Daily Quote: September 23, 2021

You’ve got to recognize,
there will never be another you.
It has nothing to do with ego;
it happens to be the truth.
There will never be another person the same.
There’ll never be another you.

~ Mickey Rooney
American – Actor / September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of those who can’t hear we celebrate International Day of Sign Languages.

For all of the animals without homes and locked in Shelters we set aside today as Remember Me Thursday. Instead of paying $2,000 for a custom breed, why not go to your local shelter and save a lost or discarded soul. Free one animal from the shelter and give them a warm, loving home. Adopt don’t buy.

The day after the fall equinox is set aside as Inergize Day. Be selfish for one hour today and just be by yourself as you Ingergize and prepare for the long nights of Fall.

Daily Quote: Septembers 23, 2020

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money;
I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.

~ Robert Bosch (German – Businessman / September 23, 1861 – March 12, 1942)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Innergize Day – Day after the Autumn Equinox

National Tree Day – Tree Canada

International Day of Sign Languages

Innergize Day – Day after the Autumn Equinox, you are to take this day to relax and re-energize.

Paying what is fair instead of what is due seems to be a re-occurring theme this week. This weeks’ church sermon was based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. People were hired at different times through-out the day.  At the end of the day the employer paid them what was fair, what was required to live for one day, to provide shelter and food for your family. What a scandal that everyone was paid the same, after all some had worked 10 hours and others just 1. But their need was the same so the employer paid them all the same.

So begins the discussion of a minimum basic wage for all Canadians, not welfare for those who qualify. A minimum basic wage would ensure that Canadians have enough money for basic shelter, food and medical expenses for them and their families. We’ve seen during the pandemic that this minimum basic income didn’t deter people from working, but instead helped to reduce anxiety during times of extreme stress.