Donna Ashworth

Father holding toddler daughters hand on beach

Dear Dad,

Dear Dad, You are the yardstick on which I measure every man I meet.You are the foundations upon which my humour, my judgement and my moral code were built.Your words of wisdom ring around my brain on a daily basis.Thanks to you I have some mad handy skills, I didn’t even know I would need.Thanks …

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Dear Parents,

Dear Parents, You don’t ‘catch up ‘ after a global pandemic.You don’t need to worry about your children learning all the things they may have missed, had none of this happened.Because it did happen.And it’s ‘unprecedented’. A word we are all perhaps a little tired of hearing but an important word indeed.There is no manual …

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Shine On…

We are living in abnormal times.Times of great change.Times of great loss.Times of chaos, unrest and struggle.I think we will look back on this year as a turning point for humanity.And we are caught right up amongst it, living, breathing, feeling every thing.Watching the story unfold, waiting with anxious hearts, for the next chapter.Trying to …

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You’re Going To Be So Different After This….

You may not even know how changed you already are.You’re metamorphosing.We all are. You’ve come from a place of safety, of convenience, of privilege…You didn’t even know that, until now. You’re starting to realise, that everything you took for granted is a blessing. Your life was so sweet. We were all so very blessed.Blessed as …

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Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,

Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that?Somebody somewhere is replaying your voice,Heeding your words, to help make a choice.Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that? Somebody somewhere is saying your name?Did you know that?Somebody, somewhere is talking of you,Praising your heart and the things that you do.Somebody, somewhere is saying your …

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May your days be filled with laughter

May…

May your days be filled with laughter.May your chores complete themselves.May your mind have time to wander.To a sandy beach of shells. May your morning stretch be graceful.May your lunch be full of taste.May your inspiration find you.May no moment go to waste. May your lonely days be lacking.May your friendships linger strong.May your thoughts …

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Not Yet

Be still my friend, you’ve come so far.Fear not, our time is plenty.Don’t rush to shackle the shackles off,There’s time to do this gently. Stay strong my friend, it’s not so far.This will not last forever.The day will be more sweeter still.That day, when we’re together. Haste not my friend, there’s danger still.Your life is …

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Dear Facebook Conspiracy Theorists, Here’s The Thing…

Somebody reads your ‘unofficial’ article – about the whole world being a lie and everything we know being not what we thought it was at all actually – and that person, who may already be suffering with anxiety, is tipped over the edge. It’s not helping. It’s creating more uncertainty, more fake news and as …

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My Grandmother Once Gave Me A Tip….

My grandmother once gave me a tip:In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.Do what you have to do, but little by little.Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.Wash the dishes.Remove the dust.Write a letter.Make a soup.You see?You are advancing step by step.Take a step and stop.Rest a little.Praise yourself.Take another …

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Mental health during lockdown

We’re Not Supposed To Be Thriving, We’re Supposed To Be Surviving…

If you‘re wondering, why everyone around you seems to be learning, evolving and finding their inner peace… They’re not. They are possibly trying to. They are saying it out loud, to make it more real maybe? But the truth, the bottom line, in-your-face, bare-naked truth of all of this, is that we are all hanging …

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Dear Women, Maybe You Don’t Know How Amazing You Really Are…

Dear Women…. Maybe you don’t know, just how amazing you are. Maybe you don’t see how you keep everyone going, even when you’re struggling yourself. Maybe you don’t realise how much cheer you bring others, regardless of your own level of happiness. Maybe you don’t see the smiles you spread, or the joy you bring. …

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