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real life stories
Six Connections is people-powered and we know that real conversations make a real difference.
So we’ve brought together some real-life, feel-good stories to show you what we mean.
Have a read. Get inspired. And get reaching out to your six connections.
I never felt alone. Even if I was struggling or feeling home sick, someone would always be around to pick me up or chat to me.
A few years back I sent a love letter to Mrs Mitchell to explain how much that connection changed me, how it shaped me and had such a huge impact, that one little message and extra attention.
Don’t overthink how you can support someone. Sometimes it’s the smallest of things that have the biggest impact, for example, just saying you believe in someone.
It was 15 ½ years ago and I can picture it now; my brand-new baby son was a week old, post-natal depression had me in its grip and my dream of being-the-perfect-mum was in tatters.
I’m a typical a 52-year-old man, who has worked since leaving school. I have a mortgage and I have a wife and 2 kids. My health in recent years has not been as typical.
The most powerful part…whenever I asked ‘why do you invest so much effort in me?’ the answer was always simply… ‘you’re worth it’.
We remain friends who text each other twice a day, sharing our connections as they ripple further afield, helping people as we travel along life’s path.
I turned into a man approaching 50 with nothing more in life than work. My business was successful… but at what cost?
Making sense of my past, understanding my mind and accepting that I was no longer a child dependent on others for anything changed everything for me.
As my friendship with Lorraine was growing, I had a friend of 20 years who had really hurt me and I was faced with a dilemma, to forgive and forget or end the friendship. I tried to forgive and forget and repair the friendship.
On the surface, to acquaintances, as I didn’t really have any real friends then, it looked successful, fun, happy and outgoing so no one ever questioned my life and neither did I.
After a really tough time with feelings of worthlessness, suicidal ideation and a lack of hope, I knew I needed help.