Sunday, September 15, 2013
For Sunday, September 15th, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2013
6 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunset: 7:36 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
President William Howard Taft was born on this day in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1857. Elected 27th President in 1908, it is said that he often complained that he had too busy for his afternoon nap and had to hurry through his meals. Food was important to him. He was known as Big Bill Taft. He was 6 foot 4inches tall and weighed in at 300 pounds.
Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps.
I do love my naps and rarely a day goes by now that I don't have one. It's a shame I had to wait for retirement in order to enjoy them. I know from all the years that I worked that a nap would have definitely been appreciated around 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Some call them power naps and others call them cat naps. A nap for even 15 minutes after work in the evening will help you get through the rest of the day. I remember well when my dad would fall asleep reading the evening paper and said he was just resting his eyes.
In our part of the country, evening papers are a thing of the past. We only get a morning edition now, but naps are still possible, especially if you need to rest your eyes after a long day at work.
The pictures today are of some of the fall decorations that are starting to appear around my house. There will be more coming as the weeks go by.
Sunday is the perfect day for a nap. Hope you all enjoy plenty of that good R&R today!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.
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.
950. for naps, they do refresh and renew
951. for our Ohio Presidents
952. for Sundays, a day to rest
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 !
It's better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…