I am going to clap and cheer

“Children are the most wonderful audiences. What’s struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap.Emma Thompson, 1959 – British actress and comedienne.


Among the things that arrived in my inbox today was this.  Isn’t it inspirational.

Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he’d set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement.. ‘Guess what, Mom,’ he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me….’I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer..’

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all chap and clear  clap and cheer,  and see the positive side of things when life throws those punches at us? When one door closes etc etc…

As I have said before I am a true Pollyanna.  I can see the upside in almost everything.  One upside of my husband’s death is that I never have to watch another rugby game.  I have been to rugby matches all over the world as he was keen on the game.  And when there was a televised match we had every TV in the house tuned to the channel in case missed something.

So from today I am going to make sure I clap and cheer at every opportunity.

“We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by”.   Will Rogers

10 responses to “I am going to clap and cheer

  1. Lovely post, I’m clapping and cheering you on! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a rugby match. And there’s too much ugliness in the world, we need more Pollyannas!


  2. Great Stuff!


  3. My Nana used to be my Pollyanna 🙂
    She was always playing the glad game. Whenever I’m feeling a bit down I always think of her and try to find something to be glad about, sometimes it’s hard, but there’s usually something to find. Thanks Judith (and Nana)


  4. Such a great inspirational story and outlook on things!


  5. I love this, Judith! Out of the mouths of babes…



  6. Aren’t they fantastic?


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