Sunday, January 22, 2012
For Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY
January 22 is Celebration of Life Day. It is a time to honor our children and grandchildren in America. Each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift and should be treated with the highest respect and dignity.
Not only is there a Celebration of Life Day in January, but the first Week in January is designated as Celebration of Life Week, with the entire month being called Celebration of Life Month.
If you haven't been appreciating your life the way you think you should be, today is a great chance to start. It can encourage you to keep up the process for the rest of the year and beyond. When you express gratitude for your life on a daily basis, it can make you happier in every area from work to personal relationships. From thanking those who raised you to making a plan for your life, there are a variety of ways to partake in Celebration of Life.
Celebrate your life by doing something you've always wanted to do. Chances are there's a whole slew of items you want to do at some point in your life, so put pen to paper and make your bucket list. Write down everything you want to do, and if possible, start making plans to get some of the things done.
Make a goal to celebrate life in some way, however small, every day.
NEWS FROM HOME
Unlike last week when I stayed home due to inclement weather, today should be a great day and I will be going off to church as usual. I should have some company though, and that will be a great thing.
We've really got to enjoy and celebrate with our families when we can. DD and her hubby and DS#5 and his family were over for dinner and birthday cake for DS#6 yesterday. He and his family made it in here mid morning, then we went into the art museum for a very pleasant day then home for dinner after that. The snow had stopped and the roads were all clear. It really turned out to be a nice day.
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Train of Life
Some folks ride the train of life
looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by,
And marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance,
Of wasted days gone by,
And curse their life for what it was,
And hang their head and cry.
But I don't concern myself wit that,
I took a different vent,
I look forward to what life holds,
And not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine,
As securely as I can be.
I want to be out on the front,
To see what I can see.
I want to see what life enfolds,
As I move from place to place.
I want to see what's coming up
Not looking at the past.
Life's too short for yesterdays,
It moves along too fast.
So if the ride gets bumpy,
While you are looking back,
Go up front, and you may find
Your life has jumped the track.
It's all right to remember,
That's part of history,
But up front's where it's happening.
There's so much mystery.
The enjoyment of living,
It's looking ever forward,
To another year and ten.
It's searching all the byways,
Never should you refrain.
For if you want to live your life
You've goot drive the train.
COUNTING THE DAYS
58 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
90 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…