Friday, November 14, 2014
For Friday, November 14th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2014
37 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:09 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day is today. It encourages you to do what it says and take things a little slower, let go of stresses, and unwind. We’re all busy, but it’s easy to get caught up into a spiral of stress and angst. Take a mental step back, loosen up, lighten up, and find some balance.
This is a day to remind us all of the benefits of joy and laughter.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If I thought that a smile of mine, might linger the whole day through and lighten some heart with a heavier part, I'd not withhold it -- Would you?
Things can be quite stressful and there are many days we all need to lighten things up a bit. The best way I know to do that is a good laugh. I’m talking about getting downright silly, laughing and giggling and acting like kids. I love to laugh and there is evidence that it truly is the best medicine. Laughing can be a blood pressure reducer, an immune system booster, a stress buster, and a friend maker.
Sometimes we find ourselves carrying some heavy burdens too. We often get so caught up in the trials and struggles of day to day life Whenever I get down and out and need to loosen up, I try to remember to count my blessings and to look on the Bright Side of things. There is always something to be thankful for.
You're not going to be able to lighten up about stuff unless you think positively. Appreciating good things will let you loosen up . It’s easy to be joyful when you are thankful.
Remember to give yourself permission to say, No! Because a balanced life includes pleasing yourself, as well as others
Lest I forget, I wanted to thank everyone for their prayers for my niece that had the heart attack. She’s had two blockages removed and stints put in and after a few days in the hospital is thankfully now at home resting and recuperating. Your prayers are so appreciated!
The little stuffed Turkey in my pictures today sings and dances and always brings a smile ! I’ll be getting together this afternoon with my dulcimer buddies and we’ll be practicing our Christmas tunes…that makes me SMILE too.
I do hope you all have a fantastic Friday !
40 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
There's no panic like the one the morning of Thanksgiving day, when you realize you've forgotten just which cookbook contains the family's favorite sweet potato casserole. Fight back and save your sanity by spending a few minutes organizing holiday recipes before the big day arrives.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for 2 years and have now reached over 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.
2219. for my blessing list that keeps growing every day
2220. for laughter, the best medicine
2221. for answered prayers, my niece is recovering nicely
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
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…