One of the many lessons Bettina has taught me, that I strive to include in my life, is that no matter what has gone on in her world the day before, when she wakes up to Joyce’s knock on her bedroom door she is ready ‘to go again’
When we are young we have little, or no, sense of time slipping through our fingers. We cannot imagine what it will be like to get older, have responsibilities or feel a sense of mortality – which is absolutely how it should be.
Finding Dory, as you may know, is the latest Pixar film which we all enjoyed as a family on a visit to the cinema. This was especially a favourite of Bettina’s as we had watched the trailers on YouTube numerous times. During our recent holiday in Whitby, we took the opportunity to buy Bettina a Finding Dory balloon filled with helium.
Being positive, and creating positive vibes for those around you, is a way of life. It is a choice anyone can make, despite the adversities they face, it is not a secret. There is no trick. So, how is it done and where do you start?
In the late 1980s, Autism was not as well known or shared as it is today. When it came to explaining the condition Bettina was coping with to family and friends, we often resorted to asking if they had seen ‘Rain Man’, a ground breaking film at the time with Dustin Hoffman.
I love life. I want to be the best I can be and even as I approach 60 I still think my best years are ahead of me. So why do I feel the need to reinvent myself and how will it help me become the man Joyce wants me to be?
In this month’s edition, posts on ‘Positive Vibes’, ‘Reaching Your Potential’ plus my favourite TED Talks and other tips you may find useful.