MY PASSION – THE OCEAN
Today is my last day in beautiful Northumberland after my family & I have spent a much needed few days away to escape the daily grind and re charge our batteries. I’ve woken up earlier than everyone else and I’m sitting looking out of our hotel room window at the ocean.
There’s nothing I love more when I’m away than waking up to an ocean view, I find it peaceful, soothing and it is definitely good for the soul.
Having spent many years working as a dancer on Cruise Ships, I loved meeting so many interesting people from all walks of life, however being with people 24/7 could be tiring at times and my escape was to go to the very back of the ship on top deck where it was quiet, sit with a coffee and read my book whilst looking out at the stunning Caribbean Sea. It was my own private time, my escape, my haven and I loved those moments. The soothing sight of the waves rippling as the propellers cut through them, the sun glistening on the stunning turquoise water and me lost in a good book with a gentle breeze on my face. It cleared my mind and was good for my soul.
I’ve watched stunning sun rises & sun sets over the ocean which is a sight to behold and I’ve also seen that beautiful turquoise sea turn into a black onyx when you look out at night and see the moonlight glistening across the water.
Today as I look out its a little grey and misty and certainly not the turquoise delight of the Caribbean but it still soothes me somehow. My family are all still fast asleep and there’s something quite special about being awake before everyone else and having these few moments to gaze out and see the seagulls and a ship in the distance as the sun starts to peep through the clouds.
Sitting looking out at the ocean will always be my happy place, I now feel calm, rested and ready to take on the day xx
IT’S GOOD TO BE KIND
In the wake of the tragic terror attacks we’ve had over the last few years, one of the things that stands out for me the most is seeing the kindness people of the general public show one another in the face of adversity.
Being kind and considerate is about taking a little time to think how others might be feeling, showing empathy to their situation and how your behaviour towards them can make a positive impact.
To put kindness in to practice you must consider a few points
💗Anticipate what others might need
💗Be considerate of others in public
💗Listen to friends problems without relating everything to yourself, no one likes to hear ‘yes when that happened to me’ when they’re pouring their heart out
💗Don’t worry about what to say to someone who is experiencing hard times, never avoid them because you don’t know what to say. Real friends don’t always need words they just need to know you’re there for them
💗Don’t monopolise every day conversations, ask others how they’re feeling and how their families are too etc
💗Spare a little thought of people who are lonely or unwell
💗Small thoughtful gifts or cards can mean the world to someone from time to time.
💗Likewise taking a cooked meal or a home baked cake for someone who has been unwell or just had a baby is always greatly appreciated and shows you’ve thought about them.
💗Be punctual and don’t cancel on people unless it is extremely urgent. Being respectful of other peoples time is imperative, one of the most inconsiderate things you can do is act like your time is more important than theirs. Likewise, cancelling on someone at the last minute shows no thought for them and what they have had to organise to meet up with you. Good friends never let other friends down.
Two quotes come to mind, the first from the Disney film ‘Cinderella’
‘Have Courage & Be Kind’
The second was The Dalai Lama, when asked for his philosophy of life, he just said simply ‘Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible’
HELLO MAY 2019
Gosh, I’ve been so busy recently that its almost the middle of May and I’ve not posted a blog post in ages! Work will hopefully be getting a little calmer soon so I can get back to blogging more regularly.
Sadly Easter is over for another year and what a lovely time it’s been. Lots of quality time with family and friends plus a mum and daughter trip to London for Isabelle and me. A week off work worked wonders and allowed me some much needed time to recharge my batteries. I’ve now got a busy month ahead starting with a production of ‘Cats’ the musical that I’ve choreographed so it’s back to it with a vengeance.
FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH
- A fantastic girly trip to London for Isabelle and me
- Watching one of my past pupils is the musical Mamma Mia in London’s West…
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