Have You Been Trodden On?

Last Update: April 14, 2019

I'd like to introduce you to our Irish Wolfhound Murphy. Due to Murphy's inherent nature, sheer physical size and his upbringing Murphy doesn't move for anyone.

He has never been trodden on and he doesn't believe he ever will be. His is quite confident in his assertion that this will never happen - because it never has. That's a baby Murphy before he turned into an 85kg speed bump.

Murphy will lay directly in front of doorways, in walkways and hallways and generally anywhere he pleases. And we keep walking around him!

It is easy for Murphy to maintain his attitude, because he does not know what it is to be downtrodden.

Some of you may have found your way here to WA feel a little downtrodden.

Perhaps life hasn't dealt you the hand you expected, perhaps at times it has been down right cruel.

Perhaps you have been told you are a failure, or that you will not amount too much and to settle and be happy with your mediocre lot in life.

It is hard to maintain a sense of expectation that things will be OK. That you can make a go of this affiliate marketing thing and that you do deserve more than you currently have when you have been constantly trodden on.

I understand when you have been put down so many times that you start to doubt your own abilities.

Know that the past is the past and it does no good to keep dragging it into the present. If you have been trodden on in your life in the past leave it there, do not keep sabotaging your future by dragging it with you.

Take a leaf out of Murphy's book, expect the best and keep an air about you that says "you will never be trodden on again".


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DCarpenter1 Premium
Move Murphy - move...... he will not so just go around him.
I live in Thailand & the same applies here too.
When entering a 7 Eleven store, one has to step over the sleeping dog - and it is not owned by anyone & wanders the streets.

I do not dwell on the past - it absolutely is wasted energy, far better
off being excited about the future.
Although my progress is painfully slow @ WA I will not give up!

Denis
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marmar463 Premium
This is a great post and I agree with what you said.
We all feel that way from time to time but we always get back up and do it all over again.

That is why we all are here is to make a better life for ourselves and our family. We will all make it in this business one way or another but we will still make it to the top.

Mary
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HeidiY Premium
Definitely Mary, if you participate in life you will unfortunately come across others who will or will try to tread on you and bury your dreams.

I think WA is an absolute God-send in this regard. The support to keep going when the times get tough and the empathy from those who have been before us is what keeps me going on a daily basis.

We will make a better life for ourselves that is for sure.
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marmar463 Premium
I agree with you absolutely you are right this is a God-send because most of us are living paycheck to paycheck so this is the kind of business that we can work when we want and for how long we want and still be able to have fun.

Mary
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SueKolman1 Premium
Wonderful Heidi! This is fabulous advice. I think everyone (no matter who) feels a little trodden on every now and again.
Thanks for sharing this great blog and giving us the added treat of meeting Murphy. He is gorgeous!

My pussycat Moonpie also lays around in the most unlikely places, but we always step over or around him. When he curls up in my husband's lap, my husband stays put until Moonpie gets up!
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HeidiY Premium
My other half does the same with our cats, if one comes and curls up on him he is stuck there until the puss decides to move lol. Especially our feral one, she very rarely wants to be close so if she chooses you it is a very special privilege and one to be savoured.

Moonpie sounds adorable :)
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hummingbyrd Premium
Great post Heidi, enjoyed your message.
I also like Irish Wolfhounds. Some years ago, I was at dog show for the breed and I watched one of these gentle giants turn around in a narrow aisle without bumping a toddler who was standing right next to him. The dog was very careful and the child was oblivious to his situation. It was rather heart-warming.
Jay
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HeidiY Premium
There are some beautiful videos on Youtube of them, such gentle souls once they get a bit older. Murphy is still in the puppy bulldozer stage, he's only 2 years old, and would probably have accidentally knocked the toddler over and then slobbered all over his face.
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Linda103 Premium
Lovely post, very inspirational.
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Linda, glad you enjoyed it.
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jam86 Premium
Thanks for the inspirational post! I totally agree, and I think it's important to learn from tough times and use them to strengthen yourself, rather than drag them into the present and future with you!
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HeidiY Premium
Exactly, and the tough times make us appreciate the good times even more. Learn, strengthen yourself and move on all the better for the experience.

Thanks for sharing James.
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Talk2Ray Premium
Great positive motivation for my Monday morning Heidi, thanks.
Ray
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HeidiY Premium
Glad you enjoyed it Ray. It's my first blog as part of the SAC, now to think up next weeks!
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Chris181 Premium
Excellent Heidi! Really positive. I love your dog. My kinda laid back attitude
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HeidiY Premium
He's so laid back sometimes I have to watch him closely to make sure he is still breathing! He will fall down in a doorway and stay there for hours :)
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ECV82 Premium
Heidi,

Lovely pup!

Ellen
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Ellen wasn't he sweet as a baby! Such a cute little face which these days usually has water or slobber all through his beard that he loves to share with anyone who will stand still long enough lol.
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Heidi.

An optimistic post, I think. However, let me add this: one can't always choose one's fate, or destiny. Sometimes—many times in fact—one might be trodden on through no fault of one's own. Look at Brexit.

17,4 million people voted to leave the EU, but see the shenanigans of the powerbrokers and the establishment: stomping all over the clearly-stated democratic will of the people.

Instead of letting my blood pressure rise, I simply remain (pardon the pun) calm, but angry, patiently waiting for my turn at the ballot box.

One can be (and should be) determined to stand up for oneself, but one also must be prepared to keep calm if trodden upon by more powerful opponents.

Keep calm and carry on, even when all seems lost.

Regards,

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HeidiY Premium
I couldn't agree more Tayo, a calm focus on the end goal is what is required. We can and should get angry and motivated to make change and then act with calm, deliberate resolve.

