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#FollowGreatFootsteps with dbsthoughtsblog

DBS GIRL  has  found an epic quote for the #FollowGreatFootsteps

Click on her name link in green to check out her chosen quote.

What can I say about this ladies blog. We are kindred spirits. I was first drawn to her blog when two months ago with this POST

She has a wicked sense of humour. She posted a pic of what she looks like and well….. you are just going to have to click on the post link above to find out why I connected with her.

She is also an inspiration to me. A person who has struggled and come through the other side -not pretending all is rosy.

She decided to challenge herself to do something different. Post a quote on #FollowGreatFootsteps –

All changes don’t have to be great big leaps.

I think the point behind the quote is if you don’t try new things you will never know what is waiting for you.

She is a great support to me and a great ally to have in the blogging world. She is a true giver xx

Doubts

“There have to be new words
to explain new worlds.”
Toba Beta,

WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS QUOTE?

I love the simplicity and power of this quote. We share much in common. Technology has made the world appear smaller. we come into contact with more people who have a different way of doing things.  We need to use different words to explain or teach or learn about ourselves and new parts of the world that we discover.

Look at what a loss it be would have if there was no pig Latin in the world  – had to get one in there.

I’m trying out something different. A new challenge. This for me is about changing my style and approach, pushing me to do more and become stronger in my thinking and my writing. I did NaNoWriMo last November and I  had to push myself harder than I ever have with writing fiction- based on what I know.

I have a half-finished draft for a book. It’s more than I had in October 2015. See?  it needs tons of work but it is there. I have worked.

The Blogging from A-Z April challenge starts in April.  This challenge requires a different writing approach. I’m writing about something that has the power to grab hold of my emotions and make me cry, get angry,  make me want to scream.

Expectations

“If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?”
Jodi Picoult   

WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE?

I don’t know about you but I expect only the best from myself. I do this and I set myself up to fail or I am shocked when I succeed.  Can you believe that a lot of people who’s aims and expectations are to succeed when we do succeed -this is the one thing that terrifies them? SUCCESS.

We all have expectations and they have a habit of reflecting yourself and your expectation in other peoples eyes.

Now not only do you have expectations but you interpret that everyone has these expectations of you. Not necessarily true.

It is scary when someone decides to lean on you for survival

Someone you love  gets ill

You suddenly start achieving your goals and you have finally got peoples attention. EEEK. Now what? you feel under-qualified

You have to get Triple A+’s on your exams or papers

You need to blow your work targets through the roof

 Work like a demon,Get into shape and look like a boss on your wedding day  😀

The list is endless.

This quote reminds me to do only what I can. I don’t want to lose myself in ‘I shoulda and I coulda’s

I don’t want to ever have to wear a mask again. I’m transparent ,what you see is what you get. I like being this way.

There is more than something going on inside me but I and you need to be kind to yourself.

Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

Follow Great Footsteps Unity

“As a bee sips nectar from many flowers and make a hive from honey,so that not one drop can claim, ‘I am from this flower or that’. All creatures, though one, do not realize they are one.” Upanishads (c1000 BC) #FollowGreatFootsteps

WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE:

This week terrorism dominated the head lines in the news.  Still trying to further their warped and chaotic quest to divide people. This is a simple reminder that we all bleed, we all are born the same way, we eat ,sleep and all have to take a crap. We are more similar in spite of our differences. Remember this. It is Easter. Some may not celebrate it but it is a time for coming together.

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Have a great Easter. 🙂

Follow Great Footsteps Spirituality

” When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” – Chinese proverb #FollowGreatFootsteps

 

 

WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE?

The way I interpret this proverb is not only do we need to look after our bodies with good nourishing food but we need to nurture our spirit too. Flowers in nature  are a beautiful reminder of how  to  take care of yourself =properly. It reminds us of the power of nurturing our body and spirit. If you take the time to be kind to yourself, like a flower you will blossom into something beautiful ,alive-  physically and spiritually. You will be in synch. Do you look at the meaning in another way?

*RE FRESH* If you have a cool quote/proverb/folk tale or anything inspirational or unique you want to share. Pop in in the comments section of this post. I will post it and paste a link directing people to  the source of the quote -YOU  and YOUR BLOG  🙂

Follow Great Footsteps Determination

WOW!  Thank you -The lovely Mary Cathleen Clark  – author of  ‘Building castles in the air’ blog has shared this thought provoking quote. -.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unregarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Quote by Calvin Coolidge

Please go check Mary out. If you like poetry and fiction.  She is currently working on a paranormal book. I love reading supernatural themed books if you do too,her blog is for you. Here is a quote from her about  page.

