Thursday, June 28, 2007


Post 242 - - - - Thursday, 28th June, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you and your loved
ones and you are enjoying a good week. All well here, as I have
so enjoyed having two of my granddaughters, and one of my
grandsons here for a couple of days. They used to live half an
hour away from me, but now they live 5 hours away, and they
are all a mile taller than me!!!

They are all on holidays at the moment, and I am so happy that
they came to visit. We went out shopping today, and I was able
to get a few things that my shopping trips cannot fit in. They are
all so very helpful and considerate and I haven't washed a dish
since they arrived.

This afternoon they visited some friends and went to see their
old house, school etc. I cooked some nice pork chops, chips, corn
beans, ans some tomatoes, onion and capsicums together --
these are called bell peppers in some places. Then we watched a
very funny movie which had us all laughing. No better medicine !!

A short piece tonight called "Attitudes." Hope you enjoy.

The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on
life. Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important
than the past-- than education -- than money -- than
circumstances -- than failures -- than success -- than what
people think, say or do.

It is more important than giftedness or skill. The remarkable
thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude
we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past. We
cannot change the fact people will act in a certain way. We
cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is to play on the one string we have and
that is our attitude. It seems that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90 % how I react to it and so it is for you -- we are in charge
of our attitudes.
<><><> Author Unknown.

The cavalry man was galloping down the road, rushing to catch
up with his regiment.
Suddenly his horse stumbled and pitched
him to the ground. In the dirt, with a broken leg, terrified of the
approaching enemy, the soldier called out, "All you saints in
heaven, help me get back on my horse."

Then with supreme effort, he leapt on to the horse's back and fell
off the other side. Once again on the ground, he called to the
heavens, " All right, just half of you this time."

A man was up to his neck in quicksand when a weight lifter
walked by. "Help, I'm sinking, " cried the man.

"Don't worry," said the weightlifter, "I'll soon have you out."
After several attempts, he failed to lift the man an inch.
"Hang on while I go for some help," the weightlifter gasped.

"Wait --- I have an idea," the man said, "Would it help if I
took my feet out of the stirrups ?"

The disgruntled diner summoned his waiter to the table,
complaining , "My oyster soup doesn't have any oysters
in it."
"Well if that bothers you, then you'd better skip dessert,"
replied the waiter. "It's angel food cake."

"What are you so happy about?" a woman asked the
93 year old man. "I broke a mirror," he replied.
"But that means seven years bad luck."
"I know,: he said, beaming, Isn't it wonderful?"

An elderly woman was nervous about making her first flight
in a plane, so before take-off she went to speak to the captain
about her fears.
"You will bring me down safely, won't you?" she anxiously
"Don't worry, madam," was his friendly reply, "I haven't
left anyone up there yet !!"

Just a couple of quotes to finish with - - -

We should always do right, because it will gratify some
people and astonish the rest. - - - Mark Twain.

Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those around me. - - Edgar A Guest.

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should
have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
- - - John F. Kennedy.

Bed time for me, so until next time, Stay as well
and as happy as is possible. Best wishes and Love
to you all, Cheers, Merle.

Post 242 - - - - Thursday, 28th June, 2007.


Gledwood said...

Hi Merle I was just on another Melbourne blog ~ Meow's, I think ~ realized the temperature by you is 8C... wow that must be inconveniently cool for your neck of the woods ... hope all the creepy crawlies stay outside where they belong.... that's what puts most of us poms off Australia the most is the mouse spiders, funnel webs, red backs etc ooer!
I'm just passing quickly, procrastinating writing tonight's installment of my longwinded tale of personal downfall!
Hope all's well with you
take care
& all the best


Gledwood said...

... I've got such a bad memory I was waffling there hoping what I wanted to say would come back... it did not... ATTITUDE to life. That's it! You cannot change all of life's circumstances but you can indeed change your attitude to them. That used to be my philosophy a few years ago... but I've let myself slip quite badly since then... that's why I'm obviously trying to pull myself up. Next week I have to bring details of the detox unit I want to go into then hopefully they can start arranging this rehab thing.... it takes several weeks to arrange it all but when I go away I'm never coming back!


Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. Aren't grandchildren fun to have around. I see you appreciate yours as I do mine. They are wonderful kids and always make the effort to come and see me when they can.

Yes, Attitude is really all we have, isn't it? So easy when someone points it out, hard to put into practice sometimes.

Glad the floods didn't affect you...they're pretty bad and after such a long period of time...17 years or so. Whew!

Catch up with you later.

Love and hugs xoxo

audrey` said...

Hi Merle
Do have a very enjoyable time with your grandchildren =)

Jim said...

Hi Merle, arent' grandchildren nice. We just had our's go home with her dad tonight. We all had fun this week.
I think brothers are special for sisters too! You really did a nice thing for Peter, giving him that nice MM figure.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Sounds as if you have some wonderful grandkids, Merle. They must be blessings to have around.

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
So nice that you're having a wonderful visit with your grands. They sound so helpful and considerate.
Love the "attitudes" and the elderly lady on her flight

Lee said...

So nice to hear you had a lovely time with your grandchildren, Merle.

It's been too cold here to be too sociable this week, although I do have a friend popping in shortly so no doubt we'll have a couple of drinks to help warm ourselves!

Take good care.

Granny said...

Merle, I just nominated you for an award. I think you'll get a kick out of it.