Tuesday, 17 March 2015

I have a dream….


I have a dream that today you’ll wake up and know that you are loved.

I have a dream that today you’ll wake up and know you are amazing, you are outstanding, that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

I have a dream that today you’ll take a good look at yourself in the mirror and see that you are beautiful, handsome, and truly remarkable.

I have a dream that today you’ll stop judging your body, your image, your life off what the world thinks you should be and you’ll start to see who you are and you my dear are wonderful.

I have a dream that today you’ll see you're imperfectly perfect, you are one of a kind, you are unique.

I have a dream that today you’ll see the power you have inside you, power that can do things beyond your imagination, power to do amazing good, power to change the world for the better.

I have a dream that today you’ll realise that you’ve got this, you can do it, you can succeed, you can make a difference, that life is worth it, this won’t last forever, you do have a choice.

I have a dream that today you’ll believe in my dream and make it a reality.

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Just listen


My beautiful friend is having troubles in life at the moment and she’s turned to me for support. Straight away I went into rescue mode – How can I fix this for her? How can I take the pain away? What can I say to make her feel better?

My ever wise husband said to me: “What help would you want if you were her?”

I replied: “Someone to listen to me”

Listening is such an easy thing to do, yet all of us are guilty of not listening enough. We want to help, fix, take away, we don’t allow for time, feelings, process because we want to have a solution now and move on, we don’t want to wait.

Last year when I went through my own troubles all I wanted was someone to just listen to me, sit with me while I grieved, hold my hand, I didn’t want words, I wanted to be heard, without judgement, without solution.

We need to be careful when we speak and make the right judgement because a misplaced word at the wrong time can cause only more pain, which I really learnt last year, people that meant well and loved me said what sounded like the cruellest things in those tender moments.

As the saying goes we have 2 ears and 1 mouth so listen twice as much as you speak. So next time someone comes to you with a problem – listen – you'll be surprised what you might hear.

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