You will find poetry nowhere ~ Joseph Joubert (French – Writer / May 7, 1754 – May 4, 1824)
unless you bring some of it with you.
Holidays and Celebrations:
It is so true, that to find something someplace you often have to bring it yourself, whether it be poetry, love or in the case of going to space your own oxygen and water. The first Friday in May is International Space Day. Where people wouldn’t survive without ensuring they bring everything they need with them.
Here on earth we are celebrating National Public Gardens Day. This is always celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day. Ensuring that the gardens are clean and ready to go for the big plant marketing day of Mother’s Day. This Mother’s Day we’re still under Lock Down as the 3rd wave of COVID-19 is finally starting a downward trend. I wonder how many will actually not go to see their Mother’s or send them a gift because we’ve been ordered by the Government and Health officials to stay home? Absence doesn’t always increase fondness, sometimes without constant contact love withers and dies. Out of sight and out of mind. I’m glad that my step-son has been living with us during the lockdown. I’m also glad I’ve been a childcare provider so I can see some of my Grandchildren on a regular basis.
Another important celebration today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. A day to remember all the loved ones at home who are waiting for the safe return of their military spouses.
Respect is what we owe; ~ Philip James Bailey (English – Poet April 22, 1816 – September 6, 1902)
love, what we give.
Holidays and Celebrations:
April 22nd is Earth Day. With my grandson doing his on-line learning at my house, I’ve heard about Earth Day for the past week. Today is the big day. He’s learned about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (no longer Reading, Writing and Rithmatic). Posters will be shared in the class today for Earth Day.
I think International Girls in ICT should have a day of it’s own rather than share with Earth Day. Earth Day over-shines the importance of Girls in ICT (information and communication technology). According to studies 65% of school children will go into jobs that don’t even exist yet. The field of information and communication technology is expanding.
Today is also April Showers Day. With the change in the weather and temperatures dipping below freezing, I’m afraid the only showers we’re getting will be snow showers. The tulips and early blooming spring flowers were weighed down with snow yesterday morning. Luckily most of the snow melted during the day and the flowers sprung back up to their original beauty.
Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
~ Omar Khayyam (Poet May 18, 1048 – December 4, 1131)
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Victoria Day 2020 is being celebrated by Canadians at home. Many Ontario Municipalities are permitting personal fireworks, but no public gatherings or displays. The weather is cool, damp and rainy so most Ontarioans will probably just rest and watch a movie.
As scientists work on fast tracking a vaccine for COVID-19 we remember the research for an HIV vaccine is still ongoing and a preventative vaccine for HIV may never be discovered.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
~ Isaac D’Israeli (British – Writer / May 11, 1766 – January 19, 1848)
Flowers are restful to look at.
They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
~ Sigmund Freud (Austrian – Psychologist / May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939)
National Nurses Day
National RN Recognition Day
Great American Grump Out
Schools in Quebec Province will be re-opening on Monday. It will be optional for parents to send their children to school as social distancing rules remain in effect in all other provinces. It is strange that Quebec is so anxious to open first when they have the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada.
New Brunswick is on a run with no new cases reported for almost a week and no deaths from COVID-19. They will be relaxing social distancing rules, but keep their boarders closed for non-essential travel.