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Day 12 of #my21daysofgratitude

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 Day 12 of #my21daysofgratitude

What are YOU grateful for today? There really are so many beautiful reasons to be grateful, and it is so good to focus on as much of them as possible as much of the time as possible! It has been proven that cultivating a daily habit of gratitude can greatly affect our mood, our optimism, our happiness. There are so many ‘distractions’ around us throughout our day, both in our physical environment and our online environment, catching our attention, and inviting us into so many different worlds, whereas, if we can bring our attention into our own world within, and what really brings us joy, what makes our soul shine, what makes our inner being glow with gratitude, we can feel so good! I feel so blessed to be able to share this platform with you, and it is my intention every day to be the joy that I wish to feel, and send this out into the world! I am grateful to be able to have this opportunity to share light, love and joy with you all, I am grateful that you join me here, and I am grateful for the gift of life today and every day, life truly is a gift to be embraced and enjoyed, in all the ups and downs of everyday life. Thank YOU! Have a great and grateful day,

love from me, Marie 



Day 11 of #my21daysofgratitude

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 Day 11 of #my21daysofgratitude

Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life ~ Marci Shimoff, The Secret

What are your three things to be grateful for today? Have you thought about them, or written them down in a Gratitude Journal? Being grateful on a daily basis for even two minutes can totally change your life for the better. Doing this simple exercise every day for 21 days in a row trains your brain to be grateful more naturally, even in difficult circumstances. It is so interesting, it is known to increase optimism and positivity! And when you can focus on what you are grateful for, more things to be grateful for seem to appear, you bring more good things into your life! Gratitude is one of my favourite things to do, and I am so happy that you are joining me on this gratitude journey! Have a great and grateful day,

love from me, Marie 


Day 10 of #my21daysofgratitude

Gratitude always produces magnificent outcomes.

 Day 10 of #my21daysofgratitude

What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it ~ Oprah Winfrey

What three things are you grateful for today? I love that you are joining me for #my21daysofgratitude, and thinking of three new things every day that you are thankful for, and really feeling the appreciation! It is so true, what we focus on seems to become more real in our lives, so you might as well focus on all the goodness! Energy flows where attention goes, so I know that I am choosing to focus my attention on as much goodness as possible as much of the time as possible. I know that life presents challenges for us to work through, but when you can be grateful in as many moments as possible, life transforms into an amazing journey! Have a great and grateful day!

Love from me, Marie 


Day 9 of #my21daysofgratitude

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 Day 9 of #my21daysofgratitude

There are so many beautiful reasons to be grateful.

So, what three things are you thankful for today? Let me know! The happiest people I know are the most grateful people I know. Being grateful puts you in a good mood, no matter what is going on around you or within you. When you can find as many things as possible to be grateful for, you feel good, you feel happy, you feel calm and centred. It is amazing how powerful this one simple exercise is, it can change your life completely. It is worth investing even two minutes every morning, and thinking of three different things that you are grateful for, yes, even two minutes! YOU are worth it!

Love from me, Marie 


Day 8 of #my21daysofgratitude

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 Day 8 of #my21daysofgratitude

So, what three things are you grateful for today? Feel the gratitude, and say Thank You! I am reminded today of how blessed I am, and how precious life really is. Sometimes, I can take things for granted, but everything truly is a gift, from the moment I get up in the morning to the moment I go to bed at night, my prayer is ‘Thank You’. I am grateful for my health, my happiness, my family, my friends, I am grateful for all the goodness that surrounds me. I am grateful for all the goodness that is within me. I am grateful for love, love and more love. I am grateful for it all! … However, this doesn’t mean that life is ‘perfect’ all the time. Being a human being offers us lots of opportunities to grow and evolve into grander versions of ourselves, and a lot of the time, these opportunities may present themselves in the the form of challenges. Now, we can look at these challenges as obstacles to our growth, or we can look at them as opportunities to grow in strength, in love, in courage, in determination, in humility, in peace, in joy. When we look back over our lives, a lot of the time we can say that it was the most challenging times that made us into the people we are today! So, if we can be thankful for everything, I know that it can be difficult, but if we can, then the situation can help us to transform our lives and ourselves and bring us to new levels of existence within ourselves, it can bring us to beautiful places! Yes indeed!

Love from me, Marie 



What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you is nothing compared to what lies within you” … Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any time we hear these three words, a lot of us just want to run, run as far away as possible from them and pretend that we never heard them! These three words can be the scariest words for us because they stop us in our tracks and make us contemplate our lives, what we are doing, where we are going, who we are and who we are becoming! Gulp! If we take a look, are we going to be happy with what we find? Oh dear! Well, how will we know if we don’t take the time to look?! I know that there have been many times in my life that I felt lost and afraid, seeming to wander from moment to moment and staring at the Fear Monster, believing he is real, not being brave enough to look him straight in the eye and say “Hey, I’m not afraid of you any more, I know that you are not real and you are out of here!” Let’s face it, we all know what this feels like. However, if you are willing, with an open heart, to take a chance and spend some time getting to know yourself, I guarantee you will be very pleased with what you find!

