Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lots to talk about

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.~ Eileen Caddy ~

Even with the best of intentions I can't help myself. I read through my must read blog list and I was not planning on posting tonight - when I should be writing. But lets face it, blogging is addictive.

Several things on my mind tonight, firstly in line with my quote. I am grateful for all the wonderful things in my life. My children, my husband and my friends and family. To my new blogging friends thank you for your kind thoughts regarding my eldest MM who is sending me grey before the age of 40.

My thoughts are with all Aussies in Queensland tonight. In the last two weeks they have endured horrendous floods, loss of lives and homes. Now they are battening down the hatches for what has been described as a catostrophic cyclone, the scale of which has not been seen in Australia previously. Mass evacuations are occurring in North Queensland with the cyclone due to hit tomorrow night and into Thursday. This cyclone is predicted to be 500km wide and is packing winds of up to 250km with a centre of 30km wide. I don't have a lot of knowledge of cyclones but the media reports are definitely alarming.

Third thing I had to mention (I read somewhere that a good blogger sticks to one topic per post - oh well, anyone who knows me knows that I always have a lot to say so I will never succeed at always sticking to one topic in a post)

I had an online astrology post done the other day. I usually read my stars in the newspaper each day and have always been a little take it or leave it. Most of them are very generalised. This one though was quite astounding in its accuracy. Firstly it was free (always a plus in my eyes) secondly it was very lengthy (another plus) and thirdly how the heck can you give me that sort of info from my time and date of birth and the letters in my name.

I'm only going to post one paragraph to give you an example so I don't put you all to sleep, after all you're not really that interested in what was said about me.

"I realized that something had happened to you around the year 1988 when you were 17 or 18 years old that created the stumbling blocks that you encountered later in your life and you still suffer the consequences today. Rest assured that these blockages are not irreversible, you'll be able to get rid of them."

So this paragraph threw me because guess what year my eldest MM was born, the one who still causes me so much grief today. Amazing stuff, not that I want to get rid of him, I just need to get rid off the stress from his actions. Just in case you're interested in checking it out for your self - here's Jenna's site.

Let me make one point though, there are just as many internet sites showing rave reviews from her clients as there are internet sites saying she's a fraud. I have no intention of paying the fee for the additional reading from her. I was satisfied with what she provided - some of it was generalised but some of it was so spot on that I doubt how anyone could say its fraudulent.

I'll leave the decision with you - a free reading is good and entertaining, which is how I view astrology should be. Because lets face it, life is what we make of it and should never be based on what one individual dictates should happen or not happen. I believe that what happens tomorrow or the next day is not written in stone, it's what we make of it.

Having dabbled with physic readings in my younger years (I had two friends who were pyschic), I can truly say that even knowing about events that were predicted didn't change anything. They still happened, it was how you dealt with things that made the difference. I also learnt that knowing what was going to happen was not a fun prospect. I now live with the belief that the world can throw what it likes at me, I will get through it and I don't need to know about it prior to it happening. Knowing can turn a person into a blithering nervous wreck waiting for things to happen and usually they're never as bad as what you imagine (overactive imagination problem again)

Having said that, I am probably coming across as slightly hypocritical because I quoted the paragraph from an astrology reading I had done despite saying about not wanting to know the future. I was simply amused by the accuracy. It will not make me want to get a paid for reading nor will it change what I do today or tomorrow.

One last thing before I go, I received a free copy tonight of Mrs Tuesday's Departure from Suzanne Anderson after commenting on her blog the other day. I have just downloaded it via a Kindle application - lots more to learn about this process. Suzanne has self published her book as an e-book and the reviews sound good, it's available from Amazon and being a wanna-be writer I'm all for promoting other writers. Will let you know what I think of it.

Well I think I've exhausted all of my topics for tonight - I'm sure you'll let me know if I my posts have too much information overload.

Lets all be grateful for the wonderful things we have in our lives.

Cheers, Fi

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