Everythingchild

Apologies for being awhol for a while but I thought I’d come on here to say that I have been spending an increasing amount of time on my Instagram account named @everythingchild .I’m a lot more active on there and am posting similar content to that of this page. I’d be extremely grateful if you could give me a follow and let me know you’ve headed over from this blog.

I’ve loved seeing everythingchild develop on here and am excited to see it progress on Instagram.

Contribution

Faces of emotions

I wonder how many of these emotions we go through each day…

Tabs

I’m sure that a lot of you are currently working from home too and its really important to switch off at the end of the day. Although we may be closing all the Internet tabs its important to close theirs in our head too. Lots of jobs are hard to switch off from but think of you and close that tab.

Plates

Its important to think about others plates. We’re not all the same and even if their plate is the same as yours they may not be able to cope the same way you do. Be kind.

Engrossed

I couldn’t think of a better fitting word to describe this picture than ‘engrossed’. The world is a crazy, scary, unknown place at the moment and although social media has been a genuine gift to many people throughout this time it can also be a real hinderence. It is totally normal to be feeling a little on edge currently due to the works being a shambles but sometimes flicking through Instagram and seeing people’s “exciting” lives can suddenly make you feel worthless. This is just a quick note to say Instagram isn’t real. People post their best moments through filtered, edited, ideal versions of themselves. Yes, you may look at posts and think “wow, their life is so much better than mine” but I urge you to focus on you and do what makes you happy. Life isn’t exciting at the moment but we’re all in the same position. We just need to find joy in our days and make the most of this situation.

“They threw the babies in the fire”

I was scrolling through Twitter this evening and amongst the tweets about how they they are feeling, how stressful people’s lives are and how expensive make up is, I stumbled across this. A picture drawn by a child that really shows how hard, difficult and cruel life can be.

I feel this picture needs no explain other than it is born by a child. Not from her imagination but from her memories of what happened to her entire family. Life is cruel. There is no reason that anyone should face such situations but children? Really? What a sick world we live in.

In the western world we complain. I can’t deny the fact I’m guilty of moaning about minor inconveniences like my train being delayed or Tesco running out of my favourite sandwich but why don’t we stop and think? I urge you to tackle each day without whingeing. We really have nothing to complain about. Life really isn’t that bad for us.

When thinking back to my childhood or even my early adolescents I never even really knew about the world. I had no idea that there was such hatred and unkindness in the world. But, there are children in the world who are not as fortunate. What the children of the third world face on a daily basis is not ok. We can’t ignore it any longer. Something must be done.

Drawing from @BBCr4today on Twitter

One toy

There are moments in life that make you stop and think. This picture is one of those moments.

I’m not saying that all children with a never ending supply of toys are always sad and a child with only one toy is always happy but it appears as though those with less appreciate what they have a lot more.

I have been following two families on YouTube recently (the channel names shall remain nameless) but one family spoil their children at any given opportunity whilst the other family lead a minimalistic life where the children have limited toys yet, it is without doubt that the children from the latter family have much more appreciation for everything they have in life. They appreciate their food, nature, the outside world and their lives.

I am not condemning those who spoil their children yet I urge you to stop and think. I mean does your child really need 10 dolls? It is important to teach children from a young age that you have to work hard in life to achieve.