Friday, August 21, 2015
For Friday, August 21st, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2015
33 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:43 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day. On this day, Americans are encouraged to honor and recognize the countless contributions and sacrifices senior citizens have made throughout their lives to their families, communities and the nation.
In his Presidential Proclamation, August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan said, For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.
They say a senior citizen is anyone older than 60 years of age, but this seems relatively young in today’s society! I’m a senior citizen and have been for a while now, but don’t really consider myself old. People are definitely living longer these days and I know quite a few older than me, that are living a very happy and meaningful life.
There are many benefits to getting older and one of them is the discounts given to seniors, but there really are lot more that just that. For me it’s meant that I could finally retire from work and be able to spend my time any way I want to. I like living life in the slow lane. I love to do so many different things that there is never a dull moment here at my house.
We’ve finally cooled down a bit here in northern Ohio and today is supposed to be in the mid 70’s, ideal temps in my books. Maybe I’ll get outside and deal with some of the weeds in the flower beds that seems to thrive in hot and humid weather. I’ve been lazy far too much this summer!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3055. for life as a senior citizen, life is the slow lane is great
3056. for a break from the heat
3057. for the flowers that continue to bless us with their vibrant colors.
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
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.
George Bernard Shaw
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…