Monday, July 20, 2015
For Monday, July 20th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, JULY 20TH, 2015
65 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:13 am
Sunset: 8:58 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Junk Food Day. For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food.
Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also include foods that are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, junk food is all that tasty stuff that the dietitians, and Mom, say is bad for us.
On Junk Food Day, you get to eat anything you want. Eat any amounts that you want, too. Tomorrow, however, it's back to a healthy diet.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Eating makes me happy…so there !
While I do eat a basically healthy diet, there are many junk foods that I love too. I think it’s the amount of junk food that you eat that really matters. If you fill up on the good stuff, then you really don’t want much of the bad stuff.
Some might say pizza is junk food, but I personally don't think so, since it contributes real food with nutrients, like cheese and tomato sauce. Add some veggies as a topping, and I'd say pizza completely satisfies the main food groups.
A quick and easy pizza for me to make is French bread pizza. It doesn’t take much baking at all and tastes pretty good. I squeeze a little pizza sauce on the bread and add some toppings and bake about 10 minutes at 400 degrees in my toaster oven.
The week ahead looks to be another quiet one here at my house. The weather looks like it will be a little sunnier than last week with temps in the low 80’s. Not a bad forecast at all ! I don’t have any pictures of junk food or of pizza to show you today so I settled for more picture of the beautiful blooms of summer. I take lots of pictures so I can look at them in the wintertime and remember what summer looked like.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2961. for junk food, a little bit now and then doesn’t hurt
2962. for pizza, one of my favorites
2963. for plenty of good food to eat
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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…