Daily Quote: March 16, 2022

Happiness always looks small
while you hold it in your hands,
but let it go,
and you learn at once
how big and precious it is.

~ Maxim Gorky
Russian – Novelist / March 16, 1868 – June 18, 1936

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The Jewish Celebration of Purim Starts today. Purim is a celebration of the book of Esther and the deliverance of Jews from Haman. A salvation story of the Jews from oppression. The Ukraine is in need of salvation from Russia. Of 40 million Ukrainians, almost 3 million have fled to other countries seeking safety while the other 37 million face ongoing bombing from their neighbours to the north. The rest of the world is sitting back in fear of World War III.

Freedom of Information Day means that all the truths should be open to anyone who want to know. But we probably can’t handle the truth. And who’s truth would it be? Which story would we believe?

I’ve never acquired a taste for artichokes, but if you like them it’s time to celebrate National Artichoke Heart Day. 😉

Daily Quote: March 14, 2022

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance,
you must keep moving.

~ Albert Einstein
German – Physicist / March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

It’s here. 03/14/2022. Pi Day for 2022.

The Monday after the beginning of Daylight Savings Time is National Napping Day, as we all try to find that hour’s worth of sleep we lost. Getting up an hour earlier we’re all a little bit tired. So, be a little more patient today and take a little nap.

Or jus eat a bag of potato chips. After all today is National Potato Chip Day. 😉

Daily Quote: March 6, 2022

I saw the angel in the marble
and carved until I set him free.

~ Michelangelo
Italian – Artist / March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On the journey to Easter, today is the 1st Sunday in Lent.

History has a way of re-writing itself with different perspectives. Today is Alamo Day. The most recent movie about this event was released in 2004: Remember the Alamo.

If you haven’t given up chocolate for Lent, today is National Oreo Day. Grab some Oreos and a glass of milk, then just indulge. 😉

Daily Quote: January 28, 2022

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.

~ Alan Alda
American – Actor Born: January 28, 1936

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

I don’t understand why Daisy Day is celebrated in January. To me it should be celebrated in July when we would be able to enjoy them and pass them out to each other or make daisy chains. Perhaps it’s because we need to remember the sunshine and warmth of daisies.

Every child and child at heart needs to participate in International LEGO Day. I think Legoland is a great destination to go to this summer.

On the last Friday in January let’s celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day. Smoother them in butter and maple syrup. Mmmm….. 😉

Daily Quote: January 24, 2022

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

~ William Congreve
English – Poet January 24, 1670 – January 19, 1729

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

You look good today. Celebrate National Compliment Day. Give a compliment to someone. There is a right way to give a compliment according to Oprah Daily:

  1. Link your compliment to something you genuinely feel.
  2. Then, think about why you appreciate that quality.
  3. Be authentic and specific, not hyperbolic.
  4. Done right, even seemingly superficial compliments can make someone’s day.

Now that you know how to give a compliment, celebration National “Just Do It” Day.
Make one day, Day One. Hit those other items on your To Do List. Getter Done! 😉

Don’t forget to celebration National Peanut Butter Day. If not with a peanut butter sandwich, then enjoy a peanut butter cookie. Peanut allergies can be very severe. Recent research shows that introducing Peanut Butter earlier helps reduce the allergic reactions and development.

So glad the Ontario government now pays for Mid-wives. My newest grandchild will have a mid-wife to help with his/her arrival. Looking forward to the new family addition in June.

Daily Quote: January 20, 2022

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made.
Very few people die past that age.

~ George Burns
American – Comedian / January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of my favorite celebrations: Take a Walk Outdoors Day. My daily walking partner is off cruising in the British Virgin Islands, so walking in this cold weather is a little harder than usual, but the snow is pretty.

Today is also International Day of Acceptance. By accepting and welcoming everyone maybe we could actually have equality and peace.

Tonight get out the cheese and crackers to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day. If you can’t wait, have a grilled cheese for lunch. 😉

Our summer trailer sold yesterday. We weren’t using it much anyways and the annual cost of staying in a trailer park was quickly approaching. The young man that came to buy it talked us down, but it still avoids that annual fee. It was something we tried and just didn’t like so it was time to cut our loses and move on. The tree in today’s quote was on our way to the trailer.

Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~ Dogen
Japanese – Leader / January 19, 1200 – September 22, 1253

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate New Friends Day by making new friends. But always remember you can’t make old friends so cherish them.

All Artists tend to be outlaws, changing art and going in different directions. So celebrate Artist as Outlaw Day by colouring outside the lines.

Make some fresh popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day.

Today’s quote reminds us that life comes and goes, we cannot control it, so appreciate what you have and love it while you can.

Daily Quote: January 10, 2022

I spent ninety percent of my money
on wine, women and song
and just wasted the other ten percent.

~ Ronnie Hawkins
American – Musician Born: January 10, 1935

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

What do you think is a waste of your money? Living certainly isn’t. So although it is necessary to have a good financial plan it is also important to invest wisely in your vices and passions. Happy Birthday Ronnie Hawkins. Sing on!

It’s important to set aside one day as National Clean Off Your Desk Day. I’ve always been more of a keep items handy that you’re working on type of person. So I guess one day a year it should be cleaned.

Dark chocolate, eat Dark chocolate on National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. 😉

Although the Eagles have rebounded in the last few years it’s still important to recognize them on Save the Eagles Day. So here’s to all the eagles.

Daily Quote: November 26, 2021

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

~ Charles M. Schulz
American – Cartoonist / November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings

Thanksgiving special, Christmas Special, now Good Grief Day. In memory of Charles M. Shultz and the Peanut Gang.

Black Friday was so popular in the USA that Canadian Merchants thought they would join in on the fun with their own Black Friday Sales. Sales that last the whole month of November until Christmas. I partook in the sales events yesterday by buying a new coat at 70% off (the cost not the coat LOL) 😉

As protest to the commercialism today is also Buy Nothing Day.

For all my American friends: Happy Leftovers Day.