Sunday, 23 April 2017
Sunday is my first day of the week yet the diary and all calendars today all begin on Monday! This is annoying and puts me off. Last week I missed my sisters birthday (she has had plenty of them) because it was on the Monday and I did not turn the page soon enough to realise. This annoyed me because it saved me money and you know how much I hate that! I love to give money away to others and i failed to do so this time.
Not that she has money worries, for some time both she and her husband were both buying failing Lottery tickets and winning nothing, she stopped buying and placed the money that would have gone on tickets on the mantelpiece. One year later he had won around £10 and she had a hundred sitting there gloating, as indeed was she. This is however somewhat annoying again as I was relying on her winning several million pounds and then passing some on to me, this is now unlikely to happen as he will waste his millions on his daughters alone, selfish man!
Folks who gamble are funny. One man I knew spent each day in the bookies placing small bets (he said) and every so often winning a few pounds. In his mind he was breaking even over the year but you and I know he was losing hand over fist. Betting companies work online giving them reach to people worldwide who throw their money at them happily. This enables several such companies to spend their millions on more adverts for the mug, more advertising from sponsoring sports events, two alone do this in Scotland, and from such advertising bring in more cash than they can shake a stick at, if that's their idea of a good time.
The temptation to win big is very strong especially if you are in financial trouble. I went in for it a while back when unemployed and try as I might I got nowhere with the Lottery, no million pound cheque found its way to me. However I knew this was daft and trusting Jesus has never left me down so I returned to that and on the day, much later, when later I found I was paying out more than I was taking in Jesus provided. The taxman gave me a refund that arrived that day and both Gas & Electric told me to pay less than I was paying monthly! I could survive again. The thought that I could use vast amounts is always a temptation but I would probably make a mess of this, now having moved from Pauperism to Poverty I am quite happy.
The sun tempted me to cycle to church today. By the time i got there, five minutes later, I was puggled and looking for an ambulance. I got little sympathy from the congregation however and remarkably when I came home afterwards I raced up the road with little stress, bar the Audi I met when going round the roundabout, he was not slowing down, and as I climbed the stairs with no trouble I realised cycling short distances was indeed making me fitter. I will be back tomorrow and will follow the same route, without the Audi, and hopefully this will be beneficial also.
of course I canny stand up now I have been sitting watching football all day, I have siezed up!