Thursday, 21 May 2009

Affirmations Work!

Hi all. It's a long post today as I have lots of little bits to share, a lovely layout, an other of my oops moments, a site to check out and a little gift. Loads of things!

What do you think of this gorgeous page? I love it!! Kim from Kim's Scrapping sent it to me using the Mary, Mary Kit and pictures of Lilly and Charlie. Kim is a wonderful designer and scrapper as well as being a very good friend. Thank you Kim for yet an other beautiful page for Lilly's album. This pages says it all about Charlie and Lilly...friends fur-ever. Great word art!

Friends Fur-Ever

Now, my oops moment. I really need to stop having these before they lock me up or stop me going out alone!!

This is how it happened.......

On days when I'm feeling under par, or just plain unsure I affirm. I can hear you asking "You what?".  No, it's not some weird and wonderful strange habit! As if I have strange habits!! What I do is pick a phrase, sentence or similar that describes how I want to feel, not how I do feel and repeat it...over and over and over again! Yes, it's monotonous but it works for me. A real mood changer.

Yesterday I felt a bit wishy washy and not in the mood for, the answer was to pick a phrase and change my mood. The ideal group of words was "I'm happy and bright and the day is just right". Ok, I didn't say it would be poetry..just a phrase. Of I went walking to the chemist to pick up my sons prescription.

"I'm happy and bright and the day is just right" I repeated silently in my head as I walked. I don't really think about the phrase as I do it. I just repeat it parrot fashion...I sort of brain wash myself into being positive. But........(yes, I know..with me there is ALWAYS a but) what I didn't realise was the quiet path wasn't as deserted as I thought.

The path runs alone the road but behind a lovely deep bed of shrubs. It felt quite pleasant...... it was being to work!!! I was at the end of the path near the chemist, when out of nowhere a cheery voice said "You're a real little ray of sunshine my dear". My ears perked up and for a brief moment I thought I was hearing disembodied voices. I have to admit it sent a chill up my spine, until I turned around and saw the elderly man behind me. Thank goodness, it was a real person!

He looked me in the eye and grinned "I'm happy and bright and the day is just right". What!! He knew my phrase!! I was this guy a mind reader or worse still...the chill was back, big time!! I think he must have noticed the panic flit across my face and my flaring nostrils because he gave a chuckle and told me that he had walked behind me down the path, listening to my chant. Nothing weird, just my large mouth letting me down again!! I had been saying it out loud!!

He was a lovely old gent and we shared a laugh when I explained my phrase for the day. But before we went our separate ways he said he hoped the phrase worked for me as it certainly had for him! Lol!! Now that's what I call a result...two happy people!!

A site for you to visit is Glynis's Photoblog. She very kindly invited me to post some of my photographs on it and I was delighted to join in. I picked some pictures that were taken on my forest walks last year showing some of the animals and plants I encountered. Glynis's blog is a great place to pick up some free photo images, all copyright free. The site is in aid of charity so if you like the images and decided to use any of them you can donate if you want...but it's not compulsory as all images are free to use.

Those of you who have stuck with me and are still reading, thank you!! It's a long one I know, but you will not go's gift time. Today it's one that is for Personal, S4H and Commercial use. It's little flowers with a string edge. The download incudes the example borders, 4 coloured examples, a Psd grayscale file and a Psd flower have fun and be creative!!


You can download them here at 4shared

or here at Media Fire

Well, it's getting late and so I'm off to get some rest. Take care and see you soon.


txbubbles said...

Love the "affirm" story! I think I would have been pulling out the pepper spray!
Thanks so much for sharing these terrific flowers!

Michele said...

LOL at your story once again!!! lol

Thank you for the cute flowers!!! Gotta love flowers!! lol :-)

tajicat said...

Cute story! Pretty LO. The photos you posted on that are wonderful! Thanks so much for the cute flowers! :)

Keryn said...

Well my day is now merry & bright and just right thanks June. I just love your blog. Thanks so much for the flowers - a brightener for the day too. Hugs, Keryn

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Tammy Dunlap said...

I LOVE your story very cute and made me smile!

vicky said...

I feel good too reading your story!

thanks for the flowers!!

God bless you always...

Elaine said...

Oh June, I just love reading your blog, you always brighten my day, & i read every word. Love the pics of Liliy & Charlie!

