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: November 11, 2021

Respect for ourselves guides our morals,
respect for others guides our manners.

~ Laurence Sterne
Irish – Novelist / November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Turn up the music and celebrate National Jukebox Day.

Dance, sing, paint, draw, bake….. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.

Then as our American friends prepare for Thanksgiving Thursday, today is Tie One on Day. An apron that is. To finish up preparations for the big meal tomorrow.

Daily Quote: November 20, 2021

Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion.
‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question.

~ Arthur Guiterman
American – Comedian / November 20, 1871 – January 11, 1943

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate the children around you and the child inside of you on Universal Children’s Day.

Try to see the humour in the Absurdity that surrounds us on National Absurdity Day. Practice saying: “That’s absurd” and giving a huge belly laugh while you enjoy your laughing yoga exercises.

Then have a nice piece of peanut butter fudge to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. The calories and sugar don’t count today. 😉

Daily Quote: November 19, 2021

The truth will set you free,
but first it will make you miserable.

~ James A. Garfield
American – President / November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

You want the truth, but often people aren’t ready for the truth and until they are ready you can’t make them face it.

Today is International Mens Day. A day fighting for gender equality as men are starting to enter traditionally women dominated fields. Kindergarten teachers, day care, nurses, stay at home parenting….. True gender equality means that careers can be chosen without bias or discrimination.

Thank goodness we have modern ways to get rid of crap. Today is World Toilet Day. Without the modern toilet we would still be using outhouses or buckets.

Celebrate National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine by having a Coke. You could add a bit of extra spice if you want. 😉

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.