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Guest Blogger Feature… The Magnificent Mark Lanesbury

April 27, 2020
Mark and Erick chatting eye to eye about MAGIC!

It is my delight to introduce you all to our Divine and Magnificent brother… Mark Lanesbury, who’s submission for this writing challenge Magical NewEarth was eagerly waiting to be opened and seen this morning.

IAM once again honoured to feature you Mark, to showcase YOU to all our readers worldwide. Many of us have been enjoying your company for many years now, observing you walk your talk, anchoring yourself deeper within and most courageously allowing yourself to unwrap the gift of magic you truly are.

For new Awakening hearts, you are in for some delightful reading, here and later as you take a wander over and visit Mark’s archives and read all about his true experiences Healing your Heart fromWithin.

Mark has experienced much pain, shed many tears AND reaped the rewards… the JOY of the Heart that he shares with everyone who is ready to listen, to Awaken to their own truth and consciously journey inwards.

Mark lives down under in Australia where he loves the spacious outdoor life that allows him to delve deep in nature, to sense and experience the delightful and magical moments of NewEarth… that he has most diligently and magically birthed from within.

Please sit back and relax as you enjoy Marks magical story telling.

Mark shares his story Magical NewEarth…

This world is a magnificent place, many things coming together to create something so wonderful that we can go out in nature and immediately ‘feel’ its beauty and relax, ground ourselves in its energy and even come to a stop. If you close your eyes it allows a calmness, a serenity of what it is and if you’re not careful you will drift off into a sleep that Sleeping Beauty would be proud of.

And in this beautiful world is something else that on the surface cannot be seen. We get up each morning groaning about work and what the day will bring, let alone those things that are buried a little deeper and continuously worry us in all our waking moments. But what if I was to tell you that underneath all this is something so wonderful to be almost unbelievable.

It is true. I have seen and even touched it with my own eyes and inner being. It was beyond words it was so powerful. And had left me in tears because it had now built a new hope within, and begun a faith that this journey was not just a series of blind steps to nowhere, but a very beautifully crafted creation that had only one destination in mind. A destination that I had now seen with my own eyes.

But what purpose does this staggering around on this world have but multitudes of bumps, bruises (emotionally and physically), and an alarm clock only ever attuned to begin more of it each day. How can this be even in the same breath as what I had found.

And this was the part that staggered me when I understood. This very place is one of the greatest places to begin that journey and ‘become’ that destination. We begin it by just coming here to see and feel all that it can share with us, and each and every step will ask us a question, ‘who am I’, to which we will balk, run away or contemplate its meaning. Simply because that is our nature, the nature of a magic like no other. It wants to be found, but like all magic we must first believe in it, only then will it begin to show itself.

Each and every moment it is there, even in the simplest of things, to which can be the most profound moments as we realise what had built it. A smile will leave us speechless in its power, so much so that we cannot help but give it back. And this magic is entangled in everything…but up to us to use it in the faith it was given us.

If it is given with an intent that is wrong, by that very intent will it remove its magic and show us what we had now created. By giving from a positive intent it will increase and flow more freely. It is that balance that the entire universe is built on, understand that intent and your magic will be like an alpine mountain stream, clear, sweet and free.

And we will never understand happy unless we have experienced sadness so that we can see and understand them both. As we must do as we go through life in all those physical and emotional things that touch us in our life or with what would we compare them to. Experience is that understanding.

And in our journey we must experience this balance, it is the very thing that will allow us to truly understand the magic we have created within us. We will attempt many things that will build or destroy, and each of these actions build or diminish whatever we attempt. And in each of these movements will it create many magical emotions that will guide us to that inner place within us all.

By how it has made us feel will it build within us a magic beyond words. And in each and every moment will it share so that we can become that very magic we have built. It is so natural that it will always be a part of us, and each time building on what went before.

Balance is in and of itself an understanding. You must understand who you are to find that balance. In the beginning your struggling to breath, eat and figure out who this lovely smiling face is that gives you everything while changing your nappy. And it takes many years to begin to realise the many things that happen to you have two sides. Like taking the car without asking has another side that did not seem apparent at the time…but it will when you return the car.

