Monday, August 25, 2014
For Monday, August 25th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2014
27 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:47 am
Sunset: 8:12 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
August 25th, Kiss and Make Up Day, is a great way to end a spat. Whether a sibling dispute, a marital tiff, a spat with a best friend or a clash with the parents; whether it’s about a lie, a misunderstanding, relationships or the state of the kitchen, today it’s time to kiss and make up.
Annoying habits and irritability aside, it’s good to have the people you love around you. So remember not to take loved ones for granted and appreciate the good stuff in your relationship. Top it all off with a big smooch and you’ve fully embraced the spirit of the day.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I’m just a simple guy, I live from day to day. A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham, Out On The Tiles
KISS is an acronym for 'Keep it simple, stupid' as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.
I don’t believe that any of us is stupid, the word stupid is not in my vocabulary, but I do believe in the simple life and try to avoid the daily dramas that make it more complicated than necessary. Sometimes our relationships with others can become very hard to understand. But one thing I’ve learned is that we should love each other. It’s as simple and easy as that.
Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Basics like honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter that gets in the way. Happiness is a state of mind and keeping one's life simple plays an important part.
Life is a complicated affair. Too much to do; too little time to do it in. Too many demands; too few resources. Too much commotion and busyness; too little peace and quiet. By living more simply, we shorten our list of stuff to care about, which gives us the chance to care more about what and who is left.
Less can be More.
I hope you all have a great start to this new week! Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Remembering God’s provision for yesterday gives hope and strength for today
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached 1900 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1976. for the simple life I lead
1977. for love, we all need it
1978. for kisses and hugs ! I love getting them!
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
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.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…