Friday, August 27, 2010

Celebrate Everything~

Waechtersbach Plate, You Are Special Today, Cherry Red

When I was a young mom starting out I starting reading books written by Emilie Barnes. I just love her to the moon and back. I look forward to meeting her one day if not here on the other side. One of the things   I took from her and claimed as my own is to make everyday a celebration. Why not? Life is for living and in living there is always something to celebrate.

Celebrate everything~good days, bad days that are finally over, birthdays, and even non~birthdays.  Make it special!  My family teases me about this ~almost every night during our blessing. It goes like this, "Thank you dear God for this celebration of chili or beans and once in awhile a really good meal of steak."

When my kids were small I would attend "MOPS." It was here I first learned about the "Special Red Plate" ~oh I wanted one so bad. I looked high and low and could never find one. Several years back I found one at the Goodwill. I bought it for $1.00. I was so thrilled. I just looked it up on Amazon and found out you can buy it new for $33.00 or used for $27.00. Seems like I got a good deal. After looking for one for years~ mine is priceless. So if you happen to see one you best pick it up!  It does make special days more fun when you get the "Special  Red Plate."

Look for ways to celebrate  life and those you love today! I bet if you look you can find a millions reasons.

Psalm 107:1 (King James V 1O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

I am off to celebrate today with Miss Billie~you have a blessed Friday!

Photo~Hannah Bell
The Optimist
~author unknown~
There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope-filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law, was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.
He suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins” personalities. “On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford, and give the optimist a box of manure.” The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results.
When they peeked in on the pessimist, they heard him audibly complaining, “I don’t like the color of this computer . . I’ll bet this calculator will break . . . I don’t like the game . . . I know someone who’s got a bigger toy car than this . . .”
Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling. “You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’s gotta be a pony!”



We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media

features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about

your use of our site with our social media, advertising

and analytics partners. See details