Sitting here waiting for the man from RACV to come out on a day when there are severe weather warnings for wind etc I’m reflecting on the last couple of weeks. The week before I had no power because the dishwasher died and leaked water into the electrics and shut down the power. The few weeks before that I had no heating as it wouldn’t turn itself off and kept blowing cold air, whilst my asthmatic son had a chesty cough and I was also sick. Last night my son comes home with staph on his ear and a terrible running nose plus a chesty cough. Have not had a great run these last couple if weeks, but things have to get better lol. There are people worse off and at least now I have power a heater and food to eat. It makes you appreciate the small things.

Posted anonymously, 31st July 2014

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  • Yes it does make you think of all the positives in our lives.


  • You’re right. When I have a run of bad luck I always remind myself that some people are way worse off than me.


  • Totally agree Kelly and guess what ladies – I won a hanbag laptop case this morning! I’m so grateful for the small things now. I look at it this way now. After the last year or so I have so much more patience in dealing with issues and controlling my stress levels. It’s these things that test us out and show us what we really have in life. Thanks ladies for your thoughtful comments. :) xxx

    • Congratulations on your win :) glad it cheered you up x


  • Sorry to hear of your run of bad luck but that can only mean one thing some good luck is just round the corner for you :)


  • your right, often it is misfortunes that open our eyes to how fortunate we are.


  • Even though we know that there are many people worse off than us, sometimes things happen to us, and keep on happening, and we wonder how much more we can cope with. It’s easy to get brought down by stress & worry, but if we can go to bed at night, with a roof over our head, food in our stomach, knowing that we have people in our lives who love and care for us, then we’re still much better off than many others.


  • Sometimes it is a real challenge! We had stomach bug, then flu, massive power bill and whilst we are waiting to get the meter tested the car rego bill comes. As they say ‘it never rains it pours’.

    • Yes totally agree. I feel for you because it has been the same for me and I wrote that article. Since I wrote that I just had my neighbour knock on my door and it’s the first time we have met. Apparently last time I mowed the lawn I forgot to put the tent pegs in the trampoline to secure it down and with the weather being the way it is, it blew the trampoline half over their fence. They were so kind and the lady’s husband helped me to get it back over and take down the mesh around it and we also put bricks down on the bottom. Their kindness was lovely. I will leave a little something on their doorstep to say thanks. Just goes to show how kind and helpful people can be. The poles are a little bent but I think all will be ok. This week has been exhausting.


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