Dear Cyber Space
It's been a busy few days at Mogford towers and I've missed my visits here but hey ho I kept running out of steam at the end of my days and like I've said I am here with no pressure on myself and am learning not to stress about the things I think I should be doing, taking deep breaths and going with the flow .... It's a strange mind set to get into but with a little patience and letting go I think I'm getting there! .... maybe!
With the release of my new mini collection 'Have a Word' I've been thinking a lot about words and how they can effect us and make us feel. They're powerful little things aren't they! One word can make us happy, laugh, feel glad and feel loved another could make us feel bad or sad or even lonely, I guess that's why we have the phrase 'choose your words carefully'
A kind word from someone can make our day, lift our spirits or make us feel like we're not alone. Words can stay with us too, I remember words from when I was a kid at school and remember all too well the nasty words from the other kids in the playground, but they're only words right? They can have a lasting effect though and they can linger on in that little part of you for the rest of your life.
I am a great believer in 'if you don't have anything good to say, say nowt' (or nothing, which is what nowt means where I come from!) It's funny how we as humans have a bigger recollection of the bad things that are said to us over the positive ones, I find I really have to dig those ones out when I am giving myself a good talking to, My art teachers voice from Junior school telling me I had fat podgy fingers and would never be good at drawing is far louder than my art teachers voice at Senior school telling me I had a good eye and giving me all the encouragement in the world but maybe that's because I am proving the first teacher wrong and wishing I could tell them so? I don't know, I just know that words are important.
Today at the supermarket a brother and sister got out of their car with their mum to go shopping. The little boy was dressed in a nutcracker soldier outfit and the little girl in a blue Princess dress I couldn't help but smile and speak to them. I said it looks like royalty has arrived and told them how fabulous they both looked .... the smiles I got in return were priceless and I hope that my words will stay with them for a long time to come, the image of them both smiling will stay with me.
Spread kind words when you can, take the time to share words and Until soon I will leave you with these words ...