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10/20/20 Light in Your Heart

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

"Be a light of love in a dark and troubled world. Never let anyone dim the light in your heart and soul." Bette Kelley

"All I'm saying is, next time, I'll talk to the contractor about installing double sinks."

The preacher’s Sunday sermon was “Forgive Your Enemies.”
He asked how many of the congregation have forgiven their enemies?
About half held up their hands.
He then repeated his question.
Now about 80% held up their hands.
He then repeated his question once more.
All responded, except one elderly lady.
“Mrs. Johnson, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?”
“I don’t have any.”
“Mrs. Johnson that is very unusual. How old are you?”
“Ninety-three,” she replied.
“Mrs. Johnson, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a person cannot have an enemy in the world?”
The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle and said, “I outlived every one of those bxxxxxs!” [rhymes with 'witches']


It's Day on Writing! Started by a teachers' council, this day encourages putting thoughts and feelings to paper. Whether an essay, poem, novel, or just a chapter, write it down.
--Community Media Day: today celebrates the voices that bring awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media; very important and timely during our current crises.
--Informational Overload Day: observed on the 3rd Tuesday of October; today raises awareness of how the constant information stimuli impacts individuals and organizations; encourages to be aware of what we hearing and seeing.
--International Chefs Day: today is to promote passing the skills on to the next generation and awareness of education, competitions, and networking; also has a focus on healthy eating for children.
--International Sloth Day: not a day to be lazy; raises awareness about the life cycle and habitat of the sloth, a native animal in South and Central America; these extremely slow-moving animals, whose name is synonymous with one of seven deadly sins in Christian philosophy, tend to spend their entire lives hanging from limbs of trees; they have two layers of fur, which harbors a variety of symbiotic algae, fungi, beetles and other insects; the algae on the sloth's fur give it it's characteristic green color and helps the sloth camouflage itself in thick vegetation. Recent studies have shown that the algae and fungi in the sloth fur may help fight many human diseases, including cancer. Because sloths don't have incisors, they spend most of their waking hours smacking their lips together 'to chew' their food. This would drive most animals to starvation (if not culinary madness), but the sloth's metabolism is so slow that it's evolved to survive on less food.
--National Brandied Fruit Day: a treat of ripe fruit, sugar, and brandy which is about 60% alcohol; takes about 2 months to cure; served on ice cream or whip cream, though not a treat for the kids due to the alcohol.
--National Call-in Day for Health Reform: although health care reform hasn't been as hot in the news as before, today is still a reminder to call about issues important to you; a grassroots movement to encourage everyone to make 3 calls today and make your opinion known regarding healthcare reform; call your 2 senators and your representative.
--National Pharmacy Technician Day: observed on the 3rd Tuesday of October; today honors the trained technicians who work with the pharmacist and provide essential services that keep us healthy.
--National Suspenders Day: today is a salute to a clothing accessory of cloth or leather to hold up your pants; called braces in Britain; though there have been suspenders of some version for a long time, modern suspenders are credited to Albert Thurston in 1820.
--National Youth Confidence Day: today celebrates the energy, spirit, and potential of young people and is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish; today promotes the guidance, leadership and mentors that will help light the path, and help navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.
--Office Chocolate Day: not a lot of info on this day; just a day to have an excuse to bring chocolate to the office; enjoy!
--The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller: today commemorates the establishment in 1961 of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association; celebrates all who help make air travel a safe mode of travel.
--World Osteoporosis Day: part of Bone and Joint Action Week; today raises awareness of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease; of those over 50, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer fractures due to osteoporosis and the associated thinning of bone density.
--World Statistics Day: observed on October 20th every 5 years; a timely celebration with the census, today reflects on the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in the national statistical systems; today draws attention to the importance of trustworthy statistics for society, economy and politics.
-- In 1720, crossed swords and a grinning skull distinguish Calico Jack Rackham's flag, and that's just what pirate hunters find while prowling Jamaican waters. When they attack Pirate Jack's ship, his female crew, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, return the fight while the men, drunk on rum, wait it out in the hold.
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