Daily Quote: April 15, 2022

Learning never exhausts the mind.

~ Leonardo da Vinci
Italian – Artist / April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is probably one of the Holiest Days as Christians celebrate Good Friday, Jews celebrate the 1st day of Passover and Muslims celebrate the 14th day of Ramadan.

Good Friday.

World Art Day falls on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. So admire works of art today or make some of your own. Or just learn something new, like a wallaby is a marsupial that looks like a small kangaroo.

It’s kind of ironic that National Glazed Spiral Ham Day falls on Good Friday this year. Meat isn’t to be consumed by Christians and neither Muslims nor Jews eat pork. So you may want to put off celebrating with a glazed spiral ham until tomorrow. 😉

Daily Quote: April 2, 2021

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

~ Hans Christian Andersen (Danish – Author / April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

April the 2nd is International Children’s Book Day. Celebrated annually on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday to remember the joy of his life, writing and reading for children. So be certain to pick up a book and read a children’s story if not to a child on your lap (due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions) then make a video of you reading and send it to someone.

One of my grandchildren has been diagnosed with Autism. We love the routines he has established. He loves to say hello with our greeting routine and it is such a joy as he asks for the nth time how we are doing today. The good-bye routines are also heartwarming, as he insists on a big hug and a kiss (even on the 3rd time as his parents are trying to get out the door). So today we hope to shine some light on Autism Awareness Day and choose to post rainbows of hope. Another joy is the reading of a book to him. He has learned who all the Thomas the Train characters are and he loves Peppa Pig. As we head into 28 days of Provincial lock down for the 3rd time, I’m so glad that he will be able to continue his Day Care Program as they help him learn social skills and basic life skills.

This first Friday of April is also Good Friday in the Christian Calendar. We remember how Jesus was forced to carry his own cross most of the way to the hill; hung on the cross with thieves on either side of him; and his last words: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Daily Quote: April 10, 2020

The physician’s highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy – to heal, as it is termed.
~ Samuel Hahnemann (French – ScientistApril 10, 1755 – July 2, 1843)

Good Friday

Good Friday

National Hug Your Dog Day

National Siblings Day

Easter Celebrations this year will be very different from previous years.  Although in Ontario, the Easter Bunny has been declared an essential service, families will remain in self isolation at home.  Extended families won’t be able to go to traditional church services nor will they be able to get together for diner this long weekend.  Stores will be closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  On Easter Monday even tighter restrictions will be put in place and fewer businesses will be considered “essential services”.

Doctors must be under a lot of stress trying to heal all the people with COVID-19.  The world wide number are staggering.

Cases overview
United StatesUnited States
CanadaCanada (almost 10% of the total population of USA)

Canada has released the projection models and with control measures being maintained it is estimated that between 11,000-22,000 Canadians could die because of COVID-19.  This number could grow to over 300,000 if current social distancing measures are relaxed too soon or not followed.  Very sobering numbers.