May 3rd

Good Morning world. Although I don’t see my sun due to the grey overcast sky, and a prediction for rain, I am still happy this morning.

Life is good and it is important to realize those special moments. Both sons are working. I don’t have a headache today and I am ready to finish “Tribute to Those Serving the Red, White and Blue.” Then I hit the marketing hard.

So I will try to get on top of my blog site the rest of the week I will start with today and work backwards when I have time.

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National Days

Month:

  • Foster Care Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Nurse’s Week – first week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

Each Day:

1 May Day

1 Loyalty Day

1 Mother Goose Day

1 Save the Rhino Day

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2 Baby Day

2 Brothers and Sisters Day

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3 Lumpy Rug Day

Rugs are intended to be smooth and inviting, encouraging you to stretch out and watch television, play a board game, or do a little yoga. So, today is not about celebrating your lumpy rug but encouraging you to stop stepping over the lumps and to smooth them out. If you are a brave soul, perhaps it’s time to look underneath and see what’s causing the lump? Or maybe you’re afraid to find out. Fair enough.  Just roll up the rug and replace it.

May 3, 2011: Teacher Appreciation

★~ Today’s Quote: In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work.  It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.  ~Jacques Barzun

★~Today we say ‘thank you’ to the teachers that make a difference in the lives of children, and for the hard work they do each day. Teachers deserve to be respected, valued, and supported every day, but today, we take a little extra time to let teachers know that we appreciate the challenges and skills involved in teaching, and to applaud their efforts. (Update: Teachers will be appreciated on May 8th in 2012)

Teachers often times only hear the negative. They get the unhappy phone calls from parents. The hear from administrators and are under heavy scrutiny. Then there is the public eye. Every time anything negative is said about one teacher immediately all teachers pay the price.

This is time to let them know that they are very important. After all they are taking care of your children and providing with an education to be the future leaders of  our country.

How often have I heard parents say , “I couldn’t be a teach,” and put up with all those kids. Remember that and thank them for what they do.

Now with budgets cut, there jobs have become tougher. More students per teacher ratio. There are fewer materials and no budget. Stress is higher and so are expectations. Be a friend to the teachers. Help out go volunteer during the week. Make cookies for home room class. Call the teacher and ask if they need help. Find out what is needed and support your local parent organizations.

Teachers are in need of volunteers. You can make a difference here. So think how you will appreciate that teacher who stays up late nights grading papers and yet comes to school with a smile on their face. Make this the best year ever.

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3 World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to:

  • celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;
  • assess the state of press freedom throughout the world;
  • defend the media from attacks on their independence;
  • pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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May 3rd is National Day of Prayer

Posted by Megan on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

In 1952, President Truman signed a bill proclaiming the first Thursday in May to be the National Day of Prayer, a day of public thanksgiving and prayer for the nation.

As such, this Thursday, May 3 marks the 61st annual observance of the day on which all people are invited to pray. The 2012 theme is “One Nation Under God” based on Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord.”

Famous theologian, John Calvin, once said, “Prayer must not be self-centered. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow-men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.”

The National Day of Prayer serves as a reminder for Americans to recall God’s wisdom and to seek His guidance during troubled times. Approximately two million Americans will take part in this observance on Thursday. We hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to cast our cares on the Lord.

Here are a few prayers that we’re sending up:

  • With 12.7 million Americans currently unemployed, we pray for the families and individuals who are jobless and struggling with finances; that they might find the temporary care they need as well as the long-term solutions and employment that will better their lives and end their woes.
  • We pray for our leaders that God may guide them in wisdom that peace and justice may abound.
  • We pray for our nation’s young people that they follow God throughout their lives and grow in love for Him and serve others in His name.
  • We pray for the ill, the weak, the homebound, the destitute, the lonely, the brokenhearted and that they may all be comforted by God’s presence and restored in body, mind and soul.
  • We pray for effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation of the men and women of The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers.
  • We pray for the end of slavery and for the discovery and restoration of human trafficking victims.
  • We pray for all Americans, that they might turn their lives towards God and serve others in His name.

What will you be praying for? Let us know in the comments section below.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7 NKJV)

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The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. To learn more, please visit our website at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.


We are now living in a culture that doesn’t want World Day of Prayer. We are living with a government that is removing all signs of prayer, One nation under God and the simple word of God. Yet we are at a time in the country’s history when we need something to belief in more than we ever had.  Hang on the World Day of Prayer take time to pray for the troubles of the world. Take time to send letters to congressman and let them know how you feel. Fight to keep the phrase ” One Nation under God.” We need to be united in this world.

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May 3rd is National Rasberry Tart Day

For recipe and information to make this go to http://www.joyofbaking.com/RaspberryTart.html

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May 2nd

May 2, 2013 is

National Truffle Day

It’s National Truffle Day! According to legend, a man named Louis Dufour invented the chocolate truffle in Chambéry, France in 1895. A few years later, Antoine Dufour opened the Prestat Chocolate Shop in London. Historians believe this chocolate shop was solely responsible for popularizing chocolate truffles in England (and beyond), but the relationship between Louis and Antoine is uncertain. Fun fact: Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a huge fan of Prestat truffles!The first recipes for chocolate truffles appeared in the 1920s. Today there are three main types—American, European, and Swiss. Each type of truffle has a slightly different twist, but they all include a creamy ganache filling and a topping like cocoa, coconut, or drizzled chocolate.To celebrate National Truffle Day, stop by your local candy shop and pick up a variety of delicious chocolate truffles!

 

Well I am going to leave you with a recipe from May 1st. Have a great day and until next time:)

May 1st

 

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,196,159179-251200,00.html

CHOCOLATE PARFAIT
1 1/2 c. flour
1 cube butter, melted
1 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
Mix all together into 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
2ND LAYER:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 lg. container Cool Whip
Beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over crust.
3RD LAYER:
2 sm. pkgs. instant fudge chocolate pudding
2 1/2 c. milk
Mix and spread. Sprinkle with nuts and chill.
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