Thursday, March 15, 2018
For Thursday, March 15th, 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, MARCH 15TH, 2018
5 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:40 am
Sunset: 7:35 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is the Ides of March which is the first day of the Roman New Year. It also marks the first of day of Spring in the old Roman calendar.
On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned to, Beware the Ides of March. Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.
Today's date is commonly associated with bad luck, like a black cat crossing your path, the Ides of March has become a metaphor for impending doom.
Beware the Ides of March. Keep your head up, and your ears open. Anything could happen.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
I’m not a superstitious person and so for me this day will be a good day. Just like Friday the 13th is always a good day for me too. Each and every day is a gift to be thankful for and to appreciate.
While we may not know what will happen today, every day is full of surprises, it’s how we deal with what we’re given that matters. Anything can happen.
Surprises have a way of taking us out of the ordinary, humdrum routine of life. I got a belated birthday surprise yesterday and thanks to DS#2 found a gift from him, DDIL#1 and DS#4 and their families, outside my sunporch door. It’s what you’d consider my front door, but I never use it unless I’m doing yard work in the nice weather. I usually use the entrance on the carport side of the house. That is supposedly my back door. I think it had been sitting out there since Sunday.
If I can figure it out, they will apparently be able to send me pictures that will display on the frame. We’ll see...
I hope you all have GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Clarence E. Hodges
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5797. for surprises, they are a part of life
5798. for new technology to use
5799. for another day to enjoy
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
When a new day beings, dare to smile gratefully.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…