What I Learned - Dear You by Tessa Broad
I was delighted to be part of the blog tour for this fantastic book. Find my blog tour post here, and check out the other blogs that took part in this brilliant tour.
What I Learned:
Is there anything that will make you happier in life than this?
There is nothing more in life you can be than perfectly yourself, and trust me, that is more than good enough!
We love a kitchen disco in our house...in fact on Halloween when The Monster Mash came on the radio everything stopped until the song was over. Its one of life's greatest simple joys!
There's nothing like "putting your face on" to make you feel better than taking on life head on!
I've had a similar experience with the NHS - the problem was never an individual person, they were all lovely...it was always the system as a whole.
Life's far too short to do regrets.
No matter how low the lows are, find something positive to do to raise you back up, even if it's just a little bit.
This is so true, if your emotions are all over the place, you will feel physically rubbish. And like I said earlier, put your face on and you will feel better.
The first heart-break in life always feels like the worse, the absolute end of the world, because you haven't learned yet that you will get through it, and even be stronger for it.
A nice hot brew makes everything look a bit brighter.
Sad songs are essential when you are sad.
Have a "blessings" jar. Write the good things down on little bits of paper, and when you feel low and need to smile, take them out and soothe your soul.
Always do your best to make the break clean - walk away and realise you are worth more. You are worth having someone who knows they want to be with you without a shadow of a doubt, someone who will fight for you. Easier said than done I know, but so worth it.
Get out and walk...I promise you will feel better.
What we go through makes us stronger, better people (although at the time in the midst of it this is very easy to forget.)
One of the worst, loneliest feelings in the world...but you deserve someone who adores you.
Being happy is the best thing you can be in life, and do you know what, you deserve it.
It takes a while, but I promise you will get there.
I have been here. I continue to go here. It's a hard thought to shake. But this is validation that I'm not the only person who's been there.
This is something I believe. Take things at face value always. Pay attention to the people who care, no matter what capacity that comes in.
Sometimes it's good to stop, breathe, throw the adult worries away and experience things through child-like eyes...I think bonfire night is a perfect example of the healing qualities of this...or a visit to the beach - being at the sea does this for me every time.
It's who you are that matters. People will always remember how you treated them.
Every child deserves this. End of.
Always be kind, and if you can't find it within yourself to be kind, just walk away.
Make an effort to look for the good in everyone. Once you start looking for it you will see it.
What more can I say?
Always let people know how much you appreciate them. It's a little thing that means a lot to people.
Celebrate at every opportunity. This is important. None of us knows what's around the corner. Make the most of every special moment.
Surround yourself with people who raise you up, not drag you down...and maybe more importantly, remember to be this person for others.
What you have in life matters less than how you live your life.
Believe it with every fibre of your being. Never doubt yourself.
That happy time you daydream of is just around the corner.
Always try and make yourself feel better and know that good things are coming.
Above all else, kindness.
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