Daily Quote: December 23, 2021

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.

~ Samuel Smiles
Scottish – Author / December 23, 1812 – April 16, 1904

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As Christmas approaches get ready to talk to your family about their roots. Today is National Roots Day. Learn the stories about where you came from. My husband learned through DNA this year that his father wasn’t his biological father. He has a new sister and brothers through this discovery.

Check your closets. Do you still have gifts from last year in the original packaging? If so you may be able to help save the environment and regift to someone who would like it. There are some rules on National Regifting Day. Do not regift handmade items that were made for you. Do not regift items that have been used or no longer have the original packaging. Only regift items that would be appreciated by the recipient.

Small spicy hard cookies or Pfeffernusse are celebrated today. So try some of these small nut sized cookies on National Pfeffernusse Day.

Daily Quote: December 23

A place for everything,
and everything in its place.
~ Samuel Smiles (December 23, 1812 – April 16, 1904)


Human Light Celebration


Between the Winter Solstice and Christmas,
preparing for the New Year,
pause to re-evaluate priorities. 
Look up to the heavens, 
see umbrellas set in place
and the stars at night watching over you.
Look down to the ground,
set your roots firmly.
Look across the table,
see the ones you love.
Look around the neighbourhood,
see friends and strangers.
Look over your gifts,
see how you can distribute them.
~ Deborah Porte