Recently for my job, I was sent on a course about how to have a happy, positive way of thinking in life. No, it wasn’t an anger management course and no I was not sent on it because I’m a grump bag! It started by reading a parable called The Orange Frog. All the frogs in the pond were green, when one of them started to think positive, he became more orange. At first, the other frogs thought being orange and different was a bad thing. But the positivity started to rub off on all the frogs around him and soon they all became orange. They realised that although bad things may happen in their life, their outlook could change the way they were affected by it.
I can’t remember exactly how old I was, early high school years maybe, a family friend of ours had just returned from travelling around Australia. Every time he had rang home, his mum had put a pin on a map, I thought it was awesome. He then showed me the photos of him climbing up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and that was it, I knew I had to do it too…climb up a bridge, how cool!!! From that point, I had made it my goal that one day I would visit Australia, 10000 miles away. It was the first thing on my bucket list and something I was desperate to complete ASAP.