That’s Life

STORY SUMMERIES

A Friend – We all need at least one good friend. If we don’t have one this story encourages us to develop that special relationship. Read more…

Adolescence – Adolescence, the period of pimples and pain; of growth and change. This story looks at the important role of parents during their children’s development as young adults. Read more…

An Aussie Easter Message – Are we really the lucky country? This story uses the Easter message to highlight a serious youth statistic. Read more…

Anxiety – Events happen in our daily lives that cause us to worry and get anxious. We need to be aware of these situations forming and take some positive action. Read more….

Artists – Because we can’t paint or fashion a piece of sculpture, does that mean we are a failure as an artist? This story encourages us to do our best and accept ourselves as we are. Read more…

Aspirations – Not everyone can be leaders; many of us must be followers. This story applauds our genuine aspirations to greater achievement. Read more…

Authority – Why do so many kids have a low regard for authority in their lives? This story suggests parents’ attitude to authority could be seriously influencing their children’s behaviour. Read more…

A Wake – What lies in the wake of our individual journeys through life? This story takes us aboard a ship and allows us to question the purpose of our trip. Read more…

Beauty – How do we determine what is beautiful? This story invites us to consider the real beauty that lies deep within each one of us. Read more…

Being Famous – The rewards of being famous are not all they are cracked up to be! This story suggests a way to fame that will reap eternal rewards. Read more…

Birth – The birth of a baby – Is it as much a miracle for a father as a mother? This story encourages fathers to take a more active role at the birth of their children. Read more…

Blank Faces – How easy it is for us to get lost in our own little world! This story offers us a way of breaking through the barriers of blank faces we often have to confront. Read more…

Boring – Have you ever felt things were in a rut and you were bored with life? This story offers us some positive ways of overcoming boredom. Read more…

Break – A weekend away together as a family – It’s not as impossible as it sounds! This story considers the local natural beauty and suggests how it can be enjoyed as a family. Read more…

Breaking Down the Barriers – This story looks at the fences and barriers we build and how important it is for us to be able to view life beyond these walls. Read more…

Camping – The camping life doesn’t suit everyone but if you give it a try you will find it is a great opportunity to enjoy being family. Read more…

Capturing the Morning – Do you prefer to spend as long a time in bed as you can in the mornings? This story looks at an alternative to staying in bed. Read more…

Celebrating Christmas – If you live in Australia, a white Christmas is not a reality. This story looks at how we celebrate Christmas in the ‘lucky country’. Read more…

Cheating – Some cheats really do prosper – but for how long? This story suggests we consider the long term effects of cheating rather than the short term advantages. Read more…

Christmas Message – Christmas has to become more than presents and holidays. This story looks at the uncertainties in life and how the season can help change attitudes. Read more…

Clouds – Clouds can bring more to our life than rain! This story starts in the clouds but brings us down to earth and reality. Read more…

Clowns – Although they don’t speak, they have much to tell us! This story sees the problems of the world through the eyes of some permanent residents in sideshow alley. Read more…

Colour – Do we ever question how important colour is to us? This story helps us appreciate how we see and daub colours on the canvas of our lives. Read more…

Complacency – Life can be so much easier if we don’t make waves! This story challenges us not to be complacent when faced with attacks on our basic moral principles. Read more…

Consequences – So often we do and say things on the spur of the moment that we regret later. This story helps us question the consequences of the actions we take. Read more…

Contrast – There is considerable contrast between aboriginal and white culture! This story suggests there is much to learn from the early occupants of this country. Read more…

Control – How easy it is today to be an impulse buyer of items we can’t really afford! This story offers some positive advantages of saying ‘no’ more often. Read more…

Corruption – There can be a nasty twist to the stories of corruption we so often read and hear about! This story warns of the dangers of being judgemental of others. Read more…

Country Style – What is so special about living in the country? This story offers us a comparison between different lifestyles. Read more…

Coupleness – How can two people unknowingly influence someone they don’t even know? This story is about love and its effects. Read more…

Courage – Maintaining relationships with family and friends is really important! This story considers our needs when the going gets rough. Read more…

Dads – Dads are very special people – Well God thinks so! This story focuses on dads and the importance of their role. Read more…

Decisions – Sometimes we have to ‘hang in there’ as the saying goes. This story is about decisions – When to and when not to make them. Read more…

Dignity – We are all disabled to some degree – some more than others! This story highlights the value of employing the handicapped. Read more…

Drought – When all else fails we tend to turn to prayer! This story looks at the affect of drought on our land and our people. Read more…

Economy – It is not easy surviving when interest rates rise! This story suggests that with hope and a positive attitude there can be an optimistic future. Read more…

Elections – While we might winge about our politicians, what are we doing about it? This story looks at democracy and the alternative. Read more…

Entertainment – Are we paying too high a price for our entertainment? This story offers a balanced look at the alternatives on offer. Read more…

