A Smile In Your Heart Something happened this morning that made my heart smile. It was a splendid way to start the day.

A smile in your heart is vastly different from a smile on your face. It is deeper, more profound, and touches both the giver and the receiver in ways you may not have noticed before.

A smile in your heart makes your body quiver with delight. It whispers to your cells and encourages them to move towards the perfection they are always aspiring to be – when we are not interfering with our own natural healing – by telling them things that are just not true.

A smile in your heart lightens your burdens, restores your soul and quiets the endless chatter. It awakens memories of truth lying dormant inside. And it gently tickles you in all the right places, sometimes causing spontaneous laughter and mirth.

So, my dear friends, what kind word or charming deed could you say or do today that would bring a smile to someone else’s heart as well as your own?
~ Copyright © Veronica Hay


Take care, have a beautiful day and KEEP SMILING.
Love and blessings, Veronica
Email:veronicahay@telus.net

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Just Showing Up – Copyright © by Veronica Hay

 Just Showing Up by Veronica HayThere is a lot to be said for simply showing up each day.

For actually having the courage to get out of bed and try again. To think, hope and pray that things might be different today, better somehow, that there may actually be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Showing up is the first step and a very good one indeed for many of us. Perhaps from there, the unseen forces can actually find a way to get to us, through the whispers or the nudges or the seemingly random turn of events in our day. Perhaps something will move inside us that we hadn’t felt before and for a moment will sustain and comfort us.

Showing up can mean different things to different people. For some, it simply means having the strength to actually pull back the covers and get out of bed. For others, it may mean planting yourself at the starting point in the race of your life and really going for it. For a few, it may mean just lying there and thinking of reasons why you should show up, keep going, or not.

It is a first step. There is always a first step in everything and often it is that first step that makes the difference between victory and defeat, between knowing and doubt, between strength and despair. So many of us take this all for granted and do it mindlessly, without a thought as to where we are going today, and the significance of the events that are about to take place. Not giving any regard as to how we could change the world with one single word planted in the heart of another at just the right moment, one tender utterance that may change the course of destiny for another soul who happened along our path that day.

Awareness and consciousness are the key. They are everything. Everything that we have ever wanted awaits us there, yet we are usually somewhere else; looking, seeking, trying, and never realizing what is right in front of us.

But showing up takes us out of these places for a little while and plants us in the moment of surrender if only for a second; with no agenda, and no demands and no expectations as to how it should look. Showing up is enough. It is a great secret of life; it is much more than enough; it is everything.

When you were born, you simply showed up, naked, unable to walk or talk or really do much of anything. And from that one simple moment of existence you made it here, or you would not be reading this today. You made it this far. It was no accident. Remember that, and bless yourself today for doing it again, just showing up.

Love and blessings, Veronica
Email: veronicahay@telus.net

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Top O’ the Morning To You Happy St. Patricks Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  This day always brings so many happy memories to mind of growing up with an Irish mother. My mom lived in Ireland until she was 13 years old and her mother died making her an official orphan, having lost her father when she was just born. Shortly thereafter she moved to London, England. However, her love for Ireland was always with her and she instilled that love in me in the most profound ways.

In our family leprechauns were considered normal and I grew up believing that there really was a pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. At the age of 6 I knew the words to every Irish song ever written. But the best part of St. Patrick’s day for me was going to a Canadian school with “real live shamrocks” pinned to my tunic that my mother’s childhood friend in Ireland sent us every year. I was so proud of them and of being “Irish”.

So, I offer you this Irish Blessing In loving memory of my Mother, Molly McCabe whom I am sure is dancing the Irish jig today wherever she is!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Take care and have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!

Love and blessings, Veronica
Email:
veronicahay@telus.net

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 Remember To Be Here NowFor today’s Inspirational Words…

The next person, place or thing you encounter may be the most important in your life so far. Will you remember to

BE HERE NOW?

Not thinking of all of the things you have to do today.
Not dwelling on the unpleasant encounter you had with your friend, or spouse or child this morning.
Not worrying about your next bill to pay or how you’re going to pay it.
Not grieving over the loss of someone who may actually be trying to reach you,
if you were silent and peaceful and present.
Not fuming to yourself about the the guy who cut you off in traffic this morning.
Not stressing about your upcoming job performance review.
Not imagining the worse case scenario of your visit with your dentist or
doctor later this week.

And the list goes on and on and on …

Life is short.
It can end in a moment and it has for some people.
A moment they were not expecting.

This is your wake up call.

So, I’m asking you again.
Will you remember to BE HERE NOW.
In this moment. It’s yours. It’s got your name on it.
Take it. Make it matter!

