Tuesday, March 20, 2018
First Day of Spring, Tuesday, March 20th, 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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2018
Sunrise: 7:32 am
Sunset: 7:41 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is the Spring Vernal Equinox which brings days and nights in equal proportions. There will be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time. From a stand point of weather in your area, real spring arrives arrives sooner or later depending on where you live.
It is also the International Day of Happiness which was introduced by the General Assembly of the United Nations and was celebrated for the first time in 2013. The aim of this day is to educate and increase public awareness of the benefits of happiness.
It is a reminder that in general, happiness does not come from buying and consuming, or from being famous or glamorous - but often from friends, family and emotional well being. Money cannot buy happiness.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!
I like to think that I am a happy person, especially today which is the first day of Spring. I’ve been looking forward to this day ever since winter began. Although it may be the first day of Spring, it certainly doesn’t feel like Spring here as our temps are back to normal in the 30’s and it will be that way for most of the week.
It’s not that I’ve wished away my days, I made the best of what winter had to offer, but Spring seems to have so much more to offer and to be happy about. Happiness is something we all want and need and it’s up to us to choose whether we are happy of not. Happiness is an attitude. The choice is ours.
Today I’m making an all out effort to finish up my Spring project. It’s almost done but the finishing touches. Tomorrow I’ll be shopping for the ingredients to make what I’m sharing at our family get together. Life is never dull or boring at my house for sure.
I’ve made my list and hoping I didn’t forget anything. We’ll see…
I hope you all have TERRIFIC Tuesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5812. for happiness, it’s my choice
5813. for Spring, a season of hope
5814. for lots to do, which keeps me out of trouble
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 first day of spring is one thing, the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…