Monday, January 24, 2011
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”- C.S. Lewis
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Any advertisements that appear on my blog are presented by Google, and I don't personally recommend whoever or whatever is being advertised. I have no idea what Google will paste to my blog, so I am just as surprised as you might be with what appears occasionally. :)
*He conquers who endures. -Persius * There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. - Author Unknown *Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. - Author Unknown *The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. - Lucretius *If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.- Flavia Weedn, *Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb * Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings *When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt * If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. - Buddha*
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I am currently offering free telephone counselling for those suffering from trauma and grief as a direct result of flood damage or loss. I will allocate several hours, five days a week over the next few months to assist those in dire need. If the volume of those needing help is too great, I would suggest calling Lifeline or similar free telephone counselling services. Otherwise, call me on tel: 07 3354 2470 and we can sort out a time for your Queensland Flood grief counselling. Keep strong, it's going to get better! :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
This link Queensland Flood Appeal takes you directly to the Queensland government site to donate to the appeal. Every bit helps. If you can't spare cash, please donate groceries, clothes or your time.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Please contact if you wish to help out with the Queensland flood relief efforts. If you are not in a position to volunteer, maybe you could provide temporary shelter for a person or animal that has been displaced, donate food to flood affected families or animal shelters, provide entertainment or comfort for those in evaculation centres or give money to the disaster relief fund. If you have any other suggestions on ways to assist or comments regarding the flood situation including your own experiences or photos, please feel free to post them below. Good luck and keep safe!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
"Women are like cell phones. They like to be held and talked to, but push the wrong button, and you'll be disconnected."- Unknown* "People like you are the reason people like me take pills!"-Neva Faith Linn * "I sometimes wonder if the manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."-Alan Coren * "A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments, soccer games, romances, best friends, location of friend's houses, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house."-Unknown * "The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back." -Franklin Jones *"Teenager with nose ring, baggy clothing and spiked hair to friend: I don't really like dressing like this, but it keeps my parents from dragging me everywhere they go."-Unknown *"A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water."-Unknown * "If you think something small can't make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room."-Unknown *"Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked." -Kimberly Broyles * "Late night TV is very educational. It teaches you that you should have gone to bed earlier."-James Dent *
Friday, January 7, 2011
“But I believe my father made me for a purpose. We all have a purpose. Don’t you think, Detective?” - Sonny, I Robot * “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” - Og Mandino * “A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”- William Shedd *“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.”- Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Resolutions give us the opportunity to "remake" our lives. To free ourselves of negative patterns and habits, impel our lives towards greater success and see ourselves afresh. Whether you hold to your resolutions or not, remember that your resolutions are a sign you are willing to look at what needs to be improved in your life and open to the idea of self-betterment, and one day, sooner or later, you will do what is necessary to make yourself and your life better, whether it is this year or the next. Happy New Year and good luck in making 2011 your best year yet! warmest wishes, Sarina
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