I, like a lot of our customers, am an 80’s child. With hero’s ranging from Barbie to Captain Planet, here’s some life lessons learnt from my childhood heros.
Although the original wasn’t made in the 80’s, it was school holiday TV viewing and was a huge part of my childhood. When Dorothy misses her balloon flight and can’t get home, she discovers her red slippers will take her there. Sometimes we spend so much time searching for answers within our surroundings we forget to look for the power within us to take us forwards. We are stronger than we think we are.
Barbie taught me that I could be anything. I wanted to be a doctor, a vet, and an astronaut. And Barbie was all of these things and more. And she did all of this as well as heading to the beach, having a great boyfriend, a dog and a pink jeep. The girl is definitely not lazy, put your mind to it and you can be whoever you want to be.
The Care Bears taught me that your friends will always help you to get through things. Together the Care Bears would use their weapon the ‘Care Bear Stare’ to form a ray of love, sending care and joy into the heart of the thing it was being pointed at. Imagine having to face life’s dilemmas alone, work with your friends though and you can shed light on any situation.
Veronica Sawyer from Heathers rebelled against the clique of bullying high school girls who were her friends, and taught me to never follow the crowd and do something because they were. It’s important to have your own mind and stick up for what you believe in, even if it means going it alone.
Scooby Doo was scared of everything, and an important life lesson from this is to keep going no matter how scared you are. Life throws you in so many different directions that sometimes it’s easier to hide under the covers and pretend its not happening than to take direction and move forward. Sometimes the tiniest step in the right direction can be the largest leap of your life.
I was addicted to reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, and learnt to always be prepared! They always carried a torch, a notebook, pen and a sandwich, you never know when you may find yourself stuck in a cave. Fast forward to my adult life and I always have a make-up bag and some spare shoes under my desk, ready for an impromptu meeting or after work drink.
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