Sunday, June 5, 2016
For Sunday, June 5th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2016
15 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is World Environment Day which aims to raise awareness of the importance of respecting and doing your bit for the environment. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
Orison Swett Marden
Our environment is very important to all of us and it’s important we all do our best to make it the best we can. We can be mindful about recycling, mindful about water usage, mindful of what we eat; and use environmentally friendly products in our homes. Every action, large or small, counts.
Today is also the birth date of one of my grandson’s whom I fondly call our Pumpkin’. He passed away several years ago now when he was but 2 years old. Even though he was with us for a short time, he will always be remembered. His life, like all life, will be celebrated today. My prayers are with DS#3 and his wife today and with all parents who have lost a child.
June is a wonderful month full of family fun and beautiful days and we should all try to enjoy them to the fullest. We never know just how long we will have our loved ones with us. Appreciate the time you have together.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
June 5th is National Gingerbread Day
Gingerbread always reminds me of Christmas so it seems strange for me to celebrate this holiday in June. But gingerbread can also come in the form of cookies which are often cut into shapes like gingerbread men and that reminds me of the Ginger Snap cookies that the boys used to enjoy. They always seemed to hit the spot for a quick and energizing snack in the summertime.
Ginger Snap Cookies
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Ginger
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Additional sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in additional sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Makes 4 dozen
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3922. for a lovely environment to live in
3923. for our Pumpkin’, always remembered
3924. for the beautiful month of June
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
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…