ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MARCH 1ST, 2006
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others
Listen to your inner voice and focus on your purpose
Life's disappointments can be called speed bumps, things you have to get over to enjoy the rest of life's journey
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day ! Today is supposed to be a little warmer yet. The snows of Monday should be all gone today. This evening I’ll be going to church . We will receive ashes on our foreheads to remind us that we were made from dust and to dust we will return. The ashes are from burnt palms from last year’s Palm Sunday Celebration.
Now I know I really have to get busy painting Easter Eggs. Only about 6 weeks to go! Really only 5 as we’ll have our family celebration one weekend early.
I will be putting a picture of the March purse on my journal page this morning so you can see it!
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way!
TODAY IS...ASH WEDNESDAY
The beginning of Lent, a time of penance leading to Easter Sunday. The date of Ash Wednesday changes year-to-year because the date of Easter is determined each year as the first Sunday following the Paschal full moon.
Thismeans that Easter Sunday can be as early as March 22 or as late as April 25. If you count carefully on a calendar, you’ll note that Ash Wednesday is actually 46 days before Easter. This reflects our Christian awareness that every Sunday is the Lord’s Day, a celebration of His Resurrection, the joyful commemoration of His Easter victory over sin and death
To the Romans, March was Martius, named for Mars, the god of war. On the ancient calendar, March was the first month of the year until 46 B.C. In England it was the first month until 1752
March's birthstone: bloodstone or aquamarine.
March's flower is the daffodil or jonquil.
Today is National Share a Smile Day.
1790: Congress authorized the first U.S. Census
1803: Ohio becomes the 17th state
1937: U.S. Steel raised workers' wages. Steelworkers received a raise to $5 per day, about 40¢ per hour
1961: President Kennedy established the Peace Corps
1962: Former newspaper reporter turned Kresge store manager Harry Cunningham opened the first Kmart in a suburb of Detroit
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand why your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you, through no fault of yours something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, or politics, then my friend...
You are ALMOST as good as your dog
fink Slang. noun
1. A contemptible person. 2. An informer. 3. A hired strikebreaker. intr.verb finked,
1. To inform against another person.
2. To withhold promised support or participation; back down:
They said they would help us, but then finked out
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians. 4:17-18
It is said that God did not give us a road map. He gave us a guidebook. He promises to follow along with us in life. God is with us on the Journey. He allows us to make decisions. He will guide us in these decisions if we ask Him.
We may not always be on plan 'A', but we can still travel in God's way. If God had given us a complete road map, we might put our faith in the map, and not in Him
From Daily Miscellany
TODAY'S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
Heavy bedclothes cause restlessness and weariness
19 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
BRIGHT SIDE LOGO BY SON #6