Can I have your attention please!?!? Shhhh . . . Listen up everyone! I have a HUGE announcement! Are you ready? Oh, I can’t believe I am finally able to say this!!! In the next couple of days the NEW home of Celebrating Every Day will be ready, will have a whole new address and a whole new look! I know! It’s so exciting, right? I am tell you this right now so you’ll not be confused or think you’re in the wrong place when you get your daily email, click it, and everything looks different. Your current links will take you to the new site, making everything easier for you. I have an evening online appointment with my IT person tonight, going over the final transfer of all of the current posts, and to go over a tutorial for the new site. That means it could be as soon as tomorrow that we get to all see the new “house”! Thank you for your patience through all of this, and know that though everything won’t be completely organized and put away properly immediately, it’s sort of like moving into ANY new home, right? It takes awhile to sort through all of the boxes and get everything put away. It will be so much easier to do when I’m able to go to only one location, instead of two.
Confucius Day – Confucius is thought to have been one of the greatest philosophers in history. He was born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., and is one of the earliest and maybe the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar and a politician. He gave the world many teachings and 499 famous sayings. Celebrate this one by learning more about him, reach some of his teachings and sayings. Something to note: over the years, many comical and humorous sayings have been created and referenced as saying “Confucius Says”. As a rule, if the saying is funny, it’s not likely to have been said by this great scholar. Many people identify the slips of paper in fortune cookies with Confucius, and I’ve actually met people who believe what those mass produced little slips of paper have to say! That’s as silly as believing what the blurb in the newspaper says about a horoscope. I admit it, this celebration just makes me want Chinese food so I can have the cookie.
National Attend Your Grandchild’s Birth Day – Last year when I wrote about this one, I went into it with the perspective that the birth of a child is primarily for the parents of that child . . . and this year my son and his lovely wife asked me to be in the delivery room to welcome my beautiful granddaughter into the world. I would NEVER have asked my son if I could be in the room, because that would have put pressure on them that they didn’t deserve. They did the inviting and I can tell you that I was so honored and humbled by the very fact that they included me. I performed the weddings of both of my children, and thought that that was the pinnacle of fantastic . . . to take it this major step beyond that brought me to tears several times, but never more than the moment when Baby B entered this world. I nearly didn’t make it to the hospital in time, since it’s a 3 hour drive from my home, but I did something completely out of character for me that day, and I went well beyond the speed limit. I am so grateful I didn’t get stopped, that traffic was light and that I did indeed make it just 20 minutes or so before the serious stuff started. To stand by that hospital bed, holding my daughter-in-law’s hand, to look across and watch the expression on my son’s face as he held her other hand, tears streaming down his cheeks, and see my Grandbaby’s face as she joined us in this bright world . . . that was a moment I will forever cherish and be grateful for, and one that I can never give enough thanks to the kids for allowing. If you are asked to be there for your Grandchild’s birth, say yes, without hesitation. It will bond you to that child more than you could possibly ever know.
VFW Day – The VFW was established in 1899. The members of this great organization celebrate this birthday with pride. They have many things that they should be proud of, and to list all of their accomplishments would fill several pages, which I cannot possibly do in the space of this blog. To put it plain and simple though, their motto is “Honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Warms) objectives are:
* to ensure the national security through maximum military strength
* to assist the widows and orphans of deceased veterans, and the dependents of disabled and needed veterans
* to promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the communities in which they live.
The VFW is a great organization. If you are eligible, please join. I’m betting you’ll be glad you did. God bless the VFW and all of our veterans.
This Day In History –
1902 – Rayon is patented.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Coffee Day – This is an annual event observed on September 29 in a handful of countries for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage – coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee; some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers through social networking; and some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion. The exact origin of this celebration is unknown and many countries around the world participate in it. Honor your top can’t-live-without-it drink by pouring an extra cup today. Want a nibble to pair with it? There are coffee-infused meats, treats and more, too! What you see pictured here is my very first Peppermint Mocha of the year . . . YUM!
- Turkish Coffee
- Kona Coffee Rub
- Old-Fashioned Egg Coffee
- Triple-Chocolate Espresso Brownies
- Hispaniola Coffee Chili
- Chocolate Affogato With Vanilla Ice Cream
Have a truly wonderful Monday, have an extra cup of coffee and celebrate the little things. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!