Sunday, March 15, 2015
For Sunday, March 15th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH, 2015
5 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:41 am
Sunset: 7:35 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
March 15th, The Ides of March, is the first day of the Roman New Year. It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar. On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to beware of the Ides of March. Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The ancient Romans considered the ides of any month as unfavorable
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Beware of the ides of March.
I always consider the 15th of March to be the time of year that my body finally comes out of it’s winter hibernation. Maybe it’s due to the longer hours of daylight we’ve been having, but it’s usually on this day each year that I finally begin to feel more energy and enthusiasm. I’m very tired of this hibernation mode I’ve been in. All I’ve wanted to do is sleep and now it’s time to wake up !
March 15th is also Buzzard Day, a date which is circled on the calendars of many dedicated Ohio residents who, once a year, eagerly scan the skies with binoculars watching for their return. For them this graceful, winged creature with its bald head and red beak signals rebirth and is a harbinger of Spring.
The mid March buzzard celebration is led by an Official Buzzard Spotter on the Hinckley Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks. A large number of enthusiasts will converge on Buzzard Roost at around 6:30am this morning in anticipation of the bird’s return.
Another sign of Spring here is the increasing size of the buds on my Star Magnolia Bush which is shown in the pictures today. It’s nice to think that it won’t be long now and we’ll seeing it’s beautiful blooms.
Well it is Sunday, my day to renew and refresh as I’ll be heading out to church a little later on this morning. That one hour spent in church does do a lot to boost my spirit for sure.
I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2580. for the Ides of March, a turning point for me
2581. for signs of Spring like the return of the Buzzards
2582. for a day shopping with my sisters past week, we enjoyed lots of laughs too
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
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…