connection with indigenous Australian

Nicole reid
Posted August 7, 2019 from Australia

Since the age of 18 i have had a major problem with gambling, spending lots of money even my work wages. one day whilst gambling a woman came up to me and said "do you mind if i sit there" i thought to my self there no need to ask.

she sat near me and said i know how you feel i thought to my self that wired because i am Transgender and there no way you know how i feel. she turned around and said "i have been made to feel worthless about who i am because of the colour of my skin"

the British empire enacted a white man policy meaning that they took the children from there indigenous culture and tried to force them to be white this became known as the stolen generation.

at the this time i felt this woman actually understood me and i made a deeper connection with this woman she went on to tell me about how she was forcibly taken form her parents and made to become white.

but that day change me and help me to stop gambling.

you never know how your story can change other peoples lives 

please share yours with the world today

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Jill Langhus
Aug 07
Aug 07

Hi Nicole,

Thanks for sharing your serendipitous story. That's awesome that this stranger opened up to you and changed your life. I love stories like this. Are you still friends with her? Why do you think it helped you to stop gambling? Good job, by the way. It's not easy to stop addictive behaviors, for sure. That's some serious discipline.

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Nicole reid
Aug 08
Aug 08

I have never seen her since. I would like to see her again I would offer her to lunch

Jill Langhus
Aug 08
Aug 08

Oh, wow! I agree with Beth. That lady was your angel, for real:-)

I hope you run into her again, too. You'll have to tell us all about it!

Beth Lacey
Aug 07
Aug 07

Wow! That woman was your angel

Hello, Nicole,

It's amazing how one story made you stop gambling. Maybe what you were really craving for was connection, and you feed that through gambling.

I hope you develop more connections here on World Pulse as you continue to share your stories. One way of connecting with the rest of the World Pulse sisters here is to become an Encourager. Instead of listening like what you did to the woman in your story, you can read the stories here, and send encouragement. If you're interested, I can show you how.

Thanks for sharing!

Nicole reid
Aug 08
Aug 08

Yes I would like to learn how to do that

I'll send you a message. :)

Jill Langhus
Aug 08
Aug 08

Welcome to the Encourager team, Nicole:-) We're happy to have you with us, dear!