Daily Quote: August 12, 2021

You can learn little from victory.
You can learn everything from defeat.

~ Christy Mathewson
(American – AthleteAugust 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925)

Holidays Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The picture today is one that I took in 2018 at Busch Gardens, a perfect picture to celebrate World Elephant Day. I always loved to stop and watch the elephants as they played. The closest I will ever get to seeing these magnificent creatures as I will probably never be able to travel to their homeland. As animal rights activists continue their mantra to free the animals, future generations in North America will soon not be able to see or admire elephants.

Today is also Miracle Treat Day, in both Canada and the USA, Dairy Queen has an annual fundraiser to support the Children’s Miracle Network. Raising money for Children’s Hospitals and research for cures for diseases still affecting our youngest and limiting them from enjoying their childhood.

And don’t forget about International Youth Day. Those from age 15-25 who are just starting out on their journey to adulthood. Finishing their formal education and trying to establish themselves. Faced with the greatest trials on their road to independence. One of my favorite charities that I donate to, Youth Opportunities Unlimited has a local presence in Strathroy, mentoring youth to help them find their first jobs and find homes. #YouthDay