‘You have the power to change stuff’ Daniel Flynn founder and managing director of Thankyou, previously Thankyou Water.
I am passionate about helping people and making a difference, I have a few ideas I’d like to look into further and maybe one day take somewhere. But that day is not here yet.
Daniel Flynn gives some great tips and shares many inspiring stories in this book and I feel a pressure to act now. But I’m already juggling a few plates at the moment – most importantly being a Mum, which leaves little energy for anything else.
Some people may be able to dream big and take action, devoting themselves heart and soul but I don’t think that’s me.
I will support you though, read your book, buy your products. My ideas may be sitting on the shelf for now but I will continue to dust them and stand firm in the knowledge that everything I do now will enrich me for when the time is right.
The refugee situation in Australia has been on mind a bit lately.
I am absolutely horrified at the thought of children being abused whilst in the care of our government, in detention centres. Australia has in recent years apologised for the stolen generation, for abuse in children’s homes but it does not seem to be getting better!
I like to believe I am someone who stands up for what I believe, to this end I have written emails to a few of my political representatives regarding the border force protection act and signed two different related petitions. The honest truth though is I don’t know enough about this issue. I was reading lately from the words of a refugee on the website Behind the wire….
“It’s hard to see myself getting tired physically but lots of times I get tired mentally. Mentally means when I see the politics in Australia, it’s not working and it’s playing games with people, and I get really tired. Because I would love to see something nice after 30-something years working as a human rights activist. It’s really hard to see. Another thing also – the news in the world, the Gaza and Iraq situations. [ISIS] Civilians killed for nothing. Crazy people. It’s a broken heart, you know. Seeing those pictures on TV and also hear it everywhere, it stops me to be happy at all. But it does not stop me to be political activist. Still I’m happy to continue this until the end. – http://behindthewire.org.au/2015/06/ali/
The latest news I’m seeing is that there have been 67 child abuse allegations at Nauru (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/child-asylum-seeker-alleges-rape-in-shower-and-253-nauru-detainees-attempt-selfharm-senate-inquiry-hears-20150717-gieja6.html). It’s not good enough Australia
Distractions (written in March)
So i’ve found my new distraction, WordPress. I’m feeling better but i still don’t want to do, i just want to think about all the possible reasons why I am not doing.
I totally agree that there are people in this world too busy doing to think about happiness but I don’t know how to encapsulate that in my own life. I can so easily get away with doing nothing, I don’t like doing it, makes me feel crap but…… that BUT is the huge question of my life
Edit: I’ve been back on track for a few months now – thankfully anti-depressants work for me.