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Come away with me (Haiku)

Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Hope, POETRY with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by Mandy


many shades of love

but it was the sound of pleasure

bliss descends within

©AvdL 2015




Posted in Belief, Dreams, Emotions, Hope, Life, Musings, Passion, POETRY, Random, Reflections, Spirituality, Thought provoking, Truth with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by Mandy

Amanda~ Whispers file 9

an epic smile

as fingers trace

the silhouette mind


aquatic streams

of  her inner


perhaps the moon

was her only friend

wading through


on arduous



the rainforest


a lush



mirrors of time

a sacred space

as cosmos speaks


language of love


no more

to dwell

in life’s

shadowy past

you may find her

in the motley



streaming glades

where she muses

to herself


and the dance


©AvdL 2015




Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, Ramblings, Random, Reflections with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2010 by Mandy


Well, it’s already Saturday morning here in Australia, I decided to have a sleep in (which is a rarity for me) to recoup my mind and thoughts about the past week.  A week of extreme highs and lows….a week that I am very happy is behind me.  I would like to think that I am a very positive person who always try to see the good side of people at any given situation.  My life is full, sometimes too full….phones start ringing at 7am in the morning which might carry on till after working hours (that happens when you run your business from home)  But in saying that, sometimes things gets too much.  I suppose bad days happen to the best of us, days where you wake up in a really bad mood.  Where something (or nothing) has made you angry, sad, frustrated, disappointed, whatever.  Days where you know up front this is going to “suck”.

You still have to get up and do your work, but before you even start, you’re already agitated inside. Being in a bad mood is not that hard.  Being in a bad mood while trying to force yourself to cheer up really sucks.  Fighting a bad mood only prolongs it, so if you’re mad, be mad,  If you’re sad, be sad.  This however does not give you the license to be miserable and unpleasant or question those innocent bystanders, those people close to you. It just means that you need to recognize and accept your bad mood to be able to do something about it.  We tend to think that a bad mood is always caused by something or someone else. 

Today is another day, I wish I could cut myself into a million pieces to keep everyone happy every single day but there’s only so many hours in a day.  I try to do the best I can and sometimes fail.  For those of you who occasionally have a really bad day when you just need to take it out on someone, don’t take that bad day out on someone you know.  Instead, take it out (if you have to) on someone unfriendly who you don’t know. And if I have failed you in any way this past week, I’m sorry. 

There now….I’m feeling so much better and wish you all a wonderful week-end!!



Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Life, Musings, Personal, POETRY, Random, Reflections, Spirituality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by Mandy


Do your lips up sticky, sparkly & red. Then blow kisses. Say thank you. Allow other people to inspire you. Share your bliss. Smile — even if you’re shy. Hold someone’s hand. Be honest. Volunteer your time. Love yourself. Do your best. Learn how to have respect for other people’s decisions & being true to yourself. Tell people how much you like them. Send unexpected gifts. Talk to strangers. Do favours. Let go. Be generous. Eat whatever you want without guilt. Don’t think about other people’s success, beauty or happiness. Make your own rules. Write your own guidebook. Count your blessings. Never stop trying to improve. Be your own superhero. Aim higher. Contribute. Create spaces for other people to enjoy. Sleep in. Let other people sleep in, too. Be compassionate. Listen. Give yourself time off. Be enthusiastic. Choose happiness. Create. Follow your passion. Connect. Compliment people. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Surprise yourself. Appreciate the people who support you. Take photos, document everything. Have a plan. Know your patterns. Be in the present. Laugh. Get close. Move through your fear. Challenge yourself. Keep it simple. Turn up the music. Realise your own freedom. Relax. Flirt. Dress up in some small way every day. Even if it’s just a good pair of knickers or a coat of death-defying mascara. Be different. Be genuine. Allow yourself to change & evolve. Dream big. Believe that you can manifest anything. Take responsibility. Treat everyone the same way — from your lover to your mother to your postman. Appreciate your past for having made you the person you are. Talk about how you feel. Dance. Sing. Let go of guilt. Treat your lover with respect. Admit your flaws. …& come up with a plan to remedy them. Surprise people. Set yourself a really huge goal. Then achieve it & set another one. Kiss. A lot. Remember that trouble doesn’t last. Be still. Look at the stars. Be as ridiculous as you like. Trust that you are loved. Stay curious. Charm people. Give real hugs. Bat your eyelashes. Forget yourself. Reach out. Flatter people. Get drunk on life. Release your expectations of other people. Allow them to be who they are, & appreciate them regardless. Stretch. Listen to your instincts. Make eye contact. Keep your word. Talk about real things. Discover yourself. Speak up. Let life excite you & lead you astray. Delight in every day. Don’t be afraid.On special request…..Take time to be wonderful:) Just love.


Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, Random, Spirituality with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2010 by Mandy

How many times have you come to a crossroad in your life….a place where you need to make a decision about something that not only will affect yourself but the lives of so many others?  We’re all on a path of personal growth in our lives and hope we make the right choices and decisions, one that will cause us no pain.  Let’s be honest, it is not the wonderful and happy things that make us want to move on to other things – it is those times and incidences that caused us pain that forces us to move forward.  For example….who can hold their hand in a fire for a long time….when it starts hurting, your immediate instinct is to move your hand away.  In a way I think life works in a similar way….you get to a point where you know it is too painful…and you move.

Fortunately we should also realize that for us to go forward in this life, we have to go through pain and heartache….. a step closer to a better life.  I have had so many choices I had to make over my lifetime, some were good, and others not so good.  But ultimately I know that I had to walk through each and every experience to bring me to this point in my life.  It has made me the person I am today and I am thankful for that.  I know that there will be many experiences ahead but I am open and willing to embrace whatever comes my way.  We should not rush into anything with blinded eyes…but learn to be patient.  And when we do get to these crossroads in our lives, embrace it and know that they are there to make us a better person. I love my life and am thankful for all the heartache and difficult times that brought me to this point.

Live your life, embrace it….with every heartbeat!!

MUSE (Nominated for Week 23-The Perfect Poet Award)

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , on June 14, 2010 by Mandy


Taking a nap with someone I care for.

Laying on a blanket looking at the stars.

Trips to the farmers market, bags filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

Hot chocolate on a cold day.

Pictures of my loved ones.

Long slow kisses.

Warm, loving  hugs.

Kisses on the neck.

Making a campfire.

Whispers in my ear.

The smell of fresh herbs on my hands.

Laying in bed listening to raindrops on the roof.

Snuggling in front of a fireplace with a glass of wine.                                                                                                                  

Making the perfect homemade lasagna served with a simple green salad and chunks of garlic bread.

Spending time with family and remembering what love for them is all about.

Smiling lovingly at loved ones.

Making someone feel special and cared for.

Holding the door for someone.


Reading a great book and losing myself in it.

Paging through a new magazine from back to cover.

Talking to a special friend.

Laughing out loud so hard it hurts.

Giggling at ridiculous things.

Realizing that things are really okay.

Crawling into my bed after a warm bath with a book.

Hearing a favorite song I have forgotten about.

Meeting people who remind me of endless possibilities.

Sharing a funny story.

Being happy for someone.


Feeling grateful for everything in my life.

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