Friday, August 16, 2013
For Friday, August 16th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2013
37 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:39 am
Sunset: 8:26 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DDIL#3 TODAY!
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
I hope you enjoy your special Day!
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
This is another one of my many long distance celebrations today, but birthday wishes were sent off in the mail to this DIL. That's the way it goes here, most of my family lives pretty far away. Some further than others and I miss them all.
The pictures today were taken at our family holiday celebrations this past year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. I was blessed to have most everyone come home for all 3 of them this year, but this coming year we'll begin rotating holidays at my children's homes. The ones that live here in Ohio will take turns on a rotating basis to host the holidays at their homes. I don't often get to see how they decorate for the different holidays so that will be a nice way to do it. It really doesn't matter as long as many that can, get together. That is what family is all about. Caring and sharing.
We have a couple more August birthdays coming up and I'm hoping that at least for one of them, I will get to celebrate in person. Long distance is not quite as much fun.
Hope you all have a fantastic Friday.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
It’s when you count blessings — you see Who can be counted on
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.
860. for DDIL#3
861. for special days to celebrate
862. for good times with 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 ALL !
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…