Monday, January 27, 2020
For Monday, January 27th, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2020
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.
Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, In the late 1950’s an American engineer named Al Fielding and a Swiss inventor named Marc Chavannes created Bubble Wrap. They were actually trying to come up with a textured plastic wall paper but soon realized that their product had huge potential as a packaging material.
Fielding and Chavannes founded the Sealed Air Corporation and introduced Bubble Wrap to the public in January of 1960. Today Sealed Air is a global Fortune 500 company and produces enough Bubble Wrap to stretch from the Earth to the Moon each year.
Sealed Air has sponsored an annual Bubble Wrap competition for young inventors to create the most innovative product using Bubble Wrap as the primary material. Past winners include a floating garden, a cell phone cover, a swing for children with movement disorders, and a transformable kite kit.
To celebrate today enjoy popping an entire roll of Bubble Wrap bubbles. It’s a good way to relieve stress.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We are all mature until somebody brings some bubble wrap.
I do use quite a bit of bubble wrap for packaging gifts I have to send out of town. It’s lightweight and doesn’t add to the cost of mailing anything. Sadly not all of my family live close to home so I must mail their gifts. Just as soon as I finish putting Christmas away here, I still have gifts to send to DS#3 and family who were not able to join us for our family Christmas. They seem a bit redundant at this point as the ornaments that I painted for everyone were meant to be souvenirs of our Christmas together. They are shown in the picture above. I had thought we’d all be together and didn’t realized that they wouldn’t be coming. I also painted the elf plaque show below. One for each family.
DSIL wasn’t able to fix my car so it is now at the garage waiting for repairs. He did say it was a broken brake line. I’m hoping they are able to get it done soon. It’s hard not having a car to drive when you’re used to having your own. Meanwhile it’s another day in the house for me today, but that’s not a worry, there is always plenty to do. It’s time I got busy and decide on what I want to paint for Easter this year.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7808.for bubble wrap that protects my gifts in the mail
7809 for a wonderful family vacation.
7810. for people to paint gifts for
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
Happiness is …popping the bubble wrap that comes inside the package you received in the mail.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…