I know it has been quite a while since I last added anything to the site. A lot of you have asked me, what’s next– why haven’t you written anything? First let me say that I am honored that you all have been checking back for updates. You just don’t know how happy that makes me! A lot of things have been going on and I have a whole lot to write about and more pictures to add, including the ones sent by Uncle Moses taken while we were in Cleveland celebrating the life of our Cousin Billy. It is my goal this week to sit down and update. So don’t worry, I haven’t dropped the ball.
However, in the meantime, I’d like to say a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those family members and friends who I know had or will have a birthday in August and September! If I missed anyone, please let me know.
MY MOM!!! Yeah! Harriett Reynolds– August 25
Willie Al Weary— August
Cheryl Ann Johnson—August
Debra Ann Lee— August 31
Quent Weary— September 07
Auntie Portia Bowen— September 09
Mary Alice Watkins— September 10
Jean Weary— September 14
Lamar Phillips— September 19
Michele D. Reynolds— September 20
Trea Brown— September 23
Percy (P.J.) Reynolds— September 28
Larry M. Trice— September 30
And last but not least, we welcome Taylor Cole Reynolds as of September 19th!!
Now you know I can’t end without challenging you in some form or fashion! That just wouldn’t be me. So, . . . I want to challenge everyone to reach out and touch someone that you haven’t talked to in a while. Pick up the phone, send a card, visit, drop someone an email, send a care package to one of our children in college or sing to someone a happy birthday song. Never underestimate the positive impact that you can have on someone else’s life as well as your own life just by giving away some kind words, encouragement and laughter. So lets get it done. Let’s remind each other how important we are to each other!
Lastly, I want to challenge everyone to make their health a priority. I know we are getting ready to leave summer behind but let’s make an agreement to commit to getting healthy. Keep moving, drink plenty of water, lose or gain a pound or two (whichever your issue is), add some fruits and veggies and healthy meals (Stay out of the fast food places for a while), find a health buddy, and keep your mind stimulated (read daily, learn something new, do some crossword puzzles, play chess, checkers or bidwist). In addition, let’s also take time to laugh every day!! That is so very important. If you don’t have anything to laugh about call me! I’ve got plenty of material to share.
Remember that we are each God’s personal Tabernacle. ( 1Corinhians 3:16 states, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”) Let’s keep it healthy and full of life and laughter! Yeah, I know it’s a challenge (boy, do I know) but it’s worth it! Let’s do it together!!
So, who will dare to take me up on the Challenges? Leave me a comment if you dare.
As always, until next time, stay encouraged, say prayerful and stay in God’s presence!