Saturday, January 26, 2013
For Saturday, January 26th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 26TH, 2013
53 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
JANUARY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH
Before this month ends, I didn't want to miss the chance to let you know that January is National Oatmeal Month. More oatmeal is consumed in January than any other month. Oatmeal is a great source of B vitamins and calcium, and it takes longer to digest so you feel fuller. Oatmeal also helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
A bowl of oatmeal doesn’t have to be all gloopy and unappealing. Oatmeal can be jazzed up with nuts and dried fruits, or for added sweetness, honey. It can be what you make it. It’s easy to take to work or eat on the go - who doesn’t like a warm breakfast on a cold winter's morning?
The New Year is here and it's time to get back to the basics, and oatmeal is one of the most simple, basic and nutritious foods you can eat.
There are five main food groups that we need to eat food from every day to stay healthy. Food is the fuel for our body and we need the fuel for energy, to help our body grow and repair itself, and to keep warm.
BACK To The BASICS....
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them.
For the past several years our family has participated in the Stroll for Epilepsy. It's a fundraiser to benefit support services for those with epilepsy or those who have been affected by epilepsy. We do this to honor one of my granddaughters, our Sweetheart, who has this life altering disease. I wasn't able to go this year, but a few in my family are there, doing the Stroll today, and I'm wishing all those that are participating in the Stroll for Epilepsy a huge success.
Basic things in life are the key ingredients to making our lives fuller and happier and even healthier. Today's pictures are those of us doing the Stroll in previous years.
In the news: Police are telling local residents to keep an eye on their bank accounts after a skimmer device was found at ATMs. The skimmer is a device placed over an ATM card reader that can steal a card’s information. A tiny pinhole camera then records a person entering his or her PIN. It's not just been one but several that have been found in our area. Makes you wonder how many others are around. I'm surely not going to be using ATM machines any time soon.
Hope you all have a super Saturday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.
I am trying to count at least 3 things I'm thankful for each day and then in 1 year's time I'll have counted 1000 gifts.
I’ll be sharing them and giving thanks to God for these gifts each day,
218. for people helping people
219. for compassionate hearts
220. for the loving kindness of others
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
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 !
January 26th is Full Wolf Moon
This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
A bit of love from someone dear…