Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
Here's an oldie:
An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.
When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her email address, he did his best to type it in from memory.
Unfortunately, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:
DEAREST WIFE: JUST GOT CHECKED IN. EVERYTHING PREPARED FOR YOUR ARRIVAL TOMORROW.
P.S. SURE IS HOT DOWN HERE.
It's Be an Angel Day! A day to remind us to reach out to all with kindness. To remember everyone is struggling with something even if we can't see it. It's also Take Your Cat To the Vet Day (a reminder that our feline family members need to be check over by the vet on a regular basis as they are notorious for hiding that they don't feel well), Tooth Fairy Day (a celebration of a part of childhood and the benchmarks in growing up), Plant Milk Day (a day to encourage you to try alternatives to dairy milk such as soy, almond or cashew milks), Pecan Torte Day (here's a version of pecan pie I'd like to try), Eat a Peach Day (oh, yes, a juicy peach on a hot day--paradise!), Bao Day (a tip of the hat to the flavorful Chinese steam buns), and Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day (for the areas in the southern hemisphere which are having their winters; superstition is that everyone should go outside at high noon and yell "Hoodie Hoo" to chase winter away and help spring arrive; the northern hemisphere version is around February 20th).