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02/17/20 Success

Monday, February 17, 2020

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." David Brinkley

"Every woman's dream is that a man will take her in his arms, throw her into bed….and clean the whole house while she sleeps."


Definition: Husband - A person who can take out the garbage and give the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.

A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

Housework done properly can kill you.

It's Family Day in Canada! A holiday in Canada to celebrate the family and to encourage everyone to have activities together to strengthen the family bond. Those of us in the US can still celebrate this day with our northern neighbors by doing likewise and plan family outings.
--My Way Day: today takes a page from Sinatra's "My Way"; today is for you to do whatever you want, however you want; just keep in mind, it is not a legal defense in court.
--National Cabbage Day: from the French word caboche, colloquial for head, family members include brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, others like savoy; highly nutritious and very flexible in a wide-variety of dishes.
--National Café au Lait Day: French phrase for coffee with hot milk; different cultures will use steamed milk such as the lattes in the US.
--National Champion Crab Races Day: in a lot of cities, a full-day event where the crabs will race 12-14 heats; the crabs loiter under a salad bowl in the center of a ring, the bowl is lifted and the crabs take off; the first crab to cross the yellow line will go on to the championship races; the human winner picks a sealed envelope that will contain $10-$100.
--National PTA Founders Day: today honors Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst who started the Parent Teacher Association in 1897 for the advocacy and betterment of the lives of every child in education, health, and safety; remember, the laws during that time did not protect children and society hadn't really caught on to the notion of child protection laws.
--National Public Science Day: today kicks off the annual event of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; to goal is to help students understand the importance of science and technology in our lives beyond the cell phones and games.
--Presidents' Day: observed on the 3rd Monday of February; originally, this day was intended for George Washington, born February 22, 1732, with the intention of creating a separate day for Lincoln; the day has evolved over the years to include all US Presidents and is a big day of sales.
--Random Acts of Kindness Day: today is an excellent way to celebrate the human spirit in all of us by doing the small things that can mean so much; look for ways to help others and to get outside of yourself.
--Who Shall I Be Day: no info as to the why and what but it does seem to tie in nicely with meditation of the human spirit and finding that spark that is uniquely ours; a day to reflect on the gifts you would leave behind to the world.
--World Human Spirit Day: For today, some are observing 2 minutes of silence at 3 PM Eastern time to meditate on the true spirit of freedom and peace that lives within each of us; today is a day to embrace the fact we don't have all the answers and that may be for the best.
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