A Letter To My Younger Self

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Dear younger FZ,
I know that right now you are confused, in pain, and very frightened, but everything is going to be even better than ok. You have an injury in your left foot called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (over time you will learn that name off by heart!), and it is a nervous system dysfunction, which means your brain is sending the wrong messages to your foot. Now, this will cause you massive amounts of pain, but the journey you go on and the people you meet are spectacular.
You will be going as an impatient to the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and I know this will freak you out to the point of crying in public, but your parents come with you and tell you stories about when they had to go to hospital and all the people they met, and they make you feel a lot better. When you stay at the hospital, you have lots of hard physiotherapy to get through, but you will meet your physiotherapist that helps you through the pain. You, your mum and your physiotherapist with even go to a cafe in the hospital and you will get so much cocoa in your hot chocolate it will be like heaven! You go to that hospital 3 times, the first time for 4 days, the second for 2 weeks and the last time for another 2 weeks. After the second time, you and your family go on a well overdue holiday to Adelaide. You are on the beach having lots of fun, and even though you put on lots of sunscreen, something terrible happens…your sore foot gets sunburnt! You can’t join in with any other activities that will hurt your foot, but somehow your family makes you feel very included. Always remember how great your family is! So after you finish your holiday (which will still be an amazing, fun time), you have to go back to hospital for 2 weeks. Sadly your last physiotherapist can’t have you as her patient, so you get a new one. It may feel like you are being pushed way to hard and even though after many sessions you have a bit of a cry, you learn much more and still have your mum’s cuddles and your family’s encouraging words. Plus, there is always the StarLight room where you discover a game that could almost be made just for you (spoiler alert! It is a fashion game where you have your own store and avatar and you enter outfits for fashion shows! You love it…and you sort of get a bit addicted to it!)! Once you go to the Adelaide hospital for the third time, it is also the last time!
You end up buying a wheelchair, and you go on weird types of crutches, but you get used to them both. You build up to not using crutches around the house at all and using the wheelchair only sometimes in big places, but you do have to start over because of flare ups every once in a while. You are very strong and determined, and even when you have to start over your process of walking again, you accomplish it.
You have a blog, and everyone is so supportive and encouraging that views it. You are able to talk about struggles, achievements and sometimes random stuff that pops into your imaginative brain! Oh yeah, you also name your two feet Lexi Leftie and Rainy Righty, and you have a Lexiversery once a year to celebrate how long you have been a survivor of CRPS.
Basically, your life is a roller coaster of dramatically painful lows and out of this world highs, but you always have people that love and care about you, so don’t worry, you can get through everything life throws at you!Β Never give up on anything little FZ!

Love your future self, FZ out!! πŸ™‚

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Random Act of Kindness: June 2015

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Yo!

I am so so sorry I have missed a few random acts of kindness but it was definitely only because of illness. I am feeling a lot better now, so this post is about June’s RAOK. I have made a little movie that explains each step for creating the act of kindness I chose. I decided to print out my favourite quotes and pack them into a small box…but I won’t tell you too much because the movie says it all! Just remember, a random act can be big or small.

In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, “Be kind to one another!”

FZ out!! πŸ™‚

Random Act of Kindness: January 2015

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G’day mates!
Did you honestly think I would forget about January’s RAOK?… Never!
My family has very recently moved hometowns so we have been really busy packing and unpacking boxes. I am so sorry that I haven’t been blogging much too. I promise that there is still an FZ though! I have been working on what I should do for my next random act of kindness and because we have just moved I only wanted it to be simple but make someone very happy. Always remember that you don’t need lots of money to make people feel joyful. So I decided to type up a small random note with a small random quote and make it look pretty wrapped up in paper and stuck together with a cute farm animal sticker. I used lots of different colours to really make it ‘pop’ a little! Next I went around our new neighbourhood and delivered them by sliding them into mailboxes that my heart told me to pick out. I got wheeled around in the wheelchair with my mum pushing me and my sister scooting on her scooter. We went for a nice little wander! I had fun making this simple act of kindness that will hopefully turn someone’s day around… if it wasn’t going well at the start… otherwise I would just hope it will continue making there day happy! πŸ™‚IMG_1407.JPG
So please remember this, you do not need a lot of money to make somebody’s day. There are so many ways of doing it so please do one, you will feel so good that you did… I know I felt awesome many, many times!

FZ out!! πŸ™‚

PLEASE ENJOY WATCHING THIS MONTHS RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS VIDEO. πŸ™‚

Random Act of Kindness December

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Hey Hey!
I had been thinking about what my next random act of kindness should be, so because it has been getting closer to Christmas I wanted to go with that theme. I researched Oxfam, a charity website that helps the poor in different countries. I ordered a pack of Christmas cards and two boxes of little Worry Dolls from Oxfam. I also purchased a pack of pens. I handmade pink envelopes to keep the Worry Dolls safe. There was a description that came with the Worry Dolls that I slipped into each package. I wrote a big letter to the recipient, explaining the gift. I have typed it up for you to read below. I wrapped everything up in pretty Christmas paper and ribbon. I delivered them by driving all around my hometown and picking out streets in the car drive down. We rolled around the streets and with my heart I chose houses that I thought would appreciate the gifts I created. I love the feeling after delivering my random acts of kindnesses because my heart feels so full! Please keep spreading happiness and joy around the world!!
Have a fantastic day everybody,
FZ out!! πŸ™‚

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MY LETTER:

Hello random stranger!
I am a 10 year old girl who loves spreading kindness around my hometown and the world. Every month I plan a big random act of kindness and try to do plenty of smaller ones everyday. I love to live by this quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

I have randomly picked you by selecting a mailbox with my heart. I chose your house because I felt a very strong vibe that you may appreciate a good smile today. I do these acts of kindnesses for everyday people hoping that they will pay the happiness forward.