And just to complicate it a little further, you will also realise you are ‘different’ from everyone else, and I mean everyone. Because this very magical environment you live in is also very different from everywhere else. And this is where the magic comes into its own. You will try to integrate and balance who you are in any circumstance. It will juggle, pull, poke and prod so that you can fit…into ‘you’. Even though it feels like we need to fit into ‘them’. More magic.

You will attempt the ‘them’ for many, many years wanting to go with the flow of that mountain stream. But something keeps building dams on it and blocking forward progress. And this too is the magic of the universe. You are still too unknowing and unbalanced to go with that flow. You have to understand what you are doing isn’t going to fit. After attempt 462,837.

So, after many years, you become disillusioned, tired and just plain had enough (and remember this bit because this is where the true magic is). Your heart feels empty after all this work and nothing seems to have happened that remotely feels like magic. But this is where the magic gets serious and can see that you are now ready to attempt something that only belief can give.

An event will now stop you in your tracks, ask you to look deeper into those old bits that you had covered over as not working. That place that you have avoided as useless as all it did was the opposite of what you want. The universe taught you that, if it diminishes you it doesn’t feel good and doesn’t open your flow. But here is the dilemma, you have in fact avoided it because it didn’t work…but never understood why.

Let me show you the secret of the universe…just because a car doesn’t have any fuel in its tank doesn’t mean its unusable…’understand why’ it doesn’t work and it all changes, so much so that a whole new world is open to you when you understand it just needs fuel and you can then travel far, adventure far, and touch and feel so many new things…all because you understood it.

Now when you go poking around in this ‘painful bit’ that didn’t work, like before you will feel those bits that aren’t very comfortable and want to bury them again. But be patient, this has been sitting there interfering with everything that you do. You know that because of the weight it has given you to carry because of you not understanding. 

Now remember this bit, each and every thing you do understand…you let go of it. You don’t have to do anything with it because you now truly understand it. Its weight is no longer a yolk around your neck. An example…you realise the car has no petrol. You ‘understand’ that if you put petrol in it you can go anywhere to your hearts content. So you no longer give it any thought.

You understand it. But if it is broken down half way to your favourite restaurant, it now becomes a weight, simply because you don’t understand why it has broken down. This can be applied to every single thing in your life.

Now back to the painful bit. Dig. And I mean dig because you have used a shovel in your coping strategies to give it a decent burial because of the pain that it caused. You know the pain, one of those magical emotions so that we can ‘see’. It’s just that this particular emotion you put very dark sunglasses on. And for the life of you, you cannot pinpoint the ‘why’ behind it, but that is only because you don’t want to remember because of its pain.

Now here is another piece of magic, the time factor in you burying it and you refacing it is intended to be a very long time. This thing has been holding you down, back and every other thing you can think of for one very good reason. The magic wants you to see and appreciate all that you have been through for this moment. It wants you to understand that this very painful journey is in fact for you. No one else, not ‘them’, not anything…but you. 

The weight has made you feel inferior, lower, ungainly, and just uncomfortable as you have chipped away at it for so long. Remember the disillusionment and empty feelings, those negative feelings of self worth that held you from yourself. Well this moment is where all that magic you have created is about to come together and put so much petrol in your tank that you will now be able to travel forever.

Now I will give my ‘dug up’ bit here as an explanation. Everyone’s is different even though they all lead back to the same place in our hearts.

I had as a child ‘feared’ that my dad didn’t love me, and all through my life I ‘did’ so many things for people so that they too wouldn’t ‘not love me’. But what I didn’t realise was I had buried this, I was just being nice to people because it felt good to me and the responses from others. What I didn’t understand (and remember this fear is blocked by a very young immature mind), was the ‘why’ I had it in place. As I got older I didn’t understand my fear or why I would react to anyone who treated my ‘un-lovingly’.

Find your ‘un-lovingly’ in all your relationships. Find that common denominator and you are standing at magics doorstep. Be courageous and take that final step. Allow, it was a long time ago and the X on your map may be a little off. But you are in magics ground now, and it will lead you to your X and begin your dig for something that will change you forever, as any treasure will.

And when you finally uncover that last piece of dirt, allow light into this very dark place, you will for the first time in your life ‘look back’ at what created it. And it will shock you to tears because you can finally, truly see what it is, and the why behind all that you have been in this life. And in that one moment you understand. You see why you have blocked it, why you have become what you are, and why it was needed so that you can now understand fully this journey and why you are here. 

