"The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind."
Why you can never tell a dog a knock-knock joke: Knock, knock…....Bark, bark,etc…...
Two guys were building a house. The one who was nailing down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in. The other, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, “Why are you throwing those nails away?”
The first explained, “If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it’s pointed toward ME, I throw it away ’cause it’s defective. If it’s pointed toward the HOUSE, then I nail it in!”
The second got completely upset and yelled, “You MORON!!! The nails pointed toward you aren’t defective! They’re for the other side of the house!!”
It's Balloons to Heaven Day! Since 1984, today celebrates families and releases balloons as a symbolic gesture towards ending gun violence. An annual event to celebrate and to mourn those lost to gun violence, many folks attach messages to the balloons. It's time to move beyond symbolic gestures.
--Corporate Baby Name Day: this day started in 2001 as the result of a poll taken; in 2001, a couple tried to auction the naming rights of their baby, starting bid at $500,000, which no one took; a poll was taken asking would you name your baby a corporate name for $500K--21% said yes, 28% said they'd consider it; so for today, think of the corporate names you would consider--Pepsi? Danskin?
--Farmworker Appreciation Day: today honors the agriculture workers that are a major part of getting food from the field to our dinner table; a lot of these folks are temporary workers that go back to their home countries and, often, our laws do not protect the farmworker.
--Hiroshima Day: also known as No Nukes Day; on August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in a bid to end WWII; about 80-90K people were killed that day and another 60k died during the following year from radiation sickness and other injuries; 3 days later, another bomb would be dropped on Nagasaki and August 15, Japan would surrender.
--National Fresh Breath Day: a day to remind us to observe proper dental care so that we're not the ones being offered a mint at the party.
--National Night Out Day: on the first Tuesday of August since 1984, a nation-wide movement dedicated to building relationships between communities and the agencies that serve them such as the police and fire departments; block parties are happening in many neighborhoods as a way to get to know each other.
--National Gossip Day: a day to raise awareness about the impact of gossip and to encourage parents to teach kids about the aftermath of spreading rumors and lies.
--National Root Beer Float Day: oh, yes; in 1893, Frank Wisner created the first root beer float and called it a "black cow"; go celebrate by making yourself a float.
--Wiggle Your Toes Day: today encourages us to release our toes from the shoes and socks and let them breathe and wiggle; sounds like a good excuse for a pedicure.
--International Sailor Moon Day: Sailor moon is a long 200-episode anime which was shown during 1992–1997 of the manga classification, a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. The story was so popular, that one of its main heroes Ami Mizuno was recognized as the best personage of 1993. The main personage of the anime is a teenage girl Usagi Tsukino who spends her time in searching a magic crystal. She has some devoted friends who help her in her journey. The main goal of the Sailor Soldiers is saving the Solar System from destruction. The occasion coincides with the day of birth of Mamoru. The boy is the Earth’s Prince. Sailor Moon is a promoter of kindness, prosperity and devotion. Children and adults recognize the idea of kindness described in the anime.
--In 1965, the Voting Rights Act became law, prohibiting discrimination in voting and enforcing the 14th Amendment (citizenship rights) and 15th Amendment (right to vote).