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07/26/19 Faith

Friday, July 26, 2019

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Finally, my winter fat is gone. Now I have spring rolls."

A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. However, the next morning the kangaroo was out again, just roaming around the zoo.

The zoo officials raised the height of the fence to twenty feet. Again, however, the next morning the kangaroo was again roaming around the zoo. This kept on, night after night, until the fence was sixty feet high.

Finally, the camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, “How high do you think they’ll go?”

The kangaroo replied, “Probably a hundred feet, unless somebody starts locking the gate at night.”

It's Aunts and Uncles Day! We've had Cousins Day, so now we celebrate the special bond of aunts and uncles. They're kind of like our parents but often without the firmer discipline and we can tell them anything.
--National All or Nothing Day: today is the day to stop deliberating and make a decision; if it's yes, then do it full-heartedly; if it's no, then forget about it and move on; today is about overcoming fears which often keep us stuck in the decision mode.
--National Talk in an Elevator Day: you know the rules--no talking in the elevator, eyes forward; today is to break that rule and make new friends; elevators have been in service since 236BC, usually powered by hand or by animals.
--National Bagelfest Day: started in 1986, to celebrate being the largest bagel factory, Lender's Bagels held bagel breakfast in Mattoon, Illinois; Lender's is no longer a company but the bagelfest goes on.
--National Coffee Milkshake Day: on these hot days, this sounds pretty good; nice change from the super sweet.
--National Get Gnarly Day: on the last Friday of July, today is to throw out old ideas and embrace the new; to be like the surfers when they challenge the waves.
--System Administrator Appreciation Day: today we salute the behind-the-scenes people that keep our computer systems at work functioning smoothly.
--One Voice Day: a global movement to promote the Universal Peace Covenant, a 577-word pledge and plea to bring families, countries, and the world together in peaceful co-existence; started in 1996, the pledge is read aloud at 6 p.m. UTC, which is 2 p.m. EDT.
--American Disabilities Act Day: commemorates the signing and enactment in 1990 of the ADA which bars discrimination due to physical and intellectual disabilities
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