Life Lessons…

Just thought I’d share a few lessons about life I’ve learned throughout the years…

Smile and laugh often

No matter how bad you think your life is, there’s always someone who is worse off than you

Let the inner child come out to play often. Just because we grow old, it doesn’t mean that we have to grow up

Your true friends will not badmouth you or tell lies about you to other people. If they do, they’re not your friends to begin with

Maintain your sense of humour. It will help you to retain your sanity in life

Respect others, you don’t have to agree with them, or even like them

Take responsibility for your actions and accept accountability for all you do in life

Always take the time to learn new things in life

It’s perfectly okay to say no. Don’t feel guilty about saying it

Tell the people in your life that you love them. We don’t tell them often enough. (I need to work on this one myself)

Be yourself

When life gets on top of you, if you’re overworked, or feeling stressed, whatever the situation, dance it out. A good 30 second dance party works wonders

Listen to your body and what it is telling you. If you are in tune with your body, you’ll be more aware when something isn’t right

Give to others without expecting anything in return

Don’t be afraid to speak up and let your opinions be heard

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

All work and no play makes for a boring existence

Speak to elderly people when the opportunity arises. They have much history and knowledge and we can learn a lot from them

Don’t worry about the things you have no control over. Whatever is going to happen will happen and worrying about them will not help, so just go with it

Treat others how you would like to be treated

Enjoy the simple pleasures in life

It doesn’t matter if you are a bad singer, sing away and enjoy yourself

An afternoon nap works wonders for the mind, body and soul

Try to have a positive outlook in life. Negativity does more harm than good

Your true friends will always have your back no matter what

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, it’s then you find out you haven’t

A hug can say so much when there are no words

Be thankful for everything in life you have, there are those in the world who would give anything to have what you have

Don’t wish to have the life of someone else, you don’t know what possible struggles they have to deal with or what their life is like

Life isn’t fair all the time, however, it’s still good

Life’s too short for hating people. We all need to get along with one another

Don’t take yourself too seriously

You don’t have to win every argument, it’s okay to just agree to disagree

It doesn’t matter what age you are, you’re never to old to play with Lego!

Simple pleasures in life, are often the best

Until next time Kaye

Australian Elections 2016…

On 2nd July 2016, Australia will be heading for the polling booths and voting for a new Prime Minister to be running the country. For this upcoming election, I really do not know who to vote for (I only vote for either of the main two parties as with the smaller parties and the Independent politicians their votes will go as preferences to either of the two main parties) as there is no stand out person or party I want to vote for and I hate that.  What I want is there to be a stand out person who has the heart of the country and the people in mind and a person who wants to lead the country the right way and not someone who is just looking to protect the perks they will receive with doing the job and afterwards, or someone who is only self-serving.

I want there to be a clear winner between the major parties, the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party and not have the Independents winning the majority of seats in Parliament because they only have in mind their own political interests with those smaller groups they want to help and not what the major parties interests are for the country as a whole.  The last two elections, Australia has had a hung Parliament with Independents winning a big margin of seats in government and as a result, the major parties have been unable to achieve what they wanted to do and be able to demonstrate how they would have run the country if they had a majority of seats in Parliament because the Independents haven’t allowed them to, so the major parties in office in effect, have had their hands tied by the Independents being in Parliament. I’m also over the “musical chair Prime Ministers” Australia has had between elections over the last 8 years as it doesn’t look good when the whole world sees a country who can’t get their act together and actually have a Prime Minister in office for the whole term and not just for a part of it because they are voted out by their own party when they have lost confidence in the person they themselves chose to be the representative of their own party to lead it in the first place.

I would like to have a government that spends more on health care, hospitals, the aged, education, our emergency services, the disabled, pensions, child welfare and the disadvantaged, rather than cutting funding to those much needed areas. I would like to see people of the same sex being able to get legally married and to not be treated like second class citizens. I would really love to see politicians put on a minimum wage and then watch how fast things would change.

I’m tired of all the Liberal and Labor Party bitching, who has been the worst political party since the last election and the general mudslinging that comes in the advertising during the elections. What I want is reasons to vote for a particular party, I want facts and promises that won’t be broken as soon as a particular party gets into government. I want to be able to make an informed decision of which party is the right party in my mind to elect before I put that pencil to paper in the polling booth and before I put those pieces of paper into the boxes on my way out of the polling booth tomorrow. I want to feel as though my vote counts towards the future of this country and making it an even better place to live, considering that in Australia, we are lucky to be able to have the opportunity to vote freely for who we want to when other countries in the world don’t get that opportunity to do so.

And so, I am brought back to the start of my post… I really don’t know who I want to vote for…

Until next time

Kaye