Words to Inspire
Words to inspire who?
Well, er...me. And maybe you too if you need words to inspire you for any reason.
We all get those days when that yappy little gremlin settles down on one shoulder and yells in our ear.
Not sure why gremlins never yell nice stuff like, "Wow, you are a fecking genius - I LOVE you!"
I guess it's all to do with gremlin street cred. Being nice isn't what gremlins do.
Yesterday, I had two gremlins settle down for the day - one on each shoulder, both shouting crap in my ears in Ossie Osbourne's voice.
Being told you are fcking useless by Ossie is demoralising.
Every time I yelled back at one Ossified gremlin, the other one leaned round and got hold of my face and started yelling louder.
It was a bad day. But you know what? I don't do more than one bad day at a time.
Today had to be better and I decided to find some words to inspire.
Words to inspire need pictures to soothe.
And as pictures are what I do best, I decided to spin round in circles to make the gremlins so sick they fell off and then, I worked on some images.
Then I looked for words to inspire and put them together.
I was so busy, the gremlins knew I wouldn't listen and they went off to raise hell somewhere else.
So then a couple of little cherubs appeared on my shoulders saying, "you're doing good, you're doing good - keep going."
Oh how we love the cherubs! But we don't really hear them until we shake the gremlins off.
The cherubs say stuff like, "hey, go put some Jimi Hendrix on and groove." (Do people still groove?)
Anyhow, it works for me and Ossie's voice disappeared into the distance yelling "Jimi Hendrix? You call that music? You need some Sabbath !"
Ok Ossie, maybe another day.
Why the Barbie and Ken pic? I thought this was about words to inspire?
Ok - well after a day of fighting gremlins singing Paranoid in my ear:
"All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisy
Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify."
We went to see my 4 year old step-grandaughter who has more Barbies than Toys r Us.
I was still smarting from some of the insults the gremlins yelled at me:
"Nobody loves you - die!"
Well clearly Ruby loves me because she invites me to the Barbie party as soon as we walk in the door. And I get the best Barbie to play with.
And when grandad leaves her dad watching football to come and see how the party is going, Ruby gives him a withering look and says, 'you can go back and watch TV now grandad'.
And that wasn't a suggestion - that was an order!
Then she fixed me with a look that said, "Men!" I mean, how funny is that at 4 years old!
So we continued with the party during which she told me Ken is going to marry all the Barbies in the collection.
I drew breath to set her straight about marriage laws in the UK and then I thought, wait, she is four and these are dolls.
So I said, "wow Ruby, really?" And she replied with the carefree attitude she has, "Yep - there's gonna be lots of weddings Gilly!"
So those were the words that inspired me to make sure I listen to the cherubs every single day - no matter how impossible things seem at times.
I am off to trawl the charity shops to see if I can find enough Ken's for all Ruby's Barbies - although these days, Barbie might not need or want a Ken but I think it's a bit soon to explore those ideas - I'll leave that to mummy!
Watch out for my next choice of words to inspire - no borrowed quotes there - all my own words coming up on the next image!
Scroll down to where is says, 'leave a reply' and tell me what your favourite words to inspire are.