Find gratitude for all that you have to find happiness

(Blog courtesy of Debi Haden: www.debihaden.co.uk)

I can’t help but feel a huge swell of gratitude and happiness for what I have around me. I’m watching the swallows circling and gliding on this remarkably mild evening air from the tranquility of my garden.  My life hasn’t suddenly changed, my mum still has dementia, and I haven’t won the lottery! What I do have however is a real mindful connection, right here in the moment, good and bad; feeling, hearing, seeing…truly here in the present!
I can sit here and sense the start of Autumn, a season I love. I can hear the song of the birds, my mums laughter from her room, the clatter of pans from the kitchen where my husband is cooking dinner. I can feel the night air on my skin and I can see the cotton wool clouds in the sky, whilst the swallows silhouettes appear amongst them from time to time. I can smell the wonderful scent of the newly cut lawn, and the jasmine which comes into its own in the evenings.
Not one of these things in my day is remarkable, but that’s what makes them extra special, because, if you can truly appreciate and feel gratitude for the small things in life, how much happier and content will you feel, and when those goals and dreams you desire come knocking,  you will truly be ready to receive them.
In the busy world we live in it is so easy to become disconnected from our thoughts, feelings and emotions.  Often we will feel our mood change but we don’t know why. I encourage my clients to start with this simple exercise to help start to re-connect with  themselves.

Take time each day to stand still, be in the moment and ask yourself…

How am I feeling?
What am I thinking?
What sensations are going in my body?
How would I describe my mood?
It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude, it’s gratitude that brings us happiness”
Would you like to live more in the moment and find your happy?
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The Trusted Law ‘Charity of the Autumn’ is…..Embrace!

(Blog courtesy of Trusted Law: www.trustedlaw.co.uk)

Every quarter, Trusted Law will be supporting a charity, and we are delighted to announce that our ‘Charity of the Autumn’ is …Embrace!

Embrace: People – Futures – Change is a social enterprise based in East Anglia, supporting people in the community primarily through coaching, but also ongoing support, mentoring and signposting.

Embrace strongly believes that everyone deserves a chance to shine and to have the future they want and deserve; their strap line is ‘Supporting you to become the best version of you’.

They embrace people, supporting them to embrace their own futures and together they embrace and support change, benefiting the wider society. Working primarily with people who feel marginalised and excluded from society, through homelessness, offending behaviour and disability, but this list is by no means exhaustive.

How you can help

There are many ways in which you can help Embrace:

  • You could volunteer your time and expertise,
  • You could make a donation via their go fund me page,
  • If you are a business, this could form part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), get in touch to find out more,
  • You could sponsor an individual to go through the Embrace program, or a specific project or event,
  • You could buy one of their beautiful 2019 calendars. These are just £10.00 each or £11.99 including postage and packaging, please get in touchwith Embrace for details.

Events

In September 2018, 12th – 15th, the three directors of Embrace, Emma, Duncan and Hayley will be walking from the entire Norfolk Coast Path, Hunstanton to Hopton, approximately 84 miles over 4 days to raise awareness and funds for their life changing work!

They aim to raise £10,000.00 and would love your support; it is going to be a challenge and shows how committed they are and how much they believe in what they are doing.

Support

If you are looking to support a not for profit organisation just like Embrace, making a real sustainable difference in your community as a part of your social responsibility, they would love to speak with you; this could be by supporting them with your expertise, becoming an ambassador for Embrace PFC CIC or by making a donation. Click this link to find out more: Support Embrace PFC CIC.

Please give generously!

Our support:

I have pledged to Embrace that for every new appointment made in September, October and November I will donate a minimum of £10 (increased depending on the service) to the them.

This is not restricted to those who know about this offer – this is for every new client Trusted Law gains during this period!

What you can do to help:

If you have ‘make a Will’ on your to do list, why not make an appointment today and help a charity in the process?  If you already have your Will and Estate Planning sorted, tell your family and friends who may still need to do theirs……

Or

Get involved with Embrace – they need financial support through donations and they need volunteers to get involved. If you are interested, you can find more detail on their website at embracepfc.com.

Our service:

We offer appointments in the comfort of your own home and at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends.

We will work with you to agree what is best for you both and your family.  Everything we discuss will always be private and confidential, and you will never feel rushed or pressured.

It is a process that can be dealt with relatively quickly, and it can save you hours of stress trying to figure out what is needed.

Most importantly it will provide you with the peace of mind, knowing that you have a valid Will in place, that won’t fail you or your family during their time of grieving.

To make your appointment, or for an informal chat, please feel free to contact me via email: enquiries@trustedlaw.co.ukor phone: 01953 711 950 / 07972 212 355.

About Trusted Law Ltd

Trusted Law (previously Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd) provides a wide range of services to protect your loved ones and your assets, providing you with much needed peace of mind. 

Our team take the time to get to know you, your family and your wishes to ensure that we are providing you with the right service. No matter how complicated your situation may be, we will work with you to find the right solution.

To read ’Our Story’ (explaining how Trusted Law was established) please click here.

 If you would like to discover what our clients say about us, please feel free to read our client Testimonials.

Finding your purpose through contribution

(Blog courtesy of Debi Haden: www.debihaden.co.uk)

Finding your purpose in life can feel as though it has filled a blank space in your story and can come in many different ways, through work, our personal lives and through the contrubution we make to society.
I received the British Red Cross Durrant Award last week alongside my other Red Cross colleagues who supported at the Grenfell tower fire site last year. The award is given for work above and beyond. Whilst an honour to receive it for the second time it is difficult, because it means we have had to work on something that is often profoundly challenging, however I’m super proud to have been part of this team for the last 16 years.  We are often quietly out on deployments around the world without any need for drama or accolade, because as a team are committed to what we do. We do it without any recompense, but merely for our belief in making our personal contribution. For me, I feel a real sense of purpose through my role as part of this team. I know many people  find their purpose and passion through the contribution they make to the lives of others.
 
Criticism is often made of charities without really understanding the vast contribution they make to society. Hundreds of people volunteer to support charities in order to make the world a better place, and I’m super proud to stand alongside my Red Cross colleagues to have made, and continue to make, my contribution to the greater good.
 
We can all make a difference, no matter of small it might seem, whether it’s picking up rubbish off a beach, changing our recycling habits, checking in on an elderly neighbour, giving a few hours a month to support a charity, sponsoring a friend doing a fund raising activity, it is all a valuable contribution.

I’m reminded of this story that was shared when I was training as a coach.

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

— Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren C. Eiseley

 You only have to look at the recent events in Thailand to see the amazing difference that can be made when people pull together for a common purpose.

Through my work with the Red Cross I am constantly reminded, how, in the face of crisis, individuals and whole communities come together to make a difference.  In an often chaotic and unstable world it is a welcome reminder to us all that community and compassion can conquer all.

A client recently said to me,  ‘If we only lived our lives with respect much of the challenges of the world would disappear. Respect for ourselves, respect for each other and respect for our planet’, and I couldnt agree more.  If we all undertook just one act of kindness imagine the difference we could make…

What one action could you put in place today to make your contribution?
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