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A Day in My Life. Another multi-photo challenge! Make sure you include picture captions to explain to people what they’re seeing, and experiment with the tiled galleries I love so much.
What does your day look like? Here’s your chance to share with everyone a day in your life! Here are some suggestions to get started: snap a picture once an hour and share what your day was like, walk us through a typical day for you, or even just what happened today!
Pick the best pictures which give your readers a sense of a day in your life and share them!
Grateful for another day… a full and amazing life as we are Happy, Healthy and In Love!!!
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Today is our 20th wedding anniversary! 3/3/93 was the date my hubby picked for us to marry (so he could remember it ) Also he knew 3 is my lucky number!
We have been through a lot together, I almost lost him when he fell 30 feet on his job site five months after we were married. he couldn’t walk for 18 months, in a wheelchair. That was a very difficult time for us, but we came together on a spiritual level, and had a spiritual experience when he was in the hospital in a coma.
He is my best friend, my lover, my soul mate, and together we look forward to what God has in store for us.
I am truly blessed to be married to my husband (Way Spiritual Dave). He is the person who first said to someone who asked how he was… I am Happy, Healthy and In Love! How could I be so lucky? I think it is a God thing…
O.M.G. Yesterday my husband, and three friends drove from Palm Desert
to Borrego Springs to pack up the entire house…
Off we go for new home in El Centro, CA!!!
After about three hours of loading, packing, and preparing for El Centro ride, we set out for the drive to El Centro about 80 miles… peace and desert, then the agricultural area where we tried to guess what crops were growing along the highway.
On the drive home from El Centro after unloading all of our belongings up the elevator to the third floor of his new condo… which we love, by the way… we are a tired and satisfied crew who accomplished a ton today…
Heading home feeling exhausted, satisfied, and grateful for friends who helped us make a major change in our lifestyle in one day!
Do you have friends like this? I certainly hope so!
I am not ashamed to be almost 67, I feel I am having the best time of my life!
My son Andy was born on my 21st birthday so we share our belly button birthday!
Last year was the first time we celebrated together (a long story to be told here one day). Here are some photos from last years Birthday party. Our mom,Flee, my husband David, and Andy’s wife Kristin, our only grandkids, Jennifer and Andrew, our other two children, David, his girlfriend Stephania and Dana made it the best birthday ever… we may never be together again as a family on our birthday but i have sweet memories to last me for a lifetime!
So this year, I am in California, he is in Dallas, TX, but I am sending the love and hugs across the miles and pray for us all to be Happy, Healthy and In Love in the coming year!
Thanks for sharing this with me!
How to Have a Happy New Year
Many New Year customs that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a New Year tradition—or two!
Make Some Noise
- In ancient Thailand, guns were fired to frighten off demons.
- In China, firecrackers routed the forces of darkness.
- In the early American colonies, the sounds of pistol shots rang through the air.
- Today, Italians let their church bells peal, the Swiss beat drums, and the North Americans sound sirens and party horns to bid the old year farewell.
Eat Lucky Food
Many New Year’s traditions surround food. Here are a few:
- In the southern US, black-eyed peas and pork foretell good fortune.
- Eating any ring-shaped treat (such as a donut) symbolize “coming full circle” and leads to good fortune. In Dutch homes, fritters called olie bollen are served.
- The Irish enjoy pastries called bannocks.
- The tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight comes from Spain.
- In India and Pakistan, rice promises prosperity.
- Apples dipped in honey are a Rosh Hashanah tradition.
- In Swiss homes, dollops of whipped cream, symbolizing the richness of the year to come, are dropped on the floors (and allowed to remain there!)
Drink a Beverage
Although the pop of a champagne cork signals the arrival of the New Year around the world, some countries have their own traditions.
- Wassail, the Gaelic term for “good health” is served in some parts of England.
Give a Gift
New Year’s Day was once the time to swap presents.
- Gifts of gilded nuts or coins marked the start of the new year in Rome.
- Eggs, the symbol of fertility, were exchanged by the Persians.
- Early Egyptians traded earthenware flasks.
- In Scotland, coal, shortbread and silverware are exchanged for good luck.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
In Scotland, the custom of first-footing is an important part of the celebration of Hogmanay, or New Year’s Eve Day.
This practice holds that the first foot to cross a threshold after midnight will predict the next year’s fortune. Although the tradition varies, those deemed especially fortunate as “first footers” are new brides, new mothers, those who are tall and dark (and handsome?) or anyone born on January 1.
Turn Over a New Leaf
The dawn of a new year is an opportune time to take stock of your life.
- Jews who observe Rosh Hashanah make time for personal introspection and prayer, as well as visiting graves.
- Christian churches hold “watch-night” services, a custom that began in 1770 at Old St. Georges Methodist Church in Philadelphia.
- The practice of making New Year’s resolutions, said to have begun with the Babylonians as early as 2600 B.C., is another way to reflect on the past and plan ahead.
New Year’s Folklore
Some customs and beliefs are simply passed down through the ages. Here are some of our favorite age-old sayings and proverbs.
On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing.
If New Year’s Eve night wind blow south, It betokeneth warmth and growth.
For abundance in the new year, fill your pockets and cupboards today.
If the old year goes out like a lion, the new year will come in like a lamb.
Begin the new year square with every man. (i.e., pay your debts!) –Robert B. Thomas, founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac
May this year find you Happy, Healthy and In Love my friends!!!
For more examples:
My year in pictures… abridged!
For more samples from other blogging friends:
Sending you a wish for a very
and In Love year
from my blog to yours!!!
Christmas Miracle in the desert
This year my friends and I decided to adopt a family of five children and their grandparents for Christmas. Their moms abandoned their kids and the baby, Matthew, four months old was born addicted to drugs. The other four children, Vincent, 9, Marisa 7, Maribel 6 and Isiah 4′s mom simply gave them up. Marie and Frank decided to take them in last year and they haven’t been able to pay their utilities, and have made payments on their light bill to keep them on. They could only afford to purchase one gift for the kids to share so they put a trampoline in layaway for Christmas.
My friend Laura told us about this family, she works with Marie, and who is the bread winner for the family and Frank stays home with the children. Both Marie and Frank are diabetic, but have hearts of gold.
We started collecting clothing, gifts and money for this family and this is my garage with the donations of loving friends, who have never met this family:
I got to meet the children this week, and I gave them one bag of toys for the boys and baby dolls, to the girls… you would have thought they won the lottery:
This is my friend Laura on the left who introduced our “family to Marie and Frank and their beautiful grandbabies:
and here is Frank who cares for the children when Marie is hard at work… He told me he knew God was one of the reasons that we were helping them because they have been struggling for a year, since they took in their grandchildren… his eyes welled up and I told Him we knew God had a hand in this miracle, and that they had friends who cared about them and they were not alone!
I told the kids that I spoke to Santa and he had a very big delivery for them on Christmas morning and their eyes lit up! We wrapped the whole garage full of gifts for each of these precious children and Marie and Laura picked them all up in their van and another vehicle. As Marie’s eyes welled up she said “Who are these people?” We gave her $725 dollars and she is able to pay off her light bill, pick up the trampoline, and know that we are going to support them in the future, even with $10 or $20 for milk and to make sure their lights don’t ever go dark…
This is the best Christmas of my life!!! Not one gift around our tree, but the tears of gratitude are flowing as one of our donors 4 year old boy picked out all of his favorite toys to give these children and that night when he said his prayers he said… “God please watch over my new little friends so they may have a very Merry Christmas!!!” omg