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Happy SONday!

Happy SONday to you!

Taking attendance in a classroom filled with three year olds can be challenging.  How do you keep their attention long enough to get an accurate count?

I love how Heidi asks each child to repeat a phrase when their name is called. They must have their listening ears on so they will be able to answer when their name is called. Saying “Happy Monday” or “Wacky Wednesday” or “Fun Friday” is a great way to teach them the days of the week.

Rachel and Raghav excitedly answer correctly each day. But Christopher is easily distracted. When his name is called he often makes up a day or …he simply smiles.

The other children are invited to help Christopher out. They yell out “Happy Monday” all together to remind him.

So, what day is today?

It’s Happy SONday!

In case you've forgotten, it's a special day.  God loved you so much He gave His Son  Jesus to die for your sins.  And all you have to do is receive the gift of life given through His love.

Today you may encounter people who don’t realize it is ‘Happy SONday’.

May I make a few suggestions?

• Greet someone with a smile and say ‘happy SONday’
• Take time to really listen with your heart to someone today
• Shake the hand of someone new in your church
• Call someone who may be lonely
• Send a card to a hurting friend

I invite you to add to this list.

So, are you paying attention?  What day is it?

It's Happy SONday!

May you spread the love of Christ today.  Did you know you can even share it without words?

Does the world see something different in you?

Happy SONday to you!

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. And happy SONday to you, sweet friend. The precious children brought a smile to my face.

    Have a blessed one.

  2. Happy SONday to you my precious friend!

    Love you!

  3. I loved that ! "Happy SONday"!!

    That is rather catchy! Maybe we should all practice that each Sunday!


  4. Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my latest post! It really encouraged me on this "SONday"!

    I'm grateful for you!

    Have a lovely week, my friend!

    Kate :)

  5. That was a Happy Sonday blog Debbie! I am sitting at home with snow all over the ground, so I am not at church and not passing the SON shine on to anyone else today except my hubby! But it is a GOOD SONday!

    Have a great week!

    Love you!

  6. What a sweet post, Debbie.
    I love kids and think you're
    so fortunate to be able to
    spend your days with the
    little ones. I can add to
    the list. How about running
    errands for an older friend
    or neighbor or even one who
    might be ill?
    Hope you have a great time
    this week with the kids.

  7. this is so great! thank you for bringing
    us back to whose day it is.

    we have a daughter named sunday, and
    sometimes i like to nickname her "sun",
    but whenever we're out and about, i'm
    afraid someone will think i'm saying,
    "son." :)

  8. How precious..I can just see that little boy, and would probably want to give him a hug.

    Yes Happy Sonday! Our Sonday surprised us with snow...and Benjamin has been running around saying how much he loves snow and how beautiful it is...so we have enjoyed the creator through His creation today!!

    Have a great week!! Continued blessings and Shalom

  9. Beautiful reminder sister Debbie! Happy SONday to you! His glory is brighter than the sun. Men should have really spelled Sunday as Sonday. Going home from work this morning, listening to the Christian radio, the pastor talked about the Jews still calling Sunday as "The Lord's Day". He deserves all the days of the week, not only Sunday to be praised and worshiped by all!
    Praying for the tragedy that happened there in AZ. May His comfort blanket those affected by the senseless act of violence! Take care sister and have a great week ahead. Love and blessings back at you! :)

  10. I loved your list of suggestions. It's a wonderful day of celebration--It's SONday! I was happy I read your post before going to church.

  11. Very cute ways to remember the days of the week!

  12. Wonderful post Debby and great sugggestions. I try to be aware of all that you mentioned but am always needing a reminder. Thanks! There are so many hurting folks that often a simple smile will "make their day."

    A happy week to you!

  13. Debbie - Hope you had a happy Sonday. Always good to read your upbeat take on the day. God bless you - Marsha Y.

  14. I wish you Happy New 2011!
    क्या कहने साहब ।
    जबाब नहीं निसंदेह ।
    यह एक प्रसंशनीय प्रस्तुति है ।
    धन्यवाद ।

  15. Yes Sister~~~Happy SONday even if its a tad late..
    What a JOY in His Spirit it is to visit with you here Sis...
    Beautiful post as you're sooooo anointed in the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ.. ...Thanks for ALWAYS sharing about Our God ,, the Only One who Leads and asks us to follow Him with our whole heart mind and soul...And to follow Him daily is what you do Sweetie.
    May you continue to know and feel the best blessing's of His presence Sis~~~Love and Hugs Dena

  16. There are only 12 minutes left to this Sonday...hope you had a good one too!

  17. Debbie,
    I love the picture of you with the kids going down the slide. You are in my prayers during this time of transition for you.

    Thank you so much for the comments you left on my blog Spots and Wrinkles yesterday. I appreciate the encouragement. God Bless You Marsha Young

  18. You have such an encouraging blog. Found you thru linking from a comment you made on Sufficient Grace blog. Blessings to you,

  19. I'm a little late...but Happy SONday on Monday! This is a great reminder to spread joy everyday...even a smile to a passerby can cheer someone's spirit.

    Hope your SONday was fantastic...and your, Monday, too!

    Blessings, Joan

  20. I'm a little late...but Happy SONday on Monday! This is a great reminder to spread joy everyday...even a smile to a passerby can cheer someone's spirit.

    Hope your SONday was fantastic...and your, Monday, too!

    Blessings, Joan

  21. I needed the reminder today, even though it is already Monday night :)

  22. Hi Debbie,

    Reading this makes me feel excited to share Jesus, and I like how you wrote : "We can even share without words."

    I love your list, and I think it's a great list to use everyday.

    God bless you :o)

  23. Hi my friend, I left a message on this post before but don't see it. It must not have went through.

    I enjoyed reading and loved your suggestions! I also enjoyed the photos.

    I'm praying for you and your children you are teaching. I'm sure they love you dearly as you do them!

    Missing you!


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