I’ve a challenge for you all.
I want you to think back to your childhood.
Think back and remember.
I remember collecting stick insects. Being amazed this little stick with legs was a living little creature.
I remember having a crush on the blond boy whose garden backed on to ours when I was 8 and he was 15.
I remember having a den on the Nextdoor neighbours shed roof, hidden by large trees and bushes we could climb.
I remember being in the car on a Sunday, smokey and hazy from cigarettes singing along to Meatloaf with everyone else.
I REMEMBER all the good things. No matter how small they might be, blowing out candles on a cake, burnt toast with baked beans, firework disasters. Look back, remember only the good things. Smile, see how those little moments shaped you, Keep those memories close, write them down, treasure them, add to them. Make yourself a book of happiness. This book is how you positively changed yourself, it’s a guide for the future.