ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
APRIL 1st, 2007
The most important word in the English language is hope.
Let God’s light shine through you.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
Charles Evans Hughes
Today is Palm Sunday and pretty soon I’ll be getting ready and going off to Church. It’s supposed to rain a little and then hopefully the sun will come out again. They are saying that by Wednesday our temps will start to drop and by Thursday we could have snow showers.
Springtime is here and we know there will be many sunny days to come.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Please pray for God's protection of our troops and HIS wisdom for their commanders.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
God, I thank You for today, for the ways You will bless me, and for the ways that Iwill serve others in Your name
TODAY IS…APRIL FOOLS DAY
Why is there an April Fool's Day? In 16th century France, New Year's was celebrated from March 25 to April 1. King Charles IX adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1582 - and suddenly the new year began Jan 1. Many people refused to switch or simply forgot the new date. They were called "April Fish", and their celebrations turned into silly pranks. This "fooling" eventually became a holiday of it's own.
It later became a custom in England - and the English brought it to the U.S. Some people believe this day of fooling is also a tribute to Mother Nature's ability to play tricks on us. Though the calendar tells us it's spring, snow storms sometimes sneak up on us in April and late March, when we've stopped expecting them.
April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894
The name "April" may have been derived from Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love. Or it may have come from the Latin verb asperire, meaning "to open," which could refer to spring blossoms.
April birthstone: diamond; April flower: sweet pea or daisy.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, Become a Yardnerd Month, Cancer Control Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Couple Appreciation Month, National Kite Month, Donate Life Month, Holy Humor Month, National Knuckles Down Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Lawn & Garden Month, National Smile Month, Tackle Your Clutter Month, and National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Golden Rule Week begins today.
Holy Week begins today. It's a Christian observance dating from the 4th century.
April 1st is Firefighters Day honoring men and women who risk their lives fighting fires.
1778: New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock created the dollar symbol ($) by adding a vertical line through a capital "S."
1853: Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay firefighters a regular salary.
1960 - The first U.S. weather satellite was launched. TIROS I was put into orbit and soon meteorologists saw the first pictures of a midlatitude cyclone over the northeastern United States. Other, more powerful satellites launched since then provide pictures and more exact climatological data.
There is a story told about a seagull's first flight. Safe in the cliff, high over the sea, he refused to fly. His brothers and sisters had made the jump and were enjoying life. He'd take a little run to the edge of the nest, look down on the sea miles below, flap his wings and retire in fear.
The mother teased the young seagull out of the nest with hunger. She kept dangling pieces of fish in front of him until one day he jumped. With a loud scream he fell downwards into space. His mother swooped near him. He heard the swish of her wings. He was in terror but only for a moment.
Suddenly his wings spread out. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, under his stomach and against his wings. He wasn't falling now but soaring with delight.
We can trust God to give us that same vital lift each day
1 : space that intervenes between things; especially : one between closely spaced things 2 : short space of time between events
Paula found a bundle of love letters tucked in an interstice in the wall, where they must have been hidden by one of the house's former occupants.
Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
May he who hears each little prayer
Keep you safely in His care
And make the world around you bright
As you walk daily in His light.
Helen Steiner Rice
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC It is unlucky to put new sheets on a bed on Sunday.
81 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER !
Full Pink Moon - April
This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
MA MY HOMEPAGE
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
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