celebrate the day: National Proofreading Day is March 8! - 03/07/18 11:20 AM
National Proofreading Day is March 8!

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as National Proofreading Day and it was started by Judy Beaver to honor her mother.

And while it may seem a bit odd that I highlight this day since I have been known to have my share of OOPS moments, proofreading your work is still important.

We all have those moments when a word is misspelled or omitted. We’ve used their when we meant to use they’re.

Our very kind friends will shoot us a text or email us to make us aware of these (never very nice … (31 comments)

celebrate the day: Read Across America Day is March 2! Grab a Book! - 03/01/18 05:23 PM
Read Across America Day is March 2!
Grab a Book!
This is one of my favorite days to highlight because reading is not just fun but it is important for our whole society.

Read Across America Day is sponsored by the National Education Association and has been since 1998.
Why is this important to me?

When I finished graduate school, I got a job administering psychological tests. Many had just been released from prison. The first test I had to administer was one to determine if they could read at or above the 3rd-grade level.
I could not believe how many could not read … (17 comments)

celebrate the day: World Compliment Day is March 1st! - 02/25/18 04:33 PM
World Compliment Day is March 1st!

This is another one of those days that really should be 365 days of the year. World Compliment Day was started by Hans Poortvliet of the Netherlands and it is a day that requires no purchases, no cards, and no flowers.

So put your credit card back and instead put on your thinking cap.

World Compliment Day is the time to recognize what you appreciate in a person and be sure to let them know it.

Think about the last time someone paid you a compliment, and not just “You look nice today.”

Perhaps they told you … (23 comments)

celebrate the day: (Almost) Wordless Wednesday...All I Need - 02/13/18 04:47 PM
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday...All I Need

I could make a list...dark chocolate,
Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy ice cream,
a chocolate molten cake, chocolate cream pie,
homemade chocolate chip cookies, but this is all I need...

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your special Valentines.

celebrate the day: Inane Answering Message Day is January 30. - 01/28/18 03:20 PM
Inane Answering Message Day is January 30.
Does anyone leave a voice message anymore? With texts, email, and any number of ways to let someone know that you have a message for them, sometimes I wonder if voicemail is going the way of Rolodexes. (remember them?)

Often when someone tries to reach me and gets my outgoing message, they will instead text me.
They may text me that they left me a message or text me with whatever message they wanted to leave.
That’s quite all right with me.
Nevertheless, your outgoing message is an integral part of the impression you’re making to … (30 comments)

celebrate the day: January 2...a Smorgasbord of Holidays. - 01/01/18 03:39 PM
January 2...a Smorgasbord of Holidays.

While sitting on my behind on January 1, watching a myriad of college football I looked at a calendar to see just what January 2 would hold.
It is a veritable smorgasbord of holidays to be celebrated.
And, as I’m not quite ready to get back into serious stuff, I thought I’d have fun walking you through the many celebrations that occur on January 2…
You might call it a Buffet of holidays because it is indeed Buffet Day. There are tons of “all you can eat” establishments here. I like the idea of a buffet but … (23 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy New Year...Come On...What Are You Waiting For?? - 12/31/17 05:10 PM
Happy New Year...Come On...What Are You Waiting For??
So many expectations and for some, a good deal of pressure. What are your resolutions?  What have you planned?
I say charge into the New Year with the resolve to be a better person than you were last year. At least that’s my plan.

New Year's Day ... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Mark Twain
Here’s wishing you a splendid 2018…
May you become all you hope to be…
May you enjoy every single moment of every single … (23 comments)

celebrate the day: Merry Christmas 2017 - 12/24/17 05:12 PM
Merry Christmas 2017

All of the
Joy and Love
Of the Season Stay
With us throughout the year.
Keep the spirit in your heart always
And share the love with those around you.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Please hug those you love and tell them how much they mean to you. Pick up the phone and call those who are away from you and tell them that you’re thinking of them.

celebrate the day: Look On the Bright Side Day is December 21! - 12/20/17 05:31 PM
Look On the Bright Side Day is December 21st!
Now, this is my kind of day! Naturally, I have no idea of its origin but what does it matter?!
Just the other day, we were having a conversation at breakfast with some friends.  I don’t even remember the topic but my thought was that since we would have no way of knowing the outcome of something, I chose to think that it all turned out well.

Whatever I thought would have no impact on the subject but could impact my day.

No, I’m not a (total) Pollyanna but while I try to be … (27 comments)

celebrate the day: Bake Cookies Day is December 18! Yum!!! - 12/17/17 03:16 PM
Bake Cookies Day is December 18! Yum!!!
Because I have my annual Cookie/Ornament Exchange Tuesday night, I made 14 dozen cookies on Sunday. Besides the cookies, as tradition, I make a dessert as well.
You can read all about Bake Cookies Day and learn more about the origin of the cookie!
Our cookie exchange began years ago, more than 15 I think.  It’s funny because I remember the first one we had, we’d all made 8 dozen cookies...1 dozen for each person attending to take home, and another dozen to be shared at the exchange.

Our hostess, Joanne, makes a huge salad … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: Veterans Day 2017 - 11/09/17 03:38 PM
Veterans Day 2017

The other night we were out for a quick bite and one of the waitstaff was on the floor writing a message in chalk to all who walked over it…

Free lunch to Veterans from their special Veterans Day Menu.

