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I Believe In.... [Monday Mojo & Magic]

When it comes down to tin-tacks... what do you believe in?

What would be your frittered down essence of belief?

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Mary Oliver. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

I mention mine over on my about page... but this gorgeous quote, (stumbled upon over here on Meghan's most beautiful site) prompted me to dust them off again and share them here.

I Believe:

  • In cradling gently, and letting go.
  • In a soft heart, with stable boundaries.
  • Creativity + a curious mind = awesomeness.
  • Real books beat E-books hands down.
  • Every moment is mine to make the most of.
  • Making stuff soothes the soul....
  • So does music and dance.
  • Cats have eyes that see inside your heart.
  • Hugs are good medicine....
  • So is volunteering!
  • Magic is possible, it just depends on your definition.
  • I have all I need, and it's within me.
  • The best is yet to come.

Listing my beliefs out helped me get re-acquainted with myself and the things I love... and it felt good to be me!

Happy Monday, Daydreamers... what do you believe in?

May your mojo and magic be with you this week.

Linda. xox

PS. I'm adding this post to One Mother Hen's Open Slather, Microblog Mondays, and Life This Week!

PPS. If you love the above quote too, you can download and print it right here. No strings.




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Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

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Play Is The Highest Point of Research [Monday Mojo + Magic]

Play is the highest point of research. Albert Einstein. Picture quote from Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

Albert Einstein has penned so many of my favourite quotes, and I seem to discover more and more as time goes on.

I ran across this one the other day, and loved it!

This Monday, I'm reminding myself that play is not inconsequential in the maelstrom of our lives... it can encourage insight, expand ideas, spark creativity, lead to pure joy, embed memories, drive out stress, and replenish our draining wells of energy.

For me, play is the simplest form of enjoyment, and the best way to tend to my inner child (before she throws a tantrum in the form of burnout and exhaustion).

This week, I'm going to find time to play.... even if I have to schedule it in like an appointment in my diary.

What are you going to do this week to give yourself a boost?

Happy Monday, Daydreamers...

May your mojo + magic be with you this week.

*I'm adding this post to Open Slather over on One Mother Hen, to Life this Week on Denyse Whelan's lovely blog... oh, and Micro Blog Mondays too!

Linda. xox

PS. You can download the quote above right here.




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE



You Don't Have A Soul.... (Introducing Monday Mojo & Magic)!

Dearest Daydreamers,

Welcome to my inaugural Monday Mojo & Magic post!

Over on my original blog of years ago, I used to have a regular Monday slot called 'Monday Mojo', and I'm bringing it back with a little magic attached!

I plan to make Mondays a time for a micro burst of inspiration... a lovely way to start the week with some mystery, intrigue, a stimulating question, or a beautiful quote.

I also get to add each post to Microblog Mondays as appropriate!!

Here's the first one...

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. C.S.Lewis. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com.au

I'm a big fan of C.S. Lewis, both his books for children (which I devoured when I was a youngster), and adults. I spent many a lovely hour on the other side of the lamp post in the land of Narnia, and his adult book 'That Hideous Strength' is still an intriguing read whenever I re-visit it.

I also love many of his quotes, including this one...


'You don't have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body.'

For me it's a simple reminder that there's more to all of us than meets the eye. The depths of the human soul cannot be pigeon-holed. We are, each of us, more than our physical parts; and more than we could ever explain.

You can download a PDF of this lovely quote right here - no strings!

Happy Monday!

May your mojo be with you and your magic come alive. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com.au

Linda. xox

PS. You can read more Monday Microblogs for today here.




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE



Witness Your Week - A Free Gratitude Journal For You

Gratitude has played a huge part in the way I've lived my life over the last few years. Between learning how to let go of things as required, and being grateful for all the ordinary moments I'm so lucky to experience, I've become more content.

Even through times of incredible hardship, loss and strain, I've found simple things to be grateful for.

I make it a point to stop multiple times a day, look around, and give thanks for the things I have. Whether it be at work, at home, or while I'm out and about, I've so much to be thankful for. My friends, my colleagues, a job that provides me satisfaction and challenges. A work office that overlooks a lake, a small but incredibly cozy place to live, loving relationships, a quirky cat, books to read, food in my pantry... the list goes on and on.

I may not be rich, but I have enough to eat out now and again, go to the pictures, see a popular local band, keep up this website, buy new clothes when I need them, and pay my bills.

Compared to many around the world, this is a life of unfathomable richness.

Putting my earnings into www.globalrichlist.com was truly eye-opening. I make a good living by many standards, but I'm certainly nowhere near wealthy by the standards in my country. I come from a 'working class' family, and I guess I'd probably be considered 'middle class' now. I'm frugal, spend my money carefuly (experiences over things), and focus on my goals.

Checking out Global Rich List, scrolling through the info once I'd put in my amount, and reading about the rest of the world, was humbling. This little exercise will take you only a few moments. I encourage you to give it a go.

Another site I've found incredibly inspiring is www.365grateful.com. Watching the video about Amy was heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time. Take a few minutes and see how a regular gratitude practice can change your life. Amy's video is the one on the right under 'stories.' You may need a box of tissues.

I also find writing down the things that I'm grateful for embeds and solidifies my feelings of gratitude. And, I've created this little Gratitude Journal called 'Witness Your Week' for you to try the practice yourself!

There's a months worth of pages below, for you to give it a try!

I hope you like them.

I've added this post to 'Open Slather' too!

The 'Witness Your Week Gratitude Journal' is now available for free in The Garden of Gratitude.

Linda. xox




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE