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Is the glass half-empty or half full? Sometimes life influences our view and alters our perception. In 1997, life changing events almost destroyed me. At my lowest point, and just in time, I met Nigel. He helped me to discover how a positive attitude can change everything.

I decided not to squander any more of my time or energy on undeserving people. This new positive approach helped me to perceive my glass as half-full, with my aim being to achieve a happy and healthy life for my family. Together, we lived life to the fullest.

In 2008, with good times ahead of us, my glass was half-full. As a family, we made the biggest and most difficult decision of our lives; part of our family would immigrate to Australia. We lived the Australian dream, embracing the adventure until adversity came to test us. A sequence of life changing events including a close family bereavement, PTSD following a road rage car accident, and the shock of losing the roots to our Australian adventure as a result of the Brisbane floods tested us on many levels. Glass Half Full follows our journey.

Find out what it takes to survive with the odds stacked against you. Do you fight back, and if so, at what cost physically and emotionally? Could we maintain our positivity and family values against the odds?

©2015 Sarah Jane Butfield (P)2015 Sarah Jane Butfield

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A must for all who wish to emigrate

Enjoyed it, felt transported away with the family. In awe of their bravery and courage. Looking forward to the next chapter.