B Thankful Thursday (Back on Track)

Okayyy… after a slight hiatus and late catch up i get Two chances to be thankful on my blog  this week – How cool is that? 🙂

Like most of Man’s Plans (that the Scots Poet Robbie Burns said were:’ aft gang agley’ which translated means ‘often going astray’) my A TAG was meandering away from me for a time, but i am thankful that a few blog-friends of mine (Tip’s me lid to ‘Kota, Mandypants and the wise Ed) helped me, whether they were aware of it or not, to see some error in my ways.

i am indeed thankful for them and for the wisdom i feel He was able to somehow sink in to me via them when i was paying less than full attention 😉

i am thankful for the variety that exists in the world so that i am better able to see the contrasts that exist and more easily define what i see as ‘good’ and to be strived for and ‘bad’ and to be avoided as much as possible within me.

i am thankful for the many opportunities i get each day, every week to re-appraise what i have come to understand and refine and improve it in Wisdom, gained through experiencing life in new ways, and with new perspectives, but which i hope are ancient and everlasting Truths.

And i am Thankful for the great gift of Humour…

Two rabbits were being chased by a pack of hungry wolves. The wolves chased the rabbits into a thicket.

After a few minutes, one rabbit turned to the other and said, “Well, do you want to take a chance and make a run for it, or should we stay here for a few days until we  out-number them?” 🙂

Your turn.



  1. So much thankfulness going on this week! What does the Bible say? Oh yes: Rejoice! 🙂

    I am thankful for long weekends! We had yesterday off, because we voted, and this coming Monday and next Friday are official holidays, so we have a long weekend followed by a three day week and another long weekend!

    And I’m thankful I’m not a rabbit because even with their breeding skills, they’re no match for wolves! 😉


  2. Did you happen to catch the YouTube video of the rabbit chasing the snake?

    Even Sir Arthur, on his quest for “Holy Grail” needed the “Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch” to dispatch the vicious “Rabbit of Caerbannog”.

    I am thankful the weather was rainy, and deary, this week. This give me time to finally finsh a few books, The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow, and the mystery “Mummy Dearest” by Joan Hess.

    I am thankful I was so busy exchange ideas with you on the Bible and Earth Day, I didn’t watch my New York Mets lose four games in a row. Maybe my Mets should take up cricket and your Aussie team start playing American baseball.


  3. Rain – it is good for the heart to rejoice – and good for the Spirit if we can do so often also.

    It is not easy but i believe there is a way we can have a rejoicing outlook even in times of great difficulty. This is exceptionally dificult for us when we live IN our self and not IN Him, when we identify most strongly with the pain and misery of our eathly suffering over the greater ‘good’ of what this suffering can help us achive for the ‘longer’ outlook. 🙂 (This too shall pass).

    Wolves are a fearful force because they work together as a pack with one Leader in control – If the rabbits learned this ‘trick’ and were great in number no lone wolf could stand up to them!

    Would you rather be a wolf? or a rabbit with organisation skills? 😉


  4. Ed – i was sorry to hear about your beloved Yankees Mets 😉

    Likewise i was gutted to hear how ‘my’ team completely self-destructed against Pakistan recently in the one day match.

    This is becoming an all to frequent event where one or two players get us off to a quite good start and then there is a rapid and intense deterioration in the quality of their play – and it is most often as a result of ‘slow’ bowling – long considered a less dangerous form of delivering balls to our batsmen in Cricket. ( this is despite the fact that the two bowlers who have taken the most individual wickets in their careers are both slow (spin) bolwers, One an Aussie and One Sri Lankan)

    I’m Appreciative that our discussions might have offered you some relief from the events that unfolded in Baseball this week 🙂 I certainly gained a lot of positives from them 🙂

    It is amazing that i was thinking of the Holy Hand-grenade of Antioch only this week – i love that movie but it has been far too long since i last watched it. – Or The Life of Brian come to think of it 😉

    i might see if i can change thant sometime soon.


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