At the start of the new season, my son and his mates realized their basketball team had been split up again. Four boys from the old team had been paired with four new boys, and after the first training session, they realized there were two different levels of ability. As the club they play for hadn’t kept their team together for many seasons, the boys felt disheartened at once again not standing much of a chance of making it to grand final.  read more →

To whoever you are, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The last few weeks have been bloody rough, and the cherry on the turd cake was when I broke my right arm last week. I have been left pretty useless as my left arm is a flaming idiot. read more →

I was at the Post Office a few years ago, around Christmas, and there were so many people trying to send their packages and get their stamps. I got my numbered ticket from the machine and waited, looking at the displays. An older couple came in, and they looked so ill and tired. The lady had a walker and the man had thrown a coat over his sweat pants, and it seemed that, even though they didn’t feel well, they were determined to do their mailing for the season. I thought, how courageous you are, how inspiring…. read more →

I live in rural QLD Australia. We have been in terrible drought for several years. My farm has suffered, my business has suffered. read more →

The nicest gift that can be given throughout a day may often come from strangers.

Last week, I had a horrid migraine that lasted 5 days. It was pretty horrific, but I had to keep moving and do my best with many routines and appointments. read more →

Today was another yucky day. Upon checking the mail, I found a package with my name on it. That was exciting enough, but seeing the beautiful pillow inside touched me extremely deeply! The person who sent it had asked for my address some time back, saying they had something for me, but I assumed it was a card! Well, I was actually correct, because there was a sweet card inside too! It totally brightened my day and is so huggable!! read more →

I was finished putting my groceries in my car yesterday and returned my cart to the cart return area. As I looked around, I saw a lady who was using an electric chair with a basket on the front (most stores have them here for folks who can’t walk well for whatever reason). She was at her car about to unload her groceries, and when I walked over and saw she had terrible edema in both legs – this happens when your lymphatic system does not work properly and fluids don’t drain from your body, and I’ve heard it is both painful and debilitating – anyway I made sure I looked her right in the eyes and asked with a smile on my face, if I could help put her groceries in her car for her. read more →

At a freeway off ramp stood a man with a shopping cart. He was painfully thin. In the child seat of the shopping cart was a cute dog with a flowered hat. He would walk back and forth asking for money and talking to the dog, and she would bark in response. read more →

We received two lovely messages why two of the Random Acts of Kindness we’d given had meant so much. read more →

I recently lost my beloved 17 1/2 year old dog, Gus. The first time I went for a walk to our usual place since he died, I stopped at one of the trees where I’d put one of Gus’ memorial posters to shed a quiet tear. read more →

Yesterday my girls and I went to the yearly event Paris Plage. An afternoon out and about on a makeshift beach in the center of town. Unfortunately, the state of the world is such that the entrance is guarded and soldiers are on patrol, as you can maybe make out in the picture. read more →

I was at our local IGA supermarket and had just got in my car, went to start it and saw a mum with a maybe 6 month old on one hip, two bags of groceries in one hand, another bag in the other hand and a toddler struggling to let go of that hand in the car park. Cars and stuff about, obvious danger and mum was trying hard to get the toddler to stay with her. read more →