Daily Quote: March 7, 2022

Little deeds are like little seeds,
they grow to flowers or to weeds.

~ Daniel D. Palmer
Canadian – Celebrity / March 7, 1845 – October 20, 1913

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Do you know what your name means? Today is Fun Facts About Names Day. My name Deborah means the bee. It was a very popular name when I was young there were 5 Debbies in my grade 7 class. It was a popular name from the bible. I guess their parents didn’t know that Deborah was a prophetess and leader who ensured her prophecy came true by sleeping with the enemy and driving a tent peg through his head as he slept. Just like a gentle little honey bee with a stinger that will be used if necessary.

Today is also Plant Power Day. Not a plant like the nuclear power plants. But the plants that cover the ground or reach for the sky converting CO2 to oxygen that we need to breathe. Or just ornamental plants that provide colour in a dreary landscape. Or that grow tall and provide shade from the blistering sun. So plant some seeds or buy some flowers to celebrate the day.

National Cereal Day should be celebrated with a large bowl of cereal. Either for breakfast or as a bedtime snack. 😉

Betty White Quotes: 100 + 37 Days

I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up,
and I’ve wound up a zookeeper!
I’ve been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years!
I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet
because my life is divided absolutely in half
– half animals and half show business.
You can’t ask for better than two things you love the most.

~ Betty White

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: Octobeer 29, 2021

There is nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.

~ James Boswell
Scottish – Lawyer / October 29, 1740 – May 19, 1795

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

My new Engineered Hardwood floors arrived yesterday and are sitting in a pile on my den Floor. Tomorrow they are being installed. Then we have to finish the preparations for the vinyl floors.

All the while my cats are so interested in what’s happening. They won’t leave my side. I think they remember going to Florida and Texas and they think we’re getting ready to leave for the season as it’s getting cold outside. So on National Cat Day, I’ll pet them and assure them I wouldn’t leave without them.

Today we remember World Psoriasis Day. What seems like a minor rash (major disfiguration for some) and irritation can have severe long term effects. If not treated the ongoing inflammation leads to Psoriatic Arthritis. Get treatment for your Psoriasis and avoid the secondary issues.

Feed your stomach and soul on these cold mornings with a nice bowl of steaming Oatmeal. Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with a little bit of brown sugar.

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: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Regrets are idle;
yet history is one long regret.
Everything might have turned out so differently.

~ Charles Dudley Warner
American – Journalist / September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

How appropriate that today is Grandparent’s Day. It is also my first grandson’s 10th Birthday. My miracle grandson. We had resigned ourselves to never being grandparents. We had beed told that our daughter-in-law was unable to conceive. Then surprise. She never thought she would get pregnant and the doctor told her not only was she pregnant, but she was 6 months pregnant. What a wonderful blessing. He continues to be our miracle grandson. He has an amazing sense of humour and intelligence combined with compassion and love.

Our miracle grandson.