Family Mottoes…

 

Notes:

This strip was a way to strengthen my resolve through a difficult month by remembering the mottoes of my nearest and dearest. I always wanted to fuse them all together and ‘Enjoy what you have‘ is an attempt to do this. It does not really work in times of depression though and recently Grandad’s worked best and I often repeated ‘Do your best with what you’ve!’ This motto was previously slightly resisted because it is rather a tough approach to life that reminded me of the Japanese version of this –  ‘Gambatte!‘ which literally means ‘Struggle!’ Still, sometimes it is a struggle anyway, so may as well go with it.