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Serenity Self Care
Welcome to the last Serenity Saturday Self Care of the summer! Can you believe summer is all but over and fall stands waiting in the wings? If you find yourself frazzled after getting kids back to school, be sure to take some time over this long holiday weekend to recharge! I think of labor day weekend as a transition into a new season. The autumnal equinox “officially” arrives September 20th, and we often continue with warmer weather even past that. Still, for me Labor Day signals a change.
When faced with a transition from one season to the next, one season of life to the next or one personal growth period to the next, I like to journal before moving on. Too often we rush from one thing to the next, without celebrating where we came from. So this Serenity Saturday, I’d like to share some journal prompts to move us from summer to begin to welcome the new season of autumn. Make time to sit with your favorite beverage, in a comfy, cozy spot, (outside preferably) and begin to reminisce about your summer experiences. Welcome all memories, don’t select just the fond ones; hey all have stories to tell and we grow through all of them.
Serenity Summer Journal Prompts
Once you’ve allowed time to savor your summer memories, get out your journal, color pens or pencils, stickers, whatever you enjoy using and try a few of these journal prompts. Have fun and treat each memory like an old friend stopping by for a visit; laugh, cry, smile and most of all celebrate!
- What did you do on the first day of summer?
- What are your favorite family summer traditions?
- Think of a word to describe summer; how does that word make you feel?
- What is the happiest day you experienced over he summer? Why was it memorable?
- Describe your favorite summer activities
- How did this summer compare to other summers?
- Write about a disappointment you experienced; how did you feel?
- What is your favorite summer memory? Describe in detail.
- Describe a memorable place you visited this summer
- What was the best part of the summer for you? Why?
- How do you feel when summer starts to end?
- Write a poem that celebrates summer
Serenity back to school advice!
Loving our neighbors in need
Sending a couple smiles your way this Serenity Saturday. Don’t forget to laugh today, find joy in the wonders around you! Share a smile and laugh with family and friends!
Elderly Couple Fun
A man and a woman were married for 60 years. They shared everything, they talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other, except the old woman had a shoe box on a shelf at the top of her closet. She warned her husband never to look in it or ask her about it.
For all of those years, he never thought about the shoe box or asked about it. But one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. Trying to sort out her affairs, he took the shoe box down and brought it to his wife’s beside. She agreed that it was time that he know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.
He asked her about the contents. “When we were married, ” she said, “My grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was never to argue.” “She told me if ever I got angry with you, I should keep quiet and crochet a doll.”
The little old man was so moved, he fought back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had been angry with him only two times in all of those years. He almost burst with happiness. “Honey”, he said, “That explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did that come from?”
“Oh”, she said, “That’s the money I made selling the dolls.”
true 9-1-1 calls-These calls are recorded folks…
Dispatcher: What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven, but my phone doesn’t have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one?
Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am, nine-one-one and nine eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I”m not stupid.
Dispatcher: 9-1-1, what’s the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m having trouble breathing…I’m out of breath…I’m going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Yes, Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I’m at a pay phone, North and Foster
Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you had trouble breathing?
Caller: Running from the police.
Post of the Week
What comes to your mind when you hear the word, “Extravagant Love?” Do visions of expensive gifts, candlelight dinners or luxury vacations come to mind? Some would argue extravagance of any type is wasteful. Let me put this in context for you. What comes to mind when you think of “Extravagant Love” as it relates to how you love Christ? Only spiritual transformation produces extravagant love for Christ.
to god be the glory
Serenity Sky Travel
An extra serenity smile
a look at the Book you won’t forget!
Join me in worship today, lift up your voice to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.I Corinthians 10:31
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