As you can see I have wrapped up a small gift for you. I have purchased most of these items from Oxfam. I have chosen to support this organization as they fight against poverty worldwide. Oxfam gives people the tools they need to build better lives for themselves.

I have packaged up a special little Worry Doll for you to send everything you are stressing about away. Whisper all your troubles to the Worry Doll then dream beautiful dreams. They may be small, but they can hold many, many worries… and they never complain! I handmade the pink envelopes to keep them safe for you. I have also included a card and pen for you to write to someone you care about. May kindness flow through your heart and out your pen. Together we will have spread happiness all around. I have donated to Oxfam; Oxfam has provided the gift for me to give to you; you now have a gift to pass on. The only thing better than an act of kindness… is three! (I am delivering ten packages… that is an incredible amount of kindness when you times it by three!)

Your unknown 10 year old friend out πŸ™‚

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If I was a Millionaire

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Hello Guys!
My Mum asked me a very interesting question the other day and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. The question was ‘if I were to do a random act of kindness without needing to think about money, what would I do?’ Because I love to help people in need out, I would most like to help people facing homelessness. I would run fun days every second day! I would have The Salvation Army send homeless people over and I would have lots and lots of tents set up. Inside each tent would have a different thing going on. In one tent there would be a pharmacy with lots of doctors to help keep the people healthy, in another there would be a little cafe set up with food and drinks, in another there would be a hair salon, because homeless people may not usually be able to get their hair even trimmed without enough money. I would set up a tent full of beautiful clothes to make them feel all dressed up, a make-up salon to make the ladies feel pretty, a tent full of technology, a games center for the kids, a big greenhouse for people to garden, a mini farmhouse, a ballroom for everyone to dance in and lots, lots more! It would all be on a massive oval and there would still be space to play around in. There would be everything that we can afford that they can’t. It would be so much fun and they wouldn’t have to pay a cent! It would only be for the homeless people and volunteers though. I would do all this for them because I want our world to be a very happy and peaceful place to live in for every single person no matter how much money they own. There would be music playing and a yoga tent too. A cinema and a photography room. And best of all they would be enjoying it together! There would be no limit of how many people were allowed in. I would make sure that absolutely no one had a frown on their face. It would be like a massive party and they would all be looked after. I would run it from 10:00 in the morning til 8:30 at night. They would each get a watch that suited them best so that they could come in not too early and not too late. It would include everything! So that is what I would do if I were a millionaire. And it would make me the happiest 10 year old girl ever because I would know that I was making hundreds and hundreds of faces smile! Then hopefully other people may be inspired to start a cause that means a lot to them in their own hometown.
What would you do if you won a million dollars?
FZ out!! πŸ™‚
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Doubting being Different

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Yo!
The past couple of weeks have been very rough for me. I have had big episodes of migraines and my foot has been playing up again. Since it was so hard for me to walk with crutches, I was using the wheelchair instead. We had to go out lots and when we did people would stare at me, kids would ask what’s wrong with me, and it all would make me feel a bit sad that they were treating me differently. This went on for a long time and I would try to act normal, but everyone was focused on the wheelchair. But now I have really had a think about it all. I already know that everyone’s different and unique. Who cares if people treat you differently. If I’m being honest, I get a bit more respect being in a wheelchair than walking with my own two legs! Strangers were more kind and considerate to me. I have no idea why I was so sad about the situation. I know that I am unique in lots of ways, and I want to show it! From now on I am going to wear funky, fluro ears when I want to, do a bit of dancing without being embarrassed, and just be myself! Being myself is how people like me, and want to be friends with me. Now I honestly don’t care if people stare at me or talk about me, because I will take the positives out of it. All this time people have been very kind. If you are on crutches, in a wheelchair, or have some sort of a disability, I don’t think you should be ashamed of it, be proud of it! Now you can relate to even more people and you will be able to share your experiences. I know I have already done that. When people ask, I explain what CRPS is, which means that I am raising awareness of my condition as not many people have heard of it…knowledge is power! Lots of other people have shared their conditions with me too.
If I were you, I would never look at the negatives of the situation, I would keep a really positive mind! Sometimes if you talk about the issue out aloud, it can clear your mind and you can have a fresh brain.
In my last post, I was doing a random act of kindness. If you think about it, you don’t really know the story behind people. Whether have nothing going on or everything going on, it is really nice to receive a little present, kind words or letter. For example: I have a friend that has something called Aspergers Syndrome. She has trouble understanding things and reading people. Nobody knows she has Aspergers, and so people would say jokes but she would take them seriously. It really hurt her most of the time. I think that if she received a little kindness from anyone she would feel much happier.
You don’t know what is going on in people’s lives if they don’t want to show it. This is how everybody is different. You never know who needs it more, so that is why you should be joyous to everyone. I am trying to make the world a happier place, and there is always room for help…

FZ out!! πŸ™‚

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Random Act of Kindness: October

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Hi hi!

It is October now and as I promised that I would, I have completed another random act of kindness. I like to do smaller acts of kindness throughout each day, but I also carefully plan a more thoughtful random act of kindness each month.You only need to take a look at the Kindness Blog or The Daily Good to see how many beautiful people there are in this world. Their stories have inspired me to do even more good deeds. My mission is to bring as many bright smiles to my hometown and the whole world as I can.

If you want to find out what random act of kindness that I have created and delivered this month, please click on this short video (it has a groovy soundtrack too). I hope you enjoy it!

FZ out!! πŸ™‚

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