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: November 30, 2021

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

~ Mark Twain
American
 – Writer / November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

A day to remember the first of the disciples, St. Andrew. Also Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.

So if you’ve ever seen a mousse today is National Mousse Day… 😉

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: November 18, 2021

I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist.

~ Pierre Bayle
French – Philosopher / November 18, 1647 – December 28, 1706

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte musings:

So let’s sit around and talk about important ideas as we celebrate World Philosophy Day.

So almost every one has heard about William Tell and how he shot an apple off of his son’s head with an arrow. But most people don’t know the rest of the Swill legend from this date on 1307. William had 2 arrows. In an act of defiance William refused to take his had off for one of the leaders. The penalty was that William had to either shoot the arrow off of his son’s head or his son would be put to death. After successfully shooting the apple off of his son’s head the leader asked why William had 2 arrows. William told him that if the first arrow missed it’s mark the second arrow was for the leader. William was taken into custody and sent to prison. On the way there he escaped, waited for the leader and shot him with the second arrow. Starting with the small act of defiance the was of liberation was begun. So on William Tell Day remember how small acts of defiance can lead to liberation.

At 12:01 today this season’s wine was first able to be served in France. So break out the wine, music and fireworks to celebrate Nouveau Beaujolais Day.

Daily Quote: November 13, 2021

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish – Writer / November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of my favorite memories of elementary school was in Grade 7 when our Principal, Mrs. Helen Coulter read Return to Treasure Island to the grade 8’s in our split class. The group of Grade 8’s were from poor local families and had below their grade level reading English skills. Her gift to them was to read a book of adventure and growing up to them. Hoping to instill in them a sense of love of reading. We should follow her example on World Kindness Day. Going above what is required with love.

The third annual dance in High School was the Sadie Hawkins Dance in remembrance of Sadie Hawkins Day. It was the girls’ turn to ask boys to the dance. I never had the nerve to ask someone to go out with me at that age. I soon learned that you had to put yourself out there if you wanted anything you had to ask.

Samples of wine while touring sounds good to me. So celebrate Wine Tour Day, even if it’s just in sampling the bottles in your own fridge. 😉