Saturday, January 9, 2016
For Saturday, January 9th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2016
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Static Electricity Day. It's a great excuse to play with static electricity! Rub a balloon to build up static, and then have fun by making your hair stand on end.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.
Static electricity can be a shocking experience. I know that during the winter months my hair flies and I’ve been shocked more than once. The air is dryer and it helps if we use a humidifier to put some moisture back in the air. In the summer we try to take the moisture out and in the winter we want to put it back in. Seems we’re never satisfied with what we’ve got.
I’m already dreaming about spring when in fact winter has really just begun. We still have a couple of more months of cold and snow to to look forward to.
This week I found some delicious grapefruit in the store. It’s chocked full of sunshine. These days it pays to put some extra vitamin C into our diets. January and February are prime time for grapefruit season. Mine says that it came from the great state of Texas, but Florida is also well known for it’s grapefruit crop.
A little mixture of orange, grapefruit and slivered grapes tossed together with citrus sugar and freshly squeezed juice couldn’t taste more right than right now. It’s fresh and light and makes an elegant dessert or a nice addition to any breakfast or brunch. And for a delicious dessert, drizzle a little honey over a half grapefruit and broil for 2 minutes. Serve topped with a fresh mint leaf.
While eating a grapefruit won’t keep the cold and flu away; if you eat grapefruit while you already have a cold or the flu it may make the illness go away sooner. Grapefruits can help calm sore throats and coughs too. Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. Vitamin C rich foods like grapefruit may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms. Don’t forget to eat your oranges and your grapefruit !
The pictures today are from this time last winter. We may have snow next week, but nothing here yet.
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3481. for electricity, it lights up the night
3482. for simmering potpourri, a good way to put some moisture in the air
3483. for grapefruit and oranges, filled with lots of vitamin C
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
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
Please note: I saw the following notice on blogger buzz this morning and wanted to share it with you all in case you didn't see it. I have a Yahoo account that lets me access Blogger so I'm thinking this will be affecting me. Just wanted you to know in case I can no longer make posts here.
starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
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