Always Inspire

On 2021-01-07 I saw this FB post by Morales to which Agnés Boncuer commented:

“It’s my motto and there in my FB bio: “Always inspire, never tear down.” Encouragement will always have better results than telling someone they are shit. Lead by example, not by command. Make change happen by actively working towards it, rather than hanging back and complaining. Appreciate people and keep telling them you do.”

This inspired me to edit her words into a song, to the tune of Gaudete. Then I thought that it would be fun to turn it into an SCA music video, and then the first SCA Bardic War was declared, and we decided to enter the song there (it appeared with the other Group Performances on Monday), and I found out that there is bardic component for the Knäckebröd War, so now the amazing Annelyn, who edited the video, has posted it to her youtube channel here. So so that we could post the link to the event Discord channel, where we got 13 votes.

Here is a list of the participants, and which side of the Knäckabröd War we were representing:

Holey Side:
Countess Agnes Odygd, Aros/Nordmark
Lady Alays de Lunel, Dun in Mara/Insulae Draconis
Lady Annelyn Cornelisse, Insulae Draconis
Lord Aodhan Dha Cheist, Dun in Mara/Insulae Draconis
The Honorable Master Dahrien Cordell, Northshield
Lord Ducan Chaucer, Insulae Draconis
Lady Dorothea de Beckham, Barony of Red Spears
Varakreivitär Kareina Talventytär, Frostheim/Nordmark
Honorable Lord Kheldor deGeer, Frostheim/Nordmark
Master Thorvald Grimsson, Avacal

Flat Side
Agnés Boncuer, Insulae Draconis

Undeclared
HE Amanda de Spencer, Artemesia

And the song lyrics:

Always Inspire

Always inspire, never, ever tear down.
Encouragement brings the best out of us.

Telling someone they are shit only leads to trouble,
but share all the good you see; kindness will redouble.

Always inspire, never, ever tear down.
Encouragement brings the best out of us.

Leading by example, never by commanding,
brings about the best result; positively changing.

Always inspire, never, ever tear down.
Encouragement brings the best out of us.

Making change is best achieved with active engagement;
those who hang back and complain bring only estrangement.

Always inspire, never, ever tear down.
Encouragement brings the best out of us.

Cherish and appreciate people all around you
Bring them joy by telling them how they matter to you.

Always inspire, never, ever tear down.
Encouragement brings the best out of us.






Fler berättelser

2021

Barder och gyckel i norr

2021-11-21
Norrskensfesten och Norrskensbard vad som egentligen hände

Glöta gillet adventure

2021-11-08 (English)
Kareina's adventures attending her first Glöta Gillet in years

Hur hösten tog slut: Glöta Gillet

2021-11-07
Hur Keldor tog sig till Gyllengran för att se för sig själv hur Glöta gille markerar slutet på hösten och öppnar dörren till vintern.

Dans, skratt och förvirring

2021-10-03
Nåja, vad är väl en bal i Uma.? Den kan vara dötrist och långtråkig och alldeles... alldeles underbar!

När 777 dagar tog slut

2021-09-26
777 dagar har gått, nu så är det dags för att än en gång ha en furstetornering. Detta är den sanna berättelsen om vad som hände.

11 månader senare.

2021-09-08
Ett år har snart gått sen förra eventet där vi faktiskt var i samma lokal. En höst, och vinter med träffar på zoom, mm har passerat. Men nu var det dags igen.

Medeltidsdagarna på Grundet

2021-08-01
Gycklare med eld, fajters som kämpade, gymnaster som föll graciöst...

Always Inspire

2021-05-15 (English)
An SCA filk to the tune Gaudete, inspired by the wise words of Agnés Boncuer, complete with a link to a full-choir video performance thereof.

2020

Drachenwald Kingdom University goes online

2020-11-29 (English)
In the year of the plague the Drachenwald Kingdom University (and everything else) comes to you!

Norrskensbarden i pestens tid 2020 testomgång

2020-11-08
Hur Kheldor överraskad en ny Baron medan barderna gör världen lite roligare

Creative Anacronism when its as its best!

2020-11-06 (English)
A short story about an online court, a memory that clearly is Creative anacronism!

In the year of the Plague the next in-person SCA event after 12th Night was in October

2020-10-11 (English)
After a 10-month gap with no events due to the plague, the event summary got rather long...

Bardic Around the World

2020-08-02 (English)
When the plague means you can't go to bardics, the bardics come to you, and stay, all day long...

Attending the Bard of the West competition, without leaving Frostheim

2020-05-03 (English)
We may need to stay home because of the plague, but that just means we can participate in stuff on the other side of the planet

Drachenwald's First Online Court

2020-03-28 (English)
Jungfru Maria Bebådelsedagsgille was the first SCA event in Drachenwald to be canceled due to the plague, but their were awards to give, so TRM called us to a "Magical Court in the Sky"

Subtitles for bardic performances, a How-To guide

2020-01-05 (English)
When performing in Swedish at a Drachenwald Coronation event, with people attending from all over, it is kind to the audience to provide subtitles, so that they can understand the jokes in the song...

2019

Midvinterblot.. typ och julfest, födelsedagskalas. 2019

2019-12-21
En liten fest i Frostheim

Norrskensfesten 2019: Kareina's recolletion

2019-11-23 (English)
A short description of the event from the point of view of one participant.

Höstdans, och norrskensbard

2019-10-13
En stenhård kamp av barderna

comparing and contrasting Bardic events

2019-10-12 (English)
A story of the 2019 Norrskensbard competition and how it compares to the event in the West Kingdom from which we stole the idea.

Reengarda's Medieval Days 2019

2019-07-14 (English)
When Kareina travels to an event she likes to bring projects and keep busy...

Broken Arrow nr2

2019-06-30
Kheldor hittade sig en lärling för helgen.

Broken Arrow as a tourist destination

2019-06-30 (English)
Kareina brings a friend from West Kingdom to Frostheim's big summer event.

2018

Broken Arrow nr1

2018-07-01
I Frostheim finns det en bågskyttmafia...

2015

The return of the living dead, eller Skellitta 20 år

2015-07-12
Vad händer när de kommer tillbaka?

2002

vi brände Jade och hans styrka

2002-05-11
Detta var på dubbelkriget för många år sedan, då vi alla var unga vackra... och fantastiskt coola. (Ja några är det fortfarande) (grått är coolt).
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