What a busy day yesterday was! It was busy in a good way though. I spent most of my day in the kitchen, and quite honestly, that is where I am typically happiest when I’m home and hanging out on my own. I made all sorts of goodies, some for a friend’s birthday, some for us, and some for dinner and lunches to freeze for meals over the next couple of weeks. My feet hurt, my back aches, but it was all worth it. What do you do on your day off that makes you really happy? Now it’s Thursday, I’m heading for work and gearing up for a good day and hope you are too.
Holy Humor Month – Joke of the Day – God’s Omnipotence
Sunday school teacher was asking her students some questions after a series of lessons on God’s omnipotence. She asked, “Is there anything God can’t do?” All was silent. Finally, one boy held up his hand. The teacher, on seeing this, was disappointed that they had missed the point of the lesson. She sighed and asked, “Well, what is it you think God can’t do?” The boy replied, “He can’t please everybody.”
*Sadly this is less of a joke as it is a wise bit of insight.
Golfer’s Day – I’m not a golfer . . . I’ve played mini-golf, I’ve played putt putt golf. I’ve never come even close to playing actual golf. The people I know who love to golf REALLY love it. There are some avid golfers who think that every day should be Golfer’s Day. The person currently residing at the White House certainly seems to think so! For today though, it really IS Golfer’s Day. Today would be a good day for the Golfer’s in the world to be thankful the game was invented in the first place, and to get out and do 18 holes in their honor. I’ve known golfers who love to go out even when it is raining and completely icky out! That’s how much they love the game.
National Sibling Day – Brothers and sisters are pretty interesting people, aren’t they? We love them, but they make us crazy half the time. Sometimes MORE than half! Some people are best friends with their siblings and their supporters throughout their lives. Others love each other but find when they grow up they don’t have all that much in common. They want the best for each other, and would give a kidney to save the other, but there’s not a lot to say when they are together because they simply are interested in different things. Even with our differences, I’m glad I grew up with a little brother. We both have some funny stories to tell, and it’s good for a kid to have someone to fight with, make up with, and have as a playmate. I’ve always thought that the life of an only child would be pretty lonely and that something very important would be missing. At least for me it would have been. If you have a sibling that you are not in contact with, give yours a call or send them an email today. It’s good to touch base periodically.
National Farm Animals Day – Today is an important day meant to promote the welfare of America’s huge livestock population – an estimated 9 billion chickens, 244 million turkeys, 93 million cows, 65 million hogs and 6 million sheep . . . among others! U.S. farm animals go through a lot of hardship – from lack of space, to an excess of hormones and antibiotics being pumped into them. The founder of this day, Colleen Paige, had the goal of raising awareness of the plight of slaughter animals, as well as to find homes for farm animals that have been abandoned or abused. There are organic, free-range, drug free farms that take care of animals who have been mistreated, and the videos I’ve linked below show just how happy these little (or big) guys can be to have freedom to run and play, and how much they love being treated with kindness. Makes me a little teary to see how much fun they are having! Click each of the links and watch a couple minutes of video each to get a sense of the happiness these critters have to be free! Meet Angelo – he is enjoying his freedom at a rescue farm in New York. How cute is this?
Safety Pin Day – OK, I can honestly say this completely sucks big time for this guy! Walter Hunt thought up lots of great ideas. He invented a machine to spin flax , a fire engine gong, a forest saw and a stove that burned hard coal/ He created wonderful inventions that worked, but he just couldn’t figure out how to make money from them. Well, one day in 1849 he wanted to pay back a fifteen-dollar debt to a friend so he invented something new. From a piece of brass wire about 8 inches long, coiled at the center and shielded at one end, he made the first safety pin. He took out a patent on it, sold the rights for $400, paid his friend back and had $385 to spare. He then watched as the safety pin went on to become a million dollar money maker for someone else.
This Day In History –
1912 – The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic departs on it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, England.
1916 – The first professional golf tournament was held. 1866 – Do you love animals? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established on this date in 1866.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Cinnamon Crescent Day – Thank Pillsbury for making crescent rolls an everyday delight. The company introduced frozen dough in the 1950s, and home cooks have baked with it ever since.
I’m still feeling bad for the guy who invented the safety pin! Those cute farm animal videos put a smile back on my face though – weren’t they cute? And so happy! I’m heading for work now, but I’ll be sure to celebrate throughout the day and hope you will too. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!