Tuesday, June 25, 2013
For Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2013
89 DAYS UNTIL FALL
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
June 25th is known as LEON Day. LEON is NOEL, spelled in reverse, and noel is French for Christmas. Guess what! Christmas is exactly six months from today.
Happy LEON Day on June 25th. Holiday shoppers, start your engines!
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
The picture above is some of what I painted for gifts for last Christmas. Truly it does take about 6 months for me to get ready for Christmas. The reason being is that I make many of the things I give for Christmas. This year will be no different, as my revised budget doesn't allow for much else. Sometimes I think that the gifts we make are better ones anyway. They are given from the heart. A bit of us goes into each one. And although we don't often realize it, the time we spend making the gift is also part of the gift.
At this point my gift making is all in my head. I've a few plans on what I want to make but I need a few more too. It'll be interesting to see what I can come up with. By Christmas time this year my family will number 33 as the 19th grandchild will be here by then. That is a lot of gifts to make. But with 6 months to get it done, I'm hoping it'll be a Merry Christmas for all.
There will be some hot steamy days ahead for us here in northern Ohio this summer, so those are the days that I'll sit inside in the a/c and work on my projects. This week looks like it might just hold a few of those days. I'm always thankful that I'm blessed with some air conditioning but relish the days it feels comfortable enough to be outside so I'm hoping there won't be too many of them.
I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis
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.
703. for time to get things done
704. for the people in my life to give gifts to
705. for the blessings of a large family
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
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 !
Only one shopping day left 'til tomorrow.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…