Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 25TH, 2012
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
NEWS FROM HOME
Life, who can figure it out...well, no one
Have you ever been 100% certain that a situation really was exactly what you thought it was; only to find out later you were completely wrong? The truth is things aren’t always what they appear to be. Often when you’re totally convinced that a certain thing is true, you end up finding out it’s not true at all.
Things Aren’t Always What They Appear To Be. Appearances can be deceiving and I've found that very often things are truly not what they appear to be. Very often what I've thought, becomes just the opposite. It's always easy to say we don't like how something looks or the way some do things. I've done it myself many times, but have found out later on that it was the best thing that could have been done.
Trying not to judge others or things that are done is not an easy thing at all. Most of the time I regret what I've thought and said, and would have been better off saying nothing. This is one of those lessons in life that I keep learning over and over again.
I hope today won't turn out the opposite way you'd like it to. Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
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!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Things Aren't Aways What They Seem
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, Things aren't always what they seem.
The next night, the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.
Things aren't always what they seem, the older angel replied.
When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it.
Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.
Things aren't always what they seem.
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later...
COUNTING THE DAYS
55 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
87 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…