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03/05/21 Your Light

Friday, March 05, 2021

"Don't you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds." Rumi

"Finally found a use for the holes in my crocs!"

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday a few days ago and a show of support.

You won't hear Sparkers saying any of these. Right?!
Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he’s 97 years old and we don’t know where he is.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I’m doing.

I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

Every time I hear the dirty word ‘exercise’, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he/she looks good.'

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years, just getting over the hill.

We all get heavier as we get older, because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

AND Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.


It's National Cheese Doodle Day! Known as cheese puffs, cheese curls, these snacks are puffed corn covered with cheese powder. There were different versions in the 1930's such as Cheez Doodle, CheeWees, and Korn Kurls, but Cheetos by Frito-Lay came out in 1948.
--Cinco de Marcho Day: today is a made-up holiday for drinking green margaritas to start getting ready for drinking on St. Patrick's Day in 12 days; to the die-hards, Cinco de Marcho is not just a day, but a 12 day season leading up to St. Patrick's Day.
--Dress in Blue Day: observed on the first Friday of March; today is dedicated to raise awareness about and to end colorectal cancer; also, it's to remind us to schedule our screening for prevention.
--Employee Appreciation Day: observed on the first Friday of March; today reminds us to thank our employees for their good work; not only is it the right thing to do, it raises morale which in turns raises productivity.
--Multiple Personality Day: aka Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day; today has two meanings; today is to raise awareness of the mental disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder where the patient has different personalities and often isn't aware of when one or the other is dominant; today is also a reminder that we have many facets to our personalities and to reflect on the facets that make you what you are.
--National Absinthe Day: today is a salute to a green beverage of anise, sugar and herbs; created by French doctor Pierre Ordinaire as a medical elixir.
--National Day of Unplugging: observed on the first Friday of March, sundown to sundown; for today, after sundown, take yourself back to the days before the internet and smartphones; granted, if you're reading this after Friday sundown or on Saturday, you're still plugged in, but for the rest of the day, try to do things the old-fashioned way.
--National Potty Dance Day: as parents and grandparents, we've seen this little dance performed by the kids when they really have to go to the bathroom; today is about releasing our inhibitions and doing the dance ourselves and getting creative; did it help?
--National Salesperson Day: observed on the first Friday of March; today is a salute to all sales people; give a kind word of thanks to the sales people that work so hard to make your experience productive.
--National Speech and Debate Education Day: observed on the first Friday of March; today raises awareness of the importance of speech and debate in our high schools; learning how to research and verbally defend your position can be an important life skill.
"--Overseas NHS Workers Day: today is a brand-new holiday by The Doctors' Association UK in response to the current pandemic; from daysoftheyear: ""The National Health Service in the UK is a critical part of the nation, but it becomes even more so during difficult times–such as a pandemic. In the midst of this global health crisis, the NHS has been relying on a large number of workers who are from overseas to keep the organization running and able to take care of the people who need it. These overseas workers are vital to its mission and running. That’s why Overseas NHS Workers Day was created, and why these people deserve to be celebrated! Founded by The Doctors’ Association UK, Overseas NHS Workers Day was created to take the opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contribution made in the fight against COVID-19 by those who have migrated to the United Kingdom.
Fulfilling all kinds of different roles within the National Health Service, almost 200 different nationalities are represented within the NHS in England alone. This includes nationalities such as Indian, Filipino, Irish and many others that make up almost 14% of NHS staff.
Even with this extra help from those overseas, the NHS still does not have enough staff to meet the need, which puts an extra strain on those in the trenches. Plus, living and serving in a foreign country can be difficult, considering the additional stress of visa issues, red tape, and missing out on life with family and friends at home.

With this in mind, The Doctors’ Association UK wanted to put forth an extra effort to recognize and thank those overseas workers serving the healthcare community. Overseas NHS Workers Day is just the day to do it! """
--Reel Film Day: today is a salute to the traditional 35mm motion-picture film and the date is a play on the 3.5; with the digitals movies nowadays, true film reels are becoming dinosaurs.
--World Day of Prayer: observed on the first Friday of March; today is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen movement; this crosses many Christian faiths, so you should be able to find info easily.
--In 1770, American patriots were gunned downed in Boston by the British. From bing: "British soldiers clash with American colonists who are protesting British occupation of their city. The patriots' taunts and snowballs are met by the troop's musket fire. Five colonists die and three are wounded. The incident will fuel animosity toward British authorities among the colonists."
--In 1946, the phrase "Iron Curtain" is first used to refer to the Soviet Union's expansion. From bing: "In a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, the former British Prime Minister decries the Soviet Union's growing militaristic dominance of Europe and raises the specter of an "iron curtain" descending across the continent. The phrase will immediately become shorthand for Cold War divisions."
--In 1975, the Homebrew Computer Club met for the first time. From bing: "An amateur computer-users group gathers in Menlo Park, California, to exchange ideas about their hobby of building digital devices. The meeting will be seen as the Big Bang of the personal computing revolution, with members going on to found influential companies. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I at the club."
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