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Pick Me Up

Not everything goes to plan, and sometimes you simply cannot tell what challenges are around the corner, or how some people will react to certain things... so this has been the thinking topic for a day or so!

Samuel Morris is back in hospital...... So the time spent with him bedside creates plenty of space to think and reflect.

We know that many families dealing with tragedy, or significant challenges can be faced with the issue of depression. Sometimes things just wear you down and you simple can't be bothered.

However this post from Zen Habits provides some practical hints for helping to pick yourself up.... just remember...I think that number 7 is probably the most important one... although you do need to make sure that you talk about it to someone who will understand, and has the skills to help you, and remember anyone can call themselves a "counsellor" so make sure if you are going to use a service they have some good training.

There is also some other good lists, tips and hints at the site..........

Take Care...It can be a jungle out there!

What a week - THANKS!

Well it's Friday and that brings to end a VERY busy week for the Samuel Morris Foundation.

On Saturday night (30 May), the Foundation was represented at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead Rehabilitation Department annual Emerald Ball. As part of the video presentation at the ball Samuel was featured in the footage following his recent surgery to insert his Baclofen pump, and Michael Morris' voice featured in the parts of the voice over of parents experiences in utilising the Rehab Department. It was great to meet another group of dedicated parents, and to see the support provided for the Rehab Dept that does such great work for disabled children.

On Tuesday night the Foundation was represented at the Penrith Local Business Awards were the Samuel Morris Foundation was a finalist in the Specialised Business category, we congratulate the winner in our category, and both the finalists and winners in the other categories.

On Wednesday night the Foundation was the beneficiary of fundraising at the Aquatic and Recreation Institute's 45th Annual Conference Dinner. The Foundation appreciates the support of the Institute, it's members and the attendees at the Conference Dinner for their contribution towards the Foundation's activities. We look forward to continuing to work with the institute and it's members in a long and fruitful relationship.

We would also like to thank the many attendees at the dinner who have offered support to the Foundation in a number of important ways. It was also great to catch up with representatives from Austswim, Royal Life Savings NSW Branch and Ripples.