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Yazz The Only Way Is Up
Cat Stevens Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard
The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island
Roger Miller King Of The Road
The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv
Paul Weller That Dangerous Age
(CD Single), Island, 1
Boyzone Picture Of You
Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv
Norah Jones Happy Pills
(CD Single), Blue Note, 1
10cc The Things We Do For Love
The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier
Debarge Rhythm Of The Night
Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv
Marlon Roudette New Age
(CD Single), Universal, 1
Pause For Thought
Steve Miller Band The Joker
Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits 1974-, Mercury
Robin Thicke Love After War
(CD Single), Star Track, 1
The Sutherland Brothers Band and Quiver Arms Of Mary
The Greatest Love Of All (Various), Old Gold
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Jimmy Mack
Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv
The Feeling Love It When You Call
(CD Single), Universal
Carrie Underwood Good Girl
Blown Away, Sony Music, 1
I Want To Wake Up With You, chosen by Preston's Pat Northall
Matt Monro We're Gonna Change The World
Honey Ryder Marley's Chains
(CD Single), Oceanic Music, 1
Dion The Wanderer
The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records
Pause For Thought: Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Four Jews meet for a coffee morning.
Oy says one.
Oy vey says the second.
Oy vey iz mir says the third.
Looks, says the fourth, if you’re going to spend the whole time talking about the economy I’ll leave now.
The theme for Pause for Thought, this week, is Triumph Over Adversity.
Adversity is something Jews know a great deal about. Expelled from here, suffering a pogrom there, we’ve had at least our fair share of adversity. And one of our most powerful responses, dating back to biblical times, has been humour.
The Bible recounts the Children of Israel fleeing Pharaoh and the massed ranks of the Egyptian army only to find their path blocked by the sea, ‘What’ the Children of Israel say to Moses’ – and this is a direct translation - ‘weren’t there enough graves in Egypt you had to take us out here to die in the dessert?’
Sometimes the world outside of our immediate control presents us with adversities beyond conquering. In an international economic crisis it’s not always possible to hang onto a job, or enjoy the rewards hard work in better times should produce. When faced with illness, it’s not always possible to find medical cure. But laughter is always possible, even in times of tremendous darkness.
Good humour does more than simply lighten a mood. A good joke can get one back over an adversity when no other form of triumph is possible. Dictators and bullies tend not to like being the butt of jokes – which is enough to mock. And even when the adversity isn’t a person, a good joke can still recast the experience of suffering. Humour can help, even in the face of illness.
I say, I say, I say, ‘What's the difference between God and a doctor?
God doesn't think she’s a doctor.’
May we all be spared adversity, but should it strike may it never take from us the power of laughter.
Vanessa's Word Of The Day
Today's word is "buttercup".
It's not really. It's "ranunculus", which is the plant family to which the buttercup belongs, along with the spearwart & the crowfoot!
It means "little frog" in Latin...