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04/23/19 Stepping Stones

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them."

"I could definitely be a morning person if morning started at noon."

“It’s too hot to wear clothes today,” said the husband stepping out of the shower. “What do you reckon the neighbors will think if I mow the lawn like this?”

“Probably that I married you for your money,” answered his wife.

It's Take a Chance Day! Today is a nudge for you to go beyond your comfort zone and expand your horizons. Take a class, apply for a dream job, or even ask for a raise. Believe in yourself!
--Laboratory Day: celebrates the discoveries and inventions that have come from the lab; especially in the medical world, our lives have been immensely improved by the scientists' efforts in the lab.
--School Bus Driver Day: a day to thank those folks who safely get our kids to and from school every day; like our educators, those drivers need wisdom and patience when working with our energetic youth.
--Lost Dog Awareness Day: we've seen those flyers about lost pets, so today is a reminder to be mindful of dogs that could be lost and need a hand getting home.
--Cherry Cheesecake Day: a yummy version of cheesecake; save me a slice.
--English Muffin Day: a favorite breakfast staple developed by Samuel Bath Thomas in 1880 and originally called a toaster crumpet.
--Movie Theatre Day: we may love our streaming of movies, but there is nothing like the experience of watching a movie on the big screen.
--Zucchini Bread Day: a great way to use up all of that zucchini that grew in our gardens.
--Impossible Astronaut Day: a day for the Dr. Who fans which celebrates the first episode of the sixth series and involved marking themselves with tally marks.
--German Beer Day: celebrates the Reinheitsgebot, Beer Purity Law, which passed this day in 1516; this law which is still observed today strictly what constitutes genuine German beer.
--Saint George Day and Slay a Dragon Day: commemorates the accepted death date of Saint George in 303 AD.
--Today is the death dates for several famous authors such as William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. In commemoration of those writers, we have Canada Book Day, Talk like Shakespeare Day, Book Night, Book and Copyright Day, Lovers' Day, and English Language Day. All of these celebrations encourage you to spend time with a book in hand and embrace the written word.
Both of these holidays are widely celebrated in Europe. Here is a description for the Catalan celebrations from Bing: According to legend, Jordi (Catalan for ‘George’) saved a princess from the clutches of a terrible dragon. After rescuing her, the knight gave the damsel a red rose, which has become an important symbol of the holiday in Catalonia. As it happens, Spaniards also celebrate April 23 as Book Day, marking the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the famous 16th- and 17th-century Spanish writer. So here in Barcelona, both roses and books are given to loved ones on Sant Jordi’s Day, while music and dancing fill the streets.

--Just a heads-up for tomorrow: Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. I hope you're planning something special for the person who keeps your office running smoothly.
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