Daily Quote:

Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive
who is you-er than you!

~ Dr. Seuss
American – Writer / March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Christians around the world enter into the Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of the count down to Easter. The feasting and parades are now over for 42 days in preparation of the holiest of days, Easter Sunday. I challenge you not to give up things, but to do at least 1 act of kindness each day as we prepare for the Easter Celebration.

If you don’t have a cat, and live where cats are allowed, please consider saving a cat from a shelter today as we remember International Rescue Cat Day. You may not change the world, but you would change the life of one cat.

On the school day closest to March 2nd we remember Dr. Seuss Day and celebrate Read Across America Day. Born as Theodor Seuss Geisel, his stories with fantastical creatures have embedded themselves into our American culture. Not without controversy (some books were removed from schools and the public) the words of wisdom touch the lives of all of us. From The Cat in the Hat, to The Grinch we love them all.

Today’s food is Banana Cream Pie. So celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day with a slice or two. 😉

Daily Quote: February 17, 2021

I’ve been working with the land for most of my life;
walking it and photographing it.
And I love it to bits.

~ Fay Godwin (British – Photographer February 17, 1931 – May 27, 2005)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is Ash Wednesday. The beginning of Lent on the Christian Calendar. It is also Random Acts of Kindness Day. Perhaps for Lent this year instead of giving something up we should be committing to doing random Acts of Kindness and help others celebrate the good things in the world.

Then there is the question posed by Who Should I Be Day. I’ve found throughout my life so far the answer changes. As a child the answer is a Doctor, a Lawyer, or a Fireman. As you get older it morphs into a Postal Clerk, a Sister, a Wife, a Mother, an Aunt. Then when you retire, if you’re lucky enough perhaps a Grandmother, a Friend, an artist. But the most important thing is to keep working to become your best person. One step at a time and flexible enough to keep walking.

Yesterday was a snow day. We woke up to lots of fluffy snow. The plows were working overtime but still hadn’t gotten all of the main roads cleared. The school buses were canceled and Day Care was closed. So I got to spend the day with my grandchildren and they got to spend the day playing in the snow in Grandma’s backyard. We forgot about Pancake Tuesday and instead had pizza and salad for supper.