Thursday, April 10, 2014
For Thursday, April 10th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2014
72 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunrise: 6:55 am
Sunset: 8:02 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
National Siblings Day takes place on April 10, 2014. It's a day of celebration and recognition for brothers and sisters. While friends and spouses may come and go, siblings are the intricate fabric of our lives from birth to death. They share those special and not so special moments and memories in our lives only a brother and sister can understand. For those fortunate enough to have a sibling or two or three, today serves as an important reminder to cherish, celebrate and remember those incredibly special and sacred relationships
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
I’ve been very blessed to have two younger sisters. Among my many blessings, this is the one I'd put at the top. I love the times we get together and rehash the past. Some of their memories are different from mine and it’s always fun to hear how they viewed the happenings in our lives from their perspective. They are very special to me and I’m thankful to have them.
Saturday will be our family Easter celebration. I love seeing my children get together. They always have the best of times reminiscing about their childhoods too. Although we’ll be missing two of my son’s and their families, it’ll still be quite a gathering.
It’ll be a busy day here as I’ve got some shopping to do to make sure I have what is needed for my donation to the feast. I call it a feast because there will be a great variety of food on the table. More than even this big family can devour. I need to get the spare room ready for company too. After being closed up, a little refreshing is needed.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! Make it a great one!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.
Louisa May Alcott
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for a little over a year and have now reached 1500 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1565. for the blessing of sisters and for the encouragement and help they are to me, and for the joy they bring to my life
1566. for family gatherings that bring back some great memories
1567. for the strength to get it all done
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 !
Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…