We all suffer sad times during our lives. It is one of the inevitable parts of life. Somewhere up there with birth, death, and taxes!

But we all get to enjoy happy moments too.

This is the part where you might expect me to tell you a sad story about my life. Something about how tough it was. Perhaps about a big disastrous event that happened to me. Or maybe about how I had to overcome some big health issue. And then maybe how knitting got me through it all.

Well I’m sorry to disappoint you but I’m not going to do that.

I had a very unique and happy childhood. I spent a lot of my time running around my grandparents farm. Frolicking in the meadows and fields. Playing hide and seek with my siblings and cousins. Climbing trees and making chalk drawings on the pavements.

At school I liked to learn as much as I could in the academic subjects. I liked trying different techniques and methods in the more hands-on subjects. And I had a good little circle of friends. We’ve all grown up and joined the working world of adults now, but we’re still friends and meet regularly.

Yes, there were sad times along the way. I’m sure there will be many more to come.

And yes, if those sad times didn’t happen it would be harder to appreciate all the good things that did happen to me. As well as all the good things yet to come.

But which moments would you prefer to recollect?

The sad ones?

Or the happy ones?

So I’m not going to dwell on the sad ones. I’m going to focus on the good things in my life as I did above.

My one biggest piece of advice for anyone who is struggling through a sad time in their life, is to spend time thinking about the good ones. Notice the small things in life that you appreciate – write a list even. Do something that you enjoy.

We all have different things in life that make us happy. But remember that what makes you happy can change.

I even fall out with knitting and yarn at times. But it is the one hobby that I have always come back to.

What is it that you keep going back to?

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