Wednesday, June 24, 2015
For Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2015
91 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 5:57 am
Sunset: 9:06 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Fairy Day is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true. For one day, put aside the cycnicism of the modern world and embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies…
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures — squirrels, fairies and angels.
I believe good things happen, and I believe in happy endings. I believe that fairy tales come true. I do love wind chimes have several wind chimes here at my house. Some are inside, some are outside. I love to hear them when the wind blows. To me they are always peaceful and soothing. Listening to my fairy wind chimes is a great way to relax and unwind at any time of day or night!
Fairy tales not only have happy endings, but also teach moral values. Remember the fairy tale about Cinderella, it can teach us to act appropriately even when surrounded by bad behavior. Cinderella was often treated unfairly and unkindly by those around her, but her decision to remain kind and thoughtful was eventually rewarded. It’s about kindness and forgiveness, and sticking to your life ethos no matter what confronts you, which somehow, like that glass slipper, it fits just right.
Fairies and other magical wee folk have long been fixtures in fables, myths and ancient folklore. Long since medieval times, mystical fairies have flitted across gardens world wide. Fairies are magical miniature creatures of good will that bring luck, prosperity, and good health to the chosen few who's garden they inhabit. Fairies are playful jovial creatures that enjoy a good prank and will frolic about with glee in your garden when you're not looking. So keep your eyes open, you may just find one in your garden this summer.
June 24th is also known as Midsummer Day. Although Midsummer Day occurs near the summer solstice, or what we think of as the beginning of summer, to the farmer it is the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting, and an occasion for celebration. Although it's also the feast day of St. John the Baptist. Certainly, it's a night of magic and soothsaying as well, for as Washington Irving said, this is a time when it is well known all kinds of ghosts, goblins, and fairies become visible and walk abroad.
After Midsummer Day, the days shorten. In Lithuanian tradition, the dew on Midsummer Day was said to make young girls beautiful and old people look younger. It was also thought that walking barefoot in the dew would keep one's skin from getting chapped. It was customary to honor all men named John on this day by fixing wreaths of oak leaves around their doors. This is usually done in secret, and John must guess who did it or catch the person in the act, in which case he must give the person a treat.
Summer brings magical days into our lives.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2883. for fairies and dreams that come true
2884. for wind chimes that serenade
2885. for summer and its magic
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
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Fairy Tales do come true--- BELIEVE
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…