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07/07/20 Be Strong

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

"Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant."

"Wow, you are really rockin' those white pants!" "These are my legs!"

A young couple were on their honeymoon and were staying at a hotel with a large swimming pool.
They decided to go for a swim, and the bride donned a new bikini that she had recently purchased.
As she swam and splashed around in the pool, she soon discovered that the bikini was too large, and the top and bottom kept coming off.
As they were the only ones in the pool, she and her husband would laugh and playfully retrieve the bikini from the pool’s bottom.
That evening they dressed for dinner and headed to their hotel’s elegant restaurant, where they were seated next to a huge aquarium.
Strangely, the aquarium was devoid of any aquatic life.
When the bride asked their waiter why the aquarium had no fish in it, he smiled broadly and said, “That’s not an aquarium…that’s the swimming pool!”

It's Global Forgiveness Day! Right up there with gratitude, forgiveness should be every day and it can be the hardest thing we do. But forgiving can release so much hurt and let us move forward to greater things.
--Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day: today is a day set aside for Dad to take Daughter for a walk in nature and to deepen the bond which I have seen in many others; it's worth the effort, Dads.
--National Dive Bar Day: sponsored by Seagram's, date chosen by the 7&7 (it's a drink); today is a salute to an American institution that plays in so many movies and creates lots of memories.
--National Macaroni Day: today is a salute to a versatile piece of pasta; the most favored version is mac&cheese but it's also used in salads and, in my childhood, an American variety of goulash; of course, it's also used in many a childhood art project.
--National Strawberry Sundae Day: today is a salute to a fun way to eat our summer harvest of strawberries; a bit of trivia about the sundae in general from cute-calendar: "Among the many stories about the invention of the sundae, a frequent theme is that the dish arose in reaction to blue laws prohibiting the sale on Sundays of either ice cream or ice cream soda. The laws are said to have led druggists to produce a Sunday substitute for these popular treats. According to this theory, the spelling was changed to sundae to avoid offending religious sensibilities".
--Tell the Truth Day: today encourages everyone to tell the truth, to remind us not to spread gossip and lies; can you do it all day?
--World Chocolate Day: extracted from the cocoa bean, chocolate has been part of history for centuries since the Olmecs in 1900 BC, through the Aztec's xocolatl, "bitter water", the first US factory in 1780 and Hershey taking over the industry in the 1900's; so many variations to please many palates; just remember it's the true dark chocolate that's healthy.
--In 1981, Sandra O'Connor is the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the US.
--In 1938, sliced bread was sold for the first time by Missouri's Chillcothe Baking Company as Kleen Maid Sliced Bread thanks to Otto Rohwedder's invention, a machine that cuts loaves of bread into uniform slices; hailed as a great advance, sliced bread will be banned for a time in 1943 as a wartime extravagance..
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