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Where’s the justice in this world!

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Depression Exists

Depression Exists:

Sometimes you need to sit back say nothing and just listen… Shhhhhhhh…
Try it! Calm your mind.

Why? Because if you listen closely and you’re not just lining up to speak next, you can hear so much more!

You can hear the sadness the loneliness of so many people around you. All trying their hardest not to let their guard down.

But you’re still, and you’re finally listening. They can’t hide. You’re hearing them for the first time.

*peace and sadness in one breath*

Can you imagine that?

So do we actually listen to someone? OR ARE WE ALL JUST LINING UP TO HAVE OUR SAY????????

Depression is so much more than being lonely or sad or whatever. It’s deep and cutting to your very soul. We try to hide, not wanting people to see what’s really going on.

When Depression has you in its grip how easy it is to  block everything else out around you?!

Breathing in and out, again!  How easy is it for tears to just roll down your face. WHY? Because we hold onto so many things, and suffer in silence!

You don’t need to cry out loud because you’re already bleeding tears on the inside.

Don’t be afraid! Stop hiding! You need to just let it out! Get rid of it! And know it will soon pass!!

Breathe away the disappointment the pain the sadness the feeling of never feeling good enough etc… Get rid of it all!!!!

It’s like a poison and you don’t need it eating you from the inside out.

Having depression and crying all the time serves us no purpose!

We need to slow down  take a deep breath and try put things back into perspective!

Work through one problem at a time. Remember – Rome wasn’t built in a day!

If you know someone suffering in silence and don’t know how to approach the subject, just go and put your arms around them and let them know you’re there! You have no idea how much that will help them!!!

Do you ever just stop and listen?

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Have a good weekend

Goose up close

Hi everyone,

Just wishing you all a great weekend!

Gone to hug my baby Teco (for those that don’t know that’s my Llama).

Have fun and be kind to yourself!!! 

love Paula xxxx

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Four Days in Melbourne

As you would have read, I have been to Melbourne and am now back home again!

So what did we do?

Okay!…. Imagine 5 girls in adjoining rooms getting ready for a big night out. Hairdryers going off, faces being painted, laughter… Trying to actually get out the door… Not easy!! But boy did we have a fun night! We went to 2 clubs in the Crown and danced ’til we could dance no more! What do I love about going to a club or bar early? *Yip* Half priced drinks!!

So that’s the night but what about the day?

So what did we do: Had to go check out the Victoria Street Markets. If you haven’t been and are planning a trip there it’s worth a look. The funniest thing I bought there was a hair piece: a very long hair piece. *laughing* If you want attitude just wear a hair piece. You feel like a Spice Girl!

Went to the DFO (Direct Factory Outlets). They’re great, especially if you want reasonably priced designer clothes. No way would I pay full price for some of those outfits!! Can you believe I brought a Karen Millen pair of denim shorts for $39 *smiling* Full price they were $195. OMG you’re going who would pay that? Great bargains are what make the outlets a great place to shop!

We also wandered along Bourke Street. So many beautiful clothes. Melbourne has a ton of shops – if only it were possible to see them all in 4 days!

Swam in the Crown’s pool… It’s huge and indoors. (Very nice!)

My sister and I gambled.  The girls aren’t into wasting money!! *whoops* Did I just admit that gambling is a waste of money? *laughing*… okay! I lost!!! But I had fun losing:)

Checked out some really nice restaurants along the river by Crown. Melbourne has great restaurants!.. Apart from that and drinking in between working out what to do? That’s about it.

I love my girlfriends and enjoyed spending time with them.*smiling*

Next year it’s back to BALI!

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What Inspires Me

When I feel down I seek out things that inspire me. This poem really moves me, and even if you have read it before I hope you get something out of it again.

DESIDERATA

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

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Girly Time!!

Very excited to be heading off to Melbourne with my sister and some girlfriends!!..Woohoo!

Going to my favourite state (besides Perth!)… Yes! It’s Melbourne!!!

Love the casino so that’s where I’m heading!… I love the buzz that casinos have.

Now I am a little hesitant about mentioning my love of the excitement, colour and drama of casinos. Gambling is a serious social issue, and problem gamblers create awful situations for themselves and their loved ones. Please accept that my love of time in casinos is in no way an endorsement of inappropriate gambling or the irresponsible promotion of gambling. Problem gambling ruins lives – but when it is a moderated activity, gambling can a lot of fun.

Shopping is definitely on the agenda, followed by relaxing in the heated pool.

Night time we shall hunt down great restaurants where we will catch up on everyone’s news, which I’m sure will bring about lots of joking and laughter!

4 days of peace for our other halves. *laughing*

I hope you get time alone to spend with your friends? We only do it maybe once or twice a year but it’s worth the wait.

I have scheduled a post while I am away to keep you entertained. haha.

Catch you on the flip side:) xx

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A peek at my beautiful Llamas

These two delight and amuse me. Every weekend I spend time with them and each visit lifts my spirits. Pets really do bring with them a huge amount of love and affection.

I hope you enjoy seeing them. I will share more glimpses of my farm soon.

(Sorry about the wind noise – I will try and fix that in future videos.)

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