Wednesday, May 18, 2016
For Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2016
33 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 6:06 am
Sunset: 8:43 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Anniversary to DS#3 and his wife today !
May the dear Lord bless you both today and always !
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
Jean Baptiste Molière
This anniversary is the 2nd and last for the month of May in our family, but there will be more coming up in the months ahead. Celebrating and an anniversary is an important thing to do. An anniversary is a positive day of celebration that allows the couple to step back from the daily grind, and remember a moment that changed their lives together.
Some of the key ingredients to a successful marriage are very similar to the the ingredients for a happy life. A strong relationship needs happiness and sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life, you have to fight for that.
Gratitude. It’s easy to take the little things for granted, but thanking your spouse for taking the trash out, making dinner and other daily activities is so important.
Selflessness. If everyday, you think about how to make your spouse’s day a little brighter, you will become naturally more supportive, more giving and more loving.
Common Goals. You don’t have to like all the same things, but you do need to work on your future together.
Today is also Turn Beauty Inside Out Day which is an awareness day emphasizing that outwardly appearances are only skin deep. And not only is beauty skin deep it is also in the eye of the beholder.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
Today is a celebration of the great combo taste of peanut butter and chocolate. That’s right, May 18 has been officially declared I Love Reese’s Day!
Reese’s Pieces Magic Bars
9 graham crackers, 1 sleeve
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup Reese's Pieces
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 TBS creamy peanut butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Crush your graham crackers into a fine crumbs. Mix your graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and stir together.
Line a 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper or foil. Spray with nonstick spray.Press your graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish.
Sprinkle your Reese's Pieces and chocolate chips over the top.
Stir together your sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Drizzle over the top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. Sprinkle with a few more Reese's Pieces and chocolate chips for decor.
Allow bars to cool completely and lift out of pan using foil or paper. Cut into squares.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3871. for DS#3 and his wife, it’s their anniversary
3872. for chocolate and peanut butter
3873. for beauty, everyone is beautiful in their own way
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
Love is the only thing that increases twofold every time it is shared.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…