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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!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Working and loving it!

I began working this week. The work is at the MS Society office in Modbury, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. I'm going to be working 15 hours a week. Five hours a day, three days a week. So, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, I'll be heading off for the 45 minute drive. I start at 10am and finish at 3pm.

I wasn't entirely sure I could do this, but, judging by my first two days this week, it's going to be great. I've enjoyed the work so far and I'm excited about the project I'm working on. This job is a work placement and is the final piece of the journey started with studying for the Certificate 4 Community Services Work.

I completed the study part, and now I am going to do 140 hours of this work placement, then I will have earned the qualification. There is no money for this work, but the experience I will gain as I put what I have learned into practice, will be invaluable. I have an illness, Multiple Sclerosis, and the people in my workplace know exactly what I need, and what I can and can't do. It's good not having to explain everything if I feel I have to sit down for a rest.

It may be harder work than just staying home doing not much at all, but I want to do this. And if it does get more difficult, I'll keep on as best I can. I certainly won't let that stop me from following my dream of helping people to find their best life possible, no matter what is handed to them.

I'm living my dream life, and I don't see why other people shouldn't be able to do the same.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A thought for your consideration

You can't buy happiness, nor can someone else give it to you. 

You already have all the happiness you'll ever need, 

right there inside of you. 

Let your inner happiness out 

and live a great life.

This thought came to me this morning and I was compelled to share it with others. 
It is now  on my Facebook page and I put it on Twitter as well. Feel free to share this
idea with other people.
Smile, the world can never have too much happiness.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sometimes your Friends aren't really Friends

Do you know anyone who always brings you down? You know, the sort of person who can only see the bad things in life? Do you listen to them and maybe try to help them see the good things, to no avail?

If you know someone like that, who constantly undermines your positive attitude and who just can't or won't see the good things in life, it can be deadly to your happiness. If you've known this person for a long time and they've always been like this, do you wonder sometimes why you bother?

Well, if, despite all of your efforts to help them, they haven't changed, maybe it's time to make the tough decision and let them go. These kinds of people can be leeches, sucking the good from you and leaving you weak and with your happiness levels sadly depleted.

People can't be made happy by the actions of others, personal happiness is up to each person. You can't make someone happy if that person refuses to try to be happy. And if your friend is sad, well that's not because of you either. Your friend may not realise it, but because of the way they think about things, they're making themselves sad.

So, how about you have a quiet chat with your friend and let them know you've decided to look to your own happiness first, and you don't feel you're helping them by listening to them whinge and complain. It will be tough to do it, if you've always been there for them, but unless you let them go, you'll both be suffering from the friendship.

This friend needs to find their own happiness, and you need to protect yours from their negativity. You can both gain from this action.

Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
I love sunsets