Daily Quote: September 20, 2021

Just do what you do best.

~ Red Auerbach
American – Coach / September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Here we are, Federal Election Day in Canada. So for all my Canadian friends, get out there and vote. How appropriate that it is also National Gibberish Day. All the words have been said during the campaign period. Now just to see if there is any realy change or it’s all been just words.

Oh well, we can always celebrate National Pepperoini Pizza Day.

Daily Quote: September 18, 2021

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Saturday is usually cleaning day for those who work all week. So let’s add National Clean UP Day and World Clean UP Day to our list of chores for todday.

Once we’ve worked on those tasks let’s celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an all dressed cheeseburger from the BBQ.

Daily Quote: September 15, 2021

I have not told half of what I saw.

~ Marco Polo
Italian – Explorer /September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

In the middle of Canada’s Federal Election 2021 we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. For my Canadian friends and followers, be certain to vote. It is your civid duty and democratic privilage.

Today is also the First Day of Yom Kippur. The last day to atone your sins in the 10 days of repentance. A day of fasting and prayer. Jews seek to purify their souls by denying the bodily pleasures.

Today is also Green Peace Day. So save the whales and save the world.

I decided today, Marco Polo’s birthday should be celebrated by Marco Polo Day. Not the swimming pool game, but the explorer and adventurer. Celebrate by nurturing the adverturer in you. Go for a walk or a short trip to enjoy the variety of life and flavours of the world around you. Discover something new to you.

Daily Quote: September 9, 2021

If you want to be happy, be.

~ Leo Tolstoy
Russian – Novelist /September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Get the pencils out and sharpened, today is International Sudoku Day.

Or today you could just cuddle with your favorite Teddy Bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

Or dance in the streets to celebrate Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Whatever you do be certain to be happy.

Daily Quote: September 8, 2021

Literature is the immortality of speech.

~August Wilhelm von Schlegel
German – Poet / September 8, 1767 – May 12, 1845

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Keep on reading. Today is International Literacy Day. Also teach others to read.

The 3rd and last day of Rosh Hasana. All Holidays and Celebrations should be at least 3 days long.

Pardon Day. Forgive others and give pardons today.

Daily Quote: August 30, 2021

What terrified me will terrify others;
and I need only describe the spectre
which had haunted my midnight pillow.

~ Mary Shelley
English – Author / August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

August 30th, Mary Shelley’s Birthday is a day to remember Frankenstein Day and nightmares. May all your villagers be welcoming instead of waiting outside your door to execute you. Why not get some popcorn and watch an old Frankenstein movie or better still read the book.

Of all the nightmares of the world, on our TV screens are images of Afghan’s wanting to flee Afghanistan as the Taliban are overrunning the country. Today is also a day set aside as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. A day to remember all the kidnapped victims and those taken hostage.

Along the same vein of horrors today is also set aside as National Grief Awareness Day. Take time to heal and grieve.

Part of the healing process might include a long walk on one of the many beautiful beaches, sand, wind and waves as you celebrate National Beach Day.

Daily Quote: August 18, 2021

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.

~ Luciano De Crescenzo
(Italian – Writer Born: August 18, 1928 – July 18, 2019)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For today’s quote I dug into my achieves from February, when I caught a mallard duck as it was landing. He seemed to levitate above the frozen ground like an angel with his wings spread. Frozen in time.

So celebrate Never Give Up Day and lift someone else up today. For as the quote says we are all angels…..

Daily Quote: August 7, 2021

Age does not depend upon years,
but upon temperament and health.
Some men are born old,
and some never grow so.

~ Tryon Edwards
(American – TheologianAugust 7, 1809 – January 4, 1894)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

It only seems appropriate that August 7th is National Sister Day. Today is also the birthday of my second sister, the opinionated, boisterous, strongest person I know. Her love of family is her greatest strength. I will love her always. Our many adventures and mis-adventures are treasures in my heart, as I hope we have many more yet to come.

The 3 oldest Porte sisters. Happy Birthday Shelley.

Daily Quote: May 31, 2021

I believe a leaf of grass
is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

~ Walt Whitman (American – Poet Born: May 31, 1819. Lived until: March 26, 1892)

Holidays and Celebrations…

*** World No Tobacco Day ***

*** US Memorial Day ***

*** National Meditation Day ***

Porte Musings…

Years too late for many, we are giving up smoking on World No Tobacco Day. I quit more than 23 years ago. My husband quit 5 years ago. Other friends and family have quit as well. Unfortunately for many it was too late as the cancerous substance had already invaded our lungs and bodies. Not only by choice as a smoker, but also as 2nd and 3rd hand smoke. Even though sin taxes have made the evil smoke unaffordable, the black/grey market thrives.

The US is celebrating Memorial Day today. I think I’ll wait until the American Memorial Day before I plant my seedlings next year. Last weekend we had a killing frost after having 2 weeks of above normal temperatures.

Now here’s something to think about: National Meditation Day.

The baby blue jays are growing fast and are almost as big as their parents. But they don’t quite have all the beautiful feathers yet and are enjoying being fed by their parent. As we sat in the sunshine to warm ourselves my husband and I watched the baby blue jays stretch and push each other. We were afraid they might actually push each other out of the nest. But they were surprisingly agile and one landed on top of the light momentarily then quickly got back into the nest.