Children are the Future

A week or so ago i posted some ‘golden’ Truths from an elderly perspective…

This week it is the younger generations turn to Spread the Wisdom.

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Great Truths That Children Have Learned

1)Β  When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

2) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.

3) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

4) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.

5) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

6) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

7) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

8 ) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.Β  πŸ˜€

My 200th Post (subtitle – Oh SH&T!)

A Milestone

A Milestone

i was wondering recently, when i saw my posts were numbering in the 190’s what sort of post i would make my 200th to be, thinking it should be some kind of ‘special event’.

Today i was checking my stats (and we all know that that makes me!) πŸ˜‰ and i noticed that as i had not posted for a couple of days ( i’ve had a few other things on my mind of late) my stats were unusually lower than ‘normal’.

i was in two minds about this for one reason – Speedo’s! Yes, those things that can make Tam shivver – and not in a nice way! The somewhat short style of bathing costume favoured of Aussie Surf-lifesavers and which i perhaps a teeny bit sinfully posted a picture of a while back – in Tam’s ‘Honour’Β  (or dishonour, i am not totally sure which?) πŸ˜‰

Anyhoo this proved to be somewhat of a conundrum as i began to notice a steady, but small in number, daily stream of searches for: ‘Speedo Boys’Β  or similarly related terms 😯

After longer than i probably should have, i decided to act against this constant stream of unwanted attention and found out what was attracting this search term and realised it was the aforementioned photograph’s title, not the title of the post it was in.

Now while the picture is nothing to be ashamed or guilty of, showing only a fit, mature aged man at a national surf-lifesaving carnival wearing the sport’s usual costume, it was clearly attracting the attention of some people with less than desirable intent and i did not wish to encourage this activity in any way – so i changed the title of the pic and also deleted it from the post.

I did not delete it from my wordpress gallery however and because of the way search engines work it continued to be viewed and i continued to have search terms like ‘Boys in Speedos’ πŸ™„

i knew that as soon as the search engines ‘refresh’ their ‘bot trawling’ of my blog (techie term for doing an automated update of their data held in storage) i would no longer be getting the successful hits and was prepared to just let Cybernature take it’s slow course.

It seems to have done so recently as i have had my lowest stats for a considerable length of time – and few views of speedo man! πŸ™‚

I was therefore not feeling unhappy about the lower stats, thinking that at least now i was getting a more accurate reflection of who my true blog friends and visitors are and why they are here ( ie for ‘me’ and not boys in speedos – oh, and for my adorable and by far the most popular post on Top Ten Top Dogs which brings me much traffic for the Old English Sheep Dog searches!)

And then it hit me up the side of the head! WHACK! Huh??

The name of my blog – the purpose i write here. Bring us ALL together – y’know, like Jesus was doing?

i was feeling pleased for ‘ridding myself ‘and my blog of an ‘undesirable’ element’!!!

i was electing to leave some people OUT of us ‘being together’.

( i am Sorry speedo fans/porn lovers/paedophiles in progressΒ  – and ALL those – who like me – can at times be weak and guilty of ‘turning away’ – in ALL senses of the term).

Ever done that yourself?

Ever known say, a Christian Church or minister, to do anything like that – make some people feel unwelcome?, Not Wanted? Unworthy of being invited in? Unworthy of God’s Love?

Understand the subtitle of my 200th post??

i hope i am ALWAYS aware of His desire, His Will for ‘me’ and not just my own.

Live Happy Week

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it’s Live Happy Week in cyberspace (and elsewhere if you so wish?)

Are you in? πŸ™‚

For those who may not have a clue what i am talking about i heard about it here first.

Olden is Golden

Feeling like life is passing you by lately? like the days are getting shorter?

Feel the need for a smile?

These may help?

Truths about growing older.

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

2) Forget the health food. At my age i need all the preservatives I can get!

3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone, or with a sharp decline in memory recall.

What was Peter Saying?

1 Peter 2

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1’m reading that as: not only do we sin if we break any of His Commandments, we sin against Jesus if we break the laws of man in our own country.

Jesus submitted Himself to Caiaphas and also unto Pilate for their judgement, for such was the will of His Father he do so.

Do we do likewise, following in His example?

Or do we happily break such laws as we do not agree with because of our own pride?

Pictorial 2

Here’s a little more ‘warmth’ for those who like Summer, or need a reminder of it. πŸ™‚

B Thankful Thursday

Are these days coming along faster? or is it just me? πŸ™‚

Maybe i’m just being more thankful lately?? πŸ˜‰

Well, This week in my Home City the ‘real’ Winter has finally arrived – we had a bit of rain! We had some mornings where it got down below 5deg C ( in the thirties for those in the US) and less sunshine than usual – so i am thankful for the change of seasons!

And the chance to pull on some winter woollies and have a fire on at night.

And i will be thankful when it starts to warm up again πŸ™‚

Thankfully, living in Paradise that should not be too much longer.

Any you’d care to share?