celebrate the day: National Pet Photo Day is July 11, 2020 - 07/09/20 01:19 PM
National Pet Photo Day is July 11, 2020
 
There are so many pet lovers in this community I wanted to give you a heads up about National Pet Photo Day. 
 
 
We all ooh and aww when we see photos and videos of dogs, cats, and other animals on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media sites.  
 
I love seeing  Trey and Tango on Brian England’s posts and while I miss Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Max, I am loving getting to know Finnegan. 
 
So get your best pet photos ready and share them here or on your other social media sites!
 
And just in … (22 comments)

celebrate the day: This Week...Happy Birthday, America - 07/03/20 04:58 PM
This Week...Happy Birthday, America
 
Over the years I have expressed my gratitude that both sets of my grandparents made their way here to this wonderful country. 
 


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan

While it is not a perfect home, it is my home. And I am very grateful to have been born here.
 
 
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas … (26 comments)

celebrate the day: Memorial Day 2020… - 05/24/20 12:31 PM
Memorial Day 2020…
 
 
This Memorial Day is a different one for many of us. However no matter what your plans are...staying in or finally being able to get out...I hope that you’ll remember why we have this day. 
 
 
Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  We are where we are today, being able to do what we do because of these men and women. 
 
HONOR..at 3 PM (your local time) on Memorial Day, please stop for the National Moment of Remembrance.
 
REFLECT...I wrote about this in a post a few years ago, but ask yourself if … (28 comments)

celebrate the day: Pay It Forward Day I April 28...Let’s Pay It Forward Here! - 04/27/20 12:48 PM
Pay It Forward Day I April 28...Let’s Pay It Forward Here!
 
Let’s have some fun for Pay It Forward Day!  This day, recognized throughout the world, is about creating a ripple of kindness that keeps going. 
 
Members here already share in their own communities. I know it...I’ve read your posts. We do it every day...buying someone’s coffee; holding the door open for someone; giving them your smile!  
 
 
And now more than ever, we need that ripple to keep going and growing. 
 
So what about here at ActiveRain?  We could use some fun and kindness too!
 
While we may not be able to buy cups of coffee … (36 comments)

celebrate the day: Celebrating Orchids - 04/15/20 03:04 PM
Celebrating Orchids
 
While I was trolling cyberville the other day, I noticed something about National Orchid Day being celebrated today. Since returning to Houston, the number of orchids in my inventory has dwindled. 
 
 
Larry bought me my first orchid when we moved to Florida over 30 years ago.  I knew nothing about them and needless to say...I killed it. 
 
Shortly after that, a good friend and I went to a large orchid dealer in South Florida that was closing. It was like a treasure hunt. Most of the orchids had no names on them so we just took a chance. And that’s when my … (33 comments)

celebrate the day: Please Help Me With a Birthday Wish… - 03/29/20 01:03 PM
Please Help Me With a Birthday Wish…
 
Today is my friend  Sharon Tara’s birthday and I hope that you’ll help me wish her a very Happy Birthday!
 
 
 
One of my greatest joys was the day that I got to meet Sharon when she was in Florida visiting her parents. 
 
She continues to amaze me with her creativity… from the Halloween costumes she used to make for her grandchildren to her skill at made-at-home gifts. 

Happy Birthday, Sharon!!!
 
 
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celebrate the day: How to Celebrate Organize your Home Office Day - 03/09/20 05:39 PM
How to Celebrate Organize your Home Office Day
 
Many of us here work from home and even if you don’t, chances are you have some kind of home office. And, if you’re like me, if you let it, things (as in paperwork and stuff) can get out of hand, it’s harder for you to get anything done. 
 
The older I get the more I understand that keeping things simple is the key to enjoying the important things in life. 
 
Here are a few helpful hints: 

Rid yourself of as much paper as you can- Break the habit of moving paper around from stack to stack. … (22 comments)

celebrate the day: Motivational Monday...What If You Couldn’t Read? - 03/01/20 01:22 PM
Motivational Monday...What If You Couldn’t Read?
 
Read Across America is one of my favorite days to celebrate because it involves books and reading. 
 
For those who’ve read this before, I apologize...when I graduated from graduate school I did psychological testing for a professor. Some of our testees were recently released from prison. Before I could administer any tests, I had to determine their reading level. 
 
I was astounded when so many of them could not read at or above the third-grade reading level.
 
“Third grade has been identified as important to reading literacy because it is the final year children are learning to read, after … (39 comments)

celebrate the day: One Day More...What Will You Leap to Do? - 02/27/20 12:16 PM
One Day More...What Will You Leap to Do?
 
Yes...if there are debates and political ads...it can only mean that this is a Leap Year!
 
This year Leap Day or February 29 falls on a Saturday, however, for most of the people on this site, it’s just another workday. Actually, as it is a Saturday, it may be an even busier day for you with Open Houses and showings.
 
I suspect that for most of us it’s just one day more. 
 
However...just for a minute, think of February 29 as a free day to do anything we want, go anywhere we want… no constraints.  No listings … (30 comments)

celebrate the day: You Think You Can...But You Really Can’t - 02/20/20 01:37 PM
You Think You Can...But You Really Can’t
 
When I learned that today, February 21 is Single Tasking Day, it reminded me of what many of us think we can do but really can’t...Multitask.
 
Multitasking Can’t be done.
 