And once again it made me wonder...is this how we should be honoring those who have and are serving?

Mind you, this restaurant is not the only business offering something special for our Veterans.
Nor do I begrudge any act of kindness or any gesture to say Thank you for your service to those who have served.
But is giving them … (19 comments)

celebrate the day: World Smile Day is October 6, 2017. - 10/04/17 03:42 PM
World Smile Day is October 6, 2017.

The first World Smile Day was in 1999 and was started by Harvey Ball. If you’re not familiar with his name, I’ll bet you’re familiar with this:
Mr. Ball was the creator of the Smiley Face! The World Smile Foundation was formed in his honor with this as their slogan “improving this world, one smile at a time.”
And so I have two “smiley” stories for you which I hope will bring a smile to your face.
Growing up in Houston there were times when I came upon a retail salesperson who was probably having a bad … (31 comments)

celebrate the day: World Heart Day is September 29. Please Listen to Yours. - 09/27/17 05:50 PM
World Heart Day is September 29. Please Listen to Yours.

Today is a special day for me and I hope that you’ll be a part of it.
Eighteen years ago. Larry had 2 stents put in. The procedure was a success and he was up and around within 2 days.
World Heart Day, sponsored by the American Heart Federation, this day urges us to do everything we can to make our hearts healthier. Being heart healthy, and encouraging our friends and family to do so as well, is something we can do and must do.
Coronary heart disease accounts for 1 … (47 comments)

celebrate the day: International Day of Charity is September 5, 2017. Perfect Timing! - 09/04/17 02:31 PM
International Day of Charity is September 5, 2017. Perfect Timing!
The celebration of International Day of Charity began in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly. This day also marks the passing of Mother Teresa, probably the most charitable person our world has known.

And charitable giving couldn’t come at a better time.
Having spent the last week running the highs and lows of emotions while watching Hurricane Harvey and his rain devastate much of South Texas, it was a lifting of the spirit to see so many people give of themselves for others.
Giving to others is an act that should … (25 comments)

celebrate the day: Be an Angel Day is August 22, 2017 - 08/20/17 12:17 PM
Be an Angel Day is August 22, 2017
There are so many opportunities in our world to be an angel to someone, it seems odd that we need a day to remind us of it.  But when you think about it all of us are looking for or have been helped by an angel.
And given the climate we’re in, now more than ever just think what the world would be like if we all did just one act of kindness for someone.
When you focus your efforts and thoughts towards someone else, even someone you don’t know, it’s like opening a … (30 comments)

celebrate the day: Garage Sale Day is Saturday, August 12, 2017! - 08/10/17 03:57 PM
Garage Sale Day is Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is a day that agents and stagers should get behind because it would make our lives a lot easier!

In fact, if you are working with sellers, this might be something you want to get behind! You can offer to provide signs or help with advertising, for example.
If you’ve had a garage sale then you know it can be fun and it is a wonderful way to rid yourself of things you no longer need, use or want. You can also make some money doing it!

But, if you’ve never had one, there … (33 comments)

celebrate the day: World Wide Web Day is August 1, 2017. - 07/30/17 03:09 PM
World Wide Web Day is August 1, 2017.
Contrary to what late night comics might say, the World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee (of CERN.)
We ALL owe him a debt of gratitude….or  on some days, I’m sure some want to go back to the way it was and never return.
I can remember my thoughts exactly of the “WWW” when Larry tried to explain the Web to me. I said…
Why in the world would I want to communicate with someone I don’t know in a state I’ve never been in?
Duh...What do you call this!? I bought in hook, … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: National Junk Food Day is July 21! - 07/20/17 02:49 PM
National Junk Food Day is July 21!

It’s Friday, National Junk Food Day and time for some frivolity!  Come okon...if you’re like me, you try hard every day to eat healthy foods! No white sugar or flour, low carbs, no meat or very little of it, lots of veggies and fruits.
I grew up with Twinkies and Hostess cup cakes, M&M’s and Malted Milk Balls. Show me a bag of Ruffles Potato chips and be prepared to get your own bag.  
And, don’t tell me that you don’t eat junk food anymore unless your name is Barbara Todaro!  On National Donut Day, I … (35 comments)

celebrate the day: National Simplicity Day is July 12, 2017 - 07/10/17 12:58 PM
National Simplicity Day is July 12, 2017
July 12 is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday and it is only appropriate that we celebrate his desire for a simple life on this day.
Many of us here are in the process or already arrived at the point in one’s life when we are ridding ourselves of what we don’t need or use and striving for a more simple life. (Right Barbara Todaro ?!)
I have friends whom I admire who are already living that life and they are many years younger than I.
We spend the first part of our life figuring out how to earn enough … (61 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Fourth of July America! - 07/03/17 03:17 PM
Happy Fourth of July America!
In wishing our country a very Happy Birthday, I am grateful to all of our forefathers who set out to make this the country what it is.
I wrote about this a few years ago but thought it would be a good time to encourage anyone who has not visited our Capitol to put that on your agenda or bucket list.
When I graduated from high school, I had to opportunity to spend 3 days there as part of my senior trip. I was so enthralled with D.C. that I knew I had to return.
And for … (34 comments)

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