I have seen faces so profoundly moved in this moment. Hearts suddenly opened beyond words. And the flame…a flame finally lit by a magic that sits quietly within us all, just waiting for this moment to open that treasure and sing. It will from this moment on shine very brightly, beautifully showing what we have become because we have dared this journey to find something so profound…and finally become what we had always sought…that magic within. It is then that we begin a new journey, this time on a very well lit and loving path home.

Barbara asks what it is that I would envision as ‘a new you and a new life’. Actually I know that we will all become a new us and a new life from this magic that is a part of all we are. It will not matter what happens ‘on top’ because underneath it all is something that will renew all that we are regardless. 

But if I was to envision anything, it would be that an event has occurred to ask us truly what has meaning for us, to look deeper in our ‘life’ and see that many things that we held no longer seem to have the importance that they once did, and many other things that didn’t have meaning, now do. That is the magic that we have created within us, it is asking us to look just a little deeper and dare to take this step towards it…for us…and for us all to become the change that we envision  ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 ~Mark Lanesbury

Erick

Mark’s Biography…

My search for meaning in life. Going through the ups and downs in life trying to come to terms with that ongoing question that we all have…’is this it?’. And the process I took to finally understand that I’m a package and most of my life I had been playing with the wrapping, not realising that further in was this incredible present just waiting to be held, felt, listened to, understood and integrated into who I was to become. After recognising this part of myself, spirit asked that I put what I had learned somewhere that others may gain from it and help their journey just as I had also been helped to find that present within.

You can read the LONG version of Mark’s Bio in his about page on his website.

Connect with Mark…

Website: Healingyourheartfromwithin

Thank you so much Mark for being YOU, for walking the path between Fear and Love, for your truth, support and inspiration that keeps us all going AND last but not least for your beautiful story of Magical NewEarth that we are all birthing from within.

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31 Comments

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury April 27, 2020 at 23:21

    Thank you Barbara for the invite to share my journey. It is important to those who wish to look deeper to be able to see that many write of these things. It is not just a whim or fantasy but in truth something that is there for us all.
    There are many, many paths to this place and none of them are wrong, but it is good to obtain a little guidance when we are ready so that the X on these amazing treasure maps can be that guide as we all step this magical path of love.
    Mark xox 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    • Reply Barbara Franken April 28, 2020 at 09:32

      Good morning Mark, AND a big Thankyou to you for accepting this challenge and being part of this treasure of stories we are co-creating that are already inspiring many to open their hearts and experience first hand this wonderful yet raw journey of love, now knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel… NewEarth❤️🌈 💃🏼🕺

  • Reply Miriam April 28, 2020 at 00:20

    What a beautiful, deep and thought provoking piece of writing to wake up to and read this morning. This is truly a time to take stock, to go deep within and to realise and live what truly matters. Sometimes it can take a lifetime to discover our path and to walk it with courage and authenticity. Thank you for sharing your journey Mark and thank you Barbara for creating the vehicle to share our thoughts in this new world we’re envisaging. Wishing you both love, peace and blessings. 🙏💙

    • Reply Barbara Franken April 28, 2020 at 09:11

      Thankyou Miriam for your loving presence and kind words, resonating with our journey… that with conscious awareness and allowing brings us each to this most magical space to truly experience sensational Earth❤️ much love and blessing to you on your own journey😘🌈

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury April 28, 2020 at 00:40

    Thank you for your blessings Miriam, and they are returned in kind ❤️ 🙏🏽
    It is a time to take stock, this event is asking it of us. And thankfully within that it will also ask us what really does have meaning in our lives, and in that understanding it will change us. And the magic of self love we will have created in changing that path.
    Thank you for sharing kind lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury April 28, 2020 at 01:34

    Just a footnote Barbara. This lovely Rainbow Lorikeet (Erick) is not mine. After a storm a few weeks ago he appeared on my balcony calling out for food. And as you can see from the band on his leg it has been captive bred so didn’t have a clue how to fend for himself. So I could not see him starve so I gave him a bit of fruit. Well before you knew it he had ‘moved in’ and took over the place. Several people in my block had been feeding him and spirit wanted him to be always let outside for what I thought was to hopefully let him learn the ways of the wild and fend for himself. One day he never came back and spirit said he had gone to where he was needed and I could feel this ‘knowing’ of this young child and the beautiful gift that was going to see them through this enforced isolation with the virus which made me feel grateful. I only named him Erick after he left as he was a little magic for me also 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    • Reply Barbara Franken April 28, 2020 at 09:00

