Wednesday, December 12, 2018
"Don't waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"This report is a mess. Sloppy facts. Sloppy figures. Sloppy organization. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Well done."
It was a cold rainy dark night, Mark was walking in the cemetery when three young women caught up to him.
They said " Oh thank goodness you are here, so tall, strong and handsome. We have had a girl's night out and are in flimsy clothes, drenched and cold. We decided to take a shortcut but are very scared so are happy to see you." After about fifteen minutes they came to the main road at the other end of the cemetery.
The girls said it was a comfort and all thanked Mark for being there for them. Mark said, " Yes I know how you feel. I used to be scared too when I was Alive."
It's Poinsettia Day! A beautiful tradition of the Christmas holidays, this lovely plant is native to Mexico. Be careful, though: poinsettias are poisonous to our pets. It's Ambrosia Day (the name for food or drink of the gods in Greek mythology and brought immortality; our ambrosia salads won't bring immortality but these delicious salads of fruit make us feel like gods), Gingerbread House Day (a day to build that gingerbread house with the kids and let them decorate it with icing and candies), 12-hour Fresh Breath Day (a day to raise awareness about oral hygiene and remind us to brush and floss properly; yes, this day is sponsored by the dentists), and Ding-a-ling Day (one definition makes reference to someone hearing bells in their head; this day is a day to reconnect with someone you've lost contact with, hence the bells; Frank Hyle and friends were drinking in 1971 and felt we needed a day to celebrate bells in our head and reconnecting with others).