ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MAY 1ST , 2006
There are two ways of spreading light--to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you
TODAY’S QUOTE Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
Virgil A. Kraft
HAPPY MONDAY !
Back to work! Sunday was a quiet day spent trying to catch up around the house after going to church in the morning. This week looks to be a pretty quiet one. I’ll need those quiet evenings ! After the past few weekends I’m bushed.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
TODAY IS MOTHER GOOSE DAY
Who was Mother Goose? The answer is many different writers. The term "Mother Goose" has been traced back to 1650 when a French book carried the line, "Like a Mother Goose story". It was first used in the title of a nusery rhyme collection about 1765 when "Mother Goose's Melody" was published. The name caught on, and nusery rhymes have been attributed to Mother Goose ever since.
HERE’S A LINK TO THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE
May birthstone: the emerald. May's flower: lily of the valley or hawthorn.
Today is May Day, originally a festival in honor of Flora, the Roman goddess of spring, May Day has traditionally been a time to gather flowers and welcome warm weather. In the late 1800s, May Day also became a day to honor workers.
Batman's Birthday - The comic strip character Batman premiered in 1939; he was the 1st costumed prizefighter to use detective skills
Cheerios' Birthday - The cereal was introduced in 1941
Today is National Bubba Day
Eat Dessert First Week, Hug Holiday Week, Pet Week, Postcard Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Goodwill Industries Week all begin today.
1707: Scotland and England were joined together under the name of Great Britain
1883: Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) staged his first Wild West Show.
1889: The Bayer company of Germany introduced aspirin in powdered form.
1931: Singer Kate Smith began her long-running radio program on CBS. The 22-year-old Smith started out with no sponsors and a paycheck of $10 a week for the program. Within 30 days, her salary increased to $1,500 a week
1967: Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas. (They divorced in 1973.)
1971: Amtrak -- which combined and streamlined the operations of 18 intercity passenger railroads -- went into service
1979: The Academy of Country Music named Loretta Lynn its Artist of the Decade
Dr. Leroy, the head psychiatrist at the local mental hospital, is examining patients to see if they're cured and ready to re-enter society. "So, Mr. Clark," the doctor says to one of his patients, "I see by your chart that you've been recommended for dismissal. Do you have any idea what you might do once you're released?"
The patient thinks for a moment, then replies, "Well, I went to school for mechanical engineering. That's still a good field, good money there. But on the other hand, I thought I might write a book about my experience here in the hospital, what it's like to be a patient here. People might be interested in reading a book like that. In addition, I thought I might go back to college and study art history, which I've grown interested in lately."
Dr. Leroy nods and says, "Yes, those all sound like intriguing possibilities."
The patient replies, "And the best part is, in my spare time, I can go on being a teapot."
One more …
A noted psychiatrist was a guest at a National Organization for Women gathering, and his hostess broached the subject in which the doctor was most at ease. "Would you mind telling me, Doctor," she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?"
"Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the track." "What sort of question?"
"Well, you might ask him, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'
The woman thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example, would you? I must confess I don't know much about history.
lar·gess also lar·gesse noun.
1.a. Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner.
b. Money or gifts bestowed.
2. Generosity of spirit or attitude.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us –yes, establish the work of our hands.
One of the best ways we can reflect the joy of the Lord is to do our work well. No matter how insignificant our job, when we do it to the best of our ability, we honor God, and make life brighter for others.
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Add a few tablespoons of vinegar to dishwater to cut grease and leave dishes sparkling.
51 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
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’
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