Monday, November 14, 2016
For Monday, November 14th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2016
36 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:09 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day which reminds us that sometimes, we just have to let go and enjoy the chaos that life brings us with a smile. Today is the day to let things that normally drive you up the wall, slide so that you can be free of that pain and that worry. Remember to cherish what is important and to not get worked up about the rest. Loosen Up, Lighten Up!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Humor is contagious. Laughter is infectious. Both are good for your health.
Sometimes we get so bogged down with all we have to do that we forget to smile and laugh. I know for a fact that laughter is a great stress reliever. At this point in my life, I have left behind the stress of work, tight schedules and carpooling children but everyone has some stress. More than not, you’ll find me laughing at myself these days. No one else is around very often to laugh with and some of the things I do are so ridiculous, I have laugh. It’s a whole lot better than crying or getting angry.
The benefits of laughter go well beyond the ever important fun factor. Laughter may be a blood pressure reducer, an immune system booster, a stress buster and a friend maker.
I had a great weekend and hope you did too. There was a lot of laughter and smiles at the girls birthday party on Saturday and that weekly hour at church on Sunday always refreshes and renews. They say a weekend well spent brings a week of content. We’ll see…
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
It’s National Pickle Day!
Pickles have been a popular food for thousands of years. It is said that Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles. Pickles are a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed as a condiment, snack, or side dish.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy a pickle is on a sandwich. So today I’m sharing a tasty sandwich recipe.
Grilled Ham, Cheese, And Pickle Sandwiches
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
8 slices sourdough or white bread
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère
1/2 cup grated aged goat cheese
3/4 cup Bread and Butter Pickles
3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or ham
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Smear both sides of bread slices with mayonnaise. Combine cheeses in a bowl. Sprinkle 4 slices bread with half of cheese mixture, dividing equally. Top each with 3 or 4 pickles. Divide prosciutto or ham among sandwiches; top with remaining cheese. Cover with remaining bread.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy skillet over medium low heat. Add sandwiches to the skillet and cook until bread is golden, 9 to 10 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet, flip sandwiches, and cook until bread is golden and cheese is melted, 9 to 10 minutes longer.
I do love grilled cheese and my electric skilled is the perfect size to do 4 sandwiches at a time. Although I don’t usually have goat cheese on hand here at my house, I think any mixture of grated cheeses would do. You even can buy a 3 cheese mixture that is already grated in the grocery store.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4408. for laughter, always good medicine
4409. for a great weekend
4410. for Pickles, good and good for you too.
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
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…