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Words o’ wisdom for ourselves and future generations

Written by: Hilda Campbell, CEO, COPE Scotland

Published: 06/05/2020

Alongside the release of COPE Scotland and the ALLIANCE's affirmation jar video, Hilda Campbell reflects on the power of words.

Do you ever wonder where ‘words of wisdom’ come from, the wee things our grandparents may have said to us ‘It’ll no heal, if ye keep picking at it!’’ being one we may remember when having had a skint knee which was scabbing over and we just felt so tempted to have a wee pick then…ouch! As it started bleeding again!

We are in strange times with COVID-19, we are living in a historical time which people will look back to, where our children’s children may ask, what was it like in 2020 when the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19?

We may find this is an emotional roller coaster where we have high and low days. When we have a low day, that’s when we need some words of wisdom to help us get through and remind us that tomorrow will be better.

Making an affirmation jar is a way to have some fun, get inspired and create our own new words of wisdom to help us, and who knows, future generations, get through the day when life is being more challenging than we would like.

In partnership with COPE Scotland the ALLIANCE we are delighted to put together this video and accompanying instruction booklet on how to make your own wee affirmation jar. Enjoy!

Watch the video on the ALLIANCE YouTube Channel (this link will take you away from our website). Written instructions are at the bottom of this page.

These are strange times but as a wise wee bear once said:

‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.’  -A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh Library.

Social distancing doesn’t mean being alone. Making a wee affirmation jar can be something you discuss with others on the phone or online. We may think we are alone but there are many people who care, sometimes we just need to reach out to them. Affirmations can remind us, we do have choices and we matter.

If you feel alone at this time, there are supports available, for more information visit www.readyscotland.org (this link will take you away from our website)

Read on COPE Scotland’s website why being socially isolated doesn’t need to mean alone (this link will take you away from our website)

Read on COPE Scotland’s website about the emotional roller coaster of COVID-19 (this link will take you away from our website)

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