Posted: 24/05/2017 at 06:30
Pat; it reminds me of a low flying plane! Clouds are funny things; somehow they let our imaginations run away with them.
Punkdoc; Happy birthday! No worries about starting the cake early you can claim a slice was for me. I refused to have cake yesterday - the gluten free ones you can buy always have suspiciously long expiry dates and it was far too hot to bake my own. Don't worry; everyone in the office got a cool cream slice from the local bakery!
Hosta: I've paid for people's shopping several times, it has always felt the "right" thing to do and was usually someone who had some exactly the same as your gentleman that so easily done slip of your mind and sudden realisation your wallet is on the table at home. One time I brought an elderly gentlemen's shopping and it was quite clearly a Sunday roast for one. In a purely selfish way it was worth doing just to see the chaps smile before he disappeared. Little did he realise that in this busy world he was the only other person I'd spoken too for two days aside from the checkout lady.
Good on your kind stranger; we need more of them.
Tinygardengirl; hi! I don't think we've chatted much before. I just wanted you say hello, and that for me, like so many others here, we welcome you to the forum and we welcome learning more about you, your passions, your beliefs, your loves, your hates. We all know that religion can do so much goodness in the world; it can bring people together, create a huge network of support and love. It gives people the strength to get up, carry on, and do wonderful things like banding together in time of crisis to open your doors as a place of safety, to get the kettle on or hand out bottles of water to the emergency services on the hottest of days. Religion can be brilliant.
The people that commit these terrible acts; I do not care what anyone says. They are nothing to do with religion no matter what they claim or whose flag they wave or whose quote they try to shout. They are, bluntly put; arseholes.
And together we will overcome them.
I do however realise that the media is often one of the biggest arseholes and that their own words will put so many people at an increased risk so I want to say this; to anyone on this forum who because you are awesome enough to be different are put at an increased risk from the attacks of other mindless arseholes
I WILL STAND BY YOUR SIDE.
IF YOU NEED ME I WILL BE HERE.