember that!

That friend that you don’t talk to often enough – tell her that she is beautiful and that you will miss her everyday. 

Keep Singing – never give up on your dream.

Believe in God with your whole heart – even when everyone around you is mocking you for it. HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE!!!

There is such a thing as ‘the one’ – he is out there, waiting for you; to kiss you in the rain, and to tell you that your hands ARE beautiful. Hold out for him…he is most definitely worth the wait!!

The world may seem to be crashing around you right now but have faith everything WILL work out in the end.

You are precious!

Be individual. Change for no-one.

xOx

Published in: on May 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm  Comments (1)  
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End of an era =(

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m expecting that there have been a vast amount of blog posts in the last week, all of which I suspect will most definitely share the heartache I feel at One Tree Hill ending.

I.am.beyond.gutted.

It may be difficult for others who do not share my feelings to understand the sadness I currently have. But when you have grown up with something that has encouraged, inspired and supported you, you feel at a complete loss without it in your life.

One Tree Hill was, to me, my best friend. It was always the programme I played when I was down, or when I needed advice One Tree Hill was the inspiration I turned too. It was the programme that cheered me up and was most definitely the programme that encouraged me to believe in myself. So as I journeyed into my 20’s still watching One Tree Hill with the same devotion as always shown I never expected it could end. 

I feel slightly terrified facing my late 20’s without my best friend by my side.

Looking past the fabulous actors and actresses, the wonderful story-lines and the amazing moral consequences each episode of OTH presented, there was love, dreams; ambition, inspiration; family morals, guidance and endurance. I have written blogs, songs, composed pieces of music, drawn pictures, designed clothes, even made important life decisions based on this programme. Extreme some may say, but not for me. One Tree Hill was my best friend, at times it was the only friend I felt I had.

Thank you to the person/people who dared to dream the incredible life that is One Tree Hill. Thank you to the amazing actors and actresses who shared the same dream and who were willing to continue to represent such moralistic ways of living in their private lives. Thank you for being the wonderful, activist, inspirational people who are so very rare to find in a celebrity. Thank you for sharing parts of your life with people like me.

Thank you One Tree Hill for supporting me throughout my teens and early 20’s. There were many a times when I couldn’t have gotten through the day without you and your encouragement.

I will remember you always.

There is only One Tree Hill.

xOx

 

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Be the kind of woman……

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