Errors – It can be embarrassing at times to admit we have made a mistake! This story helps us face the error of our ways. Read more…

Expectations – Love is very different in real life from what the media dishes up to us! This story offers a way of making true love attainable. Read more…

Experience – It seems our life is full of learning experiences! This story helps us examine the way we handle our day. Read more…

Family – Today’s families are tomorrow’s future! This story questions the value and dignity we give to the Aussie family. Read more…

Fashion – If it is fashionable does it necessarily mean it is good? This story takes us onto the catwalk to examine current trends. Read more…

Father’s Day – The value of a gift is the thought behind it, not the cost! This story is about a dad, a boy and the special love between them. Read more…

Fear – Why are we fearful of something that might never happen? This story could help overcome some of our unnecessary fear. Read more…

Flowers – Why is it we don’t usually send fellas flowers? This story discusses floral tributes for females and blooms for blokes. Read more…

Freedom – The best things in life are indeed free, that is if you give yourself the freedom to enjoy them. This story examines our life in the ‘lucky country’. Read more…

Friends – Let us not confuse our acquaintances with our friends! This story suggests with friendly persuasion, the advantages of getting and keeping friends. Read more…

Frustrations – It is easy to get frustrated while driving your car! This story suggests it is better to be patient in our cars than be patients in our hospitals. Read more…

Gambling – There appears no point in betting against a certainty! This story provides us with a form guide and an odds-on favourite. Read more…

Gone – There are times when saying nothing is the strongest form of communication! This story reminds us of the importance of just ‘being there’ for our friends. Read more…

Hate – Hate can smoulder and with time can burn up our insides! This story relates the rust in a car to the effect hate can have on our bodies. Read more…

History – Many Australians have fought and died for us in the past! This story helps us keep the ANZAC legend alive. Read more…

Homegrown – Are we really serious about our preference for Australian made? This story puts us in tune with our Aussie recording artists. Read more…

Hurts – Reaching for the Band-aids will not necessarily cure the hurt! This story provides support for those who hurt in different ways. Read more…

Immigrants – It is hard to imagine the heartache of being a refugee in a new country. This story questions how we appreciate our freedom here in Australia. Read more…

Insurance – We trust so many people with our life each day! This story offers us a special Life Insurance Policy. Read more…

It must have been Love – How do we understand love? This story helps us in our search for a definition. Read more…

Kid’s Personalities – Should we expect our children to do things the way we did them? This story examines the unique differences in our personalities. Read more…

Learning – Doing things our own preferred way gives us less pain and strain! This story enables us to consider the advantages of accepting change. Read more…

Listening – Are we effective listeners or compulsive talkers? This story considers the differences between hearing and listening. Read more…

Living – We all learn differently about life! This story compares the differences between life and living. Read more…

Love – What is this thing called love? This story sees love not just as a feeling but as a decision. Read more…

Marks – Some marks cannot be removed by even the best detergents! This story looks at the marks we are leaving for posterity. Read more…

Memories – Will the pictures taken now allow us to have proud memories in the future? This story helps us get the right perspective into our photos. Read more…

Mistakes – We do not have to be reminded of our mistakes to learn from them! This story suggests we will learn more from encouragement than ridicule. Read more…

Misty Morning – Were we created or did we evolve from an explosion in space? This story will help provide the answer. Read more…

Moderation – Self control cannot be purchased as a special at the supermarket! This story offers a recipe for a balanced life prepared in a moderate environment. Read more…

Mondays – If some days are diamonds then many Mondays are stones! This story helps us learn to accept those things in life we cannot change. Read more…

Mornings – In the mornings, are you a bright spark or a grump? This story is all about our own differences, especially in the mornings. Read more…

Neighbours – How well do you get along with your neighbours? This story tells us it is OK not to like your neighbours; but as for loving them – that’s a different story altogether. Read more…

New Year – It has often been said the best form of defence is attack! This story challenges us to approach a new year with Aussie determination.  Read more….

Noses – How successful are we at keeping our noses out of other people’s business? This story leaves nose-stone unturned in blowing the bugle on noses. Read more…

Now – Do we tend to see the morning as a continuation of yesterday’s worries? This story helps us focus on the importance of the present moment. Read more…

Opposites – What type of world are we leaving for our children? This story compares the differences between our ideals and our actions. Read more…

Organising – Disciplining ourselves to accept change can be a real pain! This story is about ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’. Read more…

Parenting – Are your kids responsible for giving you sleepless nights and grey hairs? Even so, this story offers some long term advantages of being a parent. Read more…

Parents – Is today’s society denigrating the value of family life? This story helps us look at and judge ourselves as parents. Read more…

Partners – Like a tree that grows and blossoms, so too will our children! This story compares the difficulties of youth and growth with the wonder of maturity. Read more…

Pay Packet – Have we become slaves to our pay packet? This story is directed at the more positive aspects of our work.  Read more…

