Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 22, 2023

The more you read,
the better you get at it.

~ James Patterson
American – Author Born: March 22, 1947

Porte Ponderings:

On our return trip from St Cloud we stopped at Kissimmee FL to see the Monument of States. A stone collection from a traveler turned into a huge monument. Many people collect stones from places they visit, but this is the largest collection I’ve seen.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 19, 2023

You can’t undo the past…
but you can certainly not repeat it.

~ Bruce Willis
American – Actor Born: March 19, 1955

Porte Ponderings:

So like water off a duck’s back, shake it off and fly forward towards the future.

Less than 2 weeks and we’ll be on our journey home.

I’m looking forward to Easter Dinner with my family. 🙂

Daily Quote: January 18, 2022

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you.

~ A. A. Milne
English – Author / January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

We celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day on A.A.Milne’s birthday. Winnie was named after a bear at the Winnipeg Zoo. Christopher Robin was A.A.Milne’s son. What a perfect combination for children’s stories. But children grow up and favorite toys get lost or forgotten. We all have to grow up.

What’s the word for it? Check your Thesaurus on Thesaurus Day maybe we could find the right word or another word that better expresses our thoughts.

Let’s celebrate Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day. We all know the best way to live is by eating healthy well balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise. But we all want that magic pill, that quick fix, so fad diets and gimmicks will continue on. 😉

Daily Quote: October 31, 2021

Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

~ Dale Evans
American – Actress / October 31, 1912 – February 7, 2001

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Halloween.

Are you ready for the little ghosts and goblins tonight?

With all of the spirits today is National Increase Your Pyschic Powers Day.

If you aren’t Pyschic then celebrate National Doorbell Day. You’ll know when someone is at your door for trick or treating.

Daily Quote: October 19, 2021

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.

~ Marsilio Ficino
Italian – Philosopher / October 19, 1433 – October 1, 1499

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As you get older making and keeping new friends seems to be harder to do. When I was young I met a girl around the corner from me. She instantly became my best friend and we did everything together until she graduated from high school and moved away. She was an amazing friend and companion for 12 years. I miss the ease and comfort of having such a close friend. Then I got married and have had a best friend for more than 42 years. Now entering our Golden Years together. So, as we celebrate New Friends Day, may we all find new friends as beloved and cherished as our old friends.

Hand in hand with remembering our old friends is Evaluate Your Life Day. There is no way to evaluate your life without including all your friends and family and love you have been lucky enough to have along the way.

So as we commemorate Information Overload Awareness Day, unplug from everything and maybe also celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day. I’ll drink to that (although it will probably be with a glass of cold water.) Or just do some “Nature bathing” on this sunny Autumn day.

Daily Quote: October 18, 2021

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.

~ Matthew Henry
English – Clergyman / October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Christians celebrate St. Luke today. St. Luke was one of the apostles, thought to be an educated non-Jew, perhaps even a doctor. He wrote 2 books of the New Testament: Luke and Acts. Both books were directed at the conversion of non-Jews to Christianity.

Muslim Arabs celebrate Mawlid Un Nabi, the birthday of Mohamad, God’s last messenger. Sunni Muslims don’t celebrate as all birthdays aren’t celebrated, while denominations like Sufis honour the day.

Persons Day commemorates women being legally declared persons in Canada and being able to hold positions in the government.

Daily Quote: August 18, 2021

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.

~ Luciano De Crescenzo
(Italian – Writer Born: August 18, 1928 – July 18, 2019)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For today’s quote I dug into my achieves from February, when I caught a mallard duck as it was landing. He seemed to levitate above the frozen ground like an angel with his wings spread. Frozen in time.

So celebrate Never Give Up Day and lift someone else up today. For as the quote says we are all angels…..

Daily Quote: March 18, 2021

Bread for myself is a material question.
Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.

~Nikolai Berdyaev (Russian – Philosopher / March 18, 1874 – March 24, 1948)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

March 18th is set aside as Supreme Sacrifice Day, so we can remember and honour those who have laid down there lives so that others could live free with dignity.

