"Living with integrity means: not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe." Barbara De Angelis
While I think we should do this in the US, I have a feeling it wouldn't work. Sigh Maybe we missed our chance.
"When the mom side of you is so proud he wanted to help fold towels….But the OCD side of you is dying a thousand deaths as you put them away like this."
St. Peter and Satan were having an argument one day about baseball.
Satan proposed a game to be played on neutral grounds between a select team from the heavenly host and his own hand-picked boys.
“Very well,” said the gatekeeper of Heaven. “But you realize, I hope, that we’ve got all the good players and the best coaches.”
“I know, and that’s all right,” Satan answered unperturbed. “We’ve got all the umpires.”
It's National Food Day! It's to raise awareness of rising food prices, hunger, the American diet and health crisis plus the increasing industrialization of American agriculture. Today is to provide nutritional education, food rescue information and sustainable practices.
--40-Hour Work Week Day: today commemorates the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; this act was a protection against forced long hours and to make sure people were paid fairly.
--Black Thursday Day: today commemorates when on Oct 24, 1929, sellers traded close to 13 million shares in panic; the day became part of the start of the worst crash, and longest-crash, in US history followed by the Great Depression; from September 1929 through July 1932, the DOW lost 89% of its value.
--National Bologna Day: today is a salute for this smoked and seasoned sausage that is a staple of lunch sandwiches; fried or not, bologna sandwiches are quite popular in the Midwest, Appalachia and the South.
--National Crazy Day: today is to remind you to have fun; for today, let loose a little from the normal rules.
--National Good and Plenty Day: today is a salute to the chewy licorice treat, created in Philadelphia in 1893; it's known to be the oldest commercial candy brand.
--National Make a Difference Day: observed of the 4th Saturday of October since 1992; today is a day of volunteering and community service; a lot of companies are participating and are trying to make a good impact in their local communities. Is your company one of them?
--National Pit Bull Awareness Day: observed on the 4th Saturday of October; today is a campaign to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier; it's a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live; also it is an opportunity to be a positive role model for responsible dog ownership.
--Record Store Day: usually held in April as the world's largest single-day music event to highlight the indie record store and to bring together music of all types released for the event; in 2020, the annual event will be scheduled for August 29, September 26 and October 24 to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record stores; who remembers spending many a Saturday afternoon at the record store, looking for the latest albums; celebrate today because as the music media changes, the vinyls may some day be no more.
--Take Back Your Time Day: today encourages you to take those days off from work and take those vacations away from home; new scenery can be very vitalizing.
--United Nations Day: today celebrates the founding of the UN in 1945 with 5 charter countries and 46 member states; from un.org: the United Nations was established as a "intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations."
--World Development Information Day: today is an UN initiative to draw attention to developmental problems, to improve dissemination of information and mobilization of public opinion; from wiki: "The Assembly deemed that improving the dissemination of information and the mobilization of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development, thus, promoting efforts in the sphere of international cooperation for development."
--World Polio Day: today commemorates Jonas Salk who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis in 1955; raises awareness of the hazards that still exist and the efforts toward eradication of the disease.
--World Tripe Day: According to the holiday creators, tripe is often treated with contempt by the same people that eat liver, tongue, kidneys, and other organ meats. Tripe can be used to cook a lot of delicious and hearty dishes, and World Tripe Day is designed to tell people exactly this; I'm not sure I'm convinced.
--In 1857, Sheffield is a goliath of steel manufacturing in South Yorkshire, England, and now claims the world's first football team, as Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest meet to form the Sheffield Football Club. The sport will kick around Britain awhile before scoring worldwide popularity. (from bing/wiki)