"No bird can fly without opening its wings. And no one can love without opening their heart." Mark Nepo
Johnny paid his way through college by being a waiter in a restaurant.
“What’s the usual tip?” asked a customer.
“Well,” said Johnny, “this is my first day, but the other guys said that, if I got five dollars out of you, I’d be doing great.”
“Is that so?” growled the customer. “In that case, here’s twenty dollars.”
“Thanks. I’ll put it in my college fund,” Johnny said.
“By the way, what are you studying?” asked the customer.
It's Hug Your Cat Day! As if you need an excuse, give your feline friend an extra hug today. Hugging cats is known to lower stress and your blood pressure. If you don't have a cat, June is Adopt a Cat Month.
--Cognac Day: a salute to the brandy named after the town of Cognac, France; cognac is made from doubly distilling white wine.
--Audacity to Hope Day: Although the phrase is most connected to Obama, the holiday is for everyone across the world, regardless of their political persuasion. The day is for all those who hope, try, and work towards things that seems impossible. It is a day for all those who are in dire straits, but hope for a new dawn ahead.
--International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: an UN initiative to raise awareness of the suffering of children who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse and the need to protect the rights of children; celebrates the organizations around the world that work to protect the rights of children everywhere.
--National Cheese Day: celebrates all cheeses from cows, goats, sheep and buffalo.
--Old Maid's Day: originally from post-WWII when parties would be thrown as a way for the single ladies to meet the returning soldiers; nowadays, it's a celebration of the freedom experienced by single women.
--Shopping Cart Day: in 1937, Sylvan Goldman created the first shopping carts for use in his Oklahoma City Humpty Dumpty grocery stores.
--Applesauce Cake Day: a salute to an alternative way of making cake with just applesauce, flour, sugar and spices; no need for egg, butter or oils.
--Eid-Al-Fitr: the Islam holiday that marks the end of Ramadan begins this evening at sunset.
--National SAFE Day: a day to remind us to use safety measures with firearms to prevent accidental shootings, especially with children in the household;
Secure all firearms in the home.
Ask the question about unsecured firearms in homes your child visits.
Frequently talk to your kids about dangers of firearms.
Educate and empower others to be SAFE.
--1989: The People's Liberation Army arrives in Tiananmen Square with assault weapons and tank columns to forcibly remove pro-democracy student demonstrators after seven weeks of protests. The government crackdown escalates, and thousands are killed as the Chinese military fires into the crowds.
--1984: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Born in the U.S.A'.