Franchise Appreciation Day – Being a business owner isn’t easy. These days it’s more difficult than ever before, as the entrepreneurial spirit is being squashed by an administration that leans so far to the socialistic left that making a living as a business owner is nearly impossible. If you can manage it without employees, that’s fine, but if you need a crew, after you pay for insurance, the over inflated wages that untrained individuals claim they deserve for doing entry level jobs, and all of the other expenses required to run a business, then the road you travel will be difficult. Today we honor the Franchise opportunity. Franchises allow business minded people who wish to run their own business with all of the support and buying power of an established brand. Customers will most often gravitate to that which they are familiar with, so this is a big boost to the new business owner. Today celebrate this business model and shop one of your local franchises today. You are helping a small business owner in your own community when you do.
Love Litigating Lawyers Day – There are so many jokes out there about lawyers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all told them, and we’ve all laughed at them. Lawyers are scorned as being unethical sharks. What’s the first thing people do when they get into trouble though? Yep, they call a lawyer! So before you paint them in too bad a light, remember that there may come a day when you, or someone you care about, needs one of those sharks to protect them and represent them to the very best of their abilities! Today is “Love Litigating Lawyers Day” and is an excellent time to show a special litigator – if you know any – some consideration and respect. In 2011 there were 1,225,452 licensed attorneys in the United Stats, compared to only 64,137 in 1878! That’s a lot of lawyers!
Princess Diana’s Memorial Day – Can you believe it’s been 16 years since Princess Diana died? On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, lost her life from injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris. People around the world mourned her death as law enforcement officials began a series of investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash. The BBC reported that two years before her death, in an interview with Martin Bashir, Princess Diana said, “I’d like to see myself as a queen of people’s hearts, but I don’t see myself as being queen of this country.” She was indeed a queen of hearts, and is still remembered fondly by millions of people who admired around the world. Just this month I have seen news stories that investigations into Diana’s death are being renewed, as there is evidence suggesting that she perished not from an accident, but from an elaborately planned and executed murder. There used to be a tea shop in the town I grew up in. It was called the Copper Kettle, and was run by a delightful English couple. I loved going in there and having a pot of tea and a plate of crumpets with Devonshire cream and jam. After Princess Diana died the lady who ran the shop set up a memorial corner with pictures. I went in there for tea a few days after Princess Diana’s passing and this dear lady was sobbing as she came out of the kitchen. We, in our country, don’t understand the full devotion that the British have to their royal family, and Diana in particular was so loved. It was as if they lost a member of their own family. Poor lady, it was so sad! You can pay tribute to Diana and commemorate her death, you can make a donation to one of the many charitable organizations that she worked so hard to support during her lifetime. She was particularly involved in work for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, as well as providing a safer and healthier life for disadvantaged children.
Eat Outside Day – It’s a beautiful August day, the last one we’ll have for a whole year! The sky is blue, the sun is out and it’s a wonderful day to celebrate by eating outside! Whether you eat your lunch in the park, head to an outdoor café, grab a picnic basket and go somewhere away from home, or just sit on the back deck and enjoy the fresh air, eating outside is a wonderful way to celebrate this beautiful last day of the month.
This Day In History –
1964 – Heavy weight champion Rocky Marciano dies in a plane crash near Newton, Iowa.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Trail Mix Day – I’m sure we all love trail mix. It comes in so many different
varieties that you can get exactly what you want and enjoy the tasty, often healthy treat, whenever and however you want. Trail mix is a high energy snack that many people take hiking, camping or biking for that extra boost needed to reach the destination with energy to spare. Stores have all sorts of different mixes, or you can easily make up your own with only ingredients that you like! Thousands of years ago, ancient nomadic tribes made up their own trail mix of dried berries and fruits, nuts and even bits of dehydrated meat to sustain them while on the road. Same reasons we eat trail mix today! Even though it is high in calories, it is generally much healthier than potato chips or brownies. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but honestly, you can make up your trail mix out of any nut and fruit mixture you want to make it uniquely yours.
Enjoy your last day of the month. It’s a beautiful day, and it’s a Saturday! Doesn’t get much better than that. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!