Hello My Friend, Welcome to Serenity Saturday! A place I created for you to recharge and nourish your mind, body and spirit! Breathe in the calmness, love and laughter, be inspired, learn something new or just enjoy sitting with a friend. I promise the videos, stories, tips and photos will bring a smile to your face, encouragement to your heart and remind you of God’s love for you now and always! Come on in, you won’t regret it!
It’s August 1st, can you believe it?!?! This Serenity Saturday, before summer slips away, treat yourself to an old-fashioned summer day. Get outside, try a walk in your neighborhood or at a local park. Take in one of the local Farmer’s Markets. I love seeing all of that beautiful produce! If you hit them later in the day you can usually grab a bargain, as they don’t want to take anything home.
If you live near a wooded area, take a walk in the woods, this is so nourishing for your mind and spirit. Bonus points if there’s a creek nearby you can splash in!
Eat at least one meal outside today! Have a picnic at a nearby park or in your own yard! Linger over your food and just enjoy being outdoors.
Catch some rays! Moderate time in the sun with proper sunscreen is extremely beneficial to your overall well-being. Check out these benefits from the Lifehack site:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves bone health
- Improves brain health
- Eases mild depression
- Improves sleep quality
- Lessens Alzheimer’s symptoms
- Heals some skin disorders
- Enhances the immune system
- Reduces the risk of certain cancers
End your day watching the sunset and journal about all of the fun you had!!
re-purpose and redeem!
Serenity Saturday wouldn’t be complete without a laugh (or two). Our theme this week is “Silly People” Enjoy these stories from “A Time to Laugh“. See if you recognize anyone!
Silly People Think the Government Can Fix Anything:
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: Many deer were being hit by cars and he no longer wanted them to cross there.
Silly People Walking the Streets Among Us:
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it is safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine, when he asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals to blind people when the light is red. He responded, appalled, ‘What on earth are blind people doing driving?’
Silly People at the Mall:
I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed that I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature on the credit card with the signature I just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared that signature to the one I signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.
sandy tales-be amazed!
Post of the Week
Often when we think of grief, we think of grieving the loss of someone who died. But grief isn’t just about grieving loss through death. We can experience grief over any loss. The best way to heal after grief is by having gratitude for what remains. Many times we only focus on the loss, but gratitude brings us to the present and healing.
stunning ferry ride!
Sending you the blessing of brokenness on this Serenity Saturday. In God’s hands, brokenness is beauty. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9