I WAS THINKING
It’s here! 2023 is here! (Already) It’s the beginning of another mystery year ahead. It’s what I was thinking a year ago. Now THAT mystery is over. 2022 sent dear friends to heaven. I saw loved ones suffer, I missed family and watched COVID continue to enable fear in many. But there was fun, good health, new friends, hugs, laughter and so much more. I know this is what life is about and I will lean on my faith, one day at a time.
A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.
A NEW YEAR’S ANALOGY
The New Year lies before you like a spotless tract of snow.
Be careful how you tread on it for every mark will show.
NEW YEAR’S TRADITION
(Taken from Old Farmer’s Almanac)
Making a lot of noise—from fireworks to gun shots to church bells—has welcomed in the new year around the world. It still is a tradition in many places.
In Ancient Thailand, guns were fired to frighten off demons.
In China, firecrackers routed the forces of darkness.
In the early American colonies, the sound of pistol shots rang through the air.
Today, Italians let church bells peal, the Swiss beat drums and the North Americans sound sirens and party horns to the old year farewell.
GETTING THINGS DONE IN THE NEW YEAR
(Taken from Reader’s Digest Household Hints)
Listen to your body’s rhythm. Are you a morning person or a night person? Schedule top-priority projects during your peak hours, routine work during your ‘low’ time.
When you think about doing something, the key is to do it now, no matter what!
If a project overwhelms you, tackle it a piece at time.
Let your phone help you. No matter where you are, when you think of something, make a note in your phone to remind you. Use your phone to store important dates.
A SAFE DRAIN CLEANER
(Taken from Grandma Putt’s 101 Problem Solvers)
This gentle formula will have pipes flowing freely again.
1 cup baking Soda 1 cup salt ½ cup white vinegar
2 qt. boiling water hot tap water
Mix baking soda, salt and vinegar together, and pour down drain. Wait 15 minutes, then follow with the boiling water. Turn on hot tap water, and let it run it into the drain for one minute.
Repeat if necessary.
Kiss: A jumper cable for the heart.
Hug: A roundabout way of expressing affection.
Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F
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