What I learnt this week: All things great and small

As 2015 draws to a close a cabbillion lists with the best ‘this’ and greatest ‘that’ appear. My fav was from ‘Upworthy’- ‘8 times helpers eased the pain of sad situations in 2015.’

When I read through the article of ordinary people doing extraordinary things I’ll admit to shedding a few tears of joy. From the family that invited the homeless to enjoy a wedding reception dinner when the groom bailed on the bride, to a couple who provided a safe home for gay kids who were rejected by their parents, the stories were beautiful.

These are just some of the heroes of 2015. But there are heroes out there every day. They may not wear capes, but they are out there (yes Mulder, just like the truth).

You’re probably a hero without even knowing it!

Because you do make a difference when you throw the surf lifesavers the couple bucks you were going to spend on a coffee. You do make a difference when you ask that stranger who doesn’t look ok, if they’re in fact, ok. You do make a difference when you help push a little old lady’s broken down car out of the middle of busy road and call roadside assist!

We can all choose to be heroes in our own way and make the world a happier place to be. Make sure you don’t judge yourself on how big or small your contribution is. Just do it.

Because- ‘If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.’

Dalai Lama (aka all knowing wise dude)

P.S. If you want to check out the article of heroes I’m referring to- http://www.upworthy.com/8-times-the-helpers-eased-the-pain-of-sad-situations-in-2015

And with the 2015 count down on, it means it’s my fav time of year- when I get loads of pressies from Santa. No, I’m joking, I know where my pressies come from…the stalks. Hang on, maybe I’ve had too much bubbly.

Moving along, the festive season is my fav time of year. Not because of the gifts, because I get to celebrate with my family & friends.

And celebrate I did.

The week leading up to Christmas was filled with happy reunions. I saw Jac D after 2 years of each of us living OS. We spent the time catching up on all the goss, laughing and looking at what 2016 had in store for us. We were lucky enough to squeeze in a little uni reunion at our old pub with Jesse and Dan. Epic night.

WS

Also caught up with Annie; we chilled in her pool, drank cocktails and reminisced about our childhood capers. Fun times. That night we headed in to Southbank with our mums and sipped champers by the Brisbane River 🙂

On Christmas Eve I made a delicious 3 course dinner for the fam. My brothers were impressed that after 2 years of living OS I’d finally learnt how to cook. (I think that was a compliment). And Christmas day the celebrations continued. As did the eating and drinking with mum, the boys and their girlfriends.

Xmas

Oh yeah the champers trickled over into Boxing Day with dad and Karen and the extended family. At which point I think I become aware of putting on 5kg in 3 days. (It may be an exaggeration. But maybe not).

Yes, it’s my fav time of year but lucky it only happens once…

 

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