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01/09/20 Glory

Thursday, January 09, 2020

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The last time I had a salad and a rotisserie chicken, I tossed and turned all night."

Two old ladies were discussing their husbands over tea. “I wish that my Robert would stop biting his nails. It gets me very upset. “My Calvin used to do the same thing,” the older woman replied. “But I broke him of the habit.” “How?” the first women asked “I hid his teeth.”


It's Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD)! Wear blue today to show support for our officers. Our law enforcement agencies have a difficult job, often under difficult circumstances, just trying to do the best they can. Let's remind them today that we do appreciate everything they do to keep us safe.
--Balloon Ascension Day: also known as Aviation Day in America; today commemorates the day in 1793 when balloonist Jean Pierre Blanchard successfully floated in a hot air balloon, 1200 feet above Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was the first successful attempt of aviation in America.
--Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day: observed on the 2nd Thursday of January; today is to remind us that a healthy weight and a healthy look is truly beautiful, not the air-brushed versions.
--International Choreographers Day: today honors all who plan those intricate dance steps of ballet and stage; today is the birthdate of George Balanchine, born 1904 in St. Petersburg, Russia and went on to be one of the most famous choreographer whose works inspire others.
--National Apricot Day: a salute to a yummy fruit whether fresh, dried, or canned; in Latin, apricot means "precious"; the apricot tree emerged in China more than 4000 years ago and worked its way around the world through the explorers.
--National Static Electricity Day: you're reminded of this form of electricity every time you reach for the doorknob and get zapped!; there are 2 types of electricity--one flows along a current such as turning on the lights and the other collects on the surface of an object; remember the experiments as a kid to raise our hair on end?
--National Word Nerd Day: today salutes our favorite logophiles, someone who loves words; they may enjoy etymology, the study of words, play word games, have word-a-day calendars or are always correcting grammar and punctuation; in their honor, learn a new word or get the latest dictionary or thesaurus app for your favorite word nerd.
--Play God Day: this day is to encourage us to do something nice as a blessing, to make someone's day better; there is a reference to the movie, "Bruce Almighty", for this day
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