Whilst at my mums for Sunday Roast I spotted her 'Woman and Home' magazine and found myself really enjoying it. My mum passes them onto my 95 year old Nan, it's great we all like it now but I'm not so sure they like me muscling in. I asked if they would mind if I cut out a few things for my 'women who inspire me' journal. Luckily my Nan has a lovely sense of humour and is now enjoying reading the scrappy leftover bits in the magazine. She also has whole copies of Womans Own and Womans Weekly to keep her occupied for now. I love my Nan.
Recently, my mum said to me - 'never do something that is not in line with your heart and values'. My mum is very special. This quote was pasted into the journal.
In the magazine, there was a section about Helen Mirren, she is 70 and has a tattoo and wears cool clothes, she says - 'it's important for women to have positive female role models. She also went onto say 'there's no big moment of wisdom' as you get older. You learn about yourself according to the age you are and each age has its qualities, both positive and negative. You have to deal with each one as it comes - Cut and Stick.
Another decisive snip for the journal was an article from regular columnist, Karren Brady, who wrote an article on 'Decision Making' -
'Many decisions come down to a choice of courage or comfort - you can't have both ...
Someone once told me that there are many cheap seats in the world. These are the seats far away from the action, where people sit at a distance and criticise others who are having a go at life. The people in these seats never risk anything or get close to the action. Ignore these people, they have no value.
I can assure you that as someone who has had a real go at making something of my life, that being daring enough to make decisions is not about winning or losing. It's about never quitting. Having a go at life starts when you have the boldness to make your own decisions'
As I wrote this I also thought a lot about Victoria Wood, also a beautiful soul and role model, she's in the journal too.
In yoga one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga are the 'Yamas' and one of these is 'Asteya' - 'non stealing' I'll write about it next but one thing to develop is an abundance mindset - to truly appreciate all that you have already to prevent you longing for more. Another for the journal - 'You Are Enough, You Have Enough'
So whilst looking for female role model inspiration it really dawned on me that it's all around in my own family, friends and me, we are enough, I haven't written about you all here but you are in my head and heart.
Cheers to all the amazing women who surround us.
Cut, Paste, Stick.