Archive for October, 2015

Time For Life To Be A Hoot Again

Filed in Hope, Inspirational, Joy, Laughter, Life by on October 31, 2015

time for life to be a hoot again. Mercia Tapping

There needs to be balance in life between work, love and play. When life is unbalanced, play is nearly always the first thing to drop off the calendar.

Play is very restorative, remember that and do not feel guilty taking time out for yourself, and laughing at the lighter side of life.

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Birds Of A Feather

Filed in Friends, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 30, 2015

birds of a feather flock together, so choose your friends wisely. Mercia Tapping

Friends can drag you down or just being in their presence can lift you up.

In recent years, I choose my friends more carefully. It is not that I would not stretch my hand out to help a friend in need. Of course I would, and I have been profoundly grateful to friends who have helped me when I was sick.

Rather I would advise you to examine how you feel after you have been in the company of another. Did you feel light hearted, understood or enlivened? Or did you feel that their negative energy pulled you down?

I personally avoid the gossips, the naysayers, the angry and bitter, and those that do not appreciate me. I do not need that in my life, and I dare say you feel the same way.

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Time For A Little Sweetness

Filed in Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 29, 2015

time for a little sweetness to show up in your life. Mercia Tapping

I took this photo through the glass of a pastry shop in the South of France. It really was perfection in sweetness and unbelievably mouth watering. But to me it symbolizes the sweet things in life and I hope those start to show up in your life today.

Even if you are going through tougher times, a little sweetness goes a long way to make life feel easier.

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Forget Looking Back

Filed in Courage, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 28, 2015

forget looking back at the path not taken. focus on the path of the future. Mercia Tapping

We can learn from the past in order for us to be better informed about the path we want to take in the future. But looking back with regret on the decisions or paths we took in the past, and staying looking backwards is not what we need to do.

The only way to live life is to live it going forward and hold the intention that the choices we make will get better and better. There is some truth to “practice makes perfect”.

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Never Think Your Life Is Over

Filed in Courage, Hope, Inspirational, Life, Love, Widow by on October 27, 2015

never think your life is over, you are in between. in between what? that's your choice. Mercia Tapping

I think when bad things happen to us, and goodness knows I had a sackful of them in rapid succession in recent years, it is very tempting to sit down, wail, and think that life is over and you will never be happy again.

This is why I never call myself ” single”. I am widowed and in between great loves in my life. Recognizing that one is in transition and in between, gives one great power to shape the direction of the next chapter of your life.

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Your Work

Filed in Happiness, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 26, 2015

your work needs to be a source of pride each day. Mercia Tapping

Work takes up so much of our daily lives, and I think needs to be a source of pride and satisfaction. Sometimes, the work itself may not be invigorating, but you can create a powerful context in which it gives you great pride.

If this is impossible to find, then it may be time to change jobs, otherwise you are wasting too much of your life. Feeling trapped at a job which gives you no satisfaction, is no way to live life.

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Small Kindesses

Filed in Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 25, 2015

small kindnesses bring large amounts of joy. Mercia Tapping

Little kindnesses shown to each other make such a difference to another’s day. We think sometimes that it has to be a grand gesture, but in fact, it is the little things that count for so much, and indeed do not cost money. Remember that today.

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Look At The Change Of Seasons

Filed in Courage, Happiness, Hope, Inspirational, Joy, Life by on October 24, 2015

look at the change of seasons as heralding joyful changes in your life. Mercia Tapping.

It is all a question of perspective. If life has served you up a few curveballs lately, you can tell yourself that the change in seasons heralds some joyful changes in your life. It is a happier way to live.

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There Are Always Choices

Filed in Courage, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 23, 2015

there are always choices about which road to take in life. Mercia Tapping

There are many events which arrive in our lives, unheralded and unwelcome. We had no choice in what happened to us. But we do have choices in how we deal with those events. Moreover, when you think about it, we make hundreds of choices all day long, only you make them, and no one makes them for you.

When we take responsibility for the choices we make in our lives, it eliminates feeling a victim. And that is the path to internal peace. Choose your own road.

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Embrace The Change Of Seasons

Filed in Cancer, Courage, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on October 22, 2015

embrace the change of seasons. it is part of your journey. Mercia Tapping

Many people have told me recently that they feel a bit melancholy when Fall arrives; indeed for us in the North East while Fall is stunning, it reminds us that winter is on the way. When the changes in season arrive, I take stock and think of the progress I have made in my journey in the last twelve months. I invite you to do the same.

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