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10/29/18 Happiness

Monday, October 29, 2018

"Happiness is something that we decide ourselves. There are a lot of reasons to be unhappy but we choose to be happy because it makes us feel alive!"

"I'll be live-tweeting all night from my 'Addicted to Twitter' support group. #TWIT"

Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared.

“Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success,” he cackled.

“I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now.”

The celebrants were impressed and asked how he managed to keep up his rigorous fitness regime.

He replied, “Well, you see my wife and I have married 75 years ago. On our wedding night, we made a solemn pledge.

“Whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go outside and take a walk.”

It's Oatmeal Day! A hearty and nutritious breakfast grain, oatmeal is made from hulled oats called groats which are heated, then milled, steel-cut, or rolled. The US produces the most worldwide. It's Cat Day! A day to raise awareness of homeless cats--adopt, don't shop! The most popular pet , over 90 million in the US, cats began to be domesticated over 12,000 years ago in the Middle East. They were revered in Egypt and Rome but lost favor in Europe due to superstitions about evil. Came back in favor around the 17th century (about time!). It's Internet Day (celebrates the first electronic message from one computer to another in 1969), Hermit Day (celebrates hermits and their lives of seclusion which was often for religious reasons; spend today in quiet and reflection), Psoriasis Day (dedicated to the awareness and education of prevention and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; brings attention to the effects it causes-physical, emotional, and financially), Stroke Day (raises awareness of prevention and treatment of stroke and the needs of survivors disabled by stroke; a stroke occurs every 6 secs--that's 6 strokes just during the time needed to read about strokes), October Holiday in Ireland (the last Monday of October is taken as a holiday in Ireland; some sites say Halloween is celebrated at this time), and Republic Day of Turkey (commemorates the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923; the capital was moved from Istanbul to Ankara). In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the US eastern coast and would cause over $50 Billion in damages. In 1863, the Red Cross was founded.
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