Month: April 2017

Giving To Those Around You

A good day to you all. In today’s post I am going to discuss the benefits of giving. I believe that this is one of the most rewarding things we can do. As I have previously mentioned, we have the power to do anything, so a great way of putting this force to good use, let us be more giving.

Define Giving..

To be giving is to be “affectionate and generous where one’s feelings are concerned.” – Collins dictionary.

We can incorporate this action into our everyday lives very easily, whilst helping ourselves as well as others. So, when I say “be giving” I mean willingly do things for other people. Families, friends, and yes, strangers. This could be the smallest act of kindness, such as – if someone in a shop queue drops a penny, pick it up and give them it, instead of watching them do it themselves. Try to bring your awareness to what is happening around you. Be mindful of others.

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Of course, we are all different and some express emotions more openly than others. I believe we should be respectful to those we encounter as we go about our daily tasks. Having the ability to spread your happiness among those around you is one of God’s greatest gifts.

Not everyone asks for help. Therefore, do all you can by offering your help. Become consciously aware to do that little bit extra. Some friends or significant people in your lives may reach out to you, but not everyone will. Once you have offered, it is then down to them whether they accept, listen or follow. You have done all you can by this point, the rest is down to the other individual.

I was walking around a town recently (can’t remember where), and I saw this quote written on a wall. I thought it was beautiful, and I discovered it was said by Maya Angelou, so I thought I must share it!

Giving. Rainbow. Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Thank you once again for reading.

You can now subscribe to a mailing list to receive regular updates from Eloise Burns.


Live As Though No One is Watching

Hello all, happy Good Friday (if you celebrate it). All of us should be living our lives doing what we want to do. We set ourselves dreams, goals, wishes.. so we should believe enough until we reach them. I am going to share the reasons why we should live as though no one is watching.

Why Care About What Everyone Else Thinks?

You are YOU. You are a unique, special, beautiful individual and you have beliefs and opinions that may seen unusual to those around you. I am here to remind you that that is okay. Good. Being different is great. If all of us went about each day doing things to seek approval from others, we would never feel true happiness, right?

Instead, if we do what we want to do and accept that not everyone will like it, we should be living in abundance and a carefree state.

What Does This Mean For Me?

This is a question you may be asking yourself. There is a difference between not caring what people think of you and not caring about people. The message I am trying to get across is that we should really learn to let go, forget that people can see you. Of course, care about your loved ones, be kind, supportive and giving.

In some circumstances, people we care about may not like something we want to do. Within reason, that is alright. If you softly explain to them why you want it, then they should be able to see that it makes you happy. Don’t let others hold you back from your ambitions. Yes, listen to you parents. And your friends, and the rest of your family. But, no, don’t hold back on something you really want just because one person doesn’t like the idea.

If you feel the need to tell people about something before you do it, then put the idea out there and they will adapt to it. When your dream comes true, chances are, those who love you will be filled with happiness for you.

This is another of my favourite quotes, let the words resonate with you…

Dance, Love, Sing, Live.
Dance, Love, Sing, Live.

Thank you for reading. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and enjoy celebrating Jesus, if you believe in him.