‘Put your hand on your heart’,

the old man said,

‘inside you, there is power,

there are ideas and thoughts,

that no one has ever thought of,

there is the strength to love,

purely and intensely,

and to have someone love you back,

there is the power to make people happy,

and to make people laugh,

and to fall in love,

to change lives and futures –

don’t forget that power

and don’t ever give up on it.