you think you've had a bad day

I've had a bit of a weird day today, beginning with an earlier start to day which in my experience isn't usually a good thing. I sat down in Costa and an old man decided to sit opposite me and stared whilst I quietly sipped on my cappuccino and practiced my theory test. I then spilled coffee down my white fabric biker coat and proceeded to fail the hazard perception part of my driving theory test, and all of that was just this morning! Picking yourself back up is a skill and yes I've had a fairly miserable morning really but I try to do a number of things to get past crappy moments like this because I know that it could be worse! So I'll eat or drink something that makes me feel good, (like a peppermint tea and a cinnamon swirl) then I'll avoid things that may anger me (e.g. certain horrific twitter hashtag conversations and ungrateful people) and then I look at the good things that are going on around me and on the web. Good news is worth watching and how people help one-another get out of a bad space is so impressive and incredibly moving. I've come across a campaign for children to have safe summer holidays and it's lovely. It's about pulling under-privileged kids out of a miserable time and letting them have some fun - even if it's just getting to experience a day at the beach. As well as the good it does to pull them away from a damaging home life I feel like this is such an important part of growing up because not only are you enjoying yourself when 'on holiday' you're also experiencing different surrounding and situations that you likely wouldn't have before. I also think it's good to be away from your parents from time to time, and not just by going to school, because it gains independence. Most importantly this campaign is targeting vulnerable children who are facing a living nightmare during the summer holidays due to neglect, abuse and other truly horrible living circumstances. It's not fair that these children should have to miss out on important life experiences as well as dealing with such a negative environment when at home! Not fair at all! This video is one that has moved me and whilst it's a truly terrible thing children are going through, campaigns like this one by businesses like 'Kids Company' are a great step in the right direction.

They say that every penny counts when donating to charity and it's true but with this Safe Summer Appeal, every penny counts twice(!) because thanks to The Childhood Trust each donation will be doubled.

I encourage you to watch this video and then if you feel the same way as I do, here's the donate button. It takes no time at all.

Thanks for reading.

♥ abby


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