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07/24/19 Find Joy

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

"Despite the forecast, live like it's Spring. Make sure to find joy in the smallest of things in your life." Lilly Pulitzer

"I used to be somebody. I used to be a contender."

A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, “What are you doing?” She replies, “I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old.” The husband retorts, “Well, what did he say about your 50 year old ass?” She replies, “Frankly dear, your name never came up.”

It's International Self-Care Day! Self-care is any activity we deliberately do to take care of our mental, emotional or physical health. Today provides focus and opportunities to raise the profile of healthy life-styles which include self-care as a foundation on health. It's a reminder to take care of ourselves in all ways; get that doctor's appt. made; take some time out; say 'no'.
--Cousins Day: did you grow up with cousins living nearby?; cousins are that special relationship, kind of like a sibling but with less rivalry (usually); reach out to your cousins and let them know you're thinking of them.
--National Drive-Thru Day: the first drive-thru's were formatted for banking services in the 1930's; the first drive-thru restaurant was in 1947 on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri.
--Pioneer Day: commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormons into Utah's Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
--National Tequila Day: a salute to the liquor distilled from the Mexican blue agave.
--National Tell an Old Joke Day: today is the day to repeat yourself and your repertoire of old jokes; originally jokes were just oral stories as far back as 2300 BCE and just as risqué as today; the oldest joke book dates back from 4th to 5th century Greece.
--National Thermal Engineer Day: today highlights the importance of thermal management in the Electronics industry; management of the heat generated by the electronics is pivotal to ensure longevity and reliability.
--Amelia Earhart Day: today commemorates the birthday of Amelia Earhart, born 1897 in Atchison, Kansas; we salute Ms. Earhart as she set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation; in 1937, she had set out to fly around the world and the last contact with her was on July 2 with about 7000 miles left in her mission; she was never found and there are lots of theories about her disappearance.
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