"The Moon taught me: It's Ok to go through Phases The Sun taught me: No matter how many times you go down, to keep rising."
A poor old lady was forced to sell her valuables to avoid eviction. As she rummaged through her dusty belongings, she came across a dull copper kettle. Intrigued by its possible value the old woman dusted it off and BAM! A genie erupted from its neck.
The genie says “I have seen your plights, and will grant you three wishes.”
The woman, astounded, thinks for a moment and says “age has taken its toll on me. I wish to be young and beautiful once more.”
BAM! In a sudden flash the old woman emerged, a ravishing young woman.
Thrilled by her success the woman says “genie I want to live a life of grandeur! To be rich!”
BAM! With a snap of the genies fingers, the room swirled and transformed into a great hall. Her once broken cottage had become a mansion. Upon looking down the woman noticed her worn clothing had been replaced with a stunning dress, and shining heels.
While she marveled at this outcome the genie stood solemnly and said: “you have one wish left.”
The woman thought about this for a while and then felt a slight brush against her leg. It was her old cat, frightened by the building’s transformation.
The woman looked up at the genie and said “this cat has been faithfully with me for all my years. Please, transform him into a human man, so that we may spend many happy days together!”
BAM! In a blinding flash the cat had vanished. Standing in his place was a tall, dark-haired, handsome young man.
Immediately enamored by her new love, the woman fell into his arms. The genie, his work complete, disappeared. As she gazed into his eyes, he drew her close and whispered
“I bet you wish you hadn’t had me fixed.”
It's Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day! Remember those trays by the cash register? Dump the pennies from your change for others or even use the pennies from the tray yourself. It seemed to balance out.
--American Family Day: observed in Arizona on the first Sunday of August; today is a reminder to appreciate each member of the family.
--Dinosaurs Day: (note Dinosaur Day is in September); scientists believe they first appeared about 245 million years ago, and existed for about 180 million years, going extinct about 66 million years ago; today's a good day to take the kids to a museum for the displays.
--International Forgiveness Day: held on the first Sunday of August; today is a world-wide event to encourage us to let go of past hurts and move on; studies have shown forgiveness improves our health as we release the anger.
--National CAD Day: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing; the first significant CAD software came out in 1983.
--National Coloring Book Day: today celebrates a very relaxing activity that more and more adults are embracing as a great way to de-stress.
--National Doll Day: held on the first Sunday of August; today is a complement with Friendship Day as our dolls are often our best friends in the world; dolls have been part of our cultures since the ancient times and this history of dolls and their importance in culture is interesting to learn.
--National Friendship Day: not the same as International Friendship which we just celebrated; observed on the first Sunday of August; this holiday was started by someone who worked for Hallmark Cards in 1935; either way, it's a good day to celebrate the mutual affection between friends.
--National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: ice cream sandwiches first appeared in the 1890's New York City, sold by street vendors for a penny; there have many variations around the world and is very popular.
--National Kids Day: observed on the first Sunday of August; today is a reminder to spend time with the kids and strengthen the bonds.
--Psychic Day: observed on the first Sunday of August; today is a day that encourages us to tap into that 6th sense, that inner knowing and give it a chance.
--Sisters' Day: observed on the 1st Sunday of August; today is a celebration of a very special relationship; they can be your best friend and worst enemy all in one because they know and love you; they'll have your back and stab you in the back; but the memories you share!