ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MAY 1ST, 2007
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
Forgive yourself when you fail.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW MONTH !
We had a glorious day Monday but today will probably bring some showers once again. Everything is getting green and blooming !
All is quiet here and I’ve nothing special on the calendar after work this week. Just trying to get a little done each day and making the most of it.
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 I will serve others in Your name
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.
LINK TO THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE
May Day (May 1st) is celebrated in many places around the world. The traditions and stories surrounding May Day vary from place to place. There is, however, one thing that is similar in most celebrations - the use of Flowers!
The Maypole is a tall pole that is covered with streamers, flowers and other decorations of spring. People grab hold of a streamer and dance around the pole to ward off ol’ man Winter for good. It is a way to shake the dreary winter blues once and for all.
May birthstone: the emerald.
May's flower: lily of the valley or hawthorn
May is National Barbecue Month, Clean Air Month, Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month, Family Wellness Month, Heal the Children Month, Get Caught Reading Month, National Mental Health Month, National Hamburger Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike Month, Women’s Health Care Month, Victorious Woman Month, Older Americans Month, Teen Self-Esteem Month, and National Smile Month.
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
Irritation, Aggravation and Frustration…as explained by a father.
A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration.
Dad picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered he asks, "Can I speak to Alf, please?" "No! There's no one called Alf here." The person hangs up. "That's irritation," says Dad.
He picks up the phone again, dials the same number and asks for Alf a second time. "No -- there's no one here called Alf. Go away. If you call again I shall telephone the police."
End of conversation. "That's aggravation."
"Then what's 'frustration'?" asks his son.
The father picks up the phone and dials a third time: "Hello, this is Alf. Have I received any phone calls?"
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.
Jesus said to him, If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.
I have become more and more convinced the magic that we behold in the lives of those who believe is not magic at all. Instead it is the power that is felt through the movement of the Spirit of God.
Do you believe in God? …Then let us …stand up for what we believe. For when we do, the power of God is able to flow into the world and our lives in some ‘magical'ways.
O most holy Creator, You have formed each one of us, and yet there are some days, and many ways, when we act as if You do not exist. God, strengthen us so that we might be able to stand up and declare the truth of Your existence, and our willingness to follow You where You would have us go. Amen.
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Set sage in May and it will grow alway.
51 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER !
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to SEE it!
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
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