I began my day on Facebook. I try not to do that too often, because it means getting sucked into the vortex of other peoples’ lives and photos plus new videos and inspirational sayings and cute dogs and on and on ad infinitum.
But today my son and his lovely wife had posted their new family photos which, of course, I had to see. Here is one of them, because you KNEW you weren’t getting out of this post without seeing one:
Yes, yes I know – they are a BEAUTIFUL family. And to be clear, I take no credit for anything other than baby Margaret’s (aka Peach) chubby thighs, which she got from me. Hers will probably fade at about age 5, mine never have.
But I digress. I started the day on Facebook, just to see these lovely photographs, but ended up of course watching “just one” inspirational video. This one shared by my friend Jay Stailey, an awesome storyteller and a big liar, and I mean that in the nicest way.
Jay shared this video, which I loved and watched twice in succession before sharing it on FB myself.
The images are from the book “Be Happy: A Little Book To Help You Live A Happy Life” by Monica Sheehan. ISBN: 0762429623 The music is “Cuore Di Sabbia” by Pasquale Catalano. No one seems to know who made this lovely little video, even though it’s been viewed on YouTube more than 373,000 times. The most any of my videos has been viewed is about 85.
I hope someone claims this video, even though part of me knows that it’s the creating, not the praising, that is important.
I loved this video and its message so much, that I made my own notes based on the ideas that I loved the most. Here is what my monitor looked like when I was finished.
I am aware of course that I will have to take these down soon. Peeking around them is getting old. But oh how much I love them! Today I have claimed “Follow Your Dreams” and “Create What You Desire”. I CAN market myself – I CAN continue to make a living as a storyteller and ventriloquist, getting better as I get older and doing the things I always said I couldn’t do.
My thanks to Jay for passing along this video and to my friend Shelly Tucker storyteller and fabric artist extroidinaire for giving me the great advice: “You can do this!”.
Excuse me a minute I have to make a note of that. I’ll just have to figure out where to put it.