"I’ve learnt to control my relationship with light. Each morning I notice the sun rising slightly earlier, a clue that spring is en route." - Tallulah
No one knows what the future holds. Something that has been ever so kindly reasserted to us as at every twist and turn over the last 12 months. Just when we think we're into the light, we enter another tunnel. Yet in times of uncertainty, we have been finding some small comfort in reframing our perspective. Searching for the positive. Seeking out the lesson, however minor or insignificant it may seem. They add up.
Last month, we decided to reach out to the Boys by Girls community to hear how you'd been coping over the past year. By no means has it been plain sailing - that much we can personally vouch for - however with a little bit of patience, and a whole lot more of that wonderful thing called hindsight, out of struggle comes strength. With that in mind, we asked you to share any lessons you've learned, advice you've received, or wisdom you've gained since the Coronavirus pandemic.
What we learnt is that sometimes we have no choice but to embrace loneliness. We should not be afraid to press pause, the rhythm of life will find us right where we're supposed to be. Step outside your comfort zone - the memories you'll make will be worth it. When adrift, find an anchor and hold onto it.
The words may be small, but their power is infinite. May you find as much comfort as we have from these beautiful offerings.