Wednesday, January 25, 2017
For Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2017
54 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Opposite Day which is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down.
Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Wisdom is not what you know but how quickly you adjust when the opposite proves true.
There have been many times in my life that someones has said they’d do one thing and then did the opposite. People can say one thing and mean the opposite. Things can also look one way but totally wind up the opposite. Yes, the word is full of opposites and it does make life a bit confusing for sure.
Sometimes opposites attract each other and other times they oppose each other. I guess it’s up to each of us to sort it all out. That isn’t always easy.
It’s been a dark, cloudy week here so far and chances that the sun will shine today aren’t looking very good either. I’m looking forward to some sunshine for sure, but it’s looking more and more like we’ll be making our own sunshine! I’m thinking that extra Vitamin C and D are definitely needed!
The picture of one of my grand dogs shown above shows just about the way I’m feeling.
Think Spring everyone !
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!
January is National Oatmeal Month
Oats have been used for everything from deserts to grain for animals, and is still one of the most popular breakfast menu items in the world.
I’m going to share a recipe for one of my favorite cookies today.
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/4 c softened butter
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 Large Egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c flour
1 t Baking Soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t nutmeg
3 c Oats uncooked
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl beat margarine and sugars until thoroughly creamed. Mix in the egg and vanilla, and beat the mixture well. Then include flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon; mix well. Add in the oats and mix it up. Once it’s thoroughly mixed take round tablespoons of dough and drop them onto an ungreased cookie sheets. Then bake them for 8 to 9 minutes, and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Be sure to stow them covered!
Sometimes I add raisins and walnuts to the mixture as well.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4600. for opposites that attract, not attack
4601. for oatmeal, good and good for you too
4602. for grand dogs to love
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
Every coin has two sides, just like most people have two faces.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…