Israel is on high security alert as we enter Holy Monday, 6 days before Easter Sunday. Prayers and fasting continues on the 10th day of Ramadan and the 41st day of Lent, approaching the Jewish celebration of Passover.
Hug your pets as we celebrate National Pet Day, unless your pet is a python or a spider.
A very Canadian type of holiday to celebrate National Poutine Day. French Fries with cheese curds covered with hot gravy. Heart attack in a take-out container. Mmmm….. 😉
April 11th was my Father’s Birthday. He was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital during the great flood of London Ontario. A difficult birth using forceps, his mother’s pelvic bone was broken and he suffered lifelong with learning disabilities. But he did learn to read the comics, do word searches, play cards and become a high pressure welder. He was very handsome, stubborn and opinionated. He provided for and raised 4 daughters. He had a good life, cut short by small cell cancer. And I miss him everyday.
The Sunday after Easter is designated as Devine Mercy Sunday. A day in the Roman Catholic calendar to encourage followers to offer forgiveness and reconciliation. Hopefully this expands to all Christian denominations and people of the world.
With pets being so important to us no wonder there are so many holidays and celebrations for pets. Today is National Pet Day. So spend the day with your favorite pet and have treats.
As we are approaching World Day, today is Good Deeds Day. Celebrate by doing one good deed. Or better still decide today to do one good deed a day for the remainder of April.
April 11th was always an important date in my household because it was my Father’s Birthday. He would have been 84 today, but his life was cut short at 63 by small cell cancer. Years of exposure to possible carcinogens at work and smoking caught up with him and took him away just as he was starting to enjoy his retirement years. Life wasn’t easy for him. He had a learning disability and was never able to read beyond a grade 3 level. But that didn’t stop him from working hard. He had an innate ability to learn by doing and after many years of being a laborer (ditch digger) became a high pressure welder for natural gas lines. Belonging to the Welders and Pipefitters Union permitted him to retire at 60. So after working hard from the age of 16, he was permitted almost 3 years of leisure and travel. We were so lucky to have been his children.