Monday, September 9, 2013
For Monday, September 9th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2013
12 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunset: 7:48 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
On this day in 1997, Cleveland, Ohio native Burgess Meredith, the actor who portrayed Penguin in the Batman television series, died at the age of 88.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James Matthew Barrie
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham, "Out On The Tiles" (Led Zeppelin)
The Penguin was the bad guy in the movie Batman, but still Burgess Meredith did do a great job of portraying him. Movies do often bring a little sunshine into our lives. It's good to see people like Batman that have the courage to take on the bad guys and to see the force of good prevail over evil.
After several cooler days here, we are to be in the upper 80s for a few days, but take heart, it's not going to last long. We'll be cooling down again soon. Matter of fact I'm thinking, we'd better be enjoying the heat of summer while we have it as it's going to get much colder before we know it. Instead of the air conditioning, we'll be needing the furnace to keep us comfortable.
One thing I know for sure, maybe two is that a SMILE always warms my heart and sunflowers remind me to smile. The little plate pictured today is just the beginning of my fall decorating here at my house. I found it at a gift shop while out shopping last week and couldn't resist it. Now I have to get down in the basement and dig the rest of my fall decorations out. I gave away a good part of them to my family last year, so there is not quite so many of them anymore and that is a good thing for sure!
I hope you all have a great Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
Old Nursery Rhyme
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.
932. for sunshine, it brightens my days
933. for warmth, I'll be missing it when winter comes
934. for those that brighten others lives with there talents
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 !
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought
Matthew 5:5 (MSG)