Monday, April 20, 2009
For Monday, April 20th, 2009
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
APRIL 20th, 2009
Every night I turn my worries over to God –
he's going to be up all night anyway.
JUST FOR TODAY
We all need to look for the silver linings in our day-to-day lives
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to beis what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position
IT’S MONDAY !!
BACK TO WORK!
I had such a nice weekend. The weather was beautiful and warm and I got lots of R & R . I’m refreshed, renewed, relaxed and ready to start a new week once more.
Pictures are up on my journal page if you want to take a look. They can be found over in the side bar of my blog site.
Yesterday after I made it home from the campground the weather took a nose dive and rain and much cooler temps set in. That 4 letter word beginning with “S” is even in the long range forecast for Tuesday.
I did get to go and visit with both of my sisters too as their birthdays were on Sunday. They share the same date but two years apart.
The great news is that by next weekend we’ll be having temps close to 80 degrees and more sunshine! So hang in there !
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Jesus, your love is beyond words. For the sake of your sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
Today is Go Around Humming You Light Up My Life Until Everybody Screams Day
Today is National Goal Buddies Day, a day to celebrate the people who support you as you reach for your goals
Today is National Take a Break to Reset Your Mind Day
National Window Safety Week begins today
Today is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind.
I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life.
Old age is like a bank account ... you withdraw from what you've put in ... So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank.I'm still making deposits
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
No one can go back and make a brand new start.Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on! When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better to give you.
When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard. You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.
It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride. We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give. Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older.
May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
The community of believers were of one heart and one mind. None of them ever claimed anything as his own; rather, everything was held in common
If we live in almost totally different worlds but have one thing in common, our faith in the risen Christ, then we are brothers and sisters, members of Christ's body. Our faith in Christ should motivate us to want to share daily community life with others who have also been transformed by the risen Jesus. We want to share the Bible, time, prayer, material possessions, and meals. Because we share a faith in the risen Christ, we want to share even our very lives
When the cat scratches the table legs, a change is coming
62 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your Heart
May there be a miracle in YOUR life today
and may you have the EYES to SEE it!
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
What’s New at My House
To see archived ‘On the Bright Side’ Newsletters click on the link below:
BRIGHT SIDE LOGO BY SON #6http://www.littlerainey.com/index.html