A brand new Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners and Losers of the week
In case you missed it last Friday, I’ve come up with the idea of a weekly roundup of ‘stuff’ I’ve taken note of during the week. I’m thinking articles, blogs, videos, memes, photos, podcasts, memories, news, funny, sad, weird…it could be anything! Please note this is a work in progress and I’m still not too sure where I’m going with it yet. But feel free to join in!
I think you’ll agree with all the dreadful things going on in the world, we could all do with some happy news, so I deliberately have shared far more winners than losers this week.
Winners & Losers #2
- The horrific attack and needless deaths in New Zealand last week, have seen an outpouring of love for our neighbours across the ditch. This is one of the best images I’ve seen doing the rounds of the internet and sums it up perfectly. I refuse to watch any of the footage the gunmen shared and prefer to hear stories of the heroic people involved in helping others. A lovely gesture doing the rounds is to do a random act of kindness to dispel all the awful things happening. I love a random act of kindness!!
I promote peace and refuse to share terror.
- Jacinda Ardern – what an amazing leader! I just hope someone is taking care of her as she is giving so much to others at this dreadful time.
- Sunflowers always make me smile. I love the big tall one – there’s always one in every group saying ‘look at me, look at me’, I’m the king of the castle!!! We passed by a field of these gorgeous flowers on our day of cycling last week and I just had to capture them.
- Donna from Retirement Reflections left me a link last week in her comment on my post. Donna is one of the most supportive and encouraging bloggers and one day I will get to Canada to meet her in person. It’s a sweet little girl singing and makes you smile just watching her. Thanks so much Donna for being supportive and sharing what makes you happy.
- I laughed out loud at this video from ABC News online of Tim Whitrow who discovered a koala in his car and then tried to remove it. He did so with grace and dignity, without swearing or being aggressive in any way. It was just delightful after some of the horror news we’ve seen this week. I think I’ve manage to upload the video but if you go to the link I’ve included you can read the story and watch the video, I guarantee it will make you smile! Make sure you have the sound on so you can hear him talking to the koala. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-19/koala-enters-mans-car-at-vineyard-in-south-australia/10916092
- This poem was featured in WordPress Discover, it really appealed to me. I have copied it here and this is the link to the blog it originated from Source
As we grow old
the ground we walk on
so that, as each of those few moments
left to us pass by
and we grow old
and hair turns greyer still
we move a bit more slowly.
At such a speed,
we can see around us
more of life today
and feel we understand
for we have lived
among the weeds and trees,
from which it came.
And we have much
no one asksMizana Gheezhik (Sen. Murray Sinclair)
- My sister Sharon – I know I mentioned her in my winner’s circle last week but she’s a real star and deserves to be here again. This week sees her finish her breast cancer treatment YAY!! – and she’s been feeling a bit low. She bravely shared this post about the crippling fatigue she’s been enduring. Thankfully she has one of her daughters helping out, as well as her fabulous husband, and I’m off to visit her for a week, so I’m sure you’ll wish her well as she faces the final countdown of treatment. Now you’ve got the song ‘It’s the final countdown’ as an ear-worm haven’t you?? No need to thank me 🙂
- Egg Boy – you can decide if he’s a winner or a loser! #eggboy
- It was International Day of Happiness on March 20 – what did you do to make yourself or someone else happy? I had a fabulous massage and spread the love and joy on Facebook and Twitter. Apparently the top 10 happiest countries of 2018 were: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia!!
- Awful words written and said by some Australian politicians. They should know better and lead by example instead of inciting hate and despair.
- Parents paying/bribing to have their children’s results improved so they can get into prestigious colleges. Who is this helping? Parenting has certainly changed when this sort of action is seen to be ‘helping’ your child – to my mind it is setting the child up for complete failure and putting far too much pressure on them – not to mention it’s plain old wrong!
- This is my new mantra 🙂 What do you think?
So that’s week #2 of my new Friday Feature done and dusted. I wanted to have more winners than losers and I’ve succeeded in that quest! If you missed Week #1 you can find it here – Winners and Losers Week #1
What made you winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me!
Have a lovely week ahead!
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