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 15, 2021

A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Almost 1/2 way through March, beware the Ides of March. We’re probably all aware of the famous quote to Caesar about the day his colleagues literally stabbed him in the back ending the tyranny of Caesar. But does anyone remember who took his place? It was Brutus, so enjoy National Brutus Day.

The Monday after Daylight Savings time begins is also known as: National Workplace Napping Day as we all struggle to catch-up on that hour’s sleep we lost during the weekend.

Today is also National Wellderly Day or should I say National Well Elderly Day. Who is old? Anyone more than 10 years older than you. The over 80 age group is still being vaccinated against COVID-19. Registration is online. And a new system was rolled out province wide today which is also online for the only age group that probably owns the least number of computers. Luckily volunteers are stepping up to help people register.

I recently watched a home renovation show where the home owner needed a place to store her 200 pairs of shoes. Who needs 200 pairs of shoes? In a world where more than 300 million people don’t have even 1 pair of shoes? So celebrate National Shoe the World Day, clean out your closets and donate shoes.

If gardens thrive due to care and attention, imagine what happens with children when you give them care and attention.