Inspiration – A Reflection

When I was a teenager someone told me to find someone to look up to someone I admired and to set goals…To think lofty thoughts and set lofty goals…Being number five of eight children we never had much money as a family and we were very poor compared to others…I grew up wearing hand me down clothing so to set my sights on higher goals meant I had nothing to loose…The first person I choose to look up to was my cousin Andrew Gatt…Andrew was smart and was going to Colgate University…So I looked up to Andrew as a role model and decided to myself well if Andrew can go to college so can I…Meet Andrew Gatt Here on YouTube…

https://www.youtube.com/user/andygatt – Give my cousin a sub if you like his posts…Andrew is so smart he invented an intellectual toy…https://www.paperrollercoasters.com/ – Click on the link before this sentence to order your own Paper Roller Coaster…I ordered mine in Ireland and never finished it…I found the instructions too difficult because unlike my Cousin I am not that kinda smart…

…Paper Roller Coaster Instructions…

Meet my other cousin Jimmy Kelly if you like Music Jimmy is your music man when it comes to Irish music and writing Irish Musicals…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD-B5kBI6L_8eDhQ0ptIJtA – This is Jamey’s YouTube Channel be sure to give Jimmy who goes by Jamey at times a sub if you like his work…Can you believe it I have more subs than my cousin Jamey but less subs than my cousin Andrew…Who cares comparison’s are odious…When you do what you love the subscriptions follow…

…”Find Your Way Home” – Jamey Kelly Musical…

…Jimmy’s Brilliance at work in Collaboration with Others…

…Check out Jimmy’s song titled Mosaic Heart…

…The art in my mosaic heart”…[Jimmy Kelly]

…My niece Caitlin inspires me her art is amazing…

…Caitlin’s art is out of this world…Kid’s stools playlist…
…Caitlin’s amazing art playlist…

Meet my niece Brenna who like myself has a lot to say…Brenna is very smart and just got accepted into her Masters levels…

https://simplypolitics.social/blog/lets-talk-gas – Excellent article on Gas Brenna…

https://simplypolitics.social/blog/1wqjqwtlvzy1826f1voydptvzgtbne – Brenna likes to write about Politics something I do not understand…I forgot to mention Politics in my previous post listing things I will never understand…Brenna is right though when she says that “All Politics are local.” Well said Brenna…I quoted what you, Brenna, said but would have no idea who said that before Brenna said it…

What I love about Brenna is this…Brenna is hardworking and a real go getter…Brenna ran for politics twice at such a young age her courage is to be commended…Sure Brenna lost both times but that did not stop Brenna…You go girl…

Brenna got to meet my son when we were living in Ireland…Sad to say adults cannot always get along well but I wanted to showcase some of my talented relatives and family members who inspire me…

My brother Bernard inspires me because while Bernard lives a hidden life he takes care of Maggie who needs his presence 24/7 due to her special needs…

My brother Michael inspires me because Michael quit drinking alcohol and has been sober for at least a year or two and I hope that Michael keeps up this good work…

My brother Eamon inspires me because he works hard to provide for his wife and family and in his life Eamon is an unsung hero…Eamon I am sorry your wife does not appreciate you as much as she should…I would know I got the annoying phone calls full of complaints I am glad I no longer speak to Eamon’s wife who needs to learn when to shut her trap stop complaining about those who love her and care about her including her own husband my youngest brother Eamon…Eamon works very hard and I am pleased to say I once helped Eamon with his mathematics and now look at him an Engineer who can stamp plans in New York…My brother Eamon is a living saint to put up with his wife…Lesser men would have divorced a long time ago… I am grateful Eamon stays by her side because that whack job needs maintenance and to stay off the phone pissing and moaning about her own family and loved ones…Eamon’s kids are doing very well and his oldest daughter got an impressive college scholarship…I give Eamon the credit for all of that for being the backbone financially to his family…Eamon is the unsung hero in his family story…

My sister Olivia inspires me because like myself Olivia also had to set serious boundaries with adults in our family including Eamon’s mentally and emotionally unstable wife…I say this because it is sad that adults cannot always get along…I am proud of Olivia for setting boundaries…I had to do the same…

It took me much longer to grow up spiritually and emotionally but I am getting there…

My sister Carmel inspires me…I mention Carmel because Carmel is amazing she is a nurse who works two jobs who purchased her own home and raised both of her kinds to do well…Carmel has an amazing son named Will who also inspires me because Will has figured out how to be happy and do well thanks to how he was raised…I will not give the parents of my nieces and nephews full credit I give credit to my nieces and nephews for making positive choices to do well in life…Carmel has pulled some crap with both her other sisters including myself…I have let that go because Carmel who works very hard needs to take time to heal herself by getting professional help as I have done…Carmel is a rock star she took care of my father before he passed away…I am sad that my sister Carmel and I cannot get along but that does not stop my admiration for my sister or the fact that my sister Carmel still inspires me despite serious problems in our sister relationship…

My mother Mary inspires me…My mother and I cannot get along well for long we trigger each other…But I will always love my mother…That woman is a strong woman who raised eight of us on a budget…What a woman my mother is she is 87 or 88 years old now and still driving and doing well…My father was an alcoholic and he was not an emotionally available father so my mother raised us by herself…Our father raised us too and I learned a lot from my dad…But my mother was the glue the leaven that kept our family intact…If my mother does not attain heaven in the next life then no mortal will…My mother is a living saint despite having serious issues that woman deserves a crown in heaven…Sad to say even the saints cannot always get along…

…Enjoy my song titled Salt Flats here and thank you for your follows likes and shares…

…Salt Flats…