ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JULY 1ST, 2007
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Every day, try to be a little wiser than you were the day before.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
A new month and a new beginning. My day of R & R has a special meaning for me today.
Each new day offers us the chance to begin again. All the happenings of this day will be brand new and we have the chance once more to make the very best of them that we can.
A little refreshment for the soul and renewal for the mind and body are definitely needed here and I’m off to church this morning as always .
Thank our awesome God for His many blessings !
Another hill and sometimes a mountain,
But just when you reach the peak—
Your weariness if lifted
And you find the peace you seek.
Helen Steiner Rice
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…POPEYE’S BIRTHDAY!
Popeye first appeared in 1929, as part of the "Thimble Theatre" comic strip. He jumped to the movie screen in 1933 as an extra in a Betty Boop cartoon titled "Popeye the Sailor". He sang "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", had his first fight with Bluto over Olive Oyl and said his first words - "Well, blow me down". The spinach growers credit Popeye with increasing spinach consumption by 33% and saving the spinach industry in the 1930s!
Today is National Ginger Snap Day.
Today is Build a Scarecrow Day. T
oday is International Joke Day.
July is Make a Difference to Children Month.
July is National Hot Dog Month, Family Reunion Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Blueberries Month, Women's Motorcycle Month, and National Purposeful Parenting Month.
1890: Billy Sunday stole four bases as Pittsburgh embarrassed New York 16 to 2. Sunday swiped 84 bases that year, then retired from baseball at age 28 to answer the call of evangelism.
1910: Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker opened a machine shop in downtown Baltimore, making milk bottle cap machines. Six years later they hit it big with the first portable electric drill. 1916: Coca-Cola adopted its distinctive contoured bottle to set itself apart from competitors.
1963: The U.S. Postal Service introduced the 5-digit zip code.
1979: Sony introduced the Soundabout, a Walkman that sold for $200..
On a beautiful summer's day, a father and his eight-year-old son were lying on the grass by the river bank, looking up at the sky and watching the wisps of clouds float gently overhead.
After a few minutes of silence, the boy turned to the father and said, "Dad, why are we here?" "That's a good question, Son. I think we're here to enjoy days such as this, to experience nature in all its glory, etc., etc., etc., etc.... Does that answer your question, son?"
"Not really, Dad. What I meant was, why are we here when Mom said to pick her up over an hour ago?"
I DREAD going to the dentist. Once, to ease my tension, I listed my middle name as "Wimp." The receptionist read it, laughed and assured me that many patients felt the same way.
Half an hour later, the receptionist came into the waiting room. Looking directly at me, she said, smiling, "The doctor will now see the wimp."
Three other people got up with me.
bifurcate \BY-fur-kayt; by-FUR-kayt\, transitive verb:
1. To divide into two branches or parts.
intransitive verb: 1. To branch or separate into two parts.
adjective: 1. Divided into two branches or parts; forked.
They were strolling up the paved walk which bifurcated the rolling front lawn of her house.
bifurcate comes from the past participle of Medieval Latin bifurcare, "to divide," from Latin bifurcus, "two-pronged," from bi- + furca, "fork."
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
It is easy to praise the Lord when life is sailing along on an even keel. It is when life's storm descends that praise becomes difficult. It is thought that King David wrote this psalm in his old-age, when he was beset by enemies who were trying to take over his throne.
Something mystical happens when we start each morning with praise and thanksgiving to God, expecting good things to happen. Somehow when we open our hearts and minds to him, he is able to help us conquer fearful and anxious thoughts.
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Few people know how to be old.
83 DAYS UNTIL AUTUMN!
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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