So, where would you start to get to know yourself! People can spend so much time looking at others around them, wanting to be like them, wishing they had what others have, trying to imitate them, they know other people better than then know themselves! It’s time to start investing time into who you are, what your gifts and talents are, what your dreams and desires are, what way you wish your life to look like! A lot of people complain about their lives and all the things that are wrong with them but they don’t want to do anything about it! It seems easier to just stay the way it is, it’s too uncomfortable to change! And I know that sometimes life is not easy, but no matter how your life looks like right now, YOU have the ability to define YOUR value, YOU have the ability to define YOUR dreams, YOU have the ability to define YOUR LIFE!

So, are you ready to invest some time into seeing yourself, possibly for the first time in your life, discovering the person that you are meant to be, revealing the REAL YOU?! It takes a commitment to doing this, because you will come up with all the excuses of the day, all the ‘musts’ and ‘shoulds’ that you need to be doing something else, you’re so busy doing things you don’t like doing in order to keep on living and doing the things you don’t like doing. Ask yourself the question “What would I like to do if money were no object”, how would you really enjoy spending your life? Everybody should treat themselves to this kind of contemplation, because this is the key to finding your treasure!

So what type of person do you feel you are, who are YOU? What do you dream off? How does the world benefit from YOUR presence in it? What makes YOU come alive? Make a list of all the things you love about your life and that you are grateful for, what your strengths are, what you love to do, the type of people you like to be around, the kind of career you see yourself thriving in, the experiences you would love to have, the physical environment you enjoy the most! Start to form a vision of what you wish your life to look like, with YOU right in the centre of it!

And when you have defined who you are and what your life represents to you, what your true purpose and calling is, when you have seen it for yourself, RUN towards it and embrace it and watch as your life takes on a whole new meaning! You will start to align yourself with people on your wavelength, you will grow and expand in every moment, you will represent possibilities, you will become the person that you were meant to be! You don’t have to be concerned with pleasing others in this process, you only have to be concerned with BEING YOURSELF!

So, are you ready to take the first step? I would like to invite you to ask yourself the question “WHO AM I?” Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

So until next time,

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Irish Inspirational Writer, Designer, Life Mentor and Dreams Coach


Happy New Day!

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feelin’ good” … Nina Simone

Today is a fresh start, a new beginning, a Happy New Day! In fact, today you have 86,400 new beginnings, because each second offers you this, every moment holds within it the opportunity to start again, to wipe the slate clean and go forth and be the magnificent being that you are here to be! You see, we forget this a lot of the time, and we drift along with all our ‘baggage’ from yesterday and the day before, not willing to let it go, feeling bogged down with previous disappointment and discouragement… well I am inviting you to, right this minute, right now, close your eyes, take a deep breath and make a promise to yourself that YOU ARE GOING TO TREAT YOURSELF TO LIVING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR GIFTS AND YOUR TALENTS, THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING UNIQUE TO OFFER THIS WORLD THAT NOBODY ELSE CAN, THAT YOU MATTER AND THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

You see, your whole life is a representation of how you feel about yourself and what you believe is possible. Anything that anybody has ever achieved has been the result of the individual’s belief in the possibility of it being achievable! Become aware of a time in the past when you had an idea, you felt so passionate and excited about it, you couldn’t sleep thinking about it, you could do it all day … well this is what brings ideas from the imagination into the physical realm – passion, belief, inspired action, vision, focus, excitement, a knowing within! And yes, of course the ‘inner conversation’ begins when you have this idea, there will be a chat within that will tell you all the reasons why this won’t work, why this isn’t the right time or the right place or the right circumstances. This ‘inner conversation’ can be the one thing that makes or breaks the decision to keep going or to quit. It is just ready to throw a bucket of water over your fire and watch as the flames go out! This is the point at which you can either believe the chat, or choose to ask the ‘committee’ to politely leave while you get on with the business of YOUR DREAMS! So what do YOU choose? Don’t become discouraged, KEEP GOING!

This is YOUR life, this is YOUR journey, what are YOUR dreams? You know, you can bounce back from any adversity and reinvent your life! You can believe that things can be better for you! You can adopt an attitude of gratitude and hope and positivity and love, no matter what your life looks like! I know that it can be difficult to do this sometimes, but how you interpret what you see around you is what determines how your life unfolds. Two people can be in the exact same situation, but their attitude to it offers them two different experiences. YOU are the only one that can do something about YOUR life, YOU are the only one that can get up off your ‘backside’ and change something that you perceive isn’t the way you would like it to be. YOU are the remote control, pressing the buttons with your feelings, your thoughts, your words and your actions… YOU!

So, as we begin a New Year, 2014 brings with it an abundance of awesome opportunities and adventures. Be ready to step up to your opportunities with zest and zeal, say YES TO LIFE and LIFE SAYS YES TO YOU! Life is an amazing journey, enjoy every second that brings new beginnings and ‘keep her lit’!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

So until next time,

Love from me, Marie XXX

Marie Fay, Life Mentor and Dreams Coach