Every day can be like Valentine’s Day, if you really put your heart into loving and appreciating your partner, family and friends.
Valentine’s Day is special, particularly if you have someone who affectionately remembers you with a box of tasty chocolates and a card with a big, red heart on it.
However, there is a silent symbol, if I may call it that, which we all possess that has the wherewithal to give mankind a sense of comfort and caring every day of the week, all year long.
Yup! It’s the simple, lowly smile that we all take for granted until it is absent.
Think about it for a minute. Try and recall all the people who generally greet you with a warm, comforting smile on a daily basis.
Now, imagine you having to interact with these same expressionless people at your workplace, where you socialize and at home.
It doesn’t sound very enjoyable, huh?
I’m certainly not bashing the wonderful tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Give me all the flowers, candy and gifts that you want – just don’t forget the importance of bestowing a humble smile on people around you at every opportunity.
On March 16, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the churches of Tates Creek Association will present a “Baby Boot Camp” for expectant teens at the Telford Community Center – Richmond YMCA.
The camp will offer educational training on what to expect when the baby arrives, what to do when the baby is sick and education on the basics of how to care for a baby and yourself.
A continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. There will be door prizes and a big surprise at the end of the day for each participating girl.
There will be no charge for this day of education, but pre-registration is required.
Forms for registration will be made available at the YMCA, in each school resource center and at the public library.
For additional details, you may call Marilyn at 859-948-2357 or Dellena at 589-248-5396.
If you are an expectant, young teen, this day of training was designed especially to help you better understand your situation. You will be met with Christian love and concern. Be certain to pre-register and come out for this special day of training.
I would like to wish a happy belated anniversary to Carrie and Ephraim McCurt. This couple’s special day was Monday, Feb. 11.
I pray happy birthday blessings to Shirley Ellis, Feb. 12; Tommy Brights, Feb. 13; and Frank James, Jr. Feb 14.
The old adage for the week is as follows: “When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Call me at 527-0411 or e-mail me at email@example.com with church or community news and your special days and events.
Until next week, may God bless you and yours.
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Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
Dr. Ralph Thompson a former chemistry professor at Eastern Kentucky University spoke on the “Deceptions of WWII” to the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable.
When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
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