      What a lovely Erick story Mark… sometimes moments can feel like a lifetime… magic❤️

  • Reply Anonymous April 30, 2020 at 12:29

    Such a beautiful message from Mark, and if ever there was an event, that event is now, which is giving everyone that opportunity to dig deeper within themselves…

    • Reply Barbara Franken May 1, 2020 at 09:26

      Anonymous… so lovely of you to join us here and dip into the magic we are radiating to encourage more hearts to open up to realising the truth of of truths! Much love to you… Barbara s

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker April 30, 2020 at 12:36

    Such a beautiful message from Mark, and if ever there was an event, that event is now, which is giving everyone that opportunity to dig deeper within themselves.
    So loved the story of Erick too in the comments…. A gift given and then payed forward..
    A little like the cat who comes to see us each day… In the warmer weather of last week he crept in and was enjoying the comfort of sleeping soundly on our chair… He also took up position on the back of my armchair, knowing I am sure that his calming presence was healing my spirit…

    Many thanks Barbara for sharing, and thank YOU Mark for your open and enlightening post my friend.. I so know how much digging it takes…

    Love and Blessings to you both.. <3
    Much love Sue <3

    • Reply Barbara Franken May 1, 2020 at 09:24

      Hasn’t Mark written a most magical piece that will for sure inspire readers to dive deep within! Thankyou Sue for sharing your presence here and supporting this venture and event we are now in the midst of and if ever there was a time to birth our magic, it is now! Much love to you and may the sun keep shining on your own magical garden Sue❤️.

      • Reply Sue Dreamwalker May 1, 2020 at 12:10

        Bless you Barbara 🙏 thank you. Keep shinning your light 🌞💙💚💛🧡

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury April 30, 2020 at 13:41

    Thank you Sue, it is a journey to find that Magical New Earth for us all. Something I only realised recently was that each generation seems to go through something like this virus where we are asked to look into our hearts and ask that time honored question…’who am I’…and in doing so test what we have held within to see the truth of our belief.
    I am actually looking forward to the aftermath to see the depth of those changes, and just how far we are willing to go in those changes to our belief, in what now has meaning.
    As for Erick, he was most certainly a little magic for a time. He gave me so many smiles even in the midst of such antics that it made me aware that I had been isolated from nature…so it came to me 😂 🤣
    Thank you for sharing dear lady, may this journey be one to deliver at the least, that inner knowing smile of being home, wherever you are 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 1, 2020 at 10:54

    Thank you Anonymous, it is most certainly an event to show what has meaning in our lives. And I pray it will now spread, just like the virus…but of course with much more love 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply AmyRose🌹 May 4, 2020 at 16:08

    I believe you write for all of us who are on this journey of finding our True Selves. What a deep and provoking piece you have written, Mark. You put into words what many of us attempt to write but fail to write. I totally enjoyed reading your perspective on your journey and how very much I related to it. To become childlike I believe is our goal when we are so free knowing deeply who we are, that it no longer matters what others may “think” how we act or speak. Thank you so much for being a guest here. You have encouraged me knowing that there are those of us walking the plank and in jumping off, jump into a brand new world, one that we have worked long and hard for! Much love to you!! xo

    • Reply Barbara Franken May 5, 2020 at 08:31

      Amy such beautiful words resonating with Mark’s story… To become child like… to play, dance, sing, act and be joyful sensing Our Magnificent World, I totally agree is our intention to be totally magical and play all together. What a wonderful world to jump into! Thankyou dear Amy for your presence and love xBarbarax

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 5, 2020 at 01:20

    Thank you dear lady, it is an incredible journey for us all, to really find in our hearts who and what we are. The amazing part, as difficult as it is, is to go through such pain so that we understand both sides of our many emotions so that we can truly ‘see’ its purpose. Mind you, in the beginning it just seems like such a horror like the world is picking on us. It isn’t till later that we realise it is, but in such a loving way so that we can eventually see the love that is us.
    Thank you for sharing Amy, may that gift in your heart sing loud and clear…just like in your photo’s 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Elke Ulrike Weigel May 7, 2020 at 20:15

