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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A New Year For Living

Some of my daily reading for 2019. Rebekah gave each other of her siblings and her parents a book for each one of us to write our own storey for her. Where do I start? The hubby gave me a beautiful new bible, the NASB Message bible. I am a lover of the word and I will share it with anyone who doesn't have their own bible. I worked with some wonderful CHRISTian women in the mid-1980's. They all read from the Women's bible. I love it because in between each chapter of the various books are personal stories by such amazing women - Joni Eareckson-Tada, Ruth Bell-Graham,  Anne Graham-Lotz, Amy Carmichael, Elisabeth Elliot and more. It is fun to read . My dotted notebook will serve as a journal for me this year. In case I forget fun facts for Rebekah, I can recheck them there. Jan Karon is my favorite author. This little book "Bathed In Prayer" highlights some of the most notable events in her Mitford series collection. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp is just excellent reading.
This verse caught my eye today. It fits perfectly into this new year 2019.
I was thinking, since I missed my November 1, 2018 blogaversary I would hold a giveaway. But I decided instead to send a random gift(s) to someone who follows me here and comments during this year 2019. I would love to see people who receive a little token of my appreciation to "Pay it Forward". I believe in this quote and have experienced a random kindness myself on many occasions that lifted my spirits. Made me smile. Made me laugh out loud! So watch those mailboxes! If you don't think you shared your mailing address with me please send it via my g mail at 53strait@gmail.com. I can't say too much about this but I already have someone I know locally who is going to be gifted by me. I like to let people know they are appreciated and more.
Love is...brings a smile to my face daily. When we were young and newlywed I use to clip these treasures from the morning newspaper comic section and paste them on colorful construction paper (it was the 1980's, no scrapbooking phenomenon). THe TV and movie actor Dick van dyke turns 93 this March. He claims tai chi keeps him young! Hmmmm.......he looks darn good for his age.

"A" is for Afternoon Tea Sweets! I am an avid tea drinker as it is easier on my belly then coffee but love both. I adore drinking afternoon tea. Earl Grey is a favorite although in the mid afternoon I use Earl Grey decaf or I will be staring at the ceiling all night long. There is a tea concoction called "London Fog: which requires you to make a strong cup of Earl Grey with sugar or honey and then add frothy steamed milk. Earl has been a friend of mine for a really long time. If you go to a teahouse in the afternoon you need some sweet treats to enjoy with your tea. I am always ready to join a tea party or simply have a cup alone. It is something I truly treasure. "A" is also for Always make sure you give yourself an afternoon break and breathe.

Sandee with Happy Tuesday I thought I'd share some silly New Year's Resolutions here. Are they eating diet cake?
I think they said "Decadent Cake" not "Diet".
You have to say some of these made you happy! I love that parrot on # 10. #1 is a good one and #3 made me laugh out loud.  So come visit Sandee and share a happy Tuesday with her too.
Finally to make my friend Angela smile out loud. Tuesday Show and Tail. She has slowly started to come back to blog. Visit her, she is a genuine person. A great lady, I was happy to see some posts from her. Woot Woot!
See you tomorrow. God willing.

5 comments:

Sandee said...

I love the New Year's resolutions the best. I laughed out loud.

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Intense Guy said...

Laffs - is that cake????

:)

Mevely317 said...

OMW, such a lot of GOOD STUFF here! Those resolutions are hysterical!!! (My favorites are #1 and #2.) My former hubby and I used to clip the Love Is cartoons, too. Most are gone by the way, but I recently came across one in an old scrapbook and it made me smile remembering those simple times. Mine's not a resolution, mind you, but I'm going to give drinking hot tea another try. Because I enjoy strong coffee, perhaps I'll start with your London Fog with honey and a splash of evaporated milk.

PS - Your Rebekah's gifts are so very thoughtful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're always so thoughtful to others! I love the quote about kindness...we can all take that one to heart! Happy new year sweet lady!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Sandee's comment....wonder how she does that! heehee!