ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.
St. Francis de Sales
Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
HAPPY FRIDAY !!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DS#1
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
Yesterday was a very gloomy ole day. It drizzled rain off and on and was on the chilly side. Today is supposed to be warmer, but still a chance of rain.
This weekend however is supposed to be beautiful. I’ll be going to the campground after work today and will not return until sometime Tuesday afternoon. I have Tuesday as a vacation day.
The babes have planned a luau theme for the weekend. It’s our last hurrah to summer and a welcome to fall I guess. DS#5 and his wife will be joining us camping for the weekend. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and safe travels.
Please join me in praying for those in danger of the tropical storm that could become a hurricane. Hopefully it will not strengthen and become a threat.
I’ll be back with the newsletter on Wednesday morning !
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 BLESS YOU!
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
I am in the hands of God, and in God’s time all things will be made well.
TODAY IS…LEMON JUICE DAY
Lemons originated in Southeast Asia and spread westward to India and the Mediterranean . Columbus brought the first seeds to the New World in 1493. Nobody knows when they got to the US , but lemons were growing in Florida in 1579. Of all the citrus fruits, lemons are the most detoxifying
2 cups crushed pineapple, drained (save juice)
1 pkg lemon jello
1 tablespoon (1 envelope) gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water juice of
1/4 cup chopped pimento
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 stalk celery, diced
24 miniature marshmellows
1 pkg Dream Whip
6 oz. cream cheese
1. In a large mixing bowl, soften the gelatin in 2 tablespoons of cold water. 2. Add enough water to the pineapple juice to make 2 cups of liquid. Heat to boiling in a saucepan. Dump the package of jellow in the bowl with the gelatin. Pour the boiling liquid over both and stir until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and chill until partially set. 3. In a separate bowl, mix the pineapple with the cream cheese, pimento, nuts and celery. Add this to the partially set jello mixture. Add the marshmallows. Whip the Dream Whip and fold in last. Spoon into a large dish and chill for 12 hours before serving.
According to Hoyle Day - Edmond Hoyle's "Short Treatise" on the game of Whist was published on this day in 1742
More Herbs, Less Salt Day - For better health, cut down on salt and flavor with herbs
1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1964 - Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman was released. It hit number one (for 3 weeks) on September 26th and became the biggest of his career. Oh, Pretty Woman was Orbison’s second #1 hit.
Andy wants a job as a signalman on the railways. He is told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The inspector puts this question to him: "What would you do if you realised that 2 trains were heading for each other on the same track?"
Andy says, "I would switch the points for one of the trains." "What if the lever broke?" asked the inspector. "Then I'd dash down out of the signal box," said Andy, "and I'd use the manual lever over there." "What if that had been struck by lightning?" "Then," Andy continues, "I'd run back into the signal box and phone the next signal box."
"What if the phone was engaged?"
"Well in that case," persevered Andy, "I'd rush down out of the box and use the public emergency phone at the level crossing up there." "What if that was vandalised?" "Oh well then I'd run into the village and get my uncle Silas."
This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do that?" Came the answer, "Because he's never seen a train crash."
A little girl came home late for supper. Her mother made the expected irate parent's demand to know where she had been. The little girl replied that she had stopped to help Janie, whose bicycle was broken in a fall.
"But you don't know anything about fixing bicycles," her mother responded. "I know that," the girl said.
"I just stopped to help her cry."
Not many of us know anything about fixing bicycles, either. And when our friends have fallen and broken, not their bicycles but their lives, NONE of us knows how to fix that.
We simply cannot "fix" someone else's life, even though that's what we would like most to do. But like the little girl, we can stop to help them cry. That is the best we can do. And that is a lot!
French, from Old French meslance, from mesler, to mix
The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.
In years gone by horse shoe nails were common and important. Today horses have no input in our public transport system. It was so different years ago and horse shoe nails could often be found at the side of the road.
Benjamin Franklin in one of his poems wrote: “For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost.”
One nail here made all the difference. So often each day it’s the humble one that can make all the difference. It could be a simple smile, a word of thanks, a little gift, a text, a phone call, a hug, a get well wish, a prayer and so on.
On its own it may look insignificant but it often will turn out to be the most important of all.
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
24 DAYS TIL FALL !
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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