“Yes, the night has dark bits, but it has stars too,
And you’ll feel when they shine,
That they shine just for you,
You will step outside and see from the park,
That the light is brighter when it’s next to the dark.
You will have so many great times ahead,
And soft happy dreams from inside your bed,
The future is changing, a life is a mix,
A life’s made of hope like a house is of bricks,
And tonight, right now, you feel very sad,
But the rest of your life won’t be so bad.”
Some days are just hard, aren’t they? But it’s so important not to lose sight of the good, not to forget to hope. I am taking hope and comfort from the lovely and wise words of The Truth Pixie today and, as ever, I am so grateful to people like Matt Haig who not only share and speak openly about their own difficult days, but also create wonderful things like The Truth Pixie which provide gentle reminders of the light in the dark. With illustrations. And talking rabbits.
It is a beautiful story of feeling out of place and learning to accept and love yourself. Of losing hope and then finding it again. Of isolation and friendship. And of truth. Truth when it’s uncomfortable. Truth when it’s uplifting. Truth as the cornerstone of authenticity.
It’s a five star read and if you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend you do. And then lend it to your friends, your family, the stranger on the train. Spread the pixie love and don’t forget to hope. After all, “A life’s made of hope like a house is of bricks”.
What’s your go-to uplifting read?