Wednesday, September 14, 2016
For Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2016
8 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Live Creative Day. To Live Creative allows for the exploration of imagination. Celebrate today by taking the time to invent, discover and dream. Infusing creativity in our lives through a variety a media from painting and graphic art to music and gardening all have an impact on our lives. By expressing our passions and living creative lives, we experience the world.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
I’ve not been very creative at all lately. All through the hot days of summer I did very little other than try to keep cool, which meant a lazy summer for me. Now that the weather is beginning to cool down, I’m hoping that things are about to change here. Matter of fact I know that lots of changes are coming my way and I’m going to have to be very creative in the days to come.
Living creatively means coming up with solutions to life's problems, solutions that are both novel and useful. Using the ability to make or think of new things.
Being creative goes way beyond writing, painting, or having a creative outlet. It’s living every day life with enough grace and effort to make being alive worthwhile. To look on the bright side of every situation.
The pictures today are of my efforts to be creative when I painted these plaques for my family and friends a year or so ago. So far this year I haven’t even begun.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Today is National Cream Filled Donut Day which is a sugary, sweet day for sure.
I have to admit that after several unsuccessful tries at making donuts, I now go to the store and buy them. Krispy Kreme makes a cream filled donut that is one of my favorites.
I like simple recipes that taste good and I did try to find one for creme filled donuts, but none of them were very simple so I’ve no recipe to share today, but I’ll be doing my best to enjoy a donut or two!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4222. for a little creativity, which makes a big difference
4223. for donuts, I try to have at least one a day
4224. for change, I like to look at the leaves turning color
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
Top 10 Creative Rules of Thumb
1. The best way to get great ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
2. Create ideas that are 15 minutes ahead of their time...not light years ahead.
3. Always look for a second right answer.
4. If at first you don't succeed, take a break.
5. Write down your ideas before you forget them.
6. If everyone says you are wrong, you're one step ahead. If everyone laughs at you, you're two steps ahead.
7. The answer to your problem preexists. You need to ask the right question to reveal the answer.
8. When you ask a dumb question, you get a smart answer.
9. Never solve a problem from its original perspective.
10. Visualize your problem as solved before solving it.
Charles Chic Thompson
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…