Is what I gave myself last night.
I realised that, no matter how different things are now, no matter how often I dwell on that . . . or tell myself not to, this is my life. So, it is high time I stopped wallowing, stopped feeling sorry for myself, stopped expecting someone to come along and rescue me. Suck it up woman, I said to myself, and enjoy what life's dealt you.
This morning I bounced out of bed at 5.45am with a new outlook. Miracles don't happen over night, so I'm expecting to walk into the odd wall of pity. That's okay, I'll just remember the new motto . . . Chin Up, Smile, Be Positive!