chapter  23
Appreciate now
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Before we embark on a journey of positive change with the children, it is important for us to highlight the positivity in our present. We do not believe in change for change’s sake, yet even when people want to make alterations or strive for something more to enrich their lives we believe that it is worth them taking some time to appreciate what they already have. We are sure that, like us, you have heard some people bemoaning their ‘bad luck’. ‘That’s just typical of my luck!’ seems to be the stock phrase (have you ever heard anyone use that phrase when talking about something positive that has happened in their lives?). How many of these people have their health, their family, a good job, a comfortable house, food and water, holidays, laughter, friendship or all of these? It is extremely unusual to encounter someone who does not have at least one or two.