Monday, October 13, 2014
For Monday, October 13th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014
69 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 6:50 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus day is a public holiday in many parts of the United states. Government offices are generally closed, but businesses may be open. Schools are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Here the schools are open, but the banks and government and most city offices are closed.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Today’s pictures are of my patio plants, most of which are still thriving although my basil has gone to seed. The lone sunflower has now become home grown bird seed and the roses are still blooming. My mum plant that carried over from last year has not yet bloomed but does have some buds appearing.
I cannot even imagine the thrill of adventure Columbus and his mates must have felt when they discovered land. Traveling all those miles over the ocean and not knowing what the outcome would be had to have been quite daunting too.
For me every day of my life is an adventure. None of us really knows what might lay in store for us as a new day appears on the horizon, but it is exciting to see what unfolds. Most people would think my life is quite dull, but for me it never is. I may think I know what I plan to do each day, but it never quite turns out that way.
Very often it’s the little things in life that make such a big difference. Every day is an adventure, every day is a new discovery and I do learn something new every day of my life.
I hope your week is off to a great start. Happy Monday !
Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.
WHAT IS LIFE?
Life is an Adventure ... Dare it
Life is a Beauty ... Praise it
Life is a Challenge ... Meet it
Life is a Duty ... Perform it
Life is a Love ... Enjoy it
Life is a Tragedy ... Face it
Life is a Struggle ... Fight it
Life is a Promise ... Fulfill it
Life is a Game ... Play it
Life is a Gift ... Accept it
Life is a Journey ... Complete it
Life is a Mystery ... Unfold it
Life is a Goal ... Achieve it
Life is an Opportunity ... Take it
Life is a Puzzle ... Solve it
Life is a Song ... Sing it
Life is a Sorrow ... Overcome it
Life is a Spirit ... Realize it
72 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Today might be a good day to check out the state of your closet. The holidays are coming and it’s nice to know we’re prepared for those special occasions that will be coming up. Right now I’ve got my fall clothing sorted out and have several shirts and sweaters to wear that reflect Autumn and Halloween and Thanksgiving too. The Christmas gear won’t come out until the day after Thanksgiving here at my house, but I have lots of it and after years of wearing the same size I know without a doubt every occasion should be covered.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for 2 years and have now reached 2000 gifts. On my way now to 3000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
2123. for adventurers like Columbus, discovering new places
2124. for my daily adventure called life
2125. for fresh herbs right on my door step, I’ve really enjoyed them this year
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
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…