Let Them Go …

You know those people,
The ones that shine.
Happy vibes glowing,
Making you feel fine.
Surround yourself with them.

We all deserve to feel brilliant.
To bring out our very best.
And those beautiful souls are out there.
You’ll have no time to feel depressed.

Those who nag you and criticise,
You should let them go.
There’s no place for them in your life.
The seed is planted and now you grow.

Learn and laugh and absorb the joy
Keep the right people near.
Then be that warm light for others,
Another feel good pioneer.

Happy artwork from @ingelook.rus

Laughter…

As long as you can make them laugh
Even in the darkest times,
You’re going to make life better
Helping ease the steepest climbs.

Every person in this world
Has suffered loss and pain.
Has lain defeated in the dust
Not caring to move again.

It might seem inappropriate
It might feel really wrong,
But laughter is the medicine
We need as life goes on.

Holding hands and giving hugs
And smiling through the tears.
Be the one, hold out your hand,
The world needs more volunteers.

Artist @aannies.world

Joy

Search for joy everywhere,
Search for joy every day.
When you think that there is none,
And your time for joy is done,
And you can’t even find a reason now to stay.
Relax yourself and close your eyes,
Take a deep breath and chill.
Let it all out, yes, everything
And make yourself calm and still.
Now imagine all those things you love,
Flowers, fields and trees.
Birds chirping merrily,
Washing drying in the breeze.
The sun on your face and ice cream,
Whichever flavour you choose.
The sound of the waves and laughter,
Playing with surfboards and beach canoes.
The excitement felt at Christmas,
Meeting up with family and friends.
Watching classic movies with mince pies,
Anything your Netflix recommends.
All these things are out there,
And many many more.
But joy plays with you and sometimes hides
In places you don’t look anymore.
But when you finally see it,
And it overwhelms despair,
You’re going to begin to live again,
You’re not going anywhere.

Joy is always there.

Photographer- @eyecapturethecastle

Belong If You Must..

Just accept that you don’t have to belong.
To any religion, to any group of friends, to any gender, any culture.
You just have to be happy with yourself.
At home in your own skin, at home with your own morals, certain in your own beliefs.
Happy in your own company.
Belong if you must, if it feels like comfort.
But just know that you matter and you must make your own choices whilst respecting the decisions of others.
Over everything be kind. Always.

Artist @catrin_welzstein

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day…

Rome wasn’t built in a day, they say
Some things just take more time.
The bigger your goals and the grander your dreams
Means a far higher mountain to climb.

But take that first step on your journey,
Don’t worry about the speed or the pace.
Do it one hundred percent in your own time
You’re the only one running this race.

You will get to the top of that mountain,
If you don’t decide to turn back or to quit.
Sometimes you’ll run, sometimes you’ll walk
And sometimes it’s OK just to sit.

Just keep going with eyes on the summit
Enjoy every lesson you learn on the way.
The successes, the failures, every little bit,
As they say, Rome wasn’t built in one day.

Beautiful artwork by Bob Ross

Discovery

She dreamt of being famous
Of being a household name.
Of finally being discovered
And receiving critical acclaim.

Getting to practice every day
The very thing she adored.
Passion shining from within
She could not be ignored.

Her life would change, she’d be complete
She’d have houses, friends and cars.
Spending every day loving life
Full of sparkle, fizz and stars.

But as she lies there dreaming,
Life goes on right through it.
The one thing she didn’t realise,
Was she’d actually have to do it.

The first step is the dream stage,
Seeing it in your head.
The next stage is the work part,
Just getting out of bed.

She spent all her life just thinking it,
But never saw it through.
You have time to turn it all around,
And that’s exactly what you’ll do!

Please do ❤️

For the beautiful artwork check out @luniakmonika

You Will See It…

Fluffy Slippers

Happiness can be simple
And found in the smallest things
Not everyone needs to spend too much,
We don’t have to feast like kings.

You will find it in an autumn day
Dog walking in the rain
Splashing about in puddles
Down a quiet country lane.

You will see it in your children
When they make you proud
When you hug them and they hug you back
And declare their love out loud.

You will feel it in clean cotton sheets
That smell floral and divine
You’ve shaved your legs and moisturised
And had two mugs of wine.

You will love it on a Friday night
Meeting mates down at the pub.
Catching up with gossip
Then dad dancing at the club.

Grabbing your favourite book
And snuggling up in a fleece.
Hot chocolate in a massive cup
Enjoying blissful peace.

All it takes is a little thought
Just think outside the box.
Grab your dressing gown, a G&T
And your favourite fluffy socks.

As Long As You’re Happy…

How many years of your life will you spend wishing you were someone else?
Wishing you were taller
Wishing you were stronger
Your hair should be straighter
Your eyelashes longer.

How much time will it take to realise that you are just beautifully you?
You are so special
The only one in this world
You don’t have to straighten your hair
Or get your eyelashes curled,
If you don’t want to.

The people who matter, if you’re really wise
Will speak with much love
Shining out from their eyes.

They don’t see your imperfections
And you won’t see theirs.
As long as you’re happy
Neither one of you cares.

Open up all your closed doors
Let everyone come in
Be rid of insecurities
So your best life can begin.

Life’s not all about
Being a look alike Elle Macpherson
It’s all about being you
You most incredible person.

Piece By Piece

Street art and two girls having lunch chatting.

Remember that day when we met on a Monday and it rained.
And I was depressed, full of anger, but you, full of hope, you never complained.
And to me the world seemed so grey, so bleak.
You held my hand so tightly, you just let me speak.


Then piece by piece you put it all back together.
Happiness isn’t about money or weather.
It’s about intangible feelings, love and contentment.
Leaving the past where it is, letting go of resentment.
Then we laughed and you said “let’s get some chips”
Just like we used to when we were just kids.
We dined in such splendour, the chips were my treat.
Giving thanks by the goddess at the end of the street.

Photo by Philip Allen 🙏

Don’t Forget to Laugh

It’s raining hard, the day is grey

You’ve chores to do and bills to pay.

But don’t forget to laugh.

You’ve been dieting for that important date,

But the scales are saying you put on weight.

But don’t forget to laugh.

You dropped your phone, you heard it smash,

It doesn’t help that you’re out of cash.

But don’t forget to laugh.

Anything can happen to you my friend,

But you’ll see the humour in the end.

As long as you keep breathing

And your heart continues beating,

You’re still around and living on,

Whilst others have already gone.

They would love to laugh.

Artwork by Shelly Wilkerson ❤️