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03/20/19 Time to Love

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Mother Theresa

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An Irishman walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered three pints of Guinness and sat at the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finished them, he came back to the bar and ordered three more.

The bartender approached and told him: “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it, and it would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The Irishman replied: “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other is in Australia, and I’m in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days we drank together. So I drink one for each me brothers and one for me self.”

The bartender admitted that this was a fine tradition, and left it there. The Irishman became a regular in the bar, and always drank the same way: He ordered three pints and drank them in turn.

One day, he came in and ordered two pints. All the other regulars took notice and fell silent.

When he came back to the bar for the second round, the bartender said: “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”

The Irishman looked quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawned and he laughed. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explained.

“It’s just that my wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. But it hasn’t affected my brothers though.”

It's the First Day of Spring! The end of winter, the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north and we start warming up! A lot of holidays associated with the first day of spring: Day of Nowruz (Iranian New Year), Astrology Day (the vernal equinox is the beginning of the Zodiac year, starting with Aries), Free Cone Day (Dairy Queen gives out free cones today), Earth Day (a reminder we are stewards of earth and need to take care of her), Ostara Day (a Germanic goddess associated with spring, renewal and rebirth), Snowman Burning Day (started as a German tradition, straw effigies of snowmen are burned to chase away winter), Proposal Day (some believe the stars are aligned just right to pop the question; others feel the new season is a perfect time to start a new chapter in your relationship), and Storytelling Day (honors the ancient art of oral storytelling that passes folklore from generation to generation). It's also Alien Abduction Day (for those who believe they have been abducted and those who want to be abducted; celebrates the stories and mysteries of alien visitors), Atheist Pride Day (a day for those who believe there are no deities; no set ideology, covers humanists, rationalists, secularists and others; don't believe you have to believe in a deity to behave in a humane and kind manner), Bibliomania Day (commemorates Stephen Blumberg, a noted bibliomaniac who was arrested March 20, 1990 for stealing over 23,600 books from libraries, universities, and museums across 45 states during a 20-year span; bibliophilia is the healthy version of love for books), French Language Day (UN initiative to honor French as one of the 6 languages it encourages to be spoken throughout the organization), Day of Happiness (created by the UN to highlight the role of happiness in helping people live fulfilling lives), American Meat-out Day (a day to promote meat-free meals to improve health, protect the environment and save animals), Jump Out Day (a day to encourage the kids to get outside and jump rope; the adults can join in too), Bock Beer Day (a very hearty dark German beer, very filling), Kick Butts Day (promotes giving up all tobacco products and the Juul e-cigarettes), Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (remind the world the AIDS health issues are world-wide), Ravioli Day (salutes all kinds of ravioli and all kinds of fillings), Hufflepuff Pride Day (part of the Harry Potter's Hogwarts House Pride Week, today salutes the Hufflepuff House who are loyal, just, and patient), Kiss Your Fiancé Day (in the midst of wedding planning, it's so easy to get stressed and forget the important things; so take a breath and give a kiss to remind you two why you're doing this), Won't You Be My Neighbor Day (a day to honor Fred Roger's; so wear a sweater and be extra kind to your neighbors), Day of Theater for Children and Young People (a movement to raise awareness of the artistic, cultural, and educational rights of children), Sparrow Day (a day for the sparrow and other common birds we see but don't really see; a day to remember even the common songbirds of the city are threatened by human activities), and Bed-in For Peace Day (John Lennon and Ono married on this day in 1969 and started the one week tradition of their version of a sit-in protest for peace; I remember the photos!).
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