Another birthday has zoomed by and a whole year since writing to myself. I took a moment to reflect on that post to see how I’m tracking a year on (thighs you still disappoint me but hopefully my latest push at the gym will trim you up. And liver, I’m not sure I’m ready to have the conversation you and I need to have just yet.) I had a lovely gift from Flossy, my daughter; it’s from the stationery store Kikki.K – Through beautiful Swedish design, we inspire & empower people the world over, to live their best life, every day – is the company philosophy with the moto Dream Do Enjoy Share. Some of you may be familiar with them – their stores are stationery heaven! My gift from Flossy was a creativity journal; it will inspire me to embrace my creativity and see the world in new ways. It has fun prompts, activities and questions to spark the creative in me.
The first thing I completed was my favourite quote which wasn’t easy as it’s hard just to have one favourite quote. And besides, I’m useless at remembering them. However, one quote that does resonate with me is from Maya Angelou:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will ever forget how you made them feel
Then there’s a quote Flossy used once which I’d never heard before. Turns out it’s a Benjamin Franklin quote:
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!
That’s a good one isn’t it?
The next thing I’m going to do from my journal is find a poem I love and I know just the one! Until next time people, be inspired!
7 replies on “Be Inspired”
Lucy you are wonderful, but what’s all this nonsense about hips?! Girls have hips, period. And I didn’t know Ellie is known as Flossie. You must have enjoyed having them all to stay but now I expect they have gone their separate ways again. That’s being a mother I’m afraid.
“Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life!” is a useful adage. I’m thirty years older than you and still looking forward! (Most of the time).
I do enjoy your Wombat wanderings.
HI David, I know – I beat myself up – can’t help it. Yes Flossy one nickname which is a shame when she has such a beautiful full name – I should use it more – Eleanor 🙂
You are very inspirational, can’t wait for next chapter 😘
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Excellent! Hope I won’t keep you too long. 🙂
Good luck with everything you promise yourself . As for quotes, my favourite is by Henri Cartier-Bresson,’ ‘Your first 10,000 photographs will be your worst.’ He’s proved to be right in my case.
OMG – I have a long way to go before reaching perfection. I think I read that quote in a photography magazine not that long ago – I smiled to myself when I read it. And I do promise myself too much on my blog – I’m terrible at following through; when I spend the majority of my day glued to a pc, it’s the last thing I want to do in my free time – I guess it’s all about striking the right balance isn’t it? Bye for now 🙂
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