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!