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Redbanks, South Australia, Australia
Contact me if you'd like to know more about this writing group. My email address is jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds
Ananka knows how to enjoy life - catch and eat birdies!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #12

If you feel you’re in a rut, try doing something that scares you. The worst thing that may happen is the thing will go wrong. Most things won’t kill you or even cause injury.

Doing something that is scary, if it isn’t actually dangerous, can be a liberating experience. Be brave and give it a go, but being brave and being careful should go together.

Be aware of the danger and take necessary cautions, then do it The adrenaline rush when you finally do it is fantastic!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #11

Without challenges, you stagnate. People who never try things, never become the best person they can be.

If you don’t try things, you will always miss out on things and that will make you unhappy. You will always be getting bogged down with ‘If onlys’ and you won’t be moving on to better things.

Challenges in your life can bring you happiness that lasts.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #10

Challenges help you to grow toward where and what you want to be. I you meet your challenges, you will become a stronger person.

You will have a better understanding of what you are capable of, and you will be more willing and able to do things in the future.

Challenges unfaced can be the regrets that will live with you for your whole life. Regrets are reminders of your bad choices in life.

You may be better off trying things and learning from mistakes, than never trying things, and regretting what you missed out on.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #9

Being afraid shouldn’t hold you back if you really want to do something. If you have weighed up the pros and cons of a thing, and you still think it is a good thing, then just go for it.

If your heart is set on flying, then get those flying lessons!

Things My Life Has Taught Me #8

Saying you are good doesn’t mean anything, being good means everything. Being good means many things, but no-one will think you are good if your actions belie your words.

Sometimes people do things without even realising the effect of their actions on others. And sometimes bad people tell lies.

It is important to look at what people do, more than you listen to what they say they do. Liars are all around, but if you watch and listen you can sort truth from fiction. What people do is more real than what they say.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #7

If you feel something is wrong, don’t say no straight away; think further, then decide. It just may be your fear getting in the way.

Fear is a useful emotion on many occasions, but it is important to be mindful and remain aware that first thoughts can be changed after further examination of the situation.

Examine your fear and be prepared to try something anyway if it seems safe enough. First thoughts may be basic flight/fight thoughts, but you are better than a caveman.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #6

Be prepared to listen to the lessons life gives you. If you’re not prepared to listen to the lesson, you won’t learn anything.

Everyone you meet may have something you can learn about. No new information is wasted, unless you never try to see if you can learn from it.

Learning from life can go on for as long as you live. Stop learning and you may well stop living, and be merely existing instead.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #5

You never know what road your life may take your down. Even if you think you have your life organised, you can still get your life disrupted.

Accidents, illness and various other things can force you to take a new path in life.

Embrace that new path and follow it – it can lead you to things you never realised you wanted and needed to know.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #4

Remain positive and learn to live with your challenges in life. Remaining positive leaves you open to new learnings.

Being negative won’t take you to better places. You need to believe in the better things, otherwise you’ll never notice them as they come before you.

More importantly, others will help you if you let them help you. Negative thoughts, negative words, drive other people away from you. A positive attitude can bring people to you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things My Life Has Taught Me #3

A hug is always a good thing. Well, do I need to say anymore on this one? If you’re not sure about that, give a friend a hug. You will both be happier after.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Things my life has taught me #2

You've got to keep smiling, otherwise, what is there? If you adopt an unhappy outlook, even if only for a while, when life gives you challenges, other people may keep away from you. If you smile, even when life is giving you a hard time, at least you will have more people there to help you get through.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Things my life has taught me #1

Every experience is a chance to learn.
If you decide to try a new thing, you will learn whether that thing works for you. If you never try new things, you could be missing out on fantastic things.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What Can You do to Make the World Better?

I just read a lovely idea that helps fight depression and negative thoughts at the same time. Read this story and perhaps do the same thing in your office or home.

Some of us eat things that we know will wreck our healthy eating sometimes. And I’d say most people think nasty thoughts and can’t think of anything good sometimes too.

If everyone had easy access to a jar like one on the website, well who can tell what might happen! I encourage everyone to give this a go.

We can all play a part in making the world a better place to live.

Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
I love sunsets