    Dear Mark, when I read your story a few days ago, it touched me very much. In fact, there are some noticeable spots where I’ve been digging longer and deeper lately. I observe recurring situations with similar types of people that upset me and cause pain. There is no person I can remember from childhood to attribute this to, which is why I think it was a very early experience – or the sum of past life experiences. It doesn’t matter – the fact is, as long as I fight and dodge the pain and ignore it, it becomes more exhausting and returns. When I stop, when I watch with “feeling eyes” and leave the pain there and accept that I (with the mind) don’t “know” where it comes from, it becomes easier. Sometimes very quickly. But I found the bigger pain in all of this is that I get very angry with myself for reacting that way. Because I feel so “small and helpless”. I know that “it takes its own time” and magically unfolds just right. (Maybe it is also time, to answer to that kind of people in a clearer way – even when this means, to stay not very polite….). And that is exactly why I find your story so comforting and it helps me to stay brave on my way to myself! Thank you for sharing, once again! By the way: The Rainbow Lori: I wanted to answer a few days ago to your post – and now I read your wonderful experience with the Lori and his mission/passion. We were in Australia in 1999 (beautiful country, I hope I can return there one day!) – and a whole group of rainbow loris came regularly to a hotel because they fed banana porridge there. Well, I stood there, both hands full of banana porridge (even at my arms) – and the Rainbowloris climbed and sat on my head, my shoulders, my arms, my hands. AND I was filled with great, pure joy! I could could feel the laugh through my whole body! Even now I can feel something from it still when I remember! Yes, he must have brought great joy right where he landed … Best regards! Elke Ulrike

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 8, 2020 at 00:43

    Thank you for sharing your journey Elke, and a very open one. While ever we stand in our truth we do become stronger. It is the finding of that truth that takes a little while. And as you said, you have looked deeper to find where your pain lays in your relationships and it can be very difficult to find any meaning for it in your childhood. Most will have blocked it because the only real people you love and look up to are the very ones who ‘unintentionally pass it on’, because they haven’t worked their own fears out yet so they will pass it on in their everyday actions. To you it will seem normal because that is all you know plus any pain that is felt, and you being so emotionally immature at that age, will just block the bad bits, you don’t know any other way of handling it. And as time goes by and we reach adulthood, when anyone treats you the same it will always bring those reactions.
    To find it, and especially if its not time yet as you need to experience this on many levels, can be difficult. But eventually as we get older we face them from a more wiser way AND are faced with them on a much harder emotional level. Usually a breakup or a death of someone close as this brings us much closer to how we do feel within, our barriers are down and those emotions we hold close are laid bare for us to see.
    One of the things you have picked out is how you are reacting to certain people, in the way you feel treated by them. Find that same place with your parents (or whoever you loved and looked up to), and remember those same feelings with them, find those times where this will come to the surface and there is your journey.
    As I said earlier, we will as children block very hard and we do seal off those times where we felt these very things. I have spoken to people who flatly tell me that they had such a wonderful upbringing, there was no pain or anything remotely like this to see. After a few conversations they would be chatting away and I would say something about that pain and they would suddenly say something about a parent or parents that would shock them. A light would come on in their eyes as they realise they had been covering it up…because by admitting it to themselves they suddenly realise that they didn’t want to remember it because that would mean there was something WRONG WITH THEM. Their parents loved them, they would only get upset with them because THEY had done something wrong, so this terrible thing that they always carried in their hearts was their belief that they were unloveable because of just who they were.
    That is a lifetime of dragging around such pain…but here I will tell you a truth…it is here, by actually going through all of this pain and agony, that you will find your truth, see the why behind it all, and finally realise you are loveable, you are beautiful and you will let go this ‘condition of fear’. In enduring something so strong this realisation will show you something so profound and release you into another world, one you have never experienced before because all of your life you had held this fear. Its like lugging around a great suitcase in everything you do. And believe me, when you finally see and understand this suitcase, you will drop it like a shot because you can now understand why you carried it, its purpose, and now the final realisation that it is no longer required…you are free…finally, totally free. There is no other feeling like it my friend, it is the most beautiful thing you will ever find, that realisation that YOU are loveable, YOU are that love exactly as you are, and you will also see that this very ‘life’ that you have lived is given with great love so that this very moment can be achieved. You will even forgive all, simply because even in all the pain that they cause, they all are required for you to reach this moment. And most of all you will forgive yourself because you will finally see the heart within that has been waiting for this moment, to greet an unconditional love like no other 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    Oh, and yes, those Lorikeets are a very magical energy. To have so many around you would have been amazing Elke. Mother Nature has an energy all her own, I find that I feel this very strongly when I am around horses also 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Leyla May 8, 2020 at 18:16

