Sunday, May 30, 2010

Spare a thought

Our heating broke today, and it's freezing cold here in tonight.

I was having a bit of moan about how cold I was and generally feeling a bit sorry for myself, when I suddenly stopped. I realised I have nothing to complain about. I thought about how many people are cold tonight because they can't afford heating.  And how many people are cold tonight because they are homeless. And I thought about how easy it is to not think about them when we are tucked up warm and safe in our homes at night.

So I've called the heating repair guy. The Bloke Who Lives At My Place has built me a fire. And I've made a donation to the Father Bob's Foundation. Father Bob Maguire (or Uncle Bobby as he's known around here) works incredibly hard to support disadvantaged members of our community. I only wish there were more people like him on earth.

Spare a thought tonight for those who are less fortunate than us.


  1. Snuggle up in front of that fire - I hope your heating is fixed really soon. (Perhaps you need a new quilt??)

    Thanks for sharing the link to the Fr Bob Foundation. A very worthy cause.

  2. Good for you, to think twice. I practically mugged the Salvation Army collectors who came to the door today, 5 minutes after i returned from shopping. I had put money by the door in case i missed them & while groceries for a big family cost me a bundle, i wasn't going to stop donating to them!! They were saturated too, but refused an umbrellas or hot chocolates, what a great effort in the rain, even in Canberra!! Love Posie

  3. gyps, you are a good soul.

  4. Beautiful thoughts- it's wonderful you were able to take a step back and re-think your perspective on the happenings. Hope the heat comes back soon anyway! xo m.


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