Friday, May 23, 2014
For Friday, May 23rd, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, MAY 23RD, 2014
29 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunrise: 6:05 am
Sunset: 8:46 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
It's Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today. Taken at face value, a penny doesn't buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, Penny Candy got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny's value.
The penny still serves a very useful purpose... at least some of them are lucky pennies. Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a a scratch off ticket.
Here are some other uses for pennies:
To put your 'two cents' in.
A necessity for penny pinchers
A handy screwdriver when nothing else is available.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A penny for your thoughts.
Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up. I always pick up every penny I find as I think of them as pennies from heaven.
I remember penny loafers that we wore long ago. They had a slot in them to put a shinny penny in. By the time the shoes had worn out the penny wasn’t so shinny anymore. But then I’m not really a believer in luck so much as I do believe in blessings. And sometimes those pennies bless us more than we know.
When I find a penny I reflect on how rich my life is, the abundance that has been bestowed upon me, how I have so many reasons to be happy. Whenever I find a coin I see the inscription written on it, In God we Trust. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him. Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him.
For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God’s way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!
It’s Friday and I’ve a lot to do today getting ready for a busy weekend.
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Count your blessings and you will see miracles happening in your life every single day.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached over 1600 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1694. for pennies, like blessings, they do add up
1695. for my old coffee pot, my newer one cup system seems to have given up
1696. for a nap on the porch, I’m enjoying the warmer weather
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 penny saved is a penny earned.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…