    Beautiful post!!

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 8, 2020 at 22:53

    Thank you Leyla, may your journey find that inner love 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Elke Ulrike Weigel May 9, 2020 at 20:32

    Dear Mark, thank you for your compassionate lines!
    Your enthusiasm for your deep experiences spills through to me ♥!
    Yes, in many ways I was able to experience how the “true recognition” of painful experiences / situations was followed by salvation – on many levels. I went through many years of loving accompaniment by a special person by means of the “systemic constellation” and went there with fear on every subject that bothered or hurt me, and came back so redeemed and liberated. It was also a lot about what I unconsciously took over for the parents as a child. And it has had a liberating effect on so many of my relationships… like a stone that you throw into the water that sends out its circles in the water.
    And in the last few years I have experienced: that unfolding / loosening can also be easy, the “working on it” (which I enjoyed earlier, I confess) is no longer necessary in the sense that ALLOWING occurs Foreground.
    Regarding the types of people I have described: I am happy to be able to say that it was not about closer relationships, but only people I knew fleetingly who attacked me verbally and I reacted (too politely?) In shock. In this post, however, it now goes too far to go into more detail.
    However, it was already clear to me that I would never tolerate this behavior in “close relationships” and that I would not have this “problem” there: I stand up for myself and, if necessary, clearly state if something has injured me or a limit has been exceeded . It’s “only” about “verbal” things. Maybe this “courtesy” is based on an old, deep fear ….. ok:
    Your lines moved me to “write on it” for myself first as an answer and so came a loose thread and another, and yes, I am already in the middle of the observation:
    When, with whom and in what context does “it” (still) occur – and which parallels do I recognize …? I just keep collecting and … allow it to show itself appropriately ….. !!!!
    Thank you very much, best regards to you and the beautiful down-under!
    Elke Ulrike
    (I totally miss the emojis on the keyboard !!)

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 9, 2020 at 22:47

    Thank you for your reply Elke, and you are right, things will unfold as they are meant so we can understand our journey, find that beautiful heart within and become the love that we are underneath it all. Just sometimes you wish there was a manual laying around somewhere 🤣
    And you can still do a smiley by using the colon ‘:’ followed by a ‘)’, this will at least give you a smiley 🙂

  • Reply Elke Ulrike Weigel May 10, 2020 at 10:49

    Dear Mark, my answer is not online here, but because of your reply, I realised, YOU got it. (so all is well…). Oh yes, a special User manual for ” How to live with MY SELF” 🙂 :-). (the Emojis via keyboard are often not enough)
    And you sent the best tipp: “You can always put a smiley at it” …..:-). Warmest regards!

    • Reply Barbara Franken May 10, 2020 at 10:59

      I saw your message and marks reply… I believe your computer is playing with you elke❤️

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 10, 2020 at 11:24

    Thank you Elke, and yes, regardless where we are in life we most certainly can too put a smiley on it 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 10, 2020 at 11:27

    Thanks Barbara with Elke’s comment. I have to reply straight from my email I can’t get to the second page of comments, the link isn’t allowing me onto it. I wonder if its my hairdo lol 😂 🤣

    • Reply Barbara Franken May 10, 2020 at 11:38

      I noticed your commenting on elkes story is on your story page! Yes I’ve noticed page 2 doesn’t seem to work, I’ll look into it but I’m not that clever❤️🥰

  • Reply Barbara Franken May 10, 2020 at 11:43

    I managed to change the settings to allow all comments on one page! I did it!

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury May 10, 2020 at 11:49

    Yayyy! Who said you weren’t that clever Barbara, it had me stumped! 😂 🤣

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