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 15, 2022

One’s happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.

~ Liberty Hyde Bailey
American – Scientist / March 15, 1858 – December 25, 1954

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Beware the Ides of March. Remembering the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated about 60 BC after this infamous warning.

Luckily during my working career I always received equal pay, but not all are so lucky. Today is Equal Pay Day. A simple concept that people doing the same work should be paid the same regardless of sex, sexual orientation or race.

I’ve never tried Pears Helene, but today is National Pears Helene Day, so it looks like a good time to try them. 😉

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 10, 2022

If you make friends with yourself
you will never be alone.

~ Maxwell Maltz
American – Scientist / March 10, 1889 – April 7, 1975

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Be certain to sign your Organ Donor Card. Today is World Kidney Day. Kidney disease is a major fear for diabetics. The very things that allow them to live, in the long term causes the kidneys to fail. Although you can live with only one, once that one quits you are tied to a dialysis machine if no donors are available. My mother-in-law and one of my sister-in-laws died from kidney disease. Both were complications of diabetes. I have a daughter-in-law who has benefitted from a triple transplant: 2 kidneys and a pancreas. She is no longer diabetic, but will always take anti-rejection medications. My husband had one kidney removed due to cancer. Research into Kidney disease is important work to keep people we love alive.

Celebrate one of the first role playing game heroes. Today is Mario Day. I’m certain everyone knows Mario. That cute little Italian saving the princess, having adventures, throwing barrels, defeating evil and driving races.

Pack Your Lunch Day isn’t just for kids or people who work. Why not pack your lunch and go to your local park for a picnic? 😉

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: March 4th, 2022

Spring is God’s way of saying,
‘One more time!’

~ Robert Orben
American – Entertainer / Born: March 4, 1927

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today must be army day as we celebrate March Forth.

Show how much you appreciated your employees on Employee Appreciation Day.

The first Friday in March is World Day of Prayer. If ever the world was in need of prayer it is now as Russia continues to bomb Ukraine.

The first Friday of Lent is a good time to celebrate Friday Fish Fry Day. 😉