Saturday, March 30, 2013

Saturday inspiration

It's sunny and gorgeous here, so I'm soaking it up because it'll likely rain the rest of 2013. OK, I exaggerate, but when you live in the Pacific Northwest and have been soggy for months, you enjoy sun and some signs that spring might actually be arriving.

Which leads me to a couple of things I saw this week that I wanted to share.

For when we are too hard on ourselves...

And this picture I found on the Facebook page of a campaign we work with called Open Minds, Open Doors, which encourages discussion to help end stigma of mental illness.

This picture was captioned with this text: "This is one way to help fight stigmas, through humor and openness." I know I do, and it helps me feel better, too.

21 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I love your failures and wish that my failures (frequent) would entitle me to join this supremely talented list.
Your next photograph is nothing short of inspirational. And one of the very best ways to fit stigma. Any stigma.
I don't know whether you go back to check for follow up comments. In case you don't here is the link to my afternoon tea with Mistress Snark. http://lauraeno.com/2013/02/05/tuesday-tea-mistress-snark-10/

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Birdie said...

It is so awesome that the pendulum of society is finally swinging in the opposite direction of strength, perfection, beauty and always winning.

It is time to be real.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a wonderful post, my dear....!It is good to be reminded that there are some GREAT GREAT people who were considered failures at one time....!

LOVE that T-shirt....another GREAT Reminder! Thanks for all of this, my dear.....


And, a Very Happy Easter to you!

Riot Kitty said...

EC: Thanks! I always forget to check follow up comments, I will check it out.
B: I hope so.
Naomi: Thank you!

DWei said...

J.K. Rowling was on social security and well underneath the poverty line before she wrote Harry Potter.

Now she lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.

Lynn said...

I love the joy on that young man's face. My friend Laura's daughter has Down's and just played Sandy in a local performance of Grease (in which all the performers have Down's.) It was sold out in minutes and I didn't get to see it!

Betty Manousos said...

dear riot kitty,

a very happy easter to you and yours!

big hugs
xo

Cheryl said...

I seem to be failing at getting caught up on my blog reading.

I love that poster. I think we tend to forget that everyone has "bumps in the road".

I hope the sun hangs in there and you have a great day.

Ileana said...

So cool. Great post. Love the boy's shirt and the I had to share the Famous Failures on Facebook. Good to know. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Well, I've failed repeatedly so I'm ready to get that out of the way and get onto success! :)

LL Cool Joe said...

That t-shirt is very cool, I love it!

I had no idea about the failures of the people listed. Wow, the fact they went on to achieve so much says it all. It makes me feel better about every time I screw up!

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Rock Chef said...

Hah, the northwest is famous for its wetness- even wetter than Britain!
Humour works well. Love the t-shirt!

Riot Kitty said...

Thanks for the laughs and kind thoughts everyone! Birdie, still want to know HOW you do this.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Reminds me of how we felt like failures when we got picked up by Random House and then our project was canceled. And yet here we stand, selling more books than if we had been signed with Random House. It's not actually failure until you stop trying. There's always a way!

Riot Kitty said...

ABFTS: What a bunch of dicks. But that is so cool!

Wiwille said...

I wonder whatever happened to the person at Decca Recording who made the decision to not sign The friggin Beatles. Oh man to live with that...

Riot Kitty said...

WW: I know, right?!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That t-shirt ROCKS!

Riot Kitty said...

Debra: I thought so too.