Monday, May 5, 2014
For Monday, May 5th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, MAY 5TH, 2014
47 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunrise: 6:22 am
Sunset: 8:29 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Cinco de Mayo Day. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.
Today, this holiday is celebrated by Mexicans, and especially the Hispanic community in the U.S. It is a time of song, dance, partying, and in general a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent. Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May.
It seems to me that today is a great day to celebrate !
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
There are many different cultures in my family tree but there are not any Mexican ancestors. My heritage is rich with European traditions. My family connections include some Irish, some English, German, lots of Hungarian, a tiny bit of French and even an American Indian descendant, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with other cultures. We can all take pride in who we are where are ancestors came from. Here in the US we are one huge melting pot of lots of different nationalities and I think that it is important to recognize them all. We all have some roots from somewhere else. So many have come to this great country for the freedoms it has to offer. So today I’ll be celebrating and maybe doing a little partying of my own.
It’s a great day to cook up one of my favorite Mexican foods too.. a burrito.
I found this recipe for a breakfast burrito and hope to try it soon
4 breakfast pork sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 sliced red onions
1/2 cup each red and green pepper strips
4 eggs, beaten
4 tortillas, 8 inch
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
Cook sausage, onions and peppers in medium nonstick skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until sausage is done and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from skillet. Add eggs to skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes or until set. Return sausage mixture to skillet; stir. Top with cheese. Spoon onto tortillas; fold in opposite sides of each tortilla, then roll up burrito style.
The pictures today are me and of a few of my descendants. I hope you all have a great start to another new week. Happy Monday. It’s Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached 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.
1640. for the 5th of May! Another day to celebrate
1641. for burritos, my favorite is been and beef
1642. for my ancestors, where would I be without them?
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!
There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children - one is roots, and the other, wings.
Hodding S. Carter
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…