Emotion is what changes the world when coupled with motivated action.
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tbowyer Premium
"Emotion is what changes the world when coupled with motivated action"

Hear, hear.
Well said. 👍
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ValerieJoy Premium
That's wonderful advice, Heidi. Harbouring old hurts does serves no-one well. Living in the now and looking toward a bright future is the way to happiness and success.
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HeidiY Premium
Most definitely Valerie. I can't imagine what it is like waking up every day with nothing to look forward too, not expecting anything to change in your life and not working towards making that happen. It really must be so very tough.

Gratitude for what we have while we work towards what we want, that is how I try to live each day. Some days it's hard and I don't quite get there but that's no reason to not keep on trying.
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traceyj55 Premium
Hi Heidi
Great post and thank you for sharing it.
Love the idea of your beautiful dog and how he would never be downtrodden in life.
Many people know about being put down and made to feel like they are worthless it is a common thing for other people to do to others make them feel like they are not worth anything.
Usually people who do that to others are insecure but have no confidence so they will put others down because they don't like a positive attitude.

Tracey
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HeidiY Premium
So very true Tracey, you can smell those people from a mile away and I tend to run a mile when I do. I have no time or space in my life for people like that.

I call them energy suckers! You can feel the energy drain out of you just being in their presence. Not for me :)
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rubyandally Premium
He's adorable! Greta message too.
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Alison he is a lovely sweet boy, thinks he is a lap dog which can get a bit overwhelming, he does like up close and personal cuddles.
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rubyandally Premium
Dogs, they just have no concept of heavy they are do they? lol
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Cinderella5 Premium
Great post and well written and yes I have been trodden upon but have risen from ashes and I am glad I did.
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HeidiY Premium
And continue to rise up we shall Cindy, glad to see you have and I look forward to seeing your trajectory :)
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Cinderella5 Premium
Thank you 🙏🇮🇹
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MiaL Premium
Murphy is a delight!
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HeidiY Premium
He's a big funny goofball that's for sure. We love him very much ... even the slobber :)
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Twack Premium
Thank you for a lovely post and a great reminder that the past needs to stay where it is..in the past.
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HeidiY Premium
I am a big fan of Eckhart Tolle and living in the now has become a way of life which I so much enjoy. I see family and friends living in the past and it causes them so much pain I just can't understand why they stay there!
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Twack Premium
That's another name to add to my 'must have a look at list' thank you.
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Pastordna Premium
Heidi thanks for that post.
Sure, trodden down is what all of us in WA one way or the other have seen.
But with hard work and determinations that will soon be a thing of the past!
Cheers.
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HeidiY Premium
Yes indeed David, and every day we are one step closer. Thanks for your comment.
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alisterbrede Premium
I like Murphy. He knows what he wants and how to get it. I think we would get on just fine!
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HeidiY Premium
Oh he certainly does know what he wants and how to get it lol. He can't possibly move if you ask him but get out a treat and he's off like a shot!
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FKelso Premium
Fortunately, my fate has been pretty much like Murphy, as I haven't been trodden on.
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HeidiY Premium
Me too Fran and I thank my lucky stars for that.
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SharonHowie1 Premium
Thx for that msg Heidi. We can all take a few tips from Murphy! I believe that starting to think positively is half the problem of poor people. They tend to concentrate so much on there negative situation that that's where they stay. So if u catch yourself being negative, like I did this morning; you can change ur situation of having no money to one of having plenty. I'm reading an amazing book called "Never In Yor Wildest Dreams" all about turning negative lives into positive dreams. And it's exactly what I was doing. I also want to help as many people as I can. If I can just help 1 person become more positive and know how much God loved them, I'm a happy person for that day. Which is why I send positive good morning msgs to my friends and family every morning on whatsapp. When I get affirmations back, it's amazing what it does to my day. To whoever is reading this, try it. Or when you walk in the street or shopping mall, just smile at someone. It'll make there day and they will wander what you've been up to to make you so happy. Let's make a difference in a small way in someone's life starting today.
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HeidiY Premium
I agree wholeheartedly Sharon, smile and the world smiles with you :) I do it when I go to the city, people get a funny look on their faces when you smile at them in a busy shopping centre or in the mall, but I think it does help to lighten their day.
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SharonHowie1 Premium
Very definitely and a smile brightens my day too. When I smile at someone, I usually get a smile back. That makes us both feel good.
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Tirolith Premium
Murphy is a con artist just like our Basset hounds.
Tom.
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HeidiY Premium
Ohh Tom how gorgeous are they!!

I think I should have just done a post about show us your pets. I use to be a vet nurse before going into Local Government, and my heart is still really in animals.

So anyone else who is reading please do post your pet pics, I'd love to see them :)
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Tirolith Premium
Our daughter's first job was for over 20 years was as a vet nurse. She use to rescue and look after baby Kangaroos.
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RosanaHart Premium
I had to call my husband over to see this photo! Our con artist is half Basset, half Blue Heeler. And I was thinking of her as I read the article!
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HeidiY Premium
They look like great mates Rosana.

I love watching ours play, except Murphy is a bit too big for the poodle these days, and his gentle ruff and tumble can be injury causing!
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HeidiY Premium
I use to rehab native animals too lol. Usually sugar gliders or mutton birds. Have never had a kangaroo, would like to get back into that someday.
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Tirolith Premium
Half Basset and cattle dog. What a combination. I can see the tail is basset and head is half and half. Cattle dog ears trying to droop like a basset. Colour is half and half.
Both were begging when we were at a dog show while we were having lunch and the show photographer took the photo of our two Australian champions.
Tom.
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Tirolith Premium
Some visitors to our place on their way to the Royal Easter show some years ago.
Tom.
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