Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2014
66 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunrise: 6:45 am
Sunset: 8:08 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Life is a Special Occasion!
April is designated as National Stress Awareness Month, and April 16th, the day after Tax Day, April 15, is a special day set aside for Americans to become aware of just how stressed they may have become!
Whether it's struggling to finish your taxes, dealing with a high stress job, or juggling multiple tasks very day, taking a breath every once in a while is the best thing you can do for your overall health, say experts.
Today is the day to sit back and chill out !
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris
At this time in my life, it’s a rare thing for me to ever be stressed out, but I do remember hectic days at work and with a large growing family that were stressful. It’s important to know how to handle stress. If you don’t, it can make you sick. Very sick I might add.
The very best way I know to relieve stress if to count your blessings. When you are thinking about all the good things that have happened to you, you feel good and when you’re feeling good you are not under stress.
I found an app for my phone called GPS4Soul. I can recommend it as a way to relax when you need it. It’s free and worthwhile.
Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and refocus. I can recommend that too.
On Palm Sunday DS#6 and his family took me along on a trip to the beach, one of my favorite places, and that is what you’ll see in today’s pictures. The Easter basket there at the front entrance to the park is one that brings back memories for me too. There were many Easters that as I child I’d visit this same place.
Hope you all have a stress free day and have a wonderful Wednesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
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.
1583. for relaxing wonderful moments
1584.for helpful apps on the phone, goes along with me every where.
1585. for all my many blessings, I count them every day
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…