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Daily Positive Thread for Thursday

Greetings to you all! Peace of the Lord to you! Hope you all are having a very blessed and positive day today. I was blessed this morning by seeing a Mallard Drake and his wife walk across our front lawn. It was so beautiful! Being I painted Mallard Drakes for 10 years, it’s such a pleasure to see them. And I saw not one but two robins today! Blessings when you look out the window! Did something different this morning, instead of making apple pancakes, I used ripe bananas instead and it was wonderful! Good way to use them up. Last evening at Adoration, all of you were offered up in prayer for all your intentions. Thanks for praying for us.
There is never a wrong time to do something good. Lord, I will show my
gratitude for my many blessings by using them to bring joy to others.
S C R I P T U R E F O R T H E D A Y

"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God."
~Psalm 42:5-6

M E D I T A T I O N F O R T H E D A Y

Not what we do so much as what we are, that is the miracle-working power.
We can be a force for good, with God's help. God is here to help us and to
bless us, here to be with us. We can be workers with God. Changed by God's
grace, we can shed one garment of the spirit for a better one. In time, we
can throw that one aside for yet a finer one. And so from character to
character, we can be gradually transformed.

P R A Y E R F O R T H E D A Y

I pray that I may accept every challenge. I pray that each acceptance of a
challenge may make me grow into a better person.

Prayer asking for Mary's Intercession
by St. Francis of Assisi

Holy Virgin Mary, there is no one like Thee born in the world among women,
Daughter and Handmaid of the Most Highest King, the Heavenly Father,
Mother of Our Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ,
Spouse of the Holy Spirit:

Pray for us with St. Michael the Archangel
and all the powers of Heaven and all the Saints
before Thy Most Holy and Beloved Son, the Lord and Master.

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, ...

My Wish For You

Happiness......Deep down within

Serenity..... With each sunrise

Success..... In each facet of your life

Close and caring friends

Love.....That never ends

Special memories...... Of all the yesterdays

A bright today..... With much to be thankful for

A path..... That leads to beautiful tomorrow's Dreams..... That do their best to come true

And appreciation...... Of all the wonderful things about you!

Send this to everyone you wish good things to happen to.

How True!

A funny story tells about a old lady who was living in the village. She
had never owned nor even been in a car before. One day, she was
returning home from the market carrying a big heavy basket on her head,
when a rich man riding his car passed by. Kindly,he offered to drive the
lady to her home. She thanked him and got into the car with her basket.

On the way, the man glanced at the lady in the mirror, still holding her
basket over her head. Astonished, he asked her to lay the basket down in the car and rest. The old lady naively replied,
"Oh my son, your car is carrying me; this is enough, I should not burden it carrying my basket too!"

What an innocently funny response!

We sometimes do the same with God. Everyday, God carries us during the
day. Still, we insist on carrying our heavy baskets of worries and fear
of the future, for family, kids, spouse, money, job, etc...

We are carried by Almighty Hands, watched over by Sleepless Eyes and
God plans our future. Let us then relax and lay down everything in God's
Hands. The old lady, if she agreed to lay down the basket, would have
to carry it again when back home. But the beautiful thing about God is
that once we cast our heavy basket in His Hands, we do not need to think
about it anymore.

"Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of
your heart."(Psalm 37:4) Have a wonderful blessed week - free of "baskets."

“Self Worth

Do not undermine your worth
By comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different
That each of us is special.


Do
not set your goals
By what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.


Do
not take for granted
The things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life.
For without them, life is meaningless.


Do
not let your life slip through your fingers
By living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
You live all the days of your life.


Do
not give up
When you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over
Until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread
That binds us to each other.


Do
not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances
That we learn to be brave.


Do
not shut love out of your life
By saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.

In addition,
The best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Do
not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope,
To be without hope is to be without purpose.


Do
not run through life
So fast that you forget not only where you have been
But also where you are going.
Life is not a race but a journey
To be savored each step of the way.

Smile.... and let the sun shine through. For there's someone, somewhere, watching over you.

April 8

I am with you and for you, your constant Companion and Provider. The question is whether you are with Me and for Me. Though I never leave you, you can essentially “leave” Me by ignoring Me: thinking or acting as if I am not with you.When you feel distance in our relationship, you know where the problem lies. My Love for you is constant; I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is you who change like shifting sand, letting circumstances toss you this way and that.

When you feel far from Me, whisper My Name. This simple act, done in childlike faith, opens your heart to My Presence. Speak to Me in love-tones; prepare to receive My Love, which flows eternally from the cross. I am delighted when you open yourself to My loving Presence.

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
—Genesis 28:15

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
—Romans 8:31

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
—Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Calling

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It's so nice to start seeing the Robbins at this time of year. Thanks for your prayers at Adoration Gloria. Blessings to all. Harlene(lovestopaint)
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Julie, I painted Canadian Geese too, but these all were on molds, not a painting. I painted lots of ducks, black ducks, red ducks, all kinds of ducks, mostly mallard drakes, all sizes. Have some life sized ones here in my livingroom I painted. I loved doing this in our basement of our other house. The ducks and geese I painted were sold in stores throughout the nation. I was surprised when I friend of mine saw one of my ducks in Florida. I had my name signed on the bottom.

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I have a friend who got into bird and small animal carving many years ago. He is now gone but his carvings remain in many homes, including mine. I purchased a number of carvings as gifts for my DH and cherish each one. He also carved a carousel horse for a famous park in PA. Now, that was a feat!

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Good Morning Friends! I was out of town yesterday for a good part of the day, and had lots of trouble with the computer when I got home. I downloaded another browser, and I hope it will be the resolution I need.

Gloria, I never realized you did such inspiring painting like that. You have talent, just like Harlene. I received the "bouquets", but I don't send emails to others, unless I'm writing to them. Very good thread today. Especially inspiring...

Anika, My heart stopped for a moment when I read about the carvings a friend of yours did. You're in Pa, any chance the carvers first name was Al, last name started with an H? Sullivan County? I have three of the birds he made, and the last was supposed to be a bluebird, but he passed away before it was able to be completed. DH bought them for me as gifts. He told me about a carousel horse (?) Al had made, and how incredible it was. If you don't want to post this here, please get my email from Gloria, and write privately if you would prefer. I will be on pins and needles waiting to find this out!!! pinky

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Pinky

Actually, my friend's name was Michael Z. who lived in Union County, PA. He got his bird and animal carving education from a man named Harold E. who was a master carver. Mike carved a carousel horse for Knoebel's Grove, a famous PA amusement park near Elysburg. Sullivan County is northeast of us.

I wouldn't be surprised that your Al knew Mike because I'm sure they had a network of carvers around the state and beyond. Small world isn't it? {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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Anika, Small world is right! It's amazing how talented folks are.... pinky

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Hi all! So nice Pinky and Anika could talk about that painter. I enjoyed painting the ducks and geese those ten years especially since I could do it at home.

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