B Thankful Thursday

OK, so, I’m developing my A TAG (Attitude of Thanks-giving, Appreciation and Gratitude) daily, working up to 24 hours a day, every day, but as a way of sharing this with others i intend to blog-post my Thanks once a week.

You’re all welcome to add anything you are feeling particularly thankful for and appreciative of (which i hope will not always and only be ‘nice’ things, but in every kind of thing you are ‘gifted’ to be a part of).

So, i’m thankful for:

the fact that somewhere in the world it is still Thursday and i don’t have to name this B Thankful Friday on my second ever issue;

That i am able to see my own faults and prejudices so clearly at times (even if other times not so clearly at all… yet). Hopefully, soon i’ll be able to stop myself from acting on them in time so that i overcome them; 🙂

for the music in my life – and a friend who is generous with it;

for being able to, slowly, day-by-day grow in wisdom;

That in some very tough economic times i have not -so far had to be affected much at all by them. (But i have not sen my super funds lately?);

For living in such a beautiful city and country – even if the country has some extreme dangers;

For people who do what they can (even if like me not ALL they can) to help make the world a better place;

That God knows what he is doing.

Anyone want to add theirs?

Angel – Sarah McLachlan

No matter how hard i try i cannot help myself from getting extremely watery eyes whenever i listen to this particular song.

I know – i’m a big pile of Mush.

See how you go?

How far in debt are you (- and to whom)?

A valuable blog-friend has written a post i find inspiring – and very topical given the current conditions we live under – it is also somewhat ‘timeless’ on other levels.

I can recommend you read: Debt Massacre 2009.

Viddler.com – ROBERT PALMER EVERY KINDA PEOPLE – Uploaded by sanjosemailman

Vodpod videos no longer available.

It takes all kinds…

(Edit: Sorry, the vid i first tried to post here has embedding disabled so i posted another vid below the first featuring Mr Palmer live and another above this post – Enjoy!) 🙂

Robert Palmer was a remarkably talented individual. The world was greater for his Gift he shared and lesser for his passing (Sept 26, 2003)

The song below has a message for mankind and thanks is owed to Andy Fraser (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Fraser) for writing it as well as ‘Bob’ for recording it.

It takes EVERY kinda people…
(Rich, Poor; Good, Bad; Black, White and every variation, Artist, Scientist; Faithful, Faithless; Fathers, husbands and sons; Mothers, wives and daughters; All races, All creeds.)

Said the fight to make ends meet
Keeps a man upon his feet
Holding down his job
Trying to show he cant be bought

Ooh it takes every kinda people
To make what life’s about, yeah
Every kinda people
To make the world go round

Someone’s looking for a lead
In his duty to a king or to a creed
Protecting what he feels is right
Fights against wrong with his life

There’s no profit in deceit
Honest men know that
Revenge does not taste sweet
Whether yellow, black or white
Each and every man’s the same inside

It takes every kinda people
To make what life’s about, yeah
It takes every kinda people
To make the world go round
Doo doo doo……

You know that love’s the only goal
That could bring a peace to any soul
Hey and every man’s the same
He wants the sunshine in his name

It takes every kinda people
To make what lifes about, yeah
It takes every kinda people
To make the world go round
Mmmm, every kinda people
To make what life’s about

A Couple of Quotes.

# 1

“It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.”

Anatole France

# 2

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

Herman Melville

Any thoughts? 🙂

The Madness Continues.

I have already posted on the Horrific weather and Bushfires it resulted in in Victoria (South-eastern Australia) and the floods in Queensland (North-eastern Aus), well now it’s my home state’s turn (Western Australia) to go just a little loopy…

… Up in our state’s North-west they have had over 300 millimetres (that’s about a foot or more) rainfall in some locations since Saturday. To put that in a little more perspective that is over a third of the rainfall down here in Perth for the entire of 2008 – and 2008 was a ‘good’ year for rain for us as our climate slowly dries.
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Given the size of the catchment areas for the rivers up North this has resulted in many normaly ‘dry’ rivers breaking their banks and flooding wide areas of land.

One particular river level peaked at 19 metres (over 60 feet) this week when it is at times all but empty of water.

The ‘madness’?? The flooding has washed out a major drinking water pipeline to Karratha and residents are being told they have to cut down on their water use to conserve supplies!

Footnote: The town of Bellingen (NSW, East Coast of Aus) received 2/3rds of their entire annual rainfall in 12 hours this week!!