Last night my 9-year-old-daughter and I went on a holiday date night to watch the musical Matilda. What an amazing production.

I love how the story shows an empowered little girl trudging through her challenging life. Always trying to do what’s right.

The lyrics to the Matilda song ‘Naughty’ say, “Just because you find that life’s not fair, it doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.  If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.”

You don’t have to accept things as they are.  You can blaze a trail in a different direction.

Like Matilda you won’t always have support.  You won’t always be surrounded with positive energy. You won’t always know the answer.  But if you take a look around, there is always inspiration.  The librarian believed in Matilda, told her she was a gift, and listened to her stories. Who is your librarian?  Who is that person who always asks you about the things you love in life?  Who sees you for who you truly are?

As Jim Henson once said, “Life’s like a movie, write your own ending.  Keep believing, keep pretending.”

What will your ending be?  Never stop believing.