Studies have shown that while we think we can, for example,  write a post and handle the calls coming in from our seller, and skim our email and answer texts...we can’t. 
 
In fact, we’re doing more harm than good. We’re more productive if we focus on one task at a time. 
 
Here are a few other interesting tidbits for you to tuck away the next time you want to … (68 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Valentine’s Day… - 02/13/20 05:22 PM
Happy Valentine’s Day…
 
Depending upon when you are reading this, you may or may not have time left to show your significant other or whomever you choose, how much you mean to them...in other words,  head down to your local florist, market, drug store, candy shop or whatever, and whip out that credit card. 
 
 
I’m joking. Whatever your plans are for today, I hope that you are doing exactly what you want to be doing!
 
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
 
 
Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.  Richard Bach
 
 
 
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celebrate the day: Squirrel Appreciation Day… - 01/20/20 04:13 PM
Squirrel Appreciation Day…
 
Understandably, many homeowners do not want squirrels in their yard. I get it… the damage they can do to wood and wires is a homeowner’s nightmare. 
 
However, since it is their day, I thought I’d share some photos of my little buddies. The squirrels who visited us in Delray Beach became our buddies. As soon as the garage door opened, they were in the driveway waiting for peanuts. 
 
 
On one morning walk, we were about a block from home when I looked down and there was one of our squirrels waiting for a peanut. 
 
Our squirrels in Houston have been slow to … (37 comments)

celebrate the day: Thankful Thursday...Supporting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - 01/08/20 12:13 PM
Thankful Thursday...Supporting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
 
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day takes on special meaning for me and for my family because we have several members who are or have been in law enforcement. My brother retired from the Houston Police Department a few years ago and I have others
in our family who are currently serving. 
 
 
 
As a family member, I can tell you that when you have someone in the family who is a member of the force, you jump if the phone rings in the middle of the night or when you hear of a police shooting. 
 
 
These men and women and canines … (40 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy New Year to My ActiveRain Friends! - 12/31/19 05:48 PM
 Happy New Year to My ActiveRain Friends!
 
 
 
 
May all your wishes, hopes, and dreams
For the New Year come true,
May the year bring you joys and happiness
Made especially for you. 
 
Wishing you a Remarkable 2020!!!
 
Thank you all for enlightening, educating,
and entertaining me with all of your posts.
 
 
 
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celebrate the day: Until Next Year...or Sooner Than You Think - 12/30/19 04:04 PM
Until Next Year...or Sooner Than You Think
 
Yes, faster than one would like, the New Year is just around the corner. I’ve never been one of those people who can’t wait for a year to be over. There may be things, situations or people I am happy to be rid of but I’m usually very content to be where I am. 
 
I don’t know what your plans are, but Larry and I plan on a nice dinner at home (either Osso Buco or lobster...can't decide) and watching as many Bowl games as we can. 
 
I gave up making New Year’s Resolutions years ago. For … (33 comments)

celebrate the day: Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas - 12/24/19 06:25 PM
Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas
 
 

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope that your days are filled with all of the Joy, Love, and Peace that comes with the season. 
 
Thank you for sharing your lives with me and for letting me be a part of yours. 
 
May you have good health, extraordinary memories, limitless joy, and all that you wish for in the coming year. 

Have a very Merry Christmas! 
 
 
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celebrate the day: National App Day is December 11...Share Your Favorites! - 12/09/19 05:31 PM
National App Day is December 11...Share Your Favorites!
 
The iPhone launched in 2007 and the apps keep on coming. You can learn more about the apps that launched back in 2008. 
 
Where would we be without our apps?  My friends call me an Apps W___, but that’s ok, I wear it proudly. 
 
I have only a few games on my iPhone...spider solitaire and Freecell are my favorite. Those help me keep my dendrites firing. 
 
Apps make it easier for us to do so many things...order food, order a car, find our way around town, and check to see what’s going on at our house. 
 
The list … (25 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain Community… Thank You For Enriching My Life - 11/27/19 04:22 PM
Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain Community… Thank You For Enriching My Life

Thank you so much for adding so much to my life.  Your posts, as well as the comments and interaction here, teach me something every day. This community is an example of what a social media platform can and should be like...respect for the community. 
 
 
 
Wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  
 
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celebrate the day: Use Less Stuff Day...Let’s Celebrate - 11/20/19 04:04 PM
Use Less Stuff Day...Let’s Celebrate
 
Depending upon which website you look at, this day is celebrated today or someday soon.  Either way, it’s a day that is even more meaningful to me having survived a big move from Florida to Houston earlier this year. 
 
For me, using less stuff means two things to me:
1. Stop feeling the need to acquire things, whether they’re books, purses, things for the house (or as Larry would call them dust collectors) and other THINGS. 
 
I read books and magazines on my iPad. Very rarely do I send a paper card to someone. I still do but not like … (34 comments)

celebrate the day: National Chaos Never Dies Day is November 9...Do You Plan to be In the Middle of It? - 11/07/19 04:58 PM
National Chaos Never Dies Day is November 9...Do You Plan to be In the Middle of It?
 
Raise your hand if you know someone whose life always seems to be in a state of chaos. 
 
When I saw this day...and by the way, I have no idea what it’s all about...it just jogged a blog in my nog(gin)... several people I know popped into my head. 
 
There are people in my life who always seem to be running around like a chicken with their head cut off. It seems as if their schedule and theirs alone is packed with appointments and activities that they … (28 comments)

 
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