The past few days have been pretty crappy (literally!). My husband has been extremely ill with a gastro bug. It got so bad that he has been admitted to hospital.
From last night my daughter has started to be sick…I am dreading that she has the same bug as this means we may all get it!
We live in Sydney, however this is not where we were born and bred. My husband is from overseas, and my family are interstate. So we have no immediate family nearby.
The last few days whilst juggling a sick husband, hospital visits and now looking after a sick daughter has made me realise once again the importance of helping others and how truly lucky we are to have such amazing friends.
The saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ is true. Living in the city can get crazy busy. Too busy! We can easily get consumed by our own little world.
Since my husband became sick, we have received so many loving and supportive messages, emails and phone calls. A wonderful friend kindly looked after my children whilst I was in emergency with my man.
Another beautiful friend cooked us soup and fresh rolls using her thermomix. In addition she did a food shop for us putting together a little care package to help us get through the next few days. She did this with 3 young kids in tow. She is a busy working Mum, and kindly gave up some of her weekend to help us. (this photo above is of some of the lovely food from my friend).
I am truly touched that people are so kind and it has brought home to me the absolute importance of giving back and helping others.
I naturally aim to help others. This though has made me decide to make an extended effort to ‘pay it forward’ and come up with a minimum of 5 ways to help others.
As that is what life is about… helping others, being kind and thoughtful.