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Nappies on! Thursday June 23, 2016

I saw a brilliantly simple and powerful poster today. I am sharing its description with you in the hope that its simplicity and power will stick with you too.

It was a photograph of a baby learning to toddle. Picture a baby trying to stand, photographed from behind wearing a nappy. Beside it were the words:

"Never once did he think 'I just don't think this walking thing is for me'..."

It doesn't matter how you recover, just keep at it.

Love from

The room above the garage
A Moodscope member.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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jen Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 7:18am

LOVE IT! And the thought for the day that compliments it perfectly. Do you know how can I source the poster? It must go over my bathroom mirror to get me off to the right start.

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 1:54pm

Hi Jen, I'm sorry I have no idea where you'd find it to buy, but, you could always make your own...somewhere like Snapfish would let you upload an image and add your own words. Glad you liked it, love ratg x.

Lou Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 7:20am

"It doesn't matter how you recover, just keep at it."

What an excellent thought; thanks RATG! :)


the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 1:56pm

Hello Lou, thank you :-) its a good one on tougher days! Love ratg x.

LillyPet Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 7:25am

Morning ratg!
What a wonderful and simple message for life's setbacks! Determination.
I responded to your pantsarama comment the following day. So glad for you that the universe provided you with that poster and thanks for sharing. Pantsarama? Nappies on!
Hope you are ok hun. Love snd hugs to all LPxx

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 1:59pm

Hello LP! I did read your reply, thank you xx, very late on, and fell asleep sitting up without replying. Life is a wind tunnel at the moment but calmer days are coming and are now into the singe digit countdown! Pantsarama will improve! Love ratg x.

Anonymous Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 7:57am

Both eldest daughter/I going through a tough time at the mo. This image brought much needed perspective. Thank you the RATG. Go well.

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:01pm

Hello, I'm so glad it brought something...I find perspective is key during a tough spell. May your tough spell improve quickly and grab at every fragment of good until then, love ratg xx.

S Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 8:15am

Dear RATG, thank you, this made me smile- love the quote of the day too. Also makes an important point on a bit of a crappy morning. Loved your word pantsarama and I hope that it doesn't apply to today, Sx

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:05pm

Hello S, I may have invented pantsarama, I think I'll claim so anyway!! :-D Today is better thank you, with potential to do anything so i'll prepare for a rollercoaster and if it turns out to be a daunder, its a bonus! Is your day ok? Love ratg x.

Bearofliddlebrain Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 9:03am

Thought for the day: “Sometimes falling flat on your face allows you to see things from a totally different perspective.”
.....and just think of the things you can do whilst you're down there!
Bear hugs dear RATG, Bear hugs x x x

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:07pm

Hello! Are we talking cleaning the skirting boards, or were you off into a wee daydream about Mr Bear?! :-D Glad to see you liddle one, love ratg x.

Lexi Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 1:01pm

Morning from across the pond RATG! Loved the post today. It made me look up a list of quotes that I keep on hand when I need to be reminded to keep going myself. One of my favs:
"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." Benjamin Spock
Have a great day! xo Lexi

the room above the garage Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:10pm

Lexi, a few weeks ago you were so low and it is really good to see you have stayed close to Moodscope throughout and look to be feeling a little brighter. I hope that is the case...its hard to tell but you seem brighter. I'm glad! Love ratg x.

Lexi Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 3:48pm

Thanks for checking in RATG. I am feeling better and the days do seem brighter. Enjoying this upswing for the moment :) and always grateful for my Moodscope friends.

The Gardener Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:47pm

RATG, what a mind bender! Just think, about to pop out of the womb, and your future is videod in front of you. 'Right, look out world, I'm on my way', or 'no thanks, stay where I am till things get better'. In our village from before the war was the most inefficient farmer, we were blackmailed to buy his milk. He was illiterate, filthy, and wife and son did all the work. Mrs Farmer was heard to say 'If I had my time over again I'd never have married the brute'. The son, still going, sat behind me at school, taught me to swear and I was rumoured to become Mrs Farmer junior. My current situation is horrendous - Mr G gave me the worst birthday I've ever had. A spark of humanity remained till this morning. One son and daughter, who took over the farm, passed a sodden week. Last night the freak storms over London might have finished them completely. Now sons beloved shire horse has to be put down. I respect what Alzheimers does to a person - Mr G is physically in good shape - but any more self pity and I move myself to another part of the house - just can't cope with it. To the poster - I love the drunken progress as babies begin to 'toddle' impeded by nappies, which make them completely bow-legged.

The Gardener Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 2:52pm

Another stupid thought as rain falls in torrents and life has shut down, Shakespeare was reckoned to have invented thousands of words - anybody good at concordence? Find the bard's equivalent for pantsarama. I thought 'pants' was no longer cool - used in Jilly Cooper's later novels. We used 'knickers'.

Norman Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 5:30pm

Ratty, that is so thought-provoking! Where o where do we lose that ability to bounce back and persevere? When my children were little I found that the best response to falls, scraped knees etc was to breezily say "Up Again!" Usually the response was to get back up without tears and carry on.

Tutti Frutti Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 8:28pm

Hi liked the blog but having a rough day. Usually I do OK with determination but it feels a bit depleted right now.
Love TF x

Frankie Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 11:01pm

Hang on in there TF - I'm rooting for you! Just be gentle with yourself for a bit ... Frankie x

Tutti Frutti Fri, Jun 24th 2016 @ 2:04pm

Thanks Frankie. Feeling a little bit better today. Last night I had had to cope with the flooding and transport problems in London, general exhaustion from a period of overwork and a bit of a tiff with Mr TF who is also very tired. I have finally got to the end of the busy stuff at work and am having some time off in lieu for duvet days today and Monday. Have been daft enough to slow down my recovery though by staying up till 2.30 am watching the referendum results. About to have a nap now though. Love TF

Frankie Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 @ 11:01pm

Good to see you RATG - and thank-you for this! Much needed ... Frankie x

Milliecat Fri, Jun 24th 2016 @ 7:03am

That is the best thing ever to read first thing in the morning - thank you RATG. Yeah Recovery...takes many shapes and forms and speeds. Thank you x

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