Stealing Joy

Today I was reading Non-Euclidean Sofa’s blog and it reminded me of that horrible feeling when you discover somebody has removed your bikeand you are going to have to walk home. Comparatively trivial things can have huge consequences. I loved the film Sliding Doors, where it shows two different possible alternate realities, all because she missed a train. When we do the wrong thing, even a simple thing like parking across a footpath(my personal bugbear), there are sometimes consequences we cannot foresee. As I write this, I cringe at some of my own mistakes.

We have also been burgled. We lost all manner of personal items, most of which were replaceable, but the thing which absolutely broke my heart, was the fact that they stole my son’s Playstation. I had not been keen on video games but I had told him, that if he saved half the money, I would pay the other half. I still remember going with him to buy his Playstation. He was so excited and he had cuddled it to his chest, grinning broadly as he left the store. I didn’t think I cared about material things but that Playstation mattered. I broke down in tears when describing the loss to a friend. He had saved for it himself. I was not like my ex’s parents. They always had their wallets open to him. It irritated the life out of me. I wanted them to say “No” to him a little more.

No Limits – 2 Unlimited As I have already said,

“My Dad used to say, “Which part of No don’t you understand?”

Good job too, as I have heard nothing but “No” for the past two decades.

This is not sarcasm!

(Her children had always been welcome at our house.I have photos of her oldest son playing in the sandpit playing with our children.)A few hours later there was a knock on the door. The friend’s husband had brought down his own Playstation for my son to use till his Playstation was replaced by insurance. I was so touched. It had reminded us of the goodness in people.

It did get replaced by insurance.

We all still played happily on the replacement. Somehow it had never felt quite the same. The theft of that original Playstation probably changed all our lives. I notice both of my youngsters almost lost heart for saving for things, much as I have tried to encourage it. Understandably they felt, “What’s the point? Somebody will only steal it”.AAMI – Rhonda Ads

My favourite Beach Boys track:

Help Me Rhonda I know a Rhonda or two but this is just entertainment no message.

Lucky You’re With AAMI

Robbie Williams At the MCG- AFL Entertainment

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