Sometimes while sacrificing ourselves for others we can make mistakes, so also remember Forgive Mom and Dad Day. Sometimes rules seem unrealistic or too restrictive, while parents were merely looking out for your safety. Or perhaps Mom and Dad were too busy trying to solve their own problems to take care of you properly. Please Forgive Mom and Dad today for their real or perceived problems with child rearing. People are only people.

For supper today celebrate Sloppy Joe Day. Have a nice soul comforting Sloppy Joe. Now that we’ve moved to Daylight Saving Time you might even be able to enjoy a nice walk after supper.

Changes are always difficult, but for WordPress to keep changing the look and feel for input is driving me crazy. We’ve gone from a small window where everything looked like the final view, to working in the whole screen where the final look is nothing like the input. Today it’s the “Quote paragraph” function. Input view is nothing link the Preview look and feel. WYSIWG was a major accomplishment more than 20 years ago by companies like LOTUS123, it seems that we are no longer going to have that luxury. The new “BLOCK” format also give the writer less control over the font and font size. I guess the major thing they want to sell is preset Themes?

Daily Quote: March 9, 2021

You never know what you can do till you try.

~ William Cobbett (English – Politician / March 9, 1763 – June 18, 1835)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Barbie Day is the day that Barbie was first introduced in 1959 and the world was changed. Barbie was the perfect female teenager. She had younger sisters (5 actually including Skipper), a boyfriend (Ken), a ginger best friend (Midge), a close black friend (Christie), a car, a house and an amazing wardrobe. I remember having a case that she and all her accessories fit into, while my friend had a double case and we dragged those cases out at least once a day wishing we were like her. We pierced her ears and had her wear jewels. We learned to make clothes for her and dreamed about being the idea age of 16. It wasn’t until much latter that I discovered she was anatomically impossible being so thin and having such large breasts.

Such timing, today is Organize your Home Office Day. I’m just started a new seasonal job and my home office will be very important during COVID-19 restrictions, as most of my work will be done from home. Training started yesterday online with my peers as we learned to navigate the computer programs and figured out how to input our payroll information. I’m so looking forward to working and earning some “fun money” that isn’t earmarked for bills and household commitments.

The other two celebrations I’d like to highlight today must be done in the right order. The first is Panic Day. So run around, panic, scream and get it out of your system. Then celebrate Get Over It Day. Purposefully choose something you’ve been having a hard time getting over, and just get over it. Maybe write it on a piece of paper and burn it or tear it up into little pieces. Move on with your life never looking back at that thing.

Daily Quote: March 8, 2021

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

~ Charlotte Whitton (Canadian – Politician / March 8, 1896 – January 25, 1975)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

March 8th is International Women’s Day. The fight for equality continues. Equal pay for equal work is something we’ve enjoyed in Canada for a very long time. I was surprised to discover that it isn’t the same in other democratic countries. I was also surprised to encounter actual hate for women seeking Maternity Leave and Pay on Facebook in the USA. A country where a surprising number of people also think that Birth Control shouldn’t be easily available and a women’s right to choose is still under debate on a regular basis. So the struggle for equality continues.

One way to make strong women is to make strong girls through literacy. Reading and writing is like breathing. Reading is to take a breath in, while writing is to take a breath out. So support girls by celebrating Girls Write Now Day. Give girls the tools to write their own story and the inspiration to go forward with courage.

I find it amazing that both International Women’s Day and Girls Write Now Day are both celebrated on the same day as Commonwealth Day. In the modern world I wonder how much longer we will celebrate colonialism and the Commonwealth. The Modern Commonwealth has changed from being conquered countries under British Rule. The British Rule is being downgraded and it is now a group of countries that choose to join together. And the role of the Monarchy is also changing to that of a cherished figurehead.

I’ve been continuing my journey as a painter and painted Spring Fox yesterday. I’m looking forward to the ground breaking open with spring flowers all around us.