Decide to be happy today, to live with what is yours – your family, your business, your job, your luck. If you can’t have what you like, maybe you can like what you have.
Just for today, be kind, cheerful, agreeable, responsive, caring, and understanding. Be your best, dress your best, talk softly, and look for the bright side of things. Praise people for what they do and do not criticize them for what they cannot do. If someone does something stupid, forgive and forget. After all, it’s just for one day.
Who knows, it might turn out to be a nice day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

AUGUST 30TH,  2011
If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side



Be Kind to Humankind Week"is celebrated annually, August 25th-31st.  While we strive to teach our children to be kind everyday to everyone they meet, I think it is also worthy to acknowledge kindness, celebrate kindness, for a whole week. As a society, I think people forget to do the normal decent things we should be doing everyday.

All of the negative news that you read and hear about in the media is disheartening—but the truth is the positive stories outweigh the negative stories by a long shot! We just don’t hear about them as often. Take heart—most people are caring individuals

Show you care. Decide to be kind. Daily affirmations: Motorist Consideration Monday, Touch a Heart Tuesday, Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, Forgive Your Foe Friday, Speak Kind Words Saturday, Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Sunday

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  

Author Unknown


Toasted Marshmallow Day

Most people have fond memories of childhood, sat by a roaring campfire toasting marshmallows on wooden sticks… Yum! Toasted Marshmellow Day is a chance to re-live those memories, and for people who’ve never experienced toasting marshmallows to find out what all the fuss is about

Some like their marshmallows charred to a crisp and some prefer them golden brown. Others won't even bother unless there's chocolate and graham crackers nearby for a little s'mores action. While still others like to shove as many marshmallows as they can into their mouth all at once. No matter your preference, today we raise our sticks and toast the toasted marshmallow.

You will need a hot fire and each person needs a stick or a skewer.

To make a toasted marshmallow just push one or two marshmallows onto stick or skewer. Hold over hot flame just until marshmallow begins to turn golden and melt inside.

If it begins to fall off stick, turn upside down quickly and have a dish ready to catch it!

Allow to cool for a minute before eating because the filling is hot. 

mmmmm good

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  

Mark Twain


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.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's



Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon

Monday afternoon DS#5 and I got all the paper work done and now I'm the proud owner of the Little Red Hen.  Look out everyone, ma is on the road again!

Yesterday I was told not to be so polite as I had mentioned it was a land mark birthday for DS#1 - what I didn't say was that it was the big '40' for him. Forty is sooooo young anyway, that I don't think it's a bad thing to be celebrating at all.

DD also shared a tip for making the best crispy grill cheese sandwiches so I thought I'd share it with you all too.  It's worth trying for sure.  Use mayo instead of butter when making your grilled sandwiches.  She grilled our buns for sandwiches that way over the weekend and they were good.

This evening I'm having a birthday dinner for DS#5 as he was busy with fairs at the time of his birthday so I promised him a birthday dinner later on.  He requested meatloaf so that is what we are having.


You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…


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