Saturday, November 15, 2014
For Saturday, November 15th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2014
36 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 5:08 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
November 15th is America Recycles Day. This holiday encourages us to recycle, and use products made from recycled material. Recycling is not difficult. It sends less material to the waste stream ,and it results in consuming less of our precious and limited natural resources.
Use this special day to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling. The world will thank you for it. Even if you practice recycling today, there is probably more you can do. We encourage you to look around at home, at work, or in school, to identify ways your can practice recycling. Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too.
The Boy Scouts of America has the right slogan for this topic: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
Here at my house we have a recycle bin that is provided by the city to put recyclables in and I am thankful for that. When you think about it there is a lot of our trash that is recyclable. Bottles, cardboard, tin cans, and plastic containers can all be recycled.
I try to also use things that don’t require being thrown away at all. Like using real dishes instead of paper plates and using rags for cleaning up instead of paper towels. It’s easy enough to wash and use them over again. I am guilty of using the paper plates when company come though.
Our society seems to be a disposable one. From disposable diapers to disposable paper products of all kinds. I do remember the days of washing diapers. I surely did a lot of that. Some still do but they are far and few between.
Well it has been very cold here the last few days and I’ve had to crank up the furnace from 68 to 70 degrees. It looks like it’s going to be a very long winter here. Thankfully I have lots of clothes to layer up in and keep warm. It won’t just be the Thanksgiving goodies that put on some weight, it’ll also be extra clothing too.
It’s always a blessing when it warms up again and I can shed a few layers of clothing. It’s like I loose 10 pounds instantly and I feel much lighter without dieting. Ha!
The pictures today are a few of the sunrises seen here at my house recently. I’m very thankful for the days that I see it shine! I’m off to a birthday party today and will have pictures of that to show you later on.
I hope you all have a super Saturday! Keep warm !
39 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Rolling pins ready. It is time to plan your holiday baking. A written holiday baking plan makes sense and cents of holiday baking chores. Knowing what you'll bake, how much you'll bake, and when you'll bake keeps the budget in line, and helps foster a realistic view of that scarcest of holiday commodities which is your time.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
New England proverb
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.
2222.for recycling and reusing, which this world a better place
2223. for a warm home, it is appreciated this time of year
2224. for plenty of clothing to layer up with
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
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…