WOW These days seem to come ’round way too fast lately! 😉
For which i am thankful – of course… i mean… i am still alive and relatively healthy and am able to enjoy each one – and even a few of the 6 other days in between, Right? 😀
I’m also thankful this week for:
The astounding beauty of a late second season of blooms in my garden in what is a truly amazing Autumn (Fall) so far here in Paradise. Some of the flowerings include: a 10 foot (3M) tall Dahlia ‘tree’ with flowers six inches (15cms) and more across; incredibly deep red/brown Pansys and beautiful white/deep purple ones. Red/white Azaleas, which are more of a spring flower here; The best spread of Golden Chrysanthemums and a glorious white one we have had in the last 4 years; brilliant bougainvillea and something i suspect is a species of Marigold, but i need to check! 😉 Very soon the Jade (Money) plant will be in blossom again and i have bulbs sprouting i suspect are Daffodils that are about 4 months early?
Living in a country that has a Government regulated banking System that has prevented the kind of madness seen in other countries financial institutions and ensured that our only four major banks are in the top ten in world rankings for secure assets/profitability. Of course i would be even MORE thankful if the greedy bastards passed on ALL of the Reserve bank’s interest rate cuts to their customers instead of keeping some of it to shore up their massive profits in a time of world wide cutting back to more reasonable levels of pure greed.
There is a difference between making an increased yearly profit and making a reasonable one in a world wide recession that somehow very few banks seem able to appreciate. Particularly in the situation as we have here where it is a virtual captive market (there is no fair alternative to having a bank account) and there is surely collusion between the major players to ensure no-one is able to ‘vote with their feet’ without crippling penalties and fees being incurred in the process. We may have regulation but it is a far from ‘perfect’ system. 😉
Blog-friends who’s comments here and on their sites give me more reasons to smile – and ponder also.
The Wisdom i keep on reading in The Book – and for finding a passage i had some considerable difficulty locating for a time by searching my pc Bible…
I eventually ‘remembered’ i had put it up on my BLOG as my second ‘Creed’! 😳
Good thing i have such a good memory remember thingy 😉
Any you’d care to share this week?