Thank you for the JOY

Never take your friends for granted. 

Never assume that there’s always tomorrow. 

Thank you for all the joy Charles Chay Street. I’m so shocked to hear that you’re gone. I can’t quite make sense of it yet. It is comforting and not at all surprising to read the loving messages from your friends and family. There’s no doubt that your big heart touched so many people and that you were and are so very loved. A million kisses to one of the sweetest, funniest and most thoughtful men I’ve ever known. 

It’s at least 20 years since we first met and, although there was a gap in the years, I was so thrilled when we met again, by chance on the train during our equally gruelling commute to work. You always managed to find the humour and find the positives. This news has been such a shock this morning and I want you to know that my heart is in yours. I’m glad to have had your friendship and will always remember you. David



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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