Keep smiling, just one smile can make all the difference.

Shamila, Teacher at Old Park Primary School

Covid has made me appreciate the little things in life!

Ami’s Cafe, West Bromwich

Who knew I’d feel so eager to return to work

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

It will soon be a Wonderful World

Elaine, Wednesbury

Our Scouting will carry on its Adventure

Paul, Wednesbury

Remembering those we have lost and use their wisdom, ‘they live in me’

Nicola, Wednesbury

The world is a crazy place, go be crazy and enjoy it

Matthew, Tipton

Peace

Melissa, Wednesbury

Always stop and take a moment to look at how far you’ve come.

Emma, West Bromwich

Love and hope

Jacqueline, Oldbury

Smile

Larry, Oldbury

Take notice of the natural beauty that surrounds us

Lorraine, West Bromwich

I might actually miss the quieter pace of life.

Ami’s Cafe, West Bromwich

Slow down and enjoy the present.

Sarah, Sandwell College

My bra is alien to me

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

Can’t wait to interact with others again

Jeet Kreation, West Bromwich

Lockdown belly is real!

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

Be kind to your mind!

Beccy, Creative Therapy Manager at Murray Hall Community Trust 

Remember! Things will get back to ‘normal’

Ami’s Cafe, West Bromwich

If life is a book we shouldn’t turn back the pages but carry on remembering what we’ve read.

Bryan, Sandwell Museums Painting Group

Having a meal out with family and friends is very missed!

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

We will never take this world for granted again.

Patricia, Sandwell Museums Painting Group

Working in the community in Sandwell is a privilege.

Alison, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

My colleagues are my second family, I’ve missed them as I’ve missed my first family

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

Volunteering for the mass vaccination program keeps me sane in lockdown!

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

I hate lockdown but at least I’m with my family.

Bubble 3, Holyhead Primary School

Keep smiling, keep plodding on. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

John, Sandwell Museums Painting Group

After loneliness comes the joy of dancing, laughing and spending time with friends.

Sandra, Sandwell Visually Impaired

Lockdown sleep problems

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

Freedom, family and friends, cherish them all

Dave, Sandwell Museums

Be glad to get back to work, I’ve missed my colleagues!

Shelter Charity Shop, West Bromwich

43 muscles to frown. 17 to smile. Take it easy

Alex, Sandwell Museums

The stuff that really matters is what connects us together.

Anne, Sandwell Museums

Keep talking and brew up!

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Hope, love, peace & your dreams can never be ‘locked down’

Eve, Teacher at Old Park Primary School

I wish I could be with my friends at school.

Bubble 3, Holyhead Primary School

To embrace, so tight, all whom I love … can’t wait!

Emma, Sandwell Hospital

Can’t wait to hug my grandchildren again. I miss them so much

Ann, West Bromwich

Slow down, everyone is on their own paths. Be kind to yourself!

Sabrina, Smethwick

Enjoy not having to rush around everywhere and be in touch with those that mean the most.

Anita, Tipton

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it’s about learning to sing in the rain.

Louise, West Bromwich

Bye bye lockdown. Family here I come.

Bubble 3, Holyhead Primary School

Always remember to book online shopping slots early and order plenty of toilet roll because you never know.

Helen, Sandwell Museums Painting Group

A night on the sofa is sometimes what you need!

Laura, Discover Sandwell

Take in every amazing view you see and lock it in your mind’s eye.

Jane, Sandwell Museums

Can’t wait for date night Wednesdays

Ami’s Cafe, West Bromwich

Love, hold hands, smile and breathe it all in!

Nicola, Sandwell Museums

I’m grateful for my faith. It helped give me hope

Mary, Lead Chaplain for SWB NHS Trust

Forget about the cinema, family comes first all the time

Bubble 3, Holyhead Primary School

Be kind, keep talking and just do things while you can

Catherine M, Sandwell Museums

Push yourself to switch off and enjoy the nice, simple things. Be present in the present, don’t sweat the small stuff and keeping going! You’ve got this!

Sophie, Smethwick

Stop! Stop, let’s just be still and take a minute to realise that everything you’ve been looking for is already there within you.

Tracey, Smethwick

Forget these things daily; the place, the time, how busy you are, how lazy you feel, how you look, how you don’t look and what you haven’t got.
Remember these things daily; the people around you, the time you have to share, how happy you feel, how beautiful the world is and everything you have in it

Sharna, Wednesbury

Turn a negative into a positive. Look after yourself first and remember life is never forever, so learn to be understanding and appreciative.

Sheila, West Bromwich

We got through this so the sky in is limits from now on!

Mr Wynne, Holyhead Primary Academy

Well done! You have survived covid 19

Marian, Rowley Regis

I survived lockdown

Margaret, Tipton

Happiness is for everyone

Rakhee, Wednesbury

Bye bye lockdown. Family here I come.

Bubble 3, Holyhead Primary School

We will hug again

Julia, Smethwick

A night on the sofa is sometimes what you need!

Laura, Discover Sandwell

A playful soul doesn’t grow old but a soul will grow old when it stops being playful.

Samantha, Smethwick

Can’t wait for date night Wednesdays

Ami’s Cafe, West Bromwich