Thursday, May 09, 2013

Good Causes Down Under

As we get older and (wiser?) we tend to realize that as we look back on our life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when we have done things for others.
- Henry Drummond

According to a Slavic saying, money seems to be like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. Only a few moons ago Leonardo da Vinci noted that Iron curtains rust from disuse …even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars from behind the bars

A Gawler cafe has embraced a worldwide "pay it forward" movement helping people in need enjoy the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. Conversations Cafe owner Mignon McLeod said the "suspended coffee" idea gave patrons a chance to pay for a coffee to be passed on to someone who could not afford to buy one. Suspended coffees started in Naples, Italy and has been reported as far afield as Russia and Quebec, with cafes in Australian capital cities and towns, like Ballarat and Mackay, taking up the tradition in recent weeks. Gawler cafe embraces 'suspended coffees' to help people in need

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
~ Thomas Jefferson