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7/13/18 Opportunity

Friday, July 13, 2018

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

One Saturday morning, the pastor noticed little Johnny was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. It was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so The pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning Johnny." "Good morning pastor Ron," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. "Pastor, what is this?" Johnny asked. "Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque. Little Johnny's voice was barely audible when he asked, "Which one, the Wednesday night or Sunday morning service?

Collector Car Appreciation Day! This is about real cars, not models, that are considered collectible. Do you have a car buff in your life? This is their day. It's also Embrace Your Geekness Day (my kind of day!), Gruntled Workers Day (a tip of the hat to workers who are happy in their jobs and are having fun), Beef Tallow Day (started by those following the Paleo Diet), French Fries Day (McDonald's fries were originally fried in beef tallow), Motorcycle Day (celebrates the bikers' bond through the shared sense of freedom and adventure), Wayne Chicken Day (a family event in Wayne, Nebraska), Rock Day (not the music; though they're everywhere, those bits of earth have so much history), and Kebab Day ( a staple of the summer barbecue). Plus it's Friday the 13th! Enjoy the superstitions!
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