Designed by K said...

See just as we discussed, you made someone smile :) I did too! Thanks so much for the lovely gift June, I hope you enjoyed your visit with Lilly today :)

Mac's Wifey said...

a great story! It made be laugh and i need a saying like that too for days like I had today.

Chris Allport said...

You've certainly brightened my day.

Thank you so much for the lovely flowers.

Lots of luv


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angelfaye said...

Thanks June - and for making me feel not so alone! I too affirm - all the time!

makeyesup said...

Cute layout of the little sweeties in your life. Great story too and super that you could so easily make someone elses day by just being yourself. Thanks also for the flowers.

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Glad that you enjoyed the LO June, thanks for the nice words. Loved your story, great that you brought a smile to this man's face as well as many more with the telling of the story. :) Thanks for the great flowers.

Yvette said...

What a delightful layout that Kim did for you with Lilly and Charlie.

You not only made that nice gentleman's day you also made my day with that wonderful story.

Thank you for the wonderful freebie and the heart warming story.

xashee's corner said...

i do affirmations daily! :) CUTE story though! Thank you for sharing your WONDERFUL flowers! Have a FANTASTIC Holiday weekend! :)

Susie2shoes said...

Such cute flowers June, thank you. In the past, when I had collected my children from school at the end of the week. We would pull onto the drive, turn of the engine, turn to each other and shout at the top of our voices. "It's the weekend". It's been some years now since we did this. The other day I was around my neighbours house and he mentioned that he used to listen out for our weekly ritual. He said that being retired was great, but that every day seems like the next. But listening to us, made him look forward to the weekends again!

Have a great weekend

ps Just a quick note about genealogy. How does one learn how to decipher Latin on the old parish records. Perhaps a doctor could help, or do they no longer write the script in this old language?

eilajean said...

What a truly delightful story. So you covered your own mood - and had a random (although unintentional) act of kindness. And that man will remember you. I love it.

Thanks for the bits, they are very cute!

Have an awesome day June!


suruha said...

I learned about affirmations a while ago and do it, myself, quite often. My favorite phrase is, "And, it came to pass...." Thank god it didn't come to stay! Ha-Ha! Silly I know, but, it reminds me that most everything that happens, passes, sooner or later.
Life goes on.
We always mannage, no matter what, it seems. It may not be on 'our' terms, but, we do seem to always manage.
Will this matter next week or month?
I use these all the time. I like the one you used. Apparently, so did the elder gentleman. A friend tells her self, "I am a princess! I deserve nice things and times." If nothing else, it is a positive thing. Positivity RULES! LOL

The flowers are so cute. How adaptable they will be. Thank you!

A big hug for you, June,


John_n_Tascha_Piatt said...

cute flowers - love the story :)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Thank you!!
hugs from spain!


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Glynis said...

Love the story! Love the Scrap page and love the mention, thanks June!

Made by Mandy said...

I have left an award on my blog for you, link as below.

Lemonade Stand Award

Lvy said...

Thank you for this wonderful gift !!!!

Ruth said...

Thank you sooooooooo much for sharin your stories with me. You have no idea how they cheer me up. I missed being here all week so I am very far behind but there is no way I'd miss reading every word you post. God Bless You, Hun because you truly are a "ray of sunshine".

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good Morning:)
Thank you soo much for sharing your stories with us.I really enjoy reading them.:)
What a fantastic layout too!
Thank you so much for all you share!


karen (karooch from scraps of mind) said...

A great story June. I am also a fan of affirmations. They can really affect your attitude and I believe your attitude has a strong effect on the outcomes in your life.

Love the idea that you were affirming for two!

Dorothy said...

A wonderful way to smile..and feel better.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and more smiles.

Dorothy from grammology

Chris said...

ROFL... oh you are one of the funniest ladies I have ever had the pleasure to know :)
I just love your stories they always make me smile and brighten my day.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend
Chris xx

p.s. thanks for the flowers off to download them now :)

Sara said...

TFS. :)

llp said...

I am more than a month late to comment so I don't know if you'll see this. I just found your blog yesterday. This story is so touching, it has made another person happy... me. It is the kind of thing I used to read in my Dad's Reader's Digest as I flipped through just reading the little bits of interest at the bottom of the pages. Thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing your time and talent.