“Music . . . poetry . . . prose–I believe all are connected, and all are food for the soul. The world would be a dull place without them.”

Mary Cathleen Clark 

 

 

Gratitude

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward #FollowGreatFootsteps 

WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE?

It’s straight forward. I went to   bed last night feeling not enough.

Not talented enough.

Successful enough.

Smart enough.

Think of a bucket full of negative thoughts- it had my name on it. I went to bed to shut out my ‘not enough s’ – I didn’t want to hear it.

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I do have enough and I am enough.

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  • My Ma and my partner and me have worked hard on what is going to be a beautiful wedding day

  • I have the strength in my body to do the things I want. My body never lets me down

  • My mind is able to think, express and help me do things like write and blog

  • I wake up each day and I have at least one new person reaching out to me through my blog and making new connections – I find it mind blowing. I reach back

  • In my real life I have people to share good times and bad times with and people who reach out to little old me

  • I get to volunteer for causes close to my heart and go on training sessions

  • I also am getting the chance to do training sessions on become an on-line moderator with #SickNotWeek soon

  • I get so much feedback from each person who notices me in this vast blog-sphere

  • I’m able to relate and empathise and feel and express my feelings with no shame

  • My partner makes me a cup of coffee every morning

  • My beautiful daughter is the most compassionate, funny, smart little four year old I know and she LOVES me.

  • People accept me for who I am and I do the same whole heartedly

  • People on-line and off put their trust in me and I will never betray them

  • I get to learn everyday in the real world and my blogging world

These are just a few reasons why I am blessed.  So thank you..

I take notice of every action expressed. I don’t forget. I feel part of a community on here. I love getting to know such an array of different personalities and the blogs you put out here. I love where I am in my my life and how it is moving forward in a way that I am at peace with.

So that’s it. I’m just a grateful weed who turned her face to the sun and blossomed because of the people in my on line life and my real life.

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Follow Great Footsteps -Fresh

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start,anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” -ANONYMOUS #FollowGreatFootsteps

WHY HAVE I CHOOSING THIS QUOTE?

It’s Monday. A  start of a new week. We are officially into the second day of Spring in the U.K. and what better time  to take control of your own life and destiny by making sure that the outcome of whatever situation you are in is in your hands. Like the quote says you can’t look back and start over but you can make the ending pretty spectacular. It is the second day of Spring. Did you start it like you wanted?

No?

Don’t stress – we have  whole season to make sure the ending is something to be proud of. This  should make you feel empowered.

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Thoughts about Happiness

I was once told a really interesting short  folk-tale. It is perfect for today’s inspiration  #FollowGreatFootsteps – although there is a kind of irony in this too.

Why this folk-tale ? Read on.

There is a folk tale about a snake. He was once asked if it could choose would it prefer to have legs.

The snake  tried to ponder this – completely mystified by the question.

Finally it spoke:

“No” it said,

“I am what I am”

So yes. We are what we are. A situation is what it it is. lndeed, life is what it is.

THE MESSAGE – We don’t need to wish for something we don’t have

WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS FOLK-TALE?

I posted  a personal post yesterday, expecting not much of a response and I have been blown away from all the comments from all of you. It further confirms how important and rewarding it is to be who you are . No masks are needed.

I hope you can see the irony in this  this folk -story in connection with  #FollowGreatFootsteps in it’s full context 😀

Don’t be shy 😀 Share what makes you tick and makes you think about your own place in this world 🙂  Connect .

Follow Great Footsteps Overcoming fear

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky    #FollowGreatFootsteps 

Why have I chosen this quote?

I’ve put myself in a new position. I’m challenging myself. Going on a new adventure and not really sure where is will take me or  what will happen. I think this quote is cool because it sums up what I’m feeling.

I’m scared of starting something new but at the same time I’m not going to not do it, because  I know I am not the first person  who has tried something new. I know many   people have   tried new things and have  conquered their fears.

It’s not impossible. So into the unknown I venture. 🙂

I’m also super proud of myself for taking part in pretty heavy ( 12 hours in total)’ peer led facilitating  support group’ training this week. I know that when I venture into unknown territory these days, I am successful in what I do and that is  a pretty awesome  feeling .