I love being inspired by others and thrive on it a lot, and there is one person who springs to mind and that is of Dame Vera Lynn who sadly passed away today.
She didn’t come from a rich home but became a household name from a very young age singing to the troops who fought in the war and helped bring happiness through her music alive.
You don’t have to have loads of money to be a success, you just got to have shear determination and drive.
She wanted to help others through Lockdown by re-releasing her song We’ll meet again, to bring hope that we will see our love ones again after lockdown and she was right.
I grew up listening to Dame Vera Lynn’s music through my dad always playing her songs and would often play her version of There’ll always be an England.
She could have easily shied away from singing during the war and gone into hiding but she didn’t in fact it was through her music people kept their spirits high, and gave hope to others and was the pinnacle of her career and became more popular through producing music still during the war and even had her own show on the radio too.
To be success you have to do things out of the norm sometimes where other people would not dream of going, you do have to do things outside your comfort zone, to get a name for yourself.
That is why people like Martin Luther King became a household name because he spoke out about racism that others wouldn’t.
So lets celebrate and raise our glasses for those who inspire us and keep us going each day.
I felt I needed to share this as I do find Music so empowering. I discovered this song yesterday, even though it was 7 years ago since published, I only found it yesterday and it was one of the moments where I thought, where had I been? How come I have not come across this song?
When my son was a baby the two things that calmed him down if he woke up from his nap grumpy was one of two things, music and books.
The songs that we have together is the song Come Chameleon, save all your kisses for me and Flying Pickets, Only You.
Music is so empowering that there isn’t a day that goes by without me spending half and hour or so just playing and listening to track after track.
It can take you back in time, remind you of someone that is no longer in your life or a place. Music is versatile and is forever revolving.
The one programme I miss is a UK programme called Top Of The Pops and that was a massive show to be on. Star after star would take to the stages of that show, and was only a Thursday every week at 7:30pm.
I now when I can watch the repeats on BBC 4.
Music can do wonders and has been used to save peoples lives, like Comic Relief songs and Children in Need, Band Aid and We are the World.
So if you need a bit of a push and a shove to get empowered wack on some tunes and let the days and nights begin, bringing back those happy events, for new ones to arrive.
I think it is safe to say that I love EMPOWERMENT and you’ll be surprised when you look around you how many things you can spot that will give you empowerment.
Music, TV, a film, a Podcast, nature or a video. I get empowerment from people and the one person who inspires me is Tony Robbins, who I discovered some years ago, when I was fed up and needed some words of wisdom.
This man had me transfixed within minutes because it was like he had just by watching his videos had got it to my head and saw the anxiety, stress I was feeling.
He now has a new book out called: Unshakable Your Financial Freedom Playbook.
Hi and welcome to another blog post where today in this post I will be talking about Building Empowerment through comedy and laughter.
I have always been into comedy and my favourite double acts were Canon and Ball, and Little and Large.
Sadly Eddie Large is no longer with us, but was a comedy genius and someone who for me was born to be a comedian. You could just see it, and will be sadly missed and my heart goes out to his friends and family.
You can keep up to date if you too are Canon and Ball fan by visiting the website below, where you’ll find dates to see other comedians aswell, such as Bradley Walsh, Bobby Davro, Jimmy Tarbuck and more.
Empowerment to me means being given energy to succeed in life and comedy for me just does that for me along with music, which I have talked about in other blogs.
My favourite sketch for Canon and Ball was when they impersonated West Side story, it makes me laugh every time. Check it out in the video below:
With comedy you have to have good chemistry especially being a doubled act and with the audience aswell, and for me Canon and Ball did that, along with Little and Large.
This is why Morecombe and Wise were so good too, because they were exactly the same, but I remember them from watching their work later on in my life, and they too brought a smile to my face and made me laugh.
Comedy is pure entertainment and can instantly make you feel good, when having a bad day.
Who can forget Laurel and hardy and Norman Wisdom? They did comical films rather than shows, and pure comedy legends in my book, along with Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd.
With comedy comes endorphins and with that in turn works wonders and when you feel down in the dumps why not use comedy as medicine too, which in turn is empowering.
Who can beat a sitcom?
I love a good sitcom and the ones I have watched continuously are Only Fools and Horses, Friends, Not Going Out, Vicar of Dibley, The Royal Family, Goodnight Sweetheart Mrs Browns Boys and Dads Army.
The characterization is brilliant, along with the writing and the directing. The facial expressions are tremendous and Characters like Trigger played by Roger Lloyd Pack was comedy sitcom acting at its best, because he looked like his characters name. He suited the character Trigger and he played the character so well.
That for me is empowering, because the story of Only Fools and Horses written by John Sullivan, was really a sad story, because it is based on two brothers Del Boy and Rodney, and because their father left them and their mother had died, Rodney was brought by his kid brother, and all Del Boy dreams of is becoming a millionaire.
If you think about it I know in myself I have little Del Boy in me, as I think everyone wants the same success. No it isn’t about the money as such, but it helps. All Del Boy really wanted was to be a success, so looking at comedy that is what its based upon.
I wrote a similar blog to this on my Google Blogpost called Using Laughter as the best sauce of medicine I talk about Steptoe and Son, which again is very funny, a bit more ruder because there is bad language but it still well written and is based again on a sad story.
That is why I enjoy writing and would like to write comedy because it makes me smile and makes my readers smile too.
I have created a fictional blog called The West London Girl based on a woman who is a stand up comedian living in West London, and was born and brought up there.
So if you do need inspiration and empowerment then why not download if you sky Boxsets, Smart TV or Now TV Box download a good comedy which in turn will make you laugh out loud and forget about the bad you have had or if you self Isolating.
Let me know what comedy and comedians you like that you feel has empowered you. You can leave a comment below and remember to follow me if you would like to be alerted of my posts, by following me on WordPress.com