Sometimes when we want something that is so huge it seems to be a million miles away, we can learn from the simplicity of being a child.
When you were young, and you were told something was going to happen, such as going on holiday - you didn't immediately start worrying about finding the money, how all the details will come together, and add up all the things that could go wrong.
You trusted the adult who told you what was going to happen -
You accepted it as a fact, not an if, or a maybe.
You felt excited about being able to do all your favorite things on holiday.
You remembered all the great times you'd had on previous holidays.
You got more excited as every day brought you closer to your holiday.
All without any worry or stress . . . and the holiday came.
If you can let go of being an adult, and act like a child, then you could pass over all the hows, whys and wherefores to the Universe.
Imagine how different you feel when you know everything will work out well.
When you have no doubts or fears.
Trust in the Universe to manage all the details, and start to have fun again -
Have an ice cream in the middle of winter, and laugh when it drips all over your clothes.
Get out old holiday photos, and giggle at what you looked like when you were young.
Enjoy bringing back all the emotions and feelings of loving your holidays.
Remember how amazing it felt to be absolutely care-free.
Find what you love to do today - and do it every day! Focusing on enjoying the moment means you haven't got room to let in stressful anxiety, and you stop blocking all that the Universe is working to bring you.
I'm still immersing myself in a world of vintage greeting cards, and I lose all track of time - which is a sure sign that you're doing what you love. I sometimes spend a couple of hours editing a marked and creased card - it can feel like doing plastic surgery rectifying wonky noses, and droopy smiles.
I'd found some Valentine cards for children, and decided to make up a short book, after exhausting myself with all the research for the Christmas and New Year books. One card was brightly colored with Cupid on, and it didn't immediately strike me why it looked so weird and scary, instead of cuddly . . . until I realized it was because Cupid had teeth! It took some work losing those, and getting past the drag queen stage, to make it look more suitable for children.
I decided to add poems to complement the cards, even though I'm no poet, and I could have worried about being ridiculed. But I just put myself in the place of a child, and let the simple words come out. Now I focus on the pleasure of knowing I'm sharing fun as far away as India and Japan!
I've come a very long way from the stress of publishing my first Kindle book 3 years ago - always learning new things is a great way to maintain your child-like view of life. I love helping others put their books together, from formatting to editing. Shout if you have any questions!
19 beautiful vintage Valentine cards, with cute poems.
Share love with your children, and take them back to a time of simple innocence, dating back over 100 years.
"It is a blessing not yet to have acquired that over-keen, diagnostic, misanthropic eye, and to be able to look at people and things trustfully when one first sees them." ~ Stefan Zweig
"I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life." ~ Tobey Maguire