How appropriate that today is Grandparent’s Day. It is also my first grandson’s 10th Birthday. My miracle grandson. We had resigned ourselves to never being grandparents. We had beed told that our daughter-in-law was unable to conceive. Then surprise. She never thought she would get pregnant and the doctor told her not only was she pregnant, but she was 6 months pregnant. What a wonderful blessing. He continues to be our miracle grandson. He has an amazing sense of humour and intelligence combined with compassion and love.
40 years ago today I gave birth to my first child, a boy and a joy. We named him after his father and I was promised I could always call him Jay. Children grow up and choose their own direction. He prefers his real name over his childhood name, but I refuse to call him anything but Jay. None of his friends even recognize the name for he is no longer a child. But he will always be my son. I wish him the very best for the next 40 years. ❤
Pause to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide leaves those behind wondering and questioning what could we have done differently to prevent this terrible loss. Often the answer is nothing. So, instead everyday be available to listen to others and offer understanding. Support your local Suicide Prevention call in lines and carry on.
Others are battling for their lives as we remember Stand up to Cancer Day. Looking for cures and new methods of early detection. Fight this terrible disease.
This Second Friday in September is also National Hot Dog Day. So whether you buy one from a street vendor or enjoy one on the BBQ in your own back yard, enjoy a hot dog today.
September 7th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana. Celebrate by lighting candles, praying, eating an apple dipped in honey to think of the sweet new year. Often a fish head is included on the table to remember that you are a head and not a tail.
As children head off to school it’s OK for you to have a beer today. It is National Beer Lovers’ Day.
Today is also known as Grandma Moses Day. At 75, due to arthritis she gave up embroidery and started painting. She decided to sell her paintings at a local drug store for $10 where her art was discovered and an exhibit was made by a collector at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She continued to paint until she was 101, probably completing 1,500 paintings. She said it wasn’t that painting was important, but it is important to keep busy.
I agree with Elizabeth I. The past cannot be cured. But we should learn from it and get on with the reconciliation process. How do we move forward from here?
The first Sunday of September and we managed to stay at the trailer overnight. The Federal Election is rapidly approaching with only 15 days left until we know how the Canadian Public judges them worthy again or not.
Today is the International Day of Charity. My grandma always said Charity starts at home. So start the day by being kind to yourself and your family. Then spread your kindness everywhere.
For some people National Cheese Pizza Day is their favorite type of Pizza Day. But not me. Load up the toppings. Mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, peppers, onions, ham, pineapple, chicken, sausage, even anchovies…..I love them all. But do start with a thick layer of cheese or double cheese.
Enjoy this last Sunday of summer holidays. Remember to watch out for the school buses on Tuesday. ❤