Which words motivate you?
These words are on a chalkboard in the entrance to my house. I don’t look at them often enough. I’m an English teacher and words have been my mistress for a long time. I love the feel of certain words when spoken; I love the sound of a word when it meets my ear. I love when I learn a word in another language and have to move my tongue in an awkward way to make it sound right. What I love most, however, is when words can evoke a pure, inspirational emotion in the heart of the listener.
“I am proud of you.”
“I love you.”
“You make me happy.”
I bought a bunch of Magnetic Poetry kits – one for my fridge (I’ve made my kids write a poem each to be excused from the table); one for the entrance of the house; one for the vintage fridge door I have in my classroom.
What’s funny is that I wrote these phrases, in the photo above, but they still inspire me and start my day in a more positive way.
What inspires you?
BTW, Happy Birthday Mom!