Daily Quote: March 26, 2022

In prosperity, our friends know us;
in adversity, we know our friends.

~ John Churton Collins
 – Critic / March 26, 1848 – September 25, 1908

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Purple Day, or also known as International Epilepsy Day. One of the oldest afflictions known to man where people loose themselves into a seizure either large or just an absent seizure for a moment. Those moments can be disastrous and extremely horrifying for the person and those who love them. Medicines can help in most cases, but the side effects can be equally difficult. Living independently is a dream for most of the afflicted. Just driving a car is outside their reach. Wait times for testing in Canada can be up to a year or more for children. We’ve already lived through the testing and had confirmation with my oldest grandson. You’d think testing for progress would be shorter, but it seems to be just as long or longer due to COVID backlogs. Please give generously to find a cure.

It seems strange to celebrate Earth Hour, while bombs are disseminating the Ukraine and the threat of nuclear or chemical war has never seemed more imminent. But continue to due your part and turn your lights out for 1 hour tonight.

Be certain to eat your spinach today as we celebrate National Spinach Day. After all if it made Popeye stronger, it can make us all stronger.

Daily Quote:

Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive
who is you-er than you!

~ Dr. Seuss
American – Writer / March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Christians around the world enter into the Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of the count down to Easter. The feasting and parades are now over for 42 days in preparation of the holiest of days, Easter Sunday. I challenge you not to give up things, but to do at least 1 act of kindness each day as we prepare for the Easter Celebration.

If you don’t have a cat, and live where cats are allowed, please consider saving a cat from a shelter today as we remember International Rescue Cat Day. You may not change the world, but you would change the life of one cat.

On the school day closest to March 2nd we remember Dr. Seuss Day and celebrate Read Across America Day. Born as Theodor Seuss Geisel, his stories with fantastical creatures have embedded themselves into our American culture. Not without controversy (some books were removed from schools and the public) the words of wisdom touch the lives of all of us. From The Cat in the Hat, to The Grinch we love them all.

Today’s food is Banana Cream Pie. So celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day with a slice or two. 😉

Daily Quote: February 22, 2022

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.

~ George Washington
American – President / February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Who’d have thunk it? Today is World Thinking Day. So let your mind wander and organize your thoughts or just gather some wool as you celebrate.

Today is also World Spay Day. Remember to get your pets spayed or neutered. If all of your pets are already spayed or neutered, you can always participate in your local catch and release program. If you’re not able to participate you can always donate.

And let’s sit back to enjoy some salt and tequila tonight as we celebrate National Margarita Day. 😉

Betty White Quotes: 100 + 32 Days

Don’t try to be young.
Just open your mind.
Stay interested in stuff.

There are so many things
I won’t live long enough to find out about,
but I’m still curious about them.
You know people who are already saying,
‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’

Well, use that decade!
Use them all!

~ Betty White

Daily Quote: February 18, 2022

A man who trims himself
to suit everybody
will soon whittle himself away.

~ Charles M. Schwab
American – Businessman / February 18, 1862 – October 18, 1939

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today we give a special tribute to all of the Caregivers as we celebrate National Caregiver’s Day.

Since February is Heart Month, today is set aside as National Woman’s Heart Day. The symptoms of a woman’s heart attack may be different from a man’s so be certain to familiarize yourself and seek medical assitance immediately.

Heart attack symptoms for women

  • Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or upper belly (abdomen) discomfort.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Pain in one or both arms.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Sweating.
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness.
  • Unusual fatigue.
  • Heartburn (indigestion)

Today is also National Drink Wine Day. So here’s a toast to your health. 😉

Daily Quote: February 17, 2022

If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate.

~ Thomas J. Watson
American – Businessman February 17, 1874 – June 19, 1956

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today we practice Random Acts Of Kindness Day. So get out there and do some random acts of kindness.

On a perhaps conflicting note today is also My Way Day. Although the two ideas could share the same space if your way is doing random acts of kindness.

A quick cup of Cafe au Lait and your helping to celebrate National Café au Lait Day.

The quote for today is inaccurate, as rates are portions of or percentages. It should have been if you want to increase your number of successes, increase your number of failures. But as I learned in University not everything is literal. My friends used to say put the book under your pillow and learn by osmosis. I never got the joke because osmosis is the diffusion of water. The saying should have been put the book under your pillow and learn by diffusion, but the correct phrase never caught on.