Take care and have a beautiful day.
Love and blessings, Veronica
Email Veronica Here: veronicahay@telus.net

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 Its Valentines Day   Remember The LoveIt’s Valentine’s Day – Remember the Love

For a very long time, my favourite day of the year was always Valentine’s Day. It didn’t matter if I was alone on that day or not, I still adored it. Valentine’s day for me is a celebration of love, love in its many forms: romantic love between a man and a woman, the never-ending love of family and dear friends, the enduring love between a parent and child, the abiding love between a human and their beloved pet, love of self and love shared with communities or the world.

In our society we seem to need an excuse to tell people how we feel about them, or show them with tokens of our affection. At Christmas, we exchange gifts and take time away from our busy schedules to be with the people who really matter in our lives. On Valentine’s day we are presented with yet another opportunity to open our hearts and share our souls. The marketplace makes it very easy for us to do that, presenting us with a cornucopia of delicacies and finery, from chocolates, to strawberries and whipped cream, to diamonds, singing teddy bear deliveries, and an abundance of greeting cards with just the right sentiment.

It matters not how you choose to serenade the ones you love on this auspicious occasion, what matters is that you do! Whether it be with a store bought treasure or a simple handmade delight, the form is not important, but the sentiment is! Valentine’s day gives you another opportunity to do something that comes naturally for you, as natural as breathing, and that is to BE love and to GIVE love. It is who you are and it is the only thing that really matters in the end.

And so I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

May LOVE touch your precious heart today in unexpected ways and JOY bless your beautiful soul!

Take care and have a magical day.

Love and blessings, Veronica (veronicahay@telus.net)

Veronica Hay is an inspirational writer.

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 Condensed Daily Dose of Inspiration Dear Friends

I send out an inspirational tweet that I have created each day to those followers of my Twitter list who tell me they really enjoy it. So for today, I thought I would include a few samples here and the link in case you might like to follow me on Twitter as well, to receive this condensed daily dose of inspiration.

Follow Veronica For Inspirational Tweets on Twitter Here:

‪‪And now, some tweets…..

“Throw out the SHOULDS and the COULDS and the WOULDS and do something totally different today!”
____________________________________________

“Let MIRACLES sneak into your life today while your back is turned.
And JOY seep into your being when you’re not looking and overtake you.” ____________________________________________

“Let your HEART disclose the answers today to the questions you have been searching for, while you were looking the other way.” ____________________________________________

“Never give up believing in the possibility of having your very own miracle.
And never give up encouraging others to do the same.” ________________________________________________

“Just show up today. It is that first step that makes the difference between victory and defeat, between knowledge and doubt, between strength and despair.” _____________________________________________________

“Perhaps just for today, give up your judgements and find something or
someone to love instead.”
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“Today, make friends with those parts of you that you are afraid of and attempt
to do those things that still scare you to death. Well, at least some of them.” __________________________________________________

Take care and have a magical day. Love and blessings, Veronica (veronicahay@telus.net)

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

May there be a MIRACLE in your life today…
And may you have the EYES to see it…

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 A Tailor Made Christmas Just For You by Veronica Hay

Well, here we are, only seven days before Christmas. And as usual, I just wanted to wish all of you here on this blog,  a very happy one. However, let me add a few suggestions to that.

This year, do not be concerned if your Christmas does not turn out the way it is portrayed on television or the media. Do not be concerned that you haven’t got things all lined up the way you think they should be. In fact, do not be concerned at all! Instead try not putting any expectations on the day, except to let it find you wherever that may be. Be open to the messages and gifts that it may want to give you, even though those gifts may not be stacked under a tree, but carefully placed into an open heart and whispered into a ready mind. This year, perhaps for the first time in your life, try to feel totally FREE, no requirements, no expectations, no obligations, just the day and you with whoever and wherever that may take you.

And so, I wish that your Christmas be tailor made for you, in whatever way it shows up, and that you have the eyes to see without judgement, the ears to hear its messages, and the heart to know its true meaning, perhaps for the very first time.

Merry Christmas.

​​​​​​​Love and blessings, Veronica Hay
Inspirational Writer
Email Veronica Here: veronicahay@telus.net

She Told The Truth
Copyright (c) by Veronica Hay

 She Told The Truth by Veronica Hay

She told the truth
Everyone in the room recognized each other

She told the truth
Everyone in the room came out of hiding

She told the truth
Everyone in the room cried

She told the truth
Everyone in the room had been thinking the same thing

She told the truth
Everyone in the room could finally breathe

She told the truth
Everyone in the room was released of the prison in their own heart

She told the truth
Everyone in the room was set free

She told the truth
Everyone in the room took back their soul

She told the truth
Everyone in the room laughed as if for the very first time, a real laugh, that they had never recognized before

The room disappeared
The pain dissolved
The chains were broken
The people connected

And LIFE began again …

Not perfect, but honest and free with hope and wonder


Have a blessed and very truthful day.

Love and blessings, Veronica

Email: veronicamhay@gmail.com

May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to see it.


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