Wednesday, September 18, 2013
For Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2013
3 DAYS UNTIL FALL
98 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Sunset: 7:32 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
On this day in 1795, Ephraim Cutler, who would become common pleas judge of the Northwest Territory and a member of the state Constitutional Convention, arrived with his family in Marietta, Ohio.
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
It's hard to imagine that at one time Ohio was part of what was known as the Northwest Territory. The territory included all the land of the United States west of Pennsylvania and northwest of the Ohio River. It covered all of the modern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as well as the northeastern part of Minnesota. Now a days we think of the northwest as being states like Washington and Oregon. Looking back at times gone by makes me appreciate more and more what I have and know today.
Marietta has always held a special place in my heart as it was there that we'd cross the beautiful Ohio river when we go to visit with my grandparents in West Virginia when I was a young girl. I'd hoped to visit there this year, but things didn't quite work out for that trip.
I've learned that although our past has played an important part in who and what we are, it is today that is truly important. Living each day by doing the best we can with what we've got is the best way to live. Letting go of those things that tend to pull us down and looking for the bright side in every situation is one way to have a good day every day.
Remember there that although every day may not be good, there is something good in every day.
The pictures today are of DS#6 and his son one day this summer when they visited the river that is close by where they live. What a fun they had!
Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.
R. Jackson Wilson
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.
959. for those venturing into new territories
960. for our history, still in the making
961. for the lessons of the past making a better future
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 !
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…