Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Every Child Comes With the Message


~ Rabindranath Tagore

Of Note: Even though we may be discouraged at times, let it be known that discouragement does not rise to the heavens. Day after day, year after year, our minds develop and coupled with the heart, we move ever forward. One day we will look back on this chaos as an accepted part of that development although it now appears overwhelming at times. Take heart, we are not alone. The All Seeing Eye is forever sending the needed energy though it is up to us to use it wisely, and for the most part, we are. Take for example the work of Heifer International, which has "committed to lifting families out of poverty for the long term" for the past 65 years. They asked why teach a man to fish if there is no pond and then proceeded to provide the pond. Guided by 12 Cornerstone values, this innovative global organization has helped over 12 million families and communities rise out of poverty for good. Check out Heifer International at www.heifer.org and view an award-winning 5 minute video showing service in action. Onward and upward.

Today's Weather Report: A cool 52 degrees Fahrenheit and gentle rain describes the day so far. Fall is definitely in the air, and the long pants and sweatshirt I've got on prove it. I raised my eyebrows when I read of the attempt in Warren, Michigan to regulate fortune tellers and psychics to reduce fraud. Apparently, a few people got ripped off, and now government has stepped in with a fortune teller and psychic registration including fingerprinting and a background check plus a $150 fee. Municipalities in Michigan need money, but isn't this going a bit far? Some psychics are happy for the regulation they say may root out the bad eggs. Others are unhappy about the infringement on their freedom. France has taken another tact and is simply deporting some of its non-French fortune tellers aka gypsies. It will be interesting to observe how this all plays out.