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01/03/19 Minute

Thursday, January 03, 2019

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."

"Uh, Dude…I think you might have my head there.."

My wife and I recently took a trip down Route 66. We took side trips if it looked promising.

On one of these side trips we passed this quaint country store.

Then we kept passing stores similar to that one.

After the third time my wife says out loud, “How many roads does a man have to drive down before he

admits he’s lost?”

It's Chocolate Covered Cherries Day! Also known as cherry cordials which is simply fruit filling inside a chocolate shell. Whatever you call it, enjoy it today. It's Women Rock Day! This day commemorates when Aretha Franklin was the first women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. This day honors the women of rock and roll such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vendellas, The Shirelles, Janis Joplin, and so many more! It's Festival of Sleep Day (celebrates all types such as sleeping in, taking naps, or just not getting out of bed at all; a good day to catch up with the sleep lost from the holidays which we Sparkers know that's a myth), Humiliation Day (this is not a day to humiliate someone or be humiliated; this day is to raise awareness of the negative impact humiliation has on everyone; use today to watch for ways to step in and prevent humiliation of anybody), J.R.R. Tolkien Day (today celebrates the birthday of Tolkien, born in 1892, who wrote "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"; Tolkien created his own languages for the different worlds he created in his novels; Tolkien's novels would inspire future writers that created new worlds and their own languages), Write to Congress Day (a reminder to stay active in our government by writing, emailing, or calling your Congressperson; your input does make a difference as we have seen even recently regarding healthcare; let your views be known), Memento Mori Day (means "remember you die"; some say today is to think of everything you have and cherish it as tomorrow is not promised; some say to use today to reflect on the afterlife and how you can prepare for it), and Drinking Straw Day (the first artificial drinking straw was patented this day in 1888; natural straws, usually rye reeds, would shed into the drink which bothered Marvin Chester Stone of Washington D.C.; he first wrapped paper around a pencil and held it together with glue but his patented version was made with paraffin-coated manila paper).
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