Wednesday, June 15, 2016
For Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2016
5 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 5:54 am
Sunset: 9:03 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Smile Power Day is today. Feel the power. Give everyone you see a big, friendly smile. You never know, you're warm smile just might turn someone's day right around for the good!
Love may make the world go round. But, a smile makes the world a happy place. A smile is a powerful thing. Best of all, it's contagious. However, we do note that in order to be effective, a smile must be sincere. People can see right through phony or forced smiles.
Spend the whole day with a big, bright smile on your fae. Flash a toothy smile to everyone you encounter.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward
Its a known fact that it’s fact is that it's easier to smile than to frown. A smile uses fewer muscles. For that simple a reason alone, you’d think that there would be more smiles around than frowns, but there’s not.
Smiling, the purest expression of happiness, has the ability to regulate our blood pressure, strengthen our immune system, lower the risk of cancer, increase our life by seven years, and provide inner peace and satisfaction. It doesn’t cost a thing, yet unfortunately, an average adult smiles only 20 times a day in comparison, an infant or toddler smiles up to 400 times a day.The power of a smile is incredible. It can change your mood, and the mood of those around you automatically. It can work magic, it can heal emotional pain, and it can remove physical pain.
There is usually a lot to smile about here at my house. I smile when the sun shines, when the birds sing, when my grandchildren are around. I smile when I’m in the company of friends and when I have my good cup of morning coffee. And most of all I smile when I count my blessings every day.
Sending a ***BIG SMILE*** your way today!
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 I’m celebrating Cup Cake Lovers Day which was supposedly on the 13th, but I missed it. I found this cupcake recipe to share and will be adding it to my summertime desserts.
Banana Pudding Cupcakes with Cool Whip Pudding Frosting
1 box vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
2 boxes Instant Banana Cream Pudding mix, divided
1 cup milk
4 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
⅓ cup powdered sugar
1 tub, 8 oz, Cool Whip, thawed
Vanilla wafer cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with about 16 paper liners. Prepare the cake batter according to package directions. Once the batter has come together, stir in one box of the banana pudding mix.
Portion the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling cups about ¾th full. Bake for approx. 15vminutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
While cupcakes cool, prepare your frosting: in a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining box of banana pudding and the milk until smooth. Stir in the cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined and minimal clumps remain. Lastly, fold in the Cool Whip until combined. Place the frosting in the fridge to set, about 1 hour.
Once frosting has set and cupcakes have cooled, spoon the frosting into a disposable piping bag affixed with a large open circle tip. Pipe frosting generously onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish each frosted cupcake with a banana slice and vanilla wafer cookie. Serve immediately, or store leftovers covered in the fridge.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3952. for smiles, good to give and to receive
3953. for bananas, good for you and good to eat
3954. for pudding creamy and delicious
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
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…