Persist – Persistence in maintaining life-long commitments is not easy! This story will help us survive the contrasts within our existence. Read more…

Persistence – Learning to type can leave us all fingers and thumbs! This story shows how persistence will win out in the end. Read more…

Pet Cemetery – How we care for our pets is often an indication of how we relate to humans! This story takes us on a visit past a pet cemetery. Read more…

Polling Day – Working at a polling booth on an election day can be interesting, to say the least! In this story the place names and dates have been changed to protect the guilty. Read more…

Prepare – Do we heed the Scout motto to ‘always be prepared’? This story questions our degree of preparedness for a special event we often tend to disregard. Read more…

Presents – Why can’t we be realistic about the money we spend on Christmas presents! This story offers us a way to save and yet still enjoy the fun of giving and receiving. Read more…

Projects – Can we really keep up with the pace of today’s activities? This story measures our activity level and offers some solutions to our problems. Read more…

Remembrance Day – It might only require a minute of our time but it is important we remember what has been done for us in the past. Read more…

Resolutions – Do we make and break too many New Year’s resolutions. This story offers us solutions for our resolutions. Read more…

Respect – Are the breakdowns in many marriages really caused through a lack of communication? This story looks a bit deeper into divorce. Read more…

Responsibility – Our life is full of constant contrasts! This story will awaken in us the responsibility we have toward each other. Read more…

Riches – Do you ever dream about what you might do if you won the Lotto? This story is about the night all the numbers came up. Read more…

Rock – Heavy metal music is not rock ‘n roll! This story rocks to the beat of a different drum. Read more…

Sap – How responsible are we when it comes to protecting our environment? This story offers a means of progress without dooming future generations. Read more…

School Leavers – School leavers face hard times and difficult decisions! This story helps parents provide career advice for their kids. Read more…

Seasonal Killings – Is Christmas really a time of peace and good will in our homes? This story takes a look at our responsibilities during the Christmas holiday season. Read more…

Seeds – From a little seed the big acorn grows! This story helps us bring to maturity the seeds in our life. Read more…

Seeing Eyes – What you see is not always what you get! This story gives us an insight into the value of the visual. Read more…

Self – How can we learn to love ourselves, and what does this phrase mean? This story helps us to understand and accept who we really are. Read more…

Service – Does self service mean we have to look after ourselves? This story offers service with a smile. Read more…

Seven Wonders – There are recognised wonders in the world but this story looks at the wonders in our lives. Read more…

Smiling – So many things can happen that put a dampener on the way we live! This story might put a smile on your umbrella. Read more…

Stars – Have you ever looked up to the sky at night and wondered what life is all about? This story could have us dancing with the stars. Read more…

Symbols – If we see a symbol often enough we will soon get to know what it represents! This story looks at some signs of our times. Read more…

The 11th Day of the Ninth Month – It sometimes take a catastrophic event to make us stop and look at our lives! This story looks at terrorism and its effects. Read more…

The Killings – Life in Australia is certainly very different to that being experienced in many overseas countries! Here is a story to get your teeth into. Read more…

The Realisation – It is strange how an unforgetable event can get us thinking much deeper than normal.  Read more…..

The Wedding – Do you have to be inside a church to be at church? Here is the story of a ceremony that might defy tradition but it has a special spirituality of its own. Read more…

Thinking – There is an answer to most problems but finding it can sometimes be impossible! This story takes us out on the road in search of solutions. Read more…

This Time – Throughout our existence, time will never stand still! This story helps us look at the time we have left and how we might best use it. Read more…

Throw Away – At last we are realising the value of recycling processes! This story warns of the dangers of living in a throw away society. Read more…

Timely Advice – If there is something that needs doing then we must make time to do it! This story offers us some advice that is timeless. Read more…

Today – Have you ever wanted to return to the place where you lived as a child? This story takes us on a nostalgic trip back in time. Read more…

Touching – The gentle touch of someone who loves us can be most reassuring! This story invites us to reach out and touch somebody. Read more…

Trapped – Being trapped in a dark confined space can be a traumatic experience! This story helps us cope with the ups and downs of our existence. Read more…

Travel – Television travel programs urge us to step into the great outdoors and see the world! This story encourages us to enjoy the trip. Read more…

Twilight – Each evening as the sun sinks slowly in the west do we say farewell to our day? This story discovers the miracle in the twilight of our lives. Read more…

Unconditional Love – Some say you only learn about unconditional love when your children become teenagers! This story might help us survive our kids adolescence. Read more…

Uniqueness – Sometimes we attempt to impress others by being someone we are not. This story examines the uniqueness of our own individuality. Read more…

Wait – Just waiting for something to happen can cause us anxiety and frustration! This story helps us convert periods of waiting into periods of positivity. Read more…

Worry – There are some things you just can’t help but worry about! This story helps to take the worry out of being close. Read more…