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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We Really Should Not Complain.


This is a "Tongue in Cheek" comment on the good work the Police
do in
trying to make our roads safe.. A thankless task.


On January 2nd which is the first shopping day of the New Year the
Supermarkets were stocked up with Easter "Hot Cross Buns" now
Easter doesn't fall until April this year (Good Friday April 6th) which
means that this promotion will last for just over 4 months.


That's what happens in our over commercialized world....


What about elsewhere??





This was the image in the Power Point Presentation sent to me by my
Grand-daughter Jenna that really reached me, I'm forever complaining
about my feet... they ache, they're hot, they're cold, they're tired....
and don't get me started on shoes!!

Well not anymore, (well not for a few days anyway)

16 comments:

Raggedy said...

Wow!
That was a powerful presentation.
Sometimes it takes a shock to realize how lucky we really are.

*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Steve G said...

This post make one think. And it should. Good, Peter.

Jeanette said...

Happy new year to you PETER.
I agree whole heartedly with Raggedy on this post .
I will be back blogging soon still got Joanne and family here and Ron and Irene by the time they all go to bed im soooo tired, just sneaking a few mins to comment. take care, Jan

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wow, that certainly puts things in perspective, doesn't it Peter? So go the injustices of the world. Thank you.

Cliff Morrow said...

Happy New Year Peter. This is so touching and brings a lot of perspective to our lives.
I was saddened by your family news below. I've had some of that and must say it can consume your life if you let it.

JunieRose said...

Oh! Peter!

Those pictures really touch my heart!

Thank you for putting them on !

Junie

Ms. Vickie said...

Thank you Peter, a great way to place things in perspective.

I wish you the very best in this New Year. From your previous post family issues are already creating some sadness where happiness has always existed. May you and your family find the strength to deal with is each day in the most appropriate manner.

Jack K. said...

More of us affluent ones need to see this and then take action.

Jamie Dawn said...

Those photos really make our overly greedy and whiny society look as shallow and thankless as we truly are. Thanks for reminding me to be thankful and to not forget to help those who are suffering.

I have gotten one speeding ticket in my life. I am doing my best to NOT pay for the cops' donuts. :)

Christina said...

That was a great post, Peter! (And thanks for the happy b-day)

Zaac said...

hmmmm had a similar perspective change in oxford the other day, walked past a homeless person selling "Big Issue" magazines in my new shoes, got halfway down the street before i kicked myself and went back to buy a copy. check out this link; http://www.thehungersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites you click the yellow button to go through to a list of sponsors who donate a certain amount to poverty fighting charities for every hit the site gets. thought it was cool.

Val said...

Ah, blogger is letting me comment now...

That presentation is a powerful statement against the mindless consumption people seem to get caught up in.

Rachel said...

Powerful reminder Peter of all we have to be thankful for daily! We are blessed indeed.

Jim said...

Thanks for all that, Peter. I needed it. I already copied the foot picture. Not sure what I'll do with it but I hope I at least look at it once in a while.

Those sign answerers used my thoughts. According to Mrs. Jim I'm too hard on the law. But their freebies do raise the price of donuts and other food for all of us.
..
LOL, [:), :), (again today, that's all I know)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Wow, Peter, amazing post. It's true, we need to count our blessings and then do something to make this world a better place, even for one person.

I try not to add to the copper's donut fund and so far, have been successful!

Cheers

Margaret said...

Hi Peter, so far have not contibuted to doughnut fund. The powerpoint presentation really made me cry. I believe that celebrities who spend a western fortune raising one or two adopted children from these lives, could do a whole lot more good if they spent the same money to help a number of children to survive in their own countries in comfort. I know that is not possible in war torn areas perhaps. That is what I would do for children in countries where I could make a difference if I was really rich. I have friends who for $30 a month sponsor a child. This feeds and clothes the whole family and allows all the children to go to school. Some of these children have grown up and visited their sponsors in Oz. Sorry Peter I have written another book in your comment space.
Cheers Margaret