Monday, April 30, 2018
For Monday, April 30th, 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.
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to our Sunshine Boy 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 National Honesty Day which encourages us to be honest today, and everyday.
Honesty is a great virtue. If we want people to believe us when its important, then we need to be open and honest all the time.
Celebrate today in a completely open and honest way.
Today is also Raisin Day, International Jazz Day and Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
The truth is that this is another one of my long distance family birthday celebrations. Still I’m happy to be celebrating have sent off a card with all my love and best wishes for a very happy Birthday.
I call this grandson our Sunshine Boy, because he has always brought a lot of happiness my way even though he has always lived far away. His smiles and laughter has always brightened my days. It’s not a bad thing at all to always be remembered for your smiles.
This is the last day of April and tomorrow we turn over a new leaf of the calendar. May is going to be filled with a few more birthdays and even a couple of anniversaries to celebrate. There will also be two more First Communions for two of my grandsons and more cake to bake.
Truth be told, one of my grandsons does not like cake and will not eat it so I plan on making a chocolate chip cookie cake for him. I thought I’d share the recipe in case you have people that would rather have a cookie than cake too.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
1 c butter, softened
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c M&M’s
Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well
Slowly add in flour, salt and baking soda then mix until well blended. Add in chocolate chips and M&M’s
Spread into a pan and bake 20-25 minutes
Frost or decorate as desired.
As the weather warms up we are about to get busier and busier here at my house. On Friday I’ll be getting together with two of my dear friends. It’s been far too long since we were last together and we hope to find something outdoors to do, weather permitting.
We have some lovely parks nearby and I hope to get some pictures to share. One of them even has a dining room where we could eat and also view some lovely sights indoors and out.
I have to truthfully admit that I didn’t get finished with my closet clean out last week, but I’m very close and by mid week I should be able to start spring cleaning, but only for 15 minutes a day. After all I do have some cake baking to do.
I hope you all have a GREAT new week ahead. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
If you cannot be grateful for what you have received, then be thankful for what you have been spared.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5933. for our Sunshine Boy, it’s his birthday today
5934. for the truth, always the best policy
5935. for happy, but busy days
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
Always tell the truth. If you can’t always tell the truth don’t lie.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…