Friday, March 28, 2008

We live a very privileged life here in Australia. Life is good. Ok we have our bad days, days where we would rather roll back into bed, days where only a good cry will do and days where you wonder what is the point. But on the whole life is good. We have access to beautiful homes, freedom, opportunities and clean drinking water.

And it's also easy to forget just how good we all have it. It's easy to indulge (because that is what it is) in self pity, in why me-isms, and sometimes it takes far more effort to be happy with what we have, rather than bemoan what we don't have.

Remember, nothing last forever, what goes around comes around and God will never give you more than you can handle. And if your not a God person then, replace God with whatever you believe in, or just have faith in yourself that you are like a willow branch in that in a strong wind you will bend and creak, but you will not snap.

And when you do start feeling sorry for yourself, or you aren't appreciating the life you have, take a look around you, I promise you, you will find someone worse off. If you want to find that someone and feel good about lending a hand check out

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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