Sunday, November 23, 2014
For Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2014
28 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:25 am
Sunset: 5:03 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Eat a Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23rd of each year. Cranberries are good for you. Cranberries are excellent sources of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and do wonders for the body's toxin-removal system; it's no wonder the puckering red berry has a national holiday! Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.
I do love cranberries but I’ve no special recipes for cranberries to share with you today. I love the sauce that comes in a can and although I only have it on Thanksgiving, it would be good to have with any chicken or turkey dish. Dried cranberries mixed into your chicken salad recipe is delicious. I often mix cranberry juice in with my iced tea. It is refreshing and good for you too. I also like the special edition Thomas English Muffins that come out this time every year that have cranberries in them and just recently I bought some cranberry scones that I found in the grocery store. mmmmm….good.
The week ahead looks to be a much quieter one here at my house. After our family celebration and all the preparation of this past week, that is a good thing. Today I’m going to be doing a little resting up.
We had such a great family day yesterday. I love it when most of my family can be together. I’d like it even better if the holidays meant we could all be together, but I am thankful for the ones that can make it. Many thanks to DS#6 and his wife for hosting this years’ feast !!!
I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday !
31 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
December will soon blow in with a flurry of holiday invitations. If you're a parent of young children, don't miss out: arrange for child care early. Babysitters' schedules fill up early, too, so book your favorite grand’ma’ soon.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Refreshing, tangy and tart , fresh cranberries add nutrients and zip to any meal.
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.
2246. for cranberries, good for you and good tasting too!
2247. for a day to rest and reset for the new week ahead
2248. for my family, near and far
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
Eat More Cranberries
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…