Thursday, January 21, 2010
For Friday, January 22nd, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 22ND, 2010
Today we may have some rain, freezing rain and fog. It sounds like a good day to stay in bed but that’s not an option yet for me so I’ll be going off to work as always.
Fridays are usually pretty good days so we’ll be hoping that is the case here for sure.
Our President is going to be in our town today. That is exciting for sure. He’ll be speaking at our Community College. Our schools are closed due the fact that many roads may be closed due to his visit and that would hamper the school buses.
I won’t be seeing him except for on the news. You had to buy a ticket to get in to see him and those were limited.
You may think that there's no way for you to deal with the winter blues, but in fact there is much you can do. The exact causes of SAD are not known, but recent research has focused on the role that sunlight plays in SAD. It seems that a lack of sunlight in the winter months can disrupt our circadian rhythms, which are the body's own clocks
Get outside. I know that it will soon be frigid outside for many people, but taking a short walk every day, even in the cold, can be extremely beneficial. Natural sunlight is better than any indoor replication, and the exercise from walking is good for you as well. Don't worry about it being overcast, either. Even on cloudy days, plenty of the sun's UV rays penetrate to the earth's surface.
Increase your endorphin levels. Endorphins are chemicals created by the body and produce a feeling of well-being. There a number of ways you can naturally increase the amount of endorphins your body produces. One way is through exercise. Exercise is not only good for you physically, but can help regulate your body's internal chemistry and cope with stress and depression. Another way to increase your endorphin levels is through meditation and prayer. Meditation and prayer help us use our sub-conscious mind to release endorphins.
You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
This recipe is not new at all but it is another family favorite
CHICKEN AND RICE
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 cup water *
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice, use more if you want generous helpings of rice
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
Stir the soups, water, rice, paprika and black pepper in a greased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with the chicken. Season with additional paprika and black pepper. Cover the baking dish.
Bake a375F. for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
*For creamier rice, increase the water to 1 1/3 cups.
Heavenly Father, guide me in choose the right way every day and help me to remember that there is never a right way to do a wrong act.
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.
Another week of work is just about done and although I know the weekend ahead will speed by I am very thankful for it. There is nothing special on my calendar but the usual house blessing and laundry. I am enjoying these ordinary days.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED...
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. However, if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. - Age 65
COUNTING THE DAYS
Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape.
If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40.
If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape
56 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
84 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
69 DAYS UNTIL MA RETIRES
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…