Monday, October 26, 2009
For Monday, October 26, 2009
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
OCTOBER 26TH, 2009
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it, and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore
JUST FOR TODAY
We all need to look for the silver linings in our day-to-day lives
Just for today: I will begin this day filled with a spirit of thanksgiving. My appreciation for God's blessings grows with each passing day
Appreciation can make a day--even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary
IT’S MONDAY !!
I am being very thankful today. The sun came out Sunday afternoon and I was able to go outside and sit on the patio in my rocker for a short while in the sunshine!
I sure do feel better with a little warmth in my life. Who knows if we’ll see many more days like that.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Thank you, compassionate God, for life. Thank you for your love and for your forgiveness when we fail to do your will
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.
Today is National Mincemeat Day
Today is Mule Day, marking importation of the first Spanish jacks to the U.S., a gift from King Charles III of Spain, on October 26, 1785
Today is Workaholic Stop and Smell Something Day, a day for workaholics to consider what they might be missing
Today is Erie Canal Day. The 363-mile-long inland waterway, connecting Lake Erie to New York City by way of the Hudson River, opened to boat traffic on this day in 1825
1854: Charles William Post was born in Springfield, Illinois. While an invalid for eight years, he developed Grape Nuts, Postum and Post Toasties. Later he formed the Postum Cereal Company
1947: Hillary Rodham was born in Chicago. She became the first student at Wellesley College to deliver the commencement address
1970: Doonesbury, the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, debuted in 28 newspapers across the U.S
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, How heavy is this glass of water?Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. He continued, And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.
So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."So, my friend, why not take a while to just simply RELAX.
Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.
Life is short.
Here are some great ways of dealing with the stresses of life:
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Never buy a car you can't push.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
The second mouse gets the cheese.
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
We could learn a lot from crayons...Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour
Jesus asked him, 'What do you want Me to do for you?'
One of Jesus' favorite questions is: What do you want? Many times we don't know what we want, and Jesus challenges us to clarify this. Often we want things which are incompatible. We want to sin and still have a loving relationship with the Lord. We want to "do our own thing" and still be free
Set your eyes and your heart on Jesus
Deeds are fruits, words are leaves
56 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !
60 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
172 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
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 !!!