Tuesday, November 25, 2014
For Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2014
26 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:28 am
Sunset: 5:02 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Shopping Reminder Day. You’ve less than a month until Christmas, so it’s time to make sure that you’ve bought all of your gifts! If you’ve still got presents to buy, Shopping Reminder Day is a stark reminder that you’re running out of time! Gather up those Christmas wishlists, slap on your most comfortable sneakers, and head out into the ominous world of holiday shopping.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The Laws of Clothing Shopping:
If you like it, they don't have it in your size.
If you like it and it fits, you can't afford it.
If you like it, it fits and you can afford it, it falls apart the first time you wear it.
If the shoe fits, its ugly.
The pictures today are of just a few of the wonderful sights at ’Tis the Season’, a wonderful Christmas store in Berlin, Ohio. This is in the heart of Amish Country here in Ohio. It’s Christmas there all year round and since I got a chance to visit there I thought I’d share some pictures today.
My shopping was mainly done here at home this year. Homemade gifts will be given to all my family and friends. I still have to get a few stocking stuffer items but for me shopping is just about done.
I don’t buy new decorations anymore. I have way more than I need. I’ve given away a good bit but there is more that really should go.
This week I’m clearing away the fall and Thanksgiving decorations and dusting things off so that I can begin the Christmas decorating this coming weekend. I haven’t cleaned much at all since all these fall decorations went up and I’d say it’s about time I did.
After a very windy and warmer day on Monday, we’re to be back in the 30’s today with a chance of snow. Keep warm everyone !
I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday !
29 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Celebrate your progress today! We've clarified our values, begun gift lists, built a budget and gotten a head start on holiday cards or letters. Gift giving is underway, and the kitchen is stocked and ready for holiday meals ahead.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
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.
2252. for people to buy gifts for
2253.for a wide variety of things to buy
2254. for a little money in my pocket to go shopping 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
Shopping with friends is a great way of still enjoying the thrill of the chase without having to make a purchase. It can also be a real bonding opportunity. Helping your friend find something nice is just as rewarding as helping yourself.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…