Thursday, February 26, 2009

A new day!

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

To say a lot has been going on in the last couple of months would be an understatement. I have been back to Buffalo several times since the holidays and all for emergencies. But today is a new day! It is so hard to stay encouraged at times when life throws you curve balls. You see those you love the most hurting, grieving and fearing. But today I will be glad because it is a new day. A day has such a new significance for me now. As I watched my grandfather's casket be carried away last week and tears rolled down my face I was reminded again of how sudden a life can leave us. I didn't exactly need or want this reminder so soon after many other recent reminders. I have decided to start a blog to keep my family and friends in the know about our live since we do not get to see everyone as much as we would like.

People's kindness is what has really encouraged me and gave me rays of sunshine through the clouds and rain. My co-worker who booked me a flight home, not even knowing that I had no idea how I was going to make it back east. He did something without just saying.."let me know if you need anything". That is how I want to live my life. With my eyes open for opportunities to be able to give or bless those around me, not asking, but doing!

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now, on a lighter note, my new favorite thing to make..chocolate covered pretzels! They are so yummy and so easy to make.

Just go buy some pretzel rods and some chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Then buy some pretty sprinkles.

You can melt your chocolate in the double boiler or if you don't have one then just melt it in the microwave. Dip your pretzel rods about 2/3 of the way down and set on wax paper. You can use your white chocolate to drizzle over the chocolate when it is dried or just put sprinkles on the chocolate when it is still wet and then let the chocolate harden and ENJOY!

I like to put mine in little cellophane bags and tie them up with cute little bow if you are giving some away :)

Well, this was my first post, I guess this is kinda fun. :)
Love and Blessings,
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24,25

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melinda,

    Just stopping by to say hi. Thanks for the comment on my new hat blog! I really appreciate it!