We are what our thoughts have made us; ~ Swami Vivekananda
so take care about what you think.
Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far.
Indian – Clergyman January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902
Holidays and Celebrations:
Love it! Today is Kiss a Ginger Day. So beware you gingers, total strangers may walk up to you and kiss you. 😉
Not even 2 weeks into 2022 and it’s Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day. So pull up your socks and get back on track for making 2022 your best year. Schools are re-opening for in person learning on Monday the 17th. Already the teachers are warning about Omicron outbreaks.
Keeping things spicy, today is also Curried Chicken Day. Enjoy!
Act as if what you do ~ William James
makes a difference.
American – Philosopher January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910
Holidays and Celebrations:
Historically this is the best day to shop for travel as we celebrate National Shop for Travel Day. With the pandemic the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Americans have been advised not to travel to Canada due to our high COVID numbers. Is it a political move as the USA has been identified as reduced travel for Canadians? A tit for tat situation or a sad reality that the numbers are at a record high? Commercial truck drivers from the USA are now required to be fully vaccinated to drive into Canada.
Even Milk is being attacked. Milk is no longer on the Canadian Food Guide as a daily requirement. But it is still the easiest source of protein, magnesium and calcium as well as being fortified with vitamin D in the war against rickets. So raise a glass of Milk on National Milk Day and if you want add a couple of cookies to celebrate. 😉
It’s a tough time in Canadian History. All the faults of our predecessors are being judged according to today’s standards. Monuments of our historic leaders are being defaced and removed. Names are being changed to hide our tumultuous past. Even our first Prime Minister is being negated. Sir John A MacDonald Day is being eliminated from our vocabulary. I’m afraid when we remove all these references we hide the truth. When there are no more “Indian Roads” how will it change the struggles and racism? When re-naming the roads, if it is required, it should be to tribal names like Mohawk Trail, or Cherokee Crescent or Muncee Mile. Don’t eliminate the indigenous presence of our landmarks or historical significant markers or you will truly loose your way by not acknowledging the suffering of indigenous people in Canadian history. Instead strive for equality and a better future for all Canadians.
It’s hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.
~ John Harrison (English – Inventor March 24, 1693 – March 24, 1776)
Day 6 of self isolation after returning home from Texas. Yesterday Prime Minister Trudeau continued his daily updates from his front porch. COVID-19 is spreading too rapidly in Canada. Some people are just not taking the Coronavirus threat seriously and aren’t self isolating. Measures may need to be introduced to enforce self isolation. The Canadian Olympic Teams made a public statement that they won’t be participating in the 2020 Olympics. At the same time people are playing team sports in public areas and just not understanding the importance of self isolating.
Diseases from the past act as reminders as to how vulnerable people really are. Tuberculosis lead to many deaths and hospitalizations until the correct medicine was found for treatment. It can lay dormant for many years and then strike again, and is still killing millions.
Meanwhile, spring is quietly marching in. The trees are starting to blush and the birds are starting to return home. Will our lives ever return to normal?