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01/21/21 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Thursday, January 21, 2021

"Universal Truth-- You are a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: What you think and feel about yourself comes true. If you don't become conscious of your thoughts, you are dooming yourself to be what society or old connections wanted you to think about your abilities."

"Did you pick up your tree? Yeah, I hurt my knee. What? You want to ski? No, I don't have my key. Yeah, I have to pee."

from DEE107
In morning service at our church, the pastor asked the
congregation if anyone had something to thank God for.
An elderly gentleman rose to his feet and said, "I want
to thank God for my new hearing aid. Now I can hear
you." He paused before adding with a smile, "When I
want to."

- From Da Mouse Tracks

It's Women's Healthy Weight Day! Today is to remind us gals to aim to be healthy with healthy weight, not to look like the air-brushed models in magazines. The celebration is part of a week-long observance for women's healthy weight and is observed on Thursday of the 3rd full week of January.
--Get to Know Your Customers Day: this holiday is held once a quarter, the 3rd Thursday of January, April, July and October; due to electronic communications, businesses don't have the same connections to customers as before; today is to strengthen relationships between seller/buyer and business to customer.
--International Playdate Day: today is a reminder of the importance of play and social skills for our kids; our lives are so much more hectic that we have to plan ahead when our kids can play with their friends but it is very important to make the effort; granted, with the pandemic restrictions, playdates can be risky and usually need to be virtual.
--International Sweatpants Day: oh, I can get behind this one; sweatpants were introduced in 1920 by French fashionista Emile Camuset, founder of Le Coq Sportif; the original sweatpants were knitted gray jersey pants to help athletes exercise easier.
--National Granola Bar Day: today is a salute to a tasty snack; granola bars(consist of oats, dried fruit, nuts and seeds; touted as being healthy but sweeteners and chocolate are included which adds to the calories; they are also loaded with binders such as brown rice syrup, honey and maple syrup; choose carefully if you make them part of your daily food intake.
--National Hugging Day: also known as National Hug Day; we need more hugging days with the caveat that it needs to be virtual; hugging is so good for you; it releases oxytocin, the hormone associated with happiness, and reduces cortisol which is associated with stress; be sure to give an extra hug to your loved ones.
--National New England Clam Chowder Day: today is a salute to a wonderful comfort food; chowder was first introduced by fishing villages along the coast in France during the 16th century; made with milk or cream and no tomatoes; in 1939, Maine passed a law that made it illegal to add tomatoes to clam chowder.
--One-Liners Day: with the award season in approaching, this is the time to honor those one-liners from movies that live long after the movie such as "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy ride" from 'All About Eve'; what's your favorite line and associated movie?
--Own Your Own Home Day: today was started in 1920 as a way to encourage people to save and be thrifty so to be able to afford a home; after the mortgage failure crisis of 2008, home ownership has dropped and feelings are more mixed as to the desire of home ownership.
--Squirrel Appreciation Day: a love/hate relationship as they're cute but they rob the bird feeder and dig up the flower bulbs; for this day, we'll give them a pass and maybe put some peanuts out for them.
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