Monday, July 18, 2016
For Monday, July 18th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, JULY 18TH, 2016
66 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:10 am
Sunset: 8:57 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today Get Out Of The Doghouse Day which is like a 'get out of jail free card' from the game Monopoly. Use it to apologise, mend hurts and get back to normal.
Every day is a good day to stay out of the dog house!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.
Max L. Lucado
In case you don’t know, Being in the Dog House is a phrase which means that someone is angry with you, and thinks you should be punished. I hope I’m not in the dog house right now. As far as I know I’ve no need to apologize to anyone for anything I’ve done lately. That’s not to say I’ve never been there. I’m not perfect by any means.
One thing, maybe two, that I’ve learned is to never, ever make any excuses while you're apologizing and that you are responsible for YOUR behavior and actions, not someone else.
With the exception of Tuesday, which is supposed to be in the upper 70’s, it’s looking like another hot week here in Ohio with temps in the high 80’s and lower 90’s. I’m thinking that just about the time I finally get used to the heat, it will turn cooler again.
The pictures today are of some of the day lilies blooming with a buzzing busy honey bee having some fun.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
July is National Baked Bean Month
I tried this tasty recipe out at a picnic we had this past weekend
STOVE TOP BAKED BEANS
2, 16 oz. cans baked beans
1 green and 1 half hot pepper, cut up
1/2 c. ketchup
2 onions, chopped
1/2 c. barbecue sauce
1/4 c. A1 sauce
2 rolls Polish Kielbasa cut up
Lightly brown the kielbasa, the onion and peppers. Mix all ingredients together. Cook on low heat at least half an hour.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4051. for apologies, with no excuses
4052. for kielbassa, it turns baked beans into a meal
4053. for a lovely Sunday picnic in the park
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
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…