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05/20/19 Who You Are

Monday, May 20, 2019

"When you own who you are without apologies, you give others permission to do the same."

"I get the sense you're not equally committed to the relationship."

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. The next week the man realized that he would need his wife to wake him at 5.00 am for an early morning business flight to Chicago. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence, he finally wrote on a piece of paper,

“Please wake me at 5:00 am.”

The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00am, and that he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn’t woken him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed … it said…

“It is 5:00am; wake up.”

It's Victoria Day! Always the Monday before May 25th, our Canadian friends taking the day off to commemorate the birthday of Queen Victoria, May 24, 1819.
--Be a Millionaire Day: yes, please; we've all wondered what it would be like to be a millionaire and today is the day to really think about and even take some concrete steps such as improving the budget and savings or maybe trying the lottery; what would you do if you became a millionaire?
--Eliza Doolittle Day: a case of fiction directing reality, today comes from the song 'Just You Wait' from "My Fair Lady"; based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion", speech was a symbol of upward mobility and education and Eliza was trying to learn from Professor Higgins; the song alludes to the King sanctioning May 20 as Eliza Doolittle Day as she sings of her revenge on the Professor.
--Quiche Lorraine Day: a favorite version of the savory egg custard that real mean do eat.
--Weights and Measures Day: also known as Metrology Day: commemorates the anniversary of the 1875 treaty between nations establishing the International Bureau of Weights and Measurement to provide the basis for a single coherent system of measures across countries.
--Pick Strawberries Day: today encourages us to visit a local farm and pick our own strawberries; they just taste better that way.
--Rescue Dogs Day: highlights all of the canine friends waiting in shelters for their forever homes; just to be sure, I checked and rescue cats get their day in March.
y Arthritis Day: raises awareness of diseases autoimmune in nature and that cause joint inflammation and pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
--World Bee Day: raises awareness of the importance of bees to man's survival through pollination of our food sources; bee colonies are dying off due to invasive insects and pesticides.
--Clinical Trials Day: a salute to the history and contributions of clinical trials to the improvement of medicines; the first clinical trial was in 1747 when ship surgeon James Lind on the HMS Salisbury set out to prove the cause of scurvy by giving citrus fruits to 6 of the 12 men affected and none to the other 6.
--In 1873, blue jeans were patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.
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