Thursday, November 8, 2018
For Thursday, November 8th, 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, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2018
47 Days until Christmas
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 5:15 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Cappuccino Day which is a tribute to the frothy Italian drink named after Capuchin friars in 16th century Italy. Their simple brown robes are the color of expresso mixed with frothed milk.
Prepared with espresso, hot milk, and a cap of steamed foam, cappuccino is the customary way to jumpstart your day in Italy and Western Europe. It’s just the opposite here, cappuccino is most popular as an after dinner drink.
To celebrate today, treat yourself to a kick of caffeine and have a Cappuccino!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in you life.
For me cappuccino is a sweet treat and when I do have one, it would in the afternoon or after dinner. In the morning I like my coffee black. No sugar, no cream. I like to use the Cappuccino mixes that you have to mix with hot water. Simple and tasty too. Right now I have a tin of vanilla on the shelf. I don’t buy coffee out often, but on the rare occasions I have, a cappuccino is a treat !
Although I’ve never made my own, they say there is a simple way to make a fair facsimile at home.
1 c. skim milk
1 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 c. strong brewed coffee
After your coffee has brewed, combine sugar and milk and heat it in your microwave for 2 minutes. Next whip the heated milk and sugar mix in your blender for a bout 1 minute until fluffy. Fill your cup two thirds full of coffee and top it off with heated froth.
The weather is getting colder and beginning to feel like winter is on the way so I’m drinking more and more hot drinks. Really anything hot - tea, chocolate, soups, stews - all hit the spot these days.
Holiday tip for the day: create a menu
Creating a weekly menu is very important when it comes to making your grocery list. To save time when preparing meals, place recipes and ingredient lists for each menu inside page protectors to have on hand when it’s time to shop or cook.
I may try to get outside and do a little more leaf duty today. Otherwise it’s looking like a good day to do a little more crafting in Santa’s work shop.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Each moment a blessing of abundance, each breath a prayer of thanksgiving.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6502. for cappuccino, at warm treat on cold days
6503. for menus and grocery lists
6504. for my coffee maker which also dispenses hot water
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 more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…