March 3rd

Hello Everyone! Sorry for being so late. However, the pain got the best of me last night and the Alleve put me out for the day.

My Prayers go out to all those affected by the tornadoes across the country. I did take enough time to watch the news and see what damage has been done. My prayers are especially with those who have lost loved ones.

Mother- Nature has struck once again reminding us that we need to live each day to the fullest and appreciate our lives while we have them.

I designate this to Appreciation of Life, Family and Friends for after all nothing else matters. Materialistic things can be replaced and every time I listen to the news I hear someone say none of this matters thank God we are alive.

I think the problem that we have in our lives is that in daily life we think it does matter. We want the best job, best house, best care, and yet life is so much easier when it is simple. There is nothing wrong with a nice little simple house, a simple inexpensive car, and a simple job that pays the bills and gets us through the day.

We have learned to have to many demands in our lives and now Mother-Nature is pushing back and asking us to pay attention. We should be out taking walks and enjoying mother-nature and the simplicity of beauty.

Materialistic things will not take care of you in your old age nor can you take them with you when you leave so why burden someone else with cleaning up after you.

It is a time in the World where we need to reach out to one another, help your neighbor and be thankful for what you have. Love and appreciate everyday with your family and be committed to relationships.

I will leave you with that and move on to National Days but my prayers will continue for those in harm’s way.


National Days

On March 3, 1931, U.S. President Herbert Hoover signed an act that officially made “The Star Spangled Banner” the national anthem for the United States. Before this time, the United States had been without any national anthem.

The Star Spangled Banner

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, Defense of Fort McHenry. The poem was later put to the tune of (John Stafford Smith’s song) The Anacreontic Song, modified somewhat, and retitled The Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


I Want You to be Happy Day

No information was found on this so we will be open to interpretation and purpose.

However, comments that were found is that this is a day to be truly unselfish and wish happiness for others. Start out by remembering someone. You can send cards, do something for someone who will make them happy. Go somewhere with someone. Have a conversation with a friend. Whatever it is that makes another Happy.


If Dogs and Cats had Thumbs Day

Good grief. I couldn’t find information on this either but I don’t even want to go there. I have enough to keep up with my cats now. I know if they had thumbs they would be able to open the door and get outside so I will let your imagination think about this today and as for me I’m glad they don’t.


Peach Blossom Day

Peach Blossom Day has its roots in Japanese culture and is celebrated on the day when in Japan the peach trees blossom.  I love Peach Blossoms so I think that’s a great reason for a holiday, but apparently it’s more to do with letting little girls be girls and celebrating them. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have more days where we just let girls be girls and boys be boys.


Cold Cut Day

These are precooked sausages or meat loaves that are usually served cold in sandwiches or on party trays.  You can buy them already sliced in vacuum packs, or have them sliced to order at a deli counter.  Most cold cuts are high in fat and sodium.

However, this would be a good day for a Subway sandwich, a Hoagie, or of course what we grew up with as the Dagwood Sandwich.

However, you enjoy it drink plenty of water to flush that sodium out.

so until next time 🙂


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