It strikes me that by Wednesday many parents are stressed out.
On Sunday, there were great hopes for the week ahead. Perhaps you thought you would make real progress helping your baby or child towards a key milestone and things have gone awry. Perhaps your hopes of the house being spick and span were OK until various children and animals decided to conspire against you. Perhaps you had hopes of good news on the job or education front and it did not turn otu as planned.
It is usually halfway through the week on Wednesdays that I could do with a shot of inspiration to carry my womanfully forward for the rest of the week.
So I am going to share on Wednesdays something that I hope will inspire others and maybe speaks to me too. It might be a quotation, some song lyrics or anything else but something that inspires.
Because we are all in need of that shot of inspiration sometimes, I am inviting people to either link up with their inspirational posts or to leave a comment with their favourite quote that gives them heart in the bad times,
One of my favourite inspirational sayings is "Feel the Fear and Do it Anway" by Susan Jeffers. I like its simplicity and the fact that when you listen to that advice, you always end up feeling better.
I recently came across the lyrics of "Defying Gravity" and hope this speaks to many mums out there.
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!
It's time to try
I think I'll try
And you can't pull me down!
Can't I make you understand?
You're having delusions of grandeur:
I'm through accepting limits
'Cuz someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down:
(spoken) Glinda - come with me. Think of what we could
Together we're unlimited
Together we'll be the greatest team
There's ever been
Dreams, the way we planned 'em
If we work in tandem:
There's no fight we cannot win
Just you and I
With you and I
They'll never bring us down!
(spoken) Well? Are you coming?
I hope you're happy
Now that you're choosing this
(spoken) You too
(sung) I hope it brings you bliss
I really hope you get it
And you don't live to regret it
I hope you're happy in the end
I hope you're happy, my friend:
ELPHABASo if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
I'm flying high
And soon I'll match them in renown
Hope those wonderful words inspire you and look forward to hearing your inspirational shots in the arm, blog posts, quotes, song lyrics, whatever.
If I inspire you even a little bit, I would love a nomination if you visit the website below. Pretty please!