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05/21/20 Empty Pockets

Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." Norman Vincent Peale

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It's Waitstaff Day! Today recognizes the importance of a good waitstaff to serve the clientele as they represent the restaurant and can make the difference in the enjoyment of the meal. Likewise, if you have an excellent server, thank them and tip well.
--American Red Cross Founder's Day: today commemorates when the American Red Cross was established on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton; the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and preparedness education.
--Ascension Day: today is a feast day in the Christian faith, commemorates the 40th day after Easter when Jesus ascends to Heaven according to the New Testament in the Bible.
--Brown Bag It Thursday: observed on the 3rd Thursday of May; today is a reminder that brown bagging our lunches can save money and is, often times, more nutritious; if you don't already, give it a try with left-overs from the night before or fix a yummy salad.
--Global Accessibility Awareness Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of May; today raises awareness of the accessibility tools in technology and on the web; there will be webinars and conferences today to teach how to use them.
--Hummus Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of May; today is another day to celebrate the alternative to dip; International Hummus Day was on May 13th and I guess someone still had a lot left over to share.
--I Need a Patch for That Day: we have patches of nicotine for smoking withdrawal, patches for the heart; what if we could have patches that would inspire us to exercise, to not binge; what would you create a patch for?
--National Aperitif Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of May; an aperitif is an alcoholic drink served before a meal; often it is bitter, though sometimes, it will be sweet or light.
--It's my birthday! Thought I'd just sneak that one in.
--National Memo Day: today celebrates those little reminders, paper or digital, that keep us on task or help us remember those brilliant ideas.
--National Notebook Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of May; today encourages us to take pen to notebook to capture our thoughts and emotions without judgement or self-censorship; just let the creativity flow.
--National Strawberries and Cream Day: today is a salute to a British dish of berries and whipped cream since 1514; strawberries and cream is served at Wimbledon each year: about 20 tons of strawberries and 7,000 liters of cream are used; it is believed strawberries and cream were introduced to the tennis tournament by King George V in the early twentieth century..
--Rapture Party Day: today commemorates the anniversary when Harold Camping predicted the rapture would happen on May 21, 2011 and non-believers threw rapture parties; the parties have continued to be an annual event even though no one is predicting the rapture anymore.
--Sister Maria Hummel Day: today celebrates the birthday of Berta Hummel on May 21, 1909 in Germany; she joined a convent, became Sister Maria, and was the art teacher of the school; her drawings would become the basis of the famous figurines.
--Stop the Bleed Day: observed by the Emergency Medical Services community as part of their EMS week, usually the 3rd full week of May; today's goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding; National STOP THE BLEED® Day is a one day call to action; anyone can be trained and be ready to save someone’s life – a friend, a family member, colleague or the person next to you – whether you know them or not. Get trained, get equipped, be ready, be empowered, spread the word. STOP THE BLEED
--World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: today is an UN initiative to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity, to recognize them as an asset toward reduction of poverty and the achievement of sustainable development so to live together in harmony.
--In 1927, Charles 'Lucky Lindy' Lindbergh flew alone across the Atlantic. From bing: "Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes after he took off from New York's Roosevelt Field, aviator Charles Lindbergh lands 3,600 miles away at Paris' Le Bourget Field. The Detroit native is the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, and becomes an international sensation."

I may be a year older but Maxine says it all!
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