Thursday, January 11, 2018
For Thursday, January 11th, 2018
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2018
68 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:53 am
Sunset: 5:19 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to our Pretty Lady today !
Happy Birthday ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♥ ♥ ♥
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
Happy Birthday to you♥
Today is also Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day which is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete.
It’s unknown just why this holiday is observed in January. In mid January, many puddles are frozen! I’m just reporting and describing the day!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Every path has its puddle.
This granddaughters birthday is a very long distance one. As usual a card went out in the mail full of love and wishes for a very happy birthday. I rarely get to see her at all as she lives so far away. The pictures today are of her and her brother when visiting their dad this past summer.
Truthfully, there are a lot of puddles around here right now. Our January thaw has caused a lot of melting, but it’s still very cold at night and then they freeze. My driveway was a skating rink when I made the trek to the mailbox yesterday morning. We’ll be warmer yet thru Friday and then the weather is to take a turn back into the deep freeze. It’ll be back to the teens and single digits with a wintry mix coming our way causing even more layers of ice. BrrrChill!
My favorite kind of puddles these days are what they call sun puddles. A bright, warm spot on the floor or other surface created by the sun streaming through a window. I love to find a warm spot where the sun is shinning and just soak up some sun.
Take good care and be safe and if you live in northern Ohio, watch out for those remaining patches ice.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
Today is National Milk Day which celebrates the first day milk arrived by delivery in sterilized glass bottles in 1878. Milk is used to create a wide variety of other dairy products, like cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter, and ice cream. So let's make a toast to this wonderful food, and be sure to thank the dairy farmers who produce it!
After all, milk is a true superfood that contains a whole variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your body needs. Milk is a great source of protein, too
I use milk to make a variety of things from casseroles to puddings and I like to drink milk and put it on my cereal for breakfast. I tried to find a new to me recipe using milk in honor of this
day and this is what I found. A warm vanilla spice milk to ward off the cold
Warm Vanilla Spiced Milk
Bring milk and honey to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the honey is dissolved. Stir in vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a cup and sprinkle with cinnamon, to taste.
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
ground cinnamon, to taste
COUNTING MY GIFTS
You are never too old for red boots or jumping in puddles.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5611. for our Pretty Lady, it’s her birthday today
5612. for puddles, the snow is melting
5613. for milk, good and good for you
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
Life is a beautiful journey regardless of its occasional hurdles and puddles. The key is to focus your frequent thoughts on your blessings, opportunities, and possibilities over your adversities.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
What’s New at My House
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BRIGHT SIDE LOGO BY SON #6
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought
Matthew 5:5 (MSG)