What many people don’t realise is that optimism can be learned. And now is the time to step into it. (See ‘Learned Optimism’ by Martin Seligman)
What if you believed a much better future was coming? And that you could help create it?
We need to be in touch with reality. But we also need to be positive shapers of the future.
Unless youâ€™ve been living under a rock, youâ€™ve most likely heard of â€˜Normal Peopleâ€™, the Irish drama based on Sally Rooneyâ€™s best-selling novel.
The BBC series of the book has become a smash hit around the world, breaking all sorts of records. For example, the new series received 16.2 million views in itâ€™s first week on the BBC streaming service. The opening week record was previously held by the first season of Killing Eve, which received 10.8 million total requests in its first week.
I wasnâ€™t going to watch it until a friend of mine I wouldnâ€™t have expected to like it, said he really did. So I was curious.
Iâ€™ve written before about our family dog, Sparky, who had anxiety separation whenever he lost sight of my wife, Judy.
Unfortunately for us, he came to the end of his journey on this planet last Friday. It was clear he was really struggling and he took a bad turn in the early hours of Friday morning.
So we made the decision as a family to send him to sleep.
If youâ€™ve ever had a dog you really loved, Iâ€™m sure you know how tough that is.
May the 4th has been taken over by Star Wars as itâ€™s official day globally, in a playful riff on the phrase ‘May the force be with you’.
In our home itâ€™s an important date for different reasons, as itâ€™s my daughter Janeâ€™s birthday – and she became a teenager.
Because of the unusual situation weâ€™re in globally, we did our best to try and make her day special.