Why do we feel so out of place sometimes - lost for words when we long to chat easily? How is it that some of us never know how to attract the waiter's attention, how to change a boring conversation into an interesting one or make ourselves heard at a meeting?
Sometimes there are reasons. As children many of us were never encouraged to shine. Somehow looking good and feeling on top were mistaken for showing off.
But there is an old saying that it is never to late to have a happy childhood! And those painful memories can spoil the way we want to be now. So we worry about how we appear to others. What will we say? How will we dress? Often there is just a miserable hole at the bottom of our bucket of confidence and it never really seems to feel full.
When did you last feel loved and accepted by those around you? How often do you get up in the morning and feel that the world is just waiting for you to reach out and take part in all the fun and laughter that is out there? Would you like to feel that way now?
Ok, so perhaps things were not too good in the past. But that doesn't mean that your future now need be ruined. No way! ....