I can't catch a break!

RHRanch

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That's it - I just can't catch a break. or Can't win for losing
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... Isn't that the saying? Anyone else?
 

Carols Clucks

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Moms favorite Old Danish saying... (poorly translated) is things are going so bad even the outhouse is on fire.

I think of this often as I work around moms place, With a 120 year old house...seems something is always ready to fall apart
 

Arielle

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Feb 19, 2011
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Do something nice for someone else. Say hello; pick up litter; help someone at a store, like pick up a fallen item. My 'luck" changes when I help someone else. Can't explain it-- I just know if I help a PERSON, better things start happening in my life.

SH++ happens to everyone. You can wallow in it, or get out of it.
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speckledhen

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I'm sorry. I've had one of those years myself. It's been one thing after another, problems and loss and stress, etc., and it's not over yet.

It does help to do something for someone else, to get out of yourself and your problems. For example, I had some fabric I knew I'd never use and I remembered a member who does nothing but stay home and quilt-I think she may be disabled, but I'm not really sure, never asked. A couple of years ago, her mother bought an auctioned box of fabric from me for her and she had asked that I remember her if I ever had any scraps to get rid. I got a small box together and shipped it off to her to make myself feel better and try to brighten someone else's day. Cost me next to nothing to mail to the next state. Turns out, it was fortuitous timing. She had to put her little dog to sleep after it was hit by a car about a week prior to my PM to her, almost the exact same time we also had to let go our beloved 15 year old dog, and had been in tears about it ever since, as had we. I can't say how much it brightened my day to brighten hers. It really, really does help, even for a short time.

After the death of our sweet dog, someone on BYC sent a generous, out-of-the-blue gift to brighten my day, too, and he knows who he is. I can't say how much that meant to me. And I have awesome close friends that I know I can count on every day as well.

One thing I can say and must always tell myself as well-things never stay the same. They may get worse, but somehow, some way, they will get better or change to a more tolerable level.

Think of it this way-we are in a tunnel. If we keep on walking forward, even in the dark, in spite of everything, eventually we will both come out the other end. Take care.

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RHRanch

Songster
8 Years
Jul 29, 2011
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San Diego, CA ~ 30+yrs of Poultry
My Coop
My Coop
Do something nice for someone else. Say hello; pick up litter; help someone at a store, like pick up a fallen item. My 'luck" changes when I help someone else. Can't explain it-- I just know if I help a PERSON, better things start happening in my life.

SH++ happens to everyone. You can wallow in it, or get out of it.
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I pretty much do for others all the time... It's why I said I can't win for losing... People seem to spit in the faces of people who help them too much, in my experience - Entitlement? IDK.... I just know that I do too much for others, they walk all over me.
 

Sandyd

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You are a good person and it is tough when others don't appreciate you. Keep being you. What goes around comes around. In the same scenario as you but it makes us a better person. It feels good and others notice and appreciate you, even God.
 

RHRanch

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Jul 29, 2011
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San Diego, CA ~ 30+yrs of Poultry
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My Coop
You are a good person and it is tough when others don't appreciate you. Keep being you. What goes around comes around. In the same scenario as you but it makes us a better person. It feels good and others notice and appreciate you, even God.

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Thanks - I will try to listen to what you say, but it's so tempting to say "To H&@$ with all of ya's then!" LOL I won't give up, but I want to!
 

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