_ It's my birthday. That's all I really have to say. Should have taken the day off work, but I have too much to do. My sister is having the business website redone so she can have more control, so I have to supervise. (www.amoize.com) This year it's been wonderful getting phone calls, sms, emails and facebook greetings from family and friends. In case you're not sure you are loved, a birthday certainly proves it. Everyone that matters to me has contacted me, and it's very special.
"Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind". - Alexander Pope
I do like that birthday quote by Alexander Pope. It always makes me think about how grateful I should be about life. Sometimes with my busy lifestyle and routines I forget how fortunate I am to be living such a beautiful life.
Wishing anyone else who has a birthday today many blessings and may you have an awesome day and year ahead.
_Be thankful for this day, and you will fill it with joy. Be appreciative of those around you, and they will bring much value to your life. Be grateful for your opportunities, and you'll find yourself making the most of them. Be thankful for what you have, and you'll get more from it. Be grateful for the challenges, and they will help you become stronger. Appreciate the dark, cloudy days and they'll instantly become brighter. Appreciate the sunny days, and you'll enjoy them even more. Those things you take for granted will fade from usefulness as you forget they're even there. By contrast, those things for which you're thankful remain readily available and will grow even stronger as a result of your appreciative attention. Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it often. The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to count. Happy thanksgiving!!!
_If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of the world.
_If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top 80 percent of the worlds wealthy.
_If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
_Thank you lord for waking us up this morning. Please help us to focus on being more like you and resist any temptations of the devil that come my way today. Cover us with your blood Jesus and just help us to keep your commands. Continue to have your way and being God in every situation we go through. Bless this day and bless all of my family and friends! Keep them in your arms at all times! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
_Good morning. This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind... let it be something good. Have a blessed day.
Everything happens in GOD'S perfect plan, GOD'S perfect will & GOD'S perfect world. You are perfect to HIM in every way. HE chose you so Live life knowing GOD loves you from the bottom of HIS heart, shaped you in HIS mind, & embedded you in HIS soul. Just remember today that the safest place to hide your loved ones, your dreams and all your most valued treasures is under the Blood of Jesus, because it NEVER fails.
Lord I thank you today for all the small miracles that comprised the bigger miracle in my life. The miracle of finding, knowing and loving myself. This past 70days I have experienced your love and grown to love myself more, I noticed that I am reaching out more to others. I rejoice every time I am able to respond better to situations now. I am becoming a better person. (Your work in progress) TodayI surrender my life as a loving expression of the Divine in this world.
Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if kindness was its guiding principle? I think that it would be a happier world. Today I want you to realize that true happiness lies within you. Don't waste your time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. We need to increase the dosage of kindness. In other words, practice compassion as if it were a violin. Kindness is really the Key to health & happiness. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. So reach out today. Share. Smile. Hug. Happy Monday.
Having lunch with a group of people, I fell to talking with a surgeon, a very interesting man. “Doctor,” I asked, “what was the greatest operation you ever performed?” “Well,” he said, “I really don’t know. Many operations I have performed required all my skills. But perhaps the one that meant the most to me was the time I operated on a little girl who was given only a ten percent chance of survival. She was such a little thing, and so pale when they brought her into the operating room. “At that time, I was having a great deal of trouble, myself. I had a son who was a real problem and there were other things as well. I had allowed myself to become an unhappy man. As the nurses were preparing to administer the anesthetic to this little girl, she asked, ‘Doctor, may I say something?’ ” ‘Yes, honey,’ I replied. ‘What is it?’ ” ‘Well,’ she said, ‘every night when I go to bed I say my prayers, and I’d like to say a prayer now.’” ‘That’s all right, honey, please say your prayer, and think of me, too, won’t you?’ In a sweet voice she prayed: Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me, Bless thy little lamb tonight; through the darkness be thou near me: Keep me safe till morning light. “And, dear God, please bless the doctor.’ Then she added brightly, ‘I’m ready now. And I’m not afraid, because Jesus loves me and He is right here with me and is going to bring me through okay.’ “I was blinded by tears,” confessed the surgeon. “I had to turn away and occupy myself with another wash up before I could start the operation. And I said, ‘Dear God, if You never help me save another human being, help me save this little girl.’ I operated on her and the miracle happened. She lived! Leaving the hospital that day, I realized that I was the one who had been operated on, not the girl. She taught me that if I take all my problems and put them in the hands of Jesus, He will see me through.” written by Norman Vincent Peale.
“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman.”
( Ps. 15:1-3
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