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05/15/19 Discovery

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"An injury is not just a process of recovery. It's a process of discovery." Conor McGregor

The older a plugger gets, the better an athlete he remembers being in his youth.

An elderly man was quite unhappy because he had lost his favorite hat. Rather than purchasing a new one, he decided he would go to church and steal one out of the vestibule. When he got there, an usher intercepted him at the door and took him to a pew where he had to sit and listen to an entire sermon on the Ten Commandments.

After church, the man met the preacher in the vestibule doorway, shook his hand vigorously and said, “I want to thank you for saving my soul today, preacher. I came to church to steal a hat, but after hearing your sermon on the Ten Commandments, I decided against it.”

“You mean the Commandment, Thou shall not steal, changed your mind?” the preacher asked.

“No, the one about adultery did,” the old man said. “As soon as you said that, I remembered where I left my old hat.”

It's Turn Beauty Inside Out Day! Let's shift the definition of beauty from outer beauty to inner beauty. Today promotes awareness of what girls face and the pressures by the media's standards of beauty.
--HG Awareness Day: raises awareness of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is severe morning sickness.
--Conscientious Objectors Day: salutes those firm in their beliefs to maintain the right to refuse to kill.
--Day of Families: an international day of support and awareness of the importance of families to the communities; support of public policies that strengthen and support family units of all kinds.
--MPS Awareness Day: raises awareness of Mucopolysaccharidoses, rare genetic diseases the cause a lack of enzymes responsible for the breakdown of complex molecules; can lead to organ failure.
--Chocolate Chip Day: the chips were invented in the 1930's by Ruth Graves Wakefield of Toll House Inn at Whitman, Massachusetts; Wakefield would break up Nestle chocolate for the cookies; her recipes were included with the bars of chocolate and sometimes with a tool to break up the chocolate; in 1941, the modern chips we know were introduced.
--Tuberous Sclerosis Day: raises awareness of the rare multisystem genetic disease that causes non-cancerous tumors in skin, brain, kidneys, and other organs.
--Nylon Stockings Day: who remembers wearing stockings with garter belts? Never again! Nylon was developed in 1935 and DuPont sold stockings for the first time on May 15, 1940.
--Peace Officers Memorial Day: a federal observance that pays tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.
--Straw Hat Day: according to tradition, gentlemen may now put away the winter fedoras and homburgs and wear their summer hats of skimmers and panamas.
--Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was No Excuses: (someone doesn't know how to make a title) as the name instructs, you're to listen to the first music you chose; does it bring back pleasant memories or make you cringe?
--Numeracy Day: observed in the UK, celebrates numbers and how we use them in everyday life; encourages building number skills and confidence; some sites have number games in celebration of today.
--Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day: raises awareness and support for those with visible birthmarks that sometimes causes bullying and misunderstanding.
--Facilities Management Day: a salute to the professionals that keep buildings, malls, and hospitals running smoothly by handling maintenance and safety.
--Employee Health and Fitness Day: promotes the benefits of physical activity for individuals through work site health promotions.
--Juice Slush Day: a salute to that summer quencher; icees, slurpees, snow cones--they're all good.
--Slider Day: a salute to the steam-grilled sandwiches of any meat you desire.
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