‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for October 25th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

To so many, getting up in the morning is the worst way to begin a day. To them every morning is the morning after, a time to feel nervous anxiety and regret in the deepest sense, while to others morning is a new world. Yesterday ceased to be with sleep last night.

How much better off we’d be if only for a few hours we could put out of our minds every painful thought and every unpleasant person until the mind and body could find enough new life to begin again.

“The early morning hath gold in its mouth,” wrote Franklin. But it has things more precious than gold. It has life as fresh and sweet as the shimmering, clinging dewdrops in the first rays of golden sunlight. It has the grace of mimosa leaves rippling in the gentlest breeze. It has the songs of the birds and the love of a new awakening.

And in this breathless creation is something more. A new opportunity, another chance, a challenge to walk on, more strong, more forgiving, more loving.

Sleep deep and rest sweet, but rise glad. Don’t let one joyful second be lost in dead oblivion. This is a vision of newness awaiting even the least to arise and accept the best – a new beginning.

Morning need not be a jury trial for oneself. Dawn and sleep can be a miraculous cleansing to set us out on our feet ready to begin again and in a friendlier atmosphere. We must feel friendly toward ourselves before we can possibly find morning good to anyone else.

An unknown writer once wrote, “Every morning lean thine arms awhile upon the window sill of heaven, and gaze upon thy Lord, then, with the vision in thy heart, turn strong to meet thy day.”

We need to be strong to meet the day with self control, to find out reason and purpose, but, more important, to leave behind us the heavy and darkened thoughts that kept us from seeing the breathtaking beauty of the most important time – this morning.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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Special Kitty of the Day for August 10th

Phoebe, the Cat of the Day
Name: Phoebe
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Tuxedo
Home: Jackson, Michigan, USA
Phoebe loves to be “inside” anything, her tunnel, the cupboard, bowl or pots that are left out, the waste basket. She’s our “party girl” who will play with anything or anyone who will participate. She loves chasing her sister, littermate, Rachel. She comes when called and wants to be cuddled whenever her “mom” sits down.

Phoebe is a lover. She will lay in your arms, baby style, for as long as you want or the blood quits flowing to your arms. She will reward you with loud purrs for your time. She is very shy when it comes to strangers and will hide behind the clothes dryer until you give her the “ok” sign. She will come whenever you call her name in hopes of food, play or cuddling. She’s a talker and usually has a lot to say. She’s small in stature but has a loud voice. Mornings are “family” time and she will lay on the towels or get inside a shelf to watch you shower. She rides pretty well in the car and likes to sleep on the dash instead of in the carrier. She finds the strangest places to sleep (notice the picture of her in the bowl). When she was a kitten, she liked to sleep in the Puffs tissue box.

I hope this gives you an idea of what a special little girl she is.

Phoebe, the Cat of the Day

Happy, Happy Monday!


Good Morning all you lovely people! It is a bright, bright sun shiny day here. I hope the weather is the same wherever you are. I went to sleep last night and slept like a baby. I went to sleep during one of my favorite shows, “Snapped.” I like all the murder mysteries. My husband tells me I have a warped mind. But I have converter him over to “Criminal Minds.” That is about the only one he will watch with me. While the show is going on, he wants all the background to each of the characters. Right in the middle of the show, now! It occasionally gets on my nerves especially when they are playing a new one. I told him the other night I was going to print him out   a score card, maybe that would help, lol! All he wants to watch on the TV is shows about Hitler. I asked him, “how many times can that man kill himself.” Every time I leave during the afternoon, he expects me to come home with a movie. If I don’t he looks like he has lost his last friend. I like he gives me lectures about how we need to cut back but we can afford a movie. I guess that is why we are cutting back were we can watch the movies. I wonder how they would taste with salt and pepper on them! Have a great one!