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#SaturdaySaint

Today's #SaturdaySaint is Catherine of Siena. The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to her Lord as a goal to be reached through time...read more about Saint Catherine here.
I first heard of Saint Catherine when I did some *silly* quiz about which Saint I most closely aligned with in terms of my MBTI. I'm an INFJ and it appears Saint Catherine is as well. I don't know much about her but bit by bit I do a little looking into her life and am coming to see that we might have been friends indeed. 






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#FridayFunny

Comedian Jim Breuer is in the #FridayFunny spotlight today. In my opinion what makes him funny is his facial expressions and lack of expression in his voice. He's had my hub and I in hysterics with his comedy. The clip I've included for today's preview is one that my hub and I could watch over and over and never tire of - it's funny every single time. If you haven't heard of Breuer he's worth checking out. Here's to lots of laughs today!



#ThankfulThursday

It's easy to thank the people in our lives who have made a difference that we perceive as positive. 
For example, my sophomore history teacher made a huge difference in my life - through his stellar teaching I grew to love history and develop an interest in it - a lifelong love of it. 
Or Ellen DeGeneres. She, without knowing me and I not truly knowing her, has made a difference in my life with her examples of kindness, grace, and generosity. 
It's easy to thank those people. But what about the people who have been a negative participant in our lives? What about thanking the people who have been sandpaper in our lives or like the stone in a shoe that we can't shake loose? I've been thinking about this the past couple of years as I've had to interact with some really unpleasant people who have, by their words and actions, reminded me how NOT to be. Really I owe them some gratitude. Of course, due to their behaviors if I send them a thank you note they would think t…

#WhatIfWednesday

#TrendingTuesday

Sloths popped up in my awareness with this hysterical segment on Ellen...


I don't know if it's because Kristin Bell freaked out so adorably over sloths that made them a recent trending topic but now they are everywhere! And they, slowly, have grown on me too. (Get it? Slowly, because sloths are slow...)




By the way, what does the sloth say?



#MarriageMonday

Listen - if you don't know it already, marriage is not for the faint of heart. Two people with their different ideas, thoughts, pasts, etc about relationships get together - LIVE in the same space - and try to get along. Who thought of this crazy idea?! *wink*
Marriage takes bravery. So what is something you can do to be brave in your marriage today? 
When was the last time you went on a date? No money for a date? No problem! Click here. 
Need a laugh about marriage - to know you aren't the only ones who fight about the seemingly silly?  Then watch this...

For #MarriageMonday do something positive and healthy for your relationship today. 

#SunnySunday

When I think about sunshine in the winter months I think about a sunflower raising its face to the sun and following it, soaking in the rays - storing them up for the cloudy days. Even though I'm not an outdoors person, in the winter when the sun shines I do try to get outside and lift my face up toward the sun - much like a sunflower. 
So today #SunnySunday is highlighting the sunflower. I found out some really interesting facts about them. The first super interesting fact I found out was this:
Isn't that fascinating?! Here are some other interesting facts about the sunflower - although I am still the most fascinated by it's ability to clean up nuclear waste! 
Another super fun fact about sunflowers is their mathematical skills, of which I have none so I'm always impressed when math plays a role. *wink* The seeds arranged in the Fibonacci sequence ensures maximum sunlight for each floret. How freaking cool is that?! 
Today would be a great day to get a bouquet of sun…