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Editing with Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

Everyone has at least one muse, your source of inspiration that helps fuel and harness your passion. Some have many – cooking muse, poetry muse, music muse, writing muse, plumbing muse. Hey, why not? I figure a plumber can also have a muse that inspires them to…er…plumb.

Last night, whilst waiting to enter dreamland, a Sleep Demon prodded me with a question: “Hey Dave? Over here. Where do muses come from?”

Thankfully that was the only question from those pesky little critters, and it was waiting for an answer when I woke up this morning. A muse can come from anywhere, though it seems some folks spend a great deal of time searching for that special muse to cast a ray of inspiration into their lives.

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My Guest Post on Pibbles & Me!

A few weeks ago I was kindly asked if I wanted to be a featured guest at Pibbles & Me, a wonderfully humorous and uplifting blog I’ve been following for…gosh, a year or two now at least. My post What Can Dogs Teach Us About Life is ready for your viewing pleasure, so get clicking and spend some time reading my wordy goodness! It was a rather strange post as I wasn’t entirely sure what to write about, but hey, it all worked out in the end!

I’ll cut this post short, no long rants today, dear blog reader. I’m all smiles about my guest post on Pibbles & Me and that’ll do me just fine!

Even a Zero can be a Hero

Hey there dear blog reader!

I won’t keep you long. I just wanted to share a particularly uplifting and inspirational video with you. I stumbled across this on YouTube on a day when I was feeling a bit down and kinda nothing. I had the day off work so I got up late, pottered about, poked around in the kitchen, watched insanely boring day time TV and wasted most of the day doing a lot of nothing.

By the time I’d gathered enough energy to sit and write, my basket of enthusiasm was empty. I sat and stared at the screen, checked Facebook, didn’t reply to any emails and clicked on the black hole that is YouTube, where time is sucked away from everyone.

Slumped in my chair, eyes half closed, wondering if it was time for dinner, I clicked a link that just said “Zero.” It said it was 12 minutes long so just enough of a time filler before I thought about cooking some tasty food – then maybe more TV.

I’m so glad I clicked it!

Zero is a fantastic short movie of how even the lowliest person in life can achieve more than nothing after being labelled as nothing. It was enough to lift me out of my slump and that evening I spent a few wonderful hours writing and editing with a smile on my face.

I heartily encourage you to watch this video right to the end. Trust me, it’s inspirational, uplifting, surprising, and many other positive -ings.