Is Your Soul Tired? If So, Make 2016 The Year Of YOU!!

My day started, with me being; overwhelmed by a tsunami of someone else’s discontent – this was even before, I’d had my first cuppa.

I sat for 30 minutes listening to gripes & groans, about how this person wasn’t happy with their life, and the changes they wanted to make, and it made me realise……

My Soul; Is Tired!

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If, like me, you’re a listener, a volunteer, a doer-for-others, then perhaps you’ve also reached the same point in life I have, whereby; you want to ask; as the song says, “What about me? It isn’t fair!”

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I’m not meaning to sound; selfish, self-centred, or even unwilling to help, because I’ll gladly do anything for anyone, in fact, I enjoy doing things for other people and am a great, believer, in being an instigator, when; paying-it-forward.

I find it natural to help someone else, and I’m sure many of you feel the same but has it occurred to any of us ‘givers’ it’s very easy to be taken for granted, and sometimes, we forget; what’s best for ‘You’.

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To give you some recent, examples from my own life…….

Whilst walking back from the gym this morning; an acquaintance gave me a brand-new bookcase. It was small but lovely, and I carried this gift, several hundred yards home, only; to automatically offer it to my mother, who expressed a liking for it – Being a ‘giver’, it was an innate reaction to do this, even though; I wanted the item myself  (fortunately, mum said no, but I would’ve gladly handed it over).

Then, a few days ago, I was talking to a young nephew & niece, who I see infrequently, as they live in another state when they asked if they could feed the ducks. I enquired of them, would this be permissible with their father (he was absent at the time) only to be told “Daddy said you’d take us to the lake, to feed the ducks”…….I was happy to do it, but was disconcerted; to discover myself being volunteered without any actual input.

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If this, or similar situations occur in your life, like me; you must remember…….

This; is Your Life! 

And, you too, are entitled to choices.

You can help whomever, whenever, but not at the detriment to self.

You deserve better, and ‘are’ the most valuable person in your life.

Remember; gratitude is something, ‘you’ are also entitled too.

Don’t get, me wrong; doing-for-others, can be a wonderful experience, in fact, I had another incident, recently, whereby I happily pitched in, and not only enjoyed it immensely, but I learnt something new, which may aid me, in a future venture. I also received a lovely expression of thanks.

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I received a random phone call from a lady (Lynne) in Canada, who was looking for some childhood friends, she’d known in Perth 50 years ago.  It transpired they had my surname, and Lynne was hoping to visit them, during a future trip – therefore, I took it upon myself to do some research online, and ‘may’ have located these people for her, after discovering their marital names……I’m still awaiting confirmation that they’re the correct people, but even so, the task was no hardship, at all.

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Misquoting the Bible, what I’m trying to say with this post, is;

Do unto You, As, you would wish done, unto Others.

In Other Words:

Don’t Forget You!!!  

And, Make 2016 ‘The Year Of You!!’

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Remember The People That Matter.

I’ve not been able to post for the last few days, and I’ve only got time for a quickie now – so to speak – as I’ve been spending a lot time, sat in the waiting room, of Perth’s primary public hospital, in fact; that’s where I’m typing this.

There I was; lying comfortably, in the land-of-nod, at 7.15am on Sunday morning, when I heard a feeble voice call out my name, believing it to be a dream; I ignored it. Only to hear “Julie Julie” being called out again.

Rushing up the hallway, I discover my mother in extreme pain clutching her lower leg and to cut a long story short, after an ambulance ride which my 9-year-old niece envies – she told me, she wants to ride shotgun next time – my siblings and I spent the day waiting; whilst my mother had 2 blood clots removed from her right leg…..one quite large, from what I can understand.

Five days later, my mother’s doctors are still trying to discover where the clots originated, and why they formed, which is why, she’s currently undergoing an endoscopic-like procedure, whereby they insert a probe to look at the heart. And, as my siblings are predominantly nine-to-fivers, I’m sat here alone, trying to keep busy, whilst the hospital bustles around me.

This wasn’t mum’s original choice of hospital, she wanted to go private, but the paramedics; take patients to whichever is closest, which Royal Perth Hospital was, and I must say; they’ve been brilliant. The nurses are cheerful, and helpful, the doctors; willing to explain what’s happening, the physiotherapists push when necessary, and as it’s the home of; West Australia’s major ‘adult’ trauma centre, emergency helicopters land, literally, just outside my mother’s window. I’ve witnessed them land, about 4 times, over the last few days, not at night unfortunately, but that did happened last evening, from what I can understand.

Where I’m leading with all this, is……..remember to thank the people; that do the jobs, you may not want to, for very little recompense, at all hours of the day or night, because you may need them one day. And, no matter how busy you become, don’t forget to spend time with your parents. Fortunately, I still have my mother, but sadly, I lost my father 6 years ago, and there’s still a lot I would love to say to him, or do with him, but can’t.

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18 Unusual Animals That Will Become Extinct Before You Die

 

This isn’t my usual type of post, but I wanted to share it because, as most of you know; I love all animals, it doesn’t matter whether they; walk, fly, crawl or swim…..they all deserve a place on this earth, just like us.

18 Unusual Animals That Will Become Extinct Before You Die.

The Universal Law Of Responsiblity

I’m reblogging this post, because I suddenly realised that there is a lot in my life that I’m not taking responsibility for, and that I am allowing other; less-important circumstances to have priority 😦

There are things, that I need to do, or things that I have promised to do, but; I’ve allowed days to pass, or spent time on ‘things’ that are irrelevant, so….. To everyone, that I may have let down, or not contacted, not listened to, or not fulfilled a promise to….I apologise unreservedly, and hopefully; from this second forward, I’ll be a better person 🙂

Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong with me.

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It amazes me how many people I know who don’t get this simple concept. Life really is all about you.

Our choices and our reactions to circumstances create the climate of our existence. It is simply a case of cause and effect.

For months now, there has been a seemingly healthy, young man who daily, sits across the street from where I work with a cup out in front of him and begs for money. The first couple of times I saw him there, I helped him out with a fiver or whatever change I had. It was obvious that he was embarrassed to be begging and I felt for his plight.

After seeing him repeatedly begging I asked him what his story was. He told me that he had worked at the local newspaper as a printer but the paper laid…

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