"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have." Louis E. Boone
"I just got a raise and a six-week vacation!" "Good thing you're self-employed, Hon!"
Bob received a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his company. Unfortunately, when Bob arrived at the stadium he realized the seat was in the last row in the corner of the stadium. He was closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the field!
About halfway through the first quarter, Bob noticed an empty seat 10 rows off the field right on the 50-yard line. He decided to take a chance and made his way through the stadium and around the security guards to the empty seat.
As he sat down, he asked the gentleman sitting next to him, “Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?” The man said “No.”
Very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, Bob said to the man next to him, “This is incredible! Who in their right mind would have a seat like this at the Super Bowl and not use it?!”
The man replied, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven’t been to together since we got married in 1967.”
“That’s really sad,” said Bob, “but still, couldn’t you find someone to take the seat? A relative or a close friend?”
“No,” the man replied, “they’re all at the funeral!”
It's Worldwide Candle Lighting Day! At 7 pm local time, candles are lit around the world in remembrance of loved ones lost, especially the young. Join in on the traveling ray of light and love, a memorial that is observed on the second Sunday of December.
--National Brownie Day: a salute to a very popular dessert in so many different variations in texture and icing: cake-like, fudge or like cookies; with or without icing; what's your favorite version?
--National Christmas Tree Day: whether you're a fresh tree die-hard or have embraced the artificial tree, today celebrates that Christmas symbol and tradition; let's get those trees up and decorated!
--Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day: this could be a fun day; pretend you are a time traveler, past or future, and stay in character such as gasping when you see cars as someone from the past would, or ask someone what year is it and then say "Good! I'm not too late!" as someone from the future trying to save mankind might.
--Take it in the Ear Day: varying takes on this day; some say the phrase was started in the movie "Liar, Liar" by the Jim Carrey character as something to say when you couldn't think of anything else; some have offered this day as time to intently listen to others and to listen without comebacks or rebuttals.
--World Choral Day: observed on the second Sunday; a day to celebrate a special form of music that contributes to unite all of us in peace and harmony.
--World Pear Day: a kick-off to World Pear Month; Beginning in New Zealand and moving west across the globe, consumers will be able to taste a variety of USA Pears via pop-up sampling events in more than 24 countries including Taiwan, India, United Arab Emirates and Mexico for 24 hours of continuous sampling and promotion. There are nearly 1,000 in-store sampling events scheduled in the U.S. and Canada. The day will conclude in Leavenworth, Washington, at the annual Tree Lighting Festival, where visitors will get to meet pear growers firsthand and celebrate the season.
--In 1980, Ex-Beatle John Lennon, 40, is shot four times at close range by Mark David Chapman as the singer walks to his apartment with his wife, Yoko Ono. Hundreds of fans will keep vigil for a week at the scene of the shooting, and on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday, Ono will dedicate a memorial in the park.