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To ‘DO’ or to ‘BE’…now that’s a good question for Black Friday?

What a great post for Black Friday! Emotionsoflife2016 certainly got me thinking!

Just take a moment to consider…are you a ‘DOer’ or do you try to simply ‘BE‘?

I think it’s not easy to simply ‘BE‘ I think DOing can be easier.  Would you agree?

I think we often busy ourselves ‘DOing’ things to avoid ‘BEing’ there for ourselves or others. Have you ever made yourself busy ‘DOing to avoid thinking about the challenges or issues you have faced?  Well I certainly have!

Maybe the BEST BLACK FRIDAY commodity we could invest in is…

Taking time to ‘BE‘…
BE ourselves; BE gentle and kind to ourselves and others,

BE truely present; BE in the moment with ourselves and with others, giving of our undivided attention,

BE kind; think before we speak, say a kind word and avoid words that restrain or disempower ourselves or others,

  • then our ‘DOing’ will truly ‘BE‘ special, empowering and transformative!


I would love you to stop in and share your thoughts with me. I guarantee a warm Irish welcome!

Marie x



“The Way to do is to be.” ― Lao Tzu Indeed!!! WE must DO before we can BE. I am curious to read what you guys have to say about this quote, and don’t forget to read the “Tao Te Ching” Stay bless and thank you for your continues support, LOVE YOU ALL. Leave […]

via Philosophy #159 — emotionsoflife2016

At the MERCY of…


Everyday is a lottery and I think we win that lotto each and every time we open our eyes to face a new day.  Now we all know there are no givens in life and some days are tougher than others so…

if your day didn’t go to plan today, take heart…

because you are in charge of your thoughts and you are at the MERCY of…no one, not one single person, only yourself! Be kind to yourself, hug yourself, you are your best lotto!

Merci! Thanks for reading!


Marie x



As simple as ABC but don’t forget D!


A…accepting who you are as being ‘good enough’ in this moment but always wanting to achieve to your full potential.

B…begin, you can’t achieve any goal without taking that first scary step into the unknown.

C…commit to being happy, everything else will follow.

D…do it all over again tomorrow!

Much love,


Fantastic Day Flashback!



Simply peeling vegetables for home-made soup, listening to a compilation of 80’s songs, my legs are wanting to dance and I can only resist for a few minutes but best of all…my mind, thoughts and emotions are also dancing! Dancing and remembering, Nick Heyward and Haircut 100.

I’ll say it again…it’s the simple pleasures in life that mean the most! Fantastic Day! 

I hope you dance along and enjoy a fantastic day also!

Much love,

Marie x



via Daily Prompt: Panacea

Panacea…I had to look up its meaning and found out that it means…

“something that will make everything about a

situation better”

…I wonder if just even for today, I could buy 1 get 1 free!



Reflection is key to learning! For what it’s worth these are my thoughts on this thought provoking post. Check out Alyssa’s insights at Fightmsdaily’s post.


Alyssa’s post is hugely reflective and full of introspection. She reflects on ‘boundaries’ and ‘acceptance’ two topics which influence us daily. I think her post will be so helpful to anyone who beats themselves up and do not accept that they are good enough as they are.

It sounds like she has gained great insights about herself by taking time to look back over recent events. Life is full of boundaries. Speed limits and recipes, for example, all have boundaries for our safety and welfare. Exceeding these might be exciting and sometimes bring personal growth but they can also have consequences.

While on an introductory course to counselling skills I took away one ‘gem’…that was ‘Awareness is key’.

Learning to know your own body and then really as Alyssa says ’embrace and accept’ it as doing its best is not an easy place to reach but her post tells of that new level of awareness. It’s not a cop out, it’s not lazy, it’s ok to function within your capability and not try to be somebody else. It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help, it is the very opposite in fact, a sign of strength, self-respect and self-care. When we truly know ourselves and allow ourselves to be ourselves, then we really can empathise with and support others! Thanks for a thought provoking post Alyssa! Much love, Marie x

We all need a day that we sleep in and then continue to rest for an entire day! Today is my day to do all of that. I actually sleep in this morning, well until one of my precious cats decided it was a good time to jump in my face to wake me up, […]

via Very Restful Saturday! — Fightmsdaily

Mahon Falls

When I was a child my dad often drove us to the beautiful Mahon Falls Visit Mahon Falls for a Sunday day out. We always had a picnic and lots of fun!

Today the Falls were as beautiful as ever and brought back so many happy memories.   However, our visit was bitter sweet as I drove my dad and mum to Mahon Falls. My dad has Dementia and my mum has many health concerns and is a kidney transplant patient.  I feel blessed to have parents who have always loved me and my brothers and sisters, our spouses and children. They always have, and still do try their best everyday!

Together we can do anything…keep going at all costs! And just love each other!

In the eye of the storm!

Tonight we are literally stranded on an island waiting for Hurricane Ophelia to move in over us and our fate is in her hands!


A red weather alert has been announced for the whole country. Hopefully Ophelia will blow her worst before she reaches our costal counties and we won’t find ourselves in the eye of the storm!


Artwork by the very beautiful and talented Katie O’R., a name to keep an eye out for in the very near future!


The following is an extract from The Irish Times…

…Only 15 hurricanes have passed within 200 nautical miles of the Azores since scientific monitoring began in 1851.

“This one [Hurricane Ophelia] is very unusual in that it has come just slightly westwards but it has taken a direct tack northwards,” Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack said.

Making its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, the (previously) category three storm is the most powerful hurricane this far east of the United States on record. Parts of Ireland and the UK are due to experience the tail end of the hurricane on Monday.

Met Éireann meteorologist Deirdre Lowe said the hurricane was unusual “in that it has developed so far east”.

it is unheard of for a hurricane to form this far east in the Atlantic and then take a south-to-north track directly across Ireland

Unroll your life.

To unroll your life, you have to open it first.

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Our amazing son on work experience

I wonder what’s waiting to be discovered!

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