Friday, July 4, 2014
For Friday, July 4th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, JULY 4TH, 2014
80 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:01 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special. Fourth of July is not complete without picnics, parades and fireworks.
Happy Birthday U.S.A !!!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!
Katharine Lee Bates
This is a long weekend for most everyone. I got to see the fireworks from DS#6’s front yard last night. Today I'm back home. I came over here with DS#5 and his family. It’s always better to celebrate with family and I’m thankful I got the chance to be with a few of them anyway!
Most holidays at my house used to be celebrated with some frothy slosh mixed up in my punch bowl. I found this recipe online for Fire Cracker Party Punch and thought you might enjoy it too.
4 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 cups pineapple juice
1 Tablespoon almond extract
2 quarts ginger ale
Combine cranberry juice, sugar and pineapple juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add ginger ale just before serving. And in order to make it frothy slosh you have to add some sherbet to float around the top. Give it all a stir and it will froth right up!
Hopefully I’ll have pictures of my 4th of July celebration to share with you all later on. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are this holiday, remember just how fortunate we are to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Happy 4th of July!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached over 1800 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1820 for our country
1821. for our freedoms
1822. for a beautiful weekend
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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
If ant hills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard.
The Old Farmers Almanac
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…