Written words.

Today I am inspired by those who love to write. In today’s world of social media and online platforms there are many avenues for those who enjoy writing to do so (after all this is what is happening here!).

I am inspired by those who have the confidence to put their thoughts, their imagination, their opinions into words to share with those who are prepared to read the words.

For some there are many readers. Their book has made it to the top selling list, their opinion piece has been published in a major journal/magazine/newspaper/website, their blog has 100’s of followers. For others there are a few readers, such as myself. They haven’t published a best seller, they haven’t been picked up by a major journal/magazine/newspaper/webpage, they don’t have 100’s of followers of their blog. But is their opinion, their words, their thoughts, their imagination of those with less readers any less important than those of many readers? No.

Those writers who persevere, those who submit to publishers and webpages time and time again, who have had many rejections but keep going. Who keep writing are to be admired.

The written word is powerful, it is enjoyable and educational. It is also inspirational. To all those who enjoy writing, whether you are being read by many or a few, thank you. Thank you for inspiring, educating and entertaining your readers.


What inspires me today is the musical ONCE.

The story and the music are inspirational. I left the theater with a warm feeling in my heart.

A young Irishman who writes beautiful songs is on the brink of giving the music away when he meets a beautiful Czech girl who inspires him to not only finish his songs but record them.

This is not an ordinary musical. The cast do not  break into a song for the sake of a song. The songs are not corny and cheesy. The songs are a character in the story. The songs are just as important as the characters and plot. The songs are beautiful. The songs are inspiring.