Daily Quote: October 23, 2021

It is not the years in your life
but the life in your years that counts.

~ Adlai Stevenson I
American – Politician / October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As a former Project Manager Event Organizers Day strikes a chord in my heart. Event Organizers, those take charge people who make sure the details are taken care of and the Event runs smoothly are recognized for their contributions today.

Even if you aren’t one of those born leaders/organizers you can still be a leader in your community on Make a Difference Day. Join a group, participate by volunteering your time, or just pick up the trash on your daily walk. Yes, the efforts of one person make a difference. Remember to keep doing those random acts of kindness.

What food should we celebrate today? National Boston Cream Pie Day. A wonderful 2 layer cake with a light cream filling and rich dark chocolate poured over top. Yes, Boston Cream Pie’s need their own day. 🙂

Daily Quote: October 22, 2021

Half the things that people do not succeed in
are through fear of making the attempt.

~ James Northcote
 – Artist / October 22, 1746 – July 13, 1831

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Somedays I feel like a nut and some days I don’t. But be certain to celebrate National Nut Day.

And today we celebrate all the MacGyvers of the world with Smart is Cool Day.

Hug a Wombat on Wombat Day. This short round rodent like marsupial about a metre long from Australia needs to be loved.

Only 1 week until my new engineered hardwood floors are installed. I can’t wait until some of my home is back in order. The week after that my new sheet vinyl is installed. Just in time for Remembrance Day.

Daily Quote: October 21, 2021

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English – Poet / October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

To end bullying of LGBQT teens and children today is Spirit Day. Put an end to bullying. Do a random act of kindess.

October 21, 2015 is the day the DeLorean traveled to in the movie “Back to the Future”, so today is remembered as “Back to the Future Day”. To celebrate you can donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or just watch one of the Back to the Future movies with a good friend and some popcorn.

Celebrate the fruit of the fall on Apple Day. Apples of all kinds celebrate diversity of communities and people. Eat an apple a day for it’s medicinal purposes. Or today just celebrate the humble apple. Apple cider, upside down cake, juice, cobbler, sauce, candy…..or just a fresh crisp apple.

Living in the middle of a construction zone, we’re preparing for new floors, next week the floor laying begins. The simple task of clearing out the main floor of our 2 story house has turned into paint the baseboards, paint the trim, redecorate the laundry room and now paint the den. Move this, pack that, don’t use the main floor toilet (how lazy we have become, that trip upstairs to use the loo has became a major hurdle.) Add a piece of plywood to the end of the counter. Buy new chairs. Maybe the curtains need to be changed? I can’t wait until this project is done. 😉

Daily Quote: October 20, 2021

No man’s credit is as good as his money.

~ John Dewey
American – Philosopher / October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

So what’s holding your pants up? Thank goodness for suspenders, as we celebrate National Suspenders Day. I’m in the process of redecorating my house and the Laundry Room is next. I think I’ll paint a sign for the room. Laundry Room: Drop your pants here.

Today is also National Brandied Fruit Day. So why not try some today.

Then get the pens and paper out to celebrate National Day on Writing.

Daily Quote: October 18, 2021

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.

~ Matthew Henry
English – Clergyman / October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Christians celebrate St. Luke today. St. Luke was one of the apostles, thought to be an educated non-Jew, perhaps even a doctor. He wrote 2 books of the New Testament: Luke and Acts. Both books were directed at the conversion of non-Jews to Christianity.

Muslim Arabs celebrate Mawlid Un Nabi, the birthday of Mohamad, God’s last messenger. Sunni Muslims don’t celebrate as all birthdays aren’t celebrated, while denominations like Sufis honour the day.

Persons Day commemorates women being legally declared persons in Canada and being able to hold positions in the government.

Daily Quote: October 17, 2021

My photographs are a celebration of life, fun and the beautiful.
They are a world that doesn’t exist. A fantasy. Freedom is real.
There are no rules. The life I wish I was living.

~ Ryan McGinley
American – Photographer / Born: October 17, 1977

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

My photos are a celebration of life, the fun and the beautiful. But unlike Ryan McGinley my photos aren’t fantasy. They capture a moment in time to be cherished. Whether it be a smile or a glance, a special occasion or an everyday occurrence. My grandchildren playing, a place I’ve been or some animal I’ve observed. All things that capture my heart and cause it to melt just a little in the warmth of the memory.

Celebrate World Toy Camera Day by giving a child a camera, real or toy so that they can experiment with different ways to frame the world.

Remember the poor today on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Although there will always be poor, maybe you can lessen the trials just a little bit for someone.

On National Pasta Day, we remember the comfort food that fills not only our bellies, but our hearts as well. From Kraft Dinner to Linguine Carbonara pasta always satisfies.

Daily Quote: October 15, 2021

The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

~ Helen Hunt Jackson
American – Writer / October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Over the last 2 years we’ve learned how important it is to wash your hands. Today we celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

In keeping with Women’s History Month, today we celebrate the International Day of Rural Women. A special tribute to all the female farmers who keep the farms running smoothly.

And we also celebrate Boss’s Day. Although I’ve been retired for 9 years from Canada Post, I still appreciate all of the bosses that I’ve had: mentors, leaders and inspiration to work. This year with my temporary jobs, it has again shown me that a good boss keeps things running smoothly with good communication skills and vision.

Daily Quote: October 14, 2021

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

~ William Penn
English – Leader / October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is also World Standards Day. So do you measure up? or how do you measure up?

In Ontario it’s hard to celebrate World Sight Day when the Optometrists are refusing to see anyone that has OHIP coverage. So that means children, people over 65 or diabetics and others who qualify for OHIP coverage for eye exams are all being held ransom by eye doctors, while these “Doctors” refuse to get back to the bargaining table about payment rates. I have no sympathy for any medical group that refuses to provide services to those who need it most. It’s worse than living in a 3rd world country where they don’t have the resources. We have the resources but are being denied the care by the very people who are supposed to be caring for us.

If you can’t get results take it to your Ombudsman as we celebrate Ombuds Day.

Daily Quote: October 13, 2021

I’m not afraid of problem-solving.
There is always a way.

~ Hanneli Mustaparta
Norwegian – Photographer / Born: October 13, 1982

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The focus today is on Women’s Breasts: No Bra Day and Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. So set those ladies free and be certain to book your Mamograms!

And don’t forget National Bring Your Teddy Bears to Work and School Day.

The News is good today. The USA has announced it will permit non-essential travel to the USA in November. The Canadian Snowbirds are packing and revving their engines as our Seasonal Campgrounds close the end of October.

Is it a sign that the Pandemic is lessening it’s grip or that we are just going to learn to live with it? Some of us are being a bit more cautious and still holding off on our travel south.