Friday, July 22, 2011
For Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the DOG DAYS of summer - July 3 though August 11th.
Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hammock Day by spending as much time relaxing on it as possible. Getting out of your hammock to get a snack, or your favorite summer beverage is okay. But, it is not a day for work. Cutting the lawn is forbidden on this day.
How to walk through life's Hot Spots
Keep on walking. A surefire way to get burned is to stop walking. When you are afraid, or under extreme stress, or hurting -- keep going. You will get through if you keep dealing with the everyday tasks at hand to the best of your ability.
Remember that this difficult time will pass. It may feel that you are in a repeating time warp, but realize that pain is time-limited. All problems have a beginning and an end.
Make rough times work for you. Not everything is good, but the Bible reminds us that everything can be used for good if you submit your will to God. Look for ways to learn, grow, or cope in your pain or stress
Take WHAT IS and make the most of it. Make lemonade from your lemons. You are not called upon to create perfection from every situation, only to make the most of it. Don't waste your time on ceaseless complaining, but look for meaning and joy in all situations
Clean up your own trash. Stand on your own feet and don't try to blame others for your problems. You are not a victim. Choose to live the rest of your life with a controlled response to what is happening
Be true to you. You will have more strength for dealing with ordeals in life if you have the courage to be true to your own values. Hypocrisy destroys internal energy
Be gladder than madder. Expressions of gratitude calm the soul and clear the mind.
Have as much fun as you can. Anticipation of fun raises the level of your energy. Learn to laugh through your trials.
Determine what is within your control You cannot control what happens to you, but you can choose the frame you put around your experiences. You can choose how you will deal with all situations.
EXHIBIT INTERNAL CONTROL
Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm literally means, GOD IS IN US. If He is in you, let your life so shine. Learn to love life
SHOW YOUR PASSION
1 1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a hand-held electric mixer, beat over simmering water for a minimum of 7 minutes, or until thick and fluffy.
Add the corn syrup and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
Empty into a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until the frosting cools and is very thick. If frosting is too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes, then beat again.
NOTE: If the weather is very humid, additiomal beating time may be required. This frosting is best used the day it is made.
4 cups is enough to fill and frost two 9-inch layers; three 8-inch layers; the tops and sides of a 9x13x2-inch oblong cake; or a 10-inch tube cake.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
63 DAYS UNTIL FALL
63 DAYS UNTIL FALL
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