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Our sky in New Zealand last night… blood red sky the ashes of Australian dreams

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Thought of the Day

I want to start doing a thought of the day on my blog as I have started putting them on my Facebook and twitter account. I hope that someone will see one and if it makes you smile then my job is done for the day

Today’s thought comes from a video I watched about suicide from the amazing Dhar Mann. I don’t know if he will read this but if you need to see something inspirational look him up on Facebook. The video I watched had a woman with a sign and I believe the sign said hug instead of suicide.

We never know when someone is going through a rough moment in their life or whether they are suicidal usually until it is too late. So if you see someone who looks in pain, whether it is someone you know or someone you don’t know, it never hurts to say “are you okay?”

That kindness could possibly be the only kindness that person has seen for a while and it could make them choose to live instead of die. It may take more effort to not just walk past and ask if their ok but it could be life changing for that person.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

To the world.

I have seen the issues in Australia and I am saddened by all of it. It is heartbreaking to see all these fires and what the first responders must be going through whether they are fighting the fires, evacuating people from their homes, dealing with the wounded or helping the survivors.

We take our first responders for granted. We know they are there when we need them and say things like “it’s their job” or “no one helps me and I do my job all the time”. But the thing is there is a difference between office work and fighting devastating fires and we need to acknowledge that. This is why I am starting a Go Fund Me page where the proceeds will go to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. It can hopefully help sure up the services they have, help them get the things they need to replenish their stocks and maybe provide support for their firefighters who are struggling to cope with the devastation they are seeing every day.

The brush fires are still going on and the work these people are doing is stopping them from spreading further. We need to support our uniformed services and this one especially because the firefighters are volunteers. They have their own work to do but volunteer to be firefighters on top of it.

Please help me raise the money to give them. Share, retweet, or whatever you can even if you donate 50p that is better then nothing.

Let’s show these people that we care and say Thank You For Your Service. I know there are many people out there who want to help so please let’s do this for them. I am just one disabled person wanting to help those who help their community I hope everyone else will be willing to help our brothers and sisters in Australia

Here is the link

Support the NSW Fire Service

Thanks

 

I’ll be there

When you are weak, I am there;
When you want to cry, I am there with a box of tissues;
When you can’t stand, I am there to hold you up
When you need help, I am there for you;
I will be there when you need me;
You never need to ask me for help;
You are a light in the dark;
You are strong of heart;
I will always be there for you to keep you shining;
I will be there to stop your heart from breaking;

You are there for me, so I am there for you;
Just remember, you never need to ask;

THIS IS ME

I re-watched The Greatest Showman again tonight and again, like most people around the world I found an affinity with the movie and the songs. So, tonight I want to share my promise to myself I made after watching this inspirational movie again.

Every time I have had a new diagnosis I have always felt like I was defective. Why do I have depression? Why am I dyslexic? Why did my spine have to get crooked? But the opposit is true for my autism diagnosis. Before diagnosis I felt like I was defective. I did not understand why I was so different to everyone else especially when it came to reacting to things, or the trouble I got myself in during my WILD CHILD days.

I could not understand who I was but when I was diagnosed things came into perspective for me. It was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders and I could say to the world THIS IS ME. However this has not been without trials and tribulations in itself.

I have faced hatred and ignorance because I come from a generation where girls were not autistic and this has come through from social media and people I have known for years and years (pre diagnosis). Because of the diagnosis I felt freedom and through these mean and horrid people I felt that I was being forced back into a box that stifled me for years.

When I watched the Greatest Showman and the song This is Me came on i honestly felt like I was going to cry especially with these lyrics;

But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

So the promise I am making to myself is simply this. When those people who hate on me or show their ignorance because they think they know who I am and what I really feel like and go through each day try and put me back in that box. I will not let them. THIS IS ME

I am an Autistic,Dyslexic, who also has Depression and Spinal Problems.I risk meltdowns in public places when they are busy. I get over stimulated and go a bit Cray Cray until I do something to calm me. I have days when I don’t want to get out of bed, or days when I physically cant without crying. My spelling always needs to be spell checked and I take things very literally at times. But ladies and gents guess what? THIS IS ME and if you don’t like it you know where the door is!

I urge everyone who is different to read this and take it on board. You are you, if you hide that from the world you are depriving people of an amazing gift of you. March to your own drum and do not apologize for it. You are who you are and anyone who wants to stifle that does not deserve your company.

Open Letter

A letter to the Prime Minister of Australia

Dear Scott,

I would call you Mr Prime Minister but I do not think you deserve it.

I would like to know why, you have not called for help with the bush fires? I know many people across the globe who would willingly jump on a plane to Australia to help with the fires yet you have failed to ask for help from the global community, why is this?

Instead of being there with your people, the people who elected you into office, during this crisis you decided to go on holiday. Are you kidding me? That move alone will bite you in the behind next time there is an election. The whole world sore you do it. So, why have you not asked for help?

Could it be that you are ashamed of how you have behaved? If this is the case, you should be ashamed. This is almost on par with Theresa May turning up after all the other politicians visited the survivors of Grenfell Tower.

How many people have to loose their lives before you actually ask for help? How many first responders and military personnel have to be irrevocably destroyed mentally before you act? These fires have gone on for so long that your people must be running on fumes and still you have not reached out to the global community.

You really need to start doing the job that you were paid to do and start looking after the good people of Australia before the fires engulf more parts of the country. Any further loss of life is on your head, your hands are bloody.

I am running a poll to see how many people would hop on a plane tomorrow to help if they didn’t have to worry about non-crisis issues such as visa’s, airfare and living costs and in 48 hours 321 people signed up and 319 people said they would go. People are dying to help your citizens out. Maybe its high time you start thinking about your citizens and less about your political career.

I implore you, see sense and ask for help!!

Yours Faithfully

Citizen of the world