Monday, August 18, 2014
For Monday, August 18, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2014
35 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 8:23 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
August 18th is Serendipity Day. In general, serendipity is the act of finding something valuable or delightful when you are not looking for it. Serendipity is the term for a happy accident or a pleasant surprise. Thus, Serendipity Day encourages people to look for and notice those unexpected good things that are always out there, if we have the eyes to see them. In fact,the creators of this holiday believe that serendipity is no accident at all, but an attitude or a lifestyle in which you are always reaching for those unexpected things and expecting happy surprises to occur.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
I like to think that finding beauty in unexpected places is a lot like looking on the Bright Side of life. There is beauty all around us if we take the time to look. Serendipitous moments happen all the time. I believe that God puts the opportunity out there for us. It is up to us to take advantage of this seeming serendipity.
Last week I was blessed to have the opportunity to go on a little trip down by the Ohio River. It was part of the Ohio River Scenic By Way. Stretching from West Virginia to Indiana, this byway features a host of historic sites, natural wonders, and beautiful scenes.
Todays pictures are of just a few sights along the river. I hope to share more of the sights in the days to come.
I’m trying very hard to celebrate these last days of summer and cruising down the river, or up the river as in my case, was a great way to do so. There was a double blessing on this trip as I became a part of someone’s Pay It Forward. My breakfast and the fee to see one of museums was paid for by an anonymous benefactor. I’d never had that happen before. Now it’s my turn to Pay It Forward to someone else when the opportunity arises.
Believe me when I say there is always a Bright Side to every situation. Look for it and you’ll find it.
I hope you all have a great start to another new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached 1900 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1955. for scenic by ways to view
1956. for strangers who PAY IT FORWARD
1957. for opportunities to see the beauty in 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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…