Friday, May 31, 2013

Heat Awareness Safety Day

     Are you thankful for heat? Some days it gets to hot and too hot is different for each person but when it does we need to be able to stay cool and amazingly, our bodies can do a great job of cooling themselves if we let them for there are dangers associate with extreme heat. So let's use this day to be thankful for heat and our bodies ability to cope with it.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hole In My Bucket Day

     I remember a song about a hole in my bucket that needed to be fixed but it couldn't because there was a hole in my bucket.... How many buckets do you have with holes in them? All of them or you couldn't get anything in them.... Okay I'm weird some days but none the less, buckets are something we use often and something for which we can be thankful for.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paper Clip Day

     A small piece of wire bent just so makes a useful tool we call a paper clip. Have you ever taken time to be thankful for such a thing? There are various sizes and styles and I'm thankful for them especially when I have a bunch of papers I need held together with out a staple.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nothing Specific

     I have nothing specific to post on today as my list has a blank spot but that doesn't mean there is nothing for which one can be thankful today.

     Over the past weekend I have had many things to be thankful for including a safe trip, wonderful food, a friend who gave the kids motorcycle rides, two hours shopping with my wife and no kids, beautiful weather, a nap, new pants and the list goes on. 

     What things can you be thankful for from this past weekend?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Masking Tape Day

     I do it more at work than at home but I do go looking for a roll of masking tape. At work we not only use it to hold things together but to protect metal surfaces from being scratched. Let's use today to be thankful for not only masking tape but all sorts of tape.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

     Today reminds me of my Birthday not because today is my birthday but because today is Blueberry Cheesecake Day and Blueberry Cheesecake is something that my grandmother would make for me on my birthday. It is one of my favorites and my birthday isn't that far away anymore. Today, lets be thankful for Blueberry Cheesecake.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Towel Day

     I have two of them laying on the floor of my bathroom and more hanging up. They are towels. We tend to use towels daily for drying but how often do we stop to say thank you for towels instead of – I need another one this ones....

Friday, May 24, 2013

Morse Code Day

     Morse code can be tracked back to 1836 with the invention of a device to send signals. A code was needed so Morse developed one and we still have Morse code around today to aid in communication. While we have other devices today that are far more complex, Morse code still has a place. Let's be thankful for such ways of communication.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Penny Day

     What can you buy for a penny? Now days – not much but in days gone buy...... However, if you somehow manage to save them, over time they can add up. Today is Penny Day and while we are not to worship money we can be thankful for it.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Buy A Musical Instrument Day

     From time to time I think of possibly buying a mandolin and learning how to play. I was told at one time by my kids to wait 20 years until they have all moved out. Today is Buy A Musical Instrument Day. At our house we have a piano, a flute, a violin, and some guitars and it is enjoyable to listen to all of them so let's be thankful for musical instruments on this day.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Red Cross Day

     Founded many years ago, the Red Cross helps people in need everyday. After this week I'm sure they are busy again as many areas have been affected by massive tornadoes. Today is a day to be thankful for the Red Cross and other organizations like them that help in times of need.

Monday, May 20, 2013


     I'm falling behind – job change and a sick kid.

     Today I'm parting from my list to be thankful for friends. On Sunday afternoon we went to some friends for a piano recital (their kids and ours) of my wife's students. Afterwards they fed us hamburgers and steaks. It is wonderful to have wonderful friends.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Circus Day

     Who enjoys a circus? Some days it feels like I'm apart of a circus either at work or at home. Today is Circus Day and that means it time to be thankful for the circus and the wonderful entertainment that we can enjoy at the circus.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Love Reeses Day

     When you think of Reeses, what do you think of? Do you think of pieces? Do you think of peanut butter cups? Do you think of Blizzards of cookies? I do for I enjoy eating these so today we can be thankful for Reeses.

Friday, May 17, 2013

National Pizza Party Day

     We have a place up where I live that sells several different size pizzas and they call their largest monster size. I keep thinking that someday I should order a monster pizza – part Frankenstein and part Godzilla. I don't know about you but I do enjoy pizza and at our house we have them on a regular bases – and they are often home made. Today is National Pizza Party Day so today let's be thankful for pizza – what ever flavor you like.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wear Purple For Peace Day

     Somewhere I came across that this is Wear Purple For Peace Day. We read in the Bible that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. I enjoy peace – much more than turmoil. Are you thankful for peace?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Chocolate Chip Day

     Here's one for all the chocolate lovers – today is National Chocolate Chip Day. At our house chocolate chips are used in cookies, pancakes, smores, frosting and sometimes they are just eaten as is. Today is the day to be thankful for chocolate chips.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stars and Stripes Forever Day

     What do you think of when you think of starts and stripes? Could it be the American flag? Today is Starts and Stripes Forever Day which is taken from a song about the American flag. Many songs have been written about the flag and how it was to represent a wonderful country and for that we may yet be thankful.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tulip Day

     There are many types of flowers and one that is often related to spring in our area of the country is the tulip. We can tell spring is here when the tulips start to bloom. Tulips are just one of God's beautiful flowers he has created for us to enjoy and for them we can today be thankful.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

     Today Is Mother's Day, A day to celebrate our mother's and to be thankful for them and all they do.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

National Train Day

     I've never been on one but I know those who have. I can also say I have enjoyed watching them and have at one time dreamed of building a large model railway that took up entire floor of a house. Today is National Train Day and a day to be thankful for trains and the work they do.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Child Care Provider Day

     Today is Child Care Provider Day a day for which we can be thankful for those who provide care for children outside the home. For many people Child Care has become a necessity. These people are important as children are important.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

School Nurse Day

     I'm not sure that I ever had to go see the school nurse growing up but they are there for when you are sick. Along with doctors, nurses are great to have around when you need help even though you may not want to have to see them so let's be thankful for nurses today.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

No Sock Day

     This is a day my kids will like – No Sock Day. My kids love to runaround bare foot while I do not. I like my socks as my feet are sensitive. So on this day I'll be thankful for socks and for those who like to go around with no socks can be thankful for bare feet.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Teacher Day

     Have you ever seen a sign that says “If you can read this – thank a teacher.” I have had teachers that have taught me and I have been a teacher in that I have taught others. Today is National Teacher Day a day to be thankful for teachers.

Monday, May 6, 2013

No Diet Day

     Today is No Diet Day so I'll use today to be thankful for diets. Basically a diet is what you eat but it also carries with it the idea of not eating or at least cutting back on what you eat to lose weight. My diet consists of a variety of things my wife makes for me and for that I am thankful. I am also in the act of trying to lose weight and I am having some success and for that I am also thankful for. How about you?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cartoonists Day

     Every morning, one of the first things I do after crawling out of bed and forcing my eyes to an open position is go on-line and read my favorite comics. In the evenings, my kids like to gather around the computer from time to time to watch cartoons. Both are drawn by cartoonists and I think most of us enjoy some sort of cartoon or comic at sometime or another as they are often designed to make us laugh and feel good. Let's be thankful for these people.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Space Day

     Here's a day to be thankful for what we find between our ears, space. Not! There is much more than space between our ears but we are surrounded by space – often called outer space, the place that holds the sun, planet, starts and more. It is amazing what we can see there and for that we can be thankful.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bats Day

     Has any one ever tole you, you have bats in your belfry? Today is Bats Day, a day we can use to be thankful for bats. Yes bats may seem ugly to us and often times are given a bad reputation, they are wonderful creatures that help keep down mosquito populations and around our place in the summer there are usually plenty of those.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Day Of Prayer

     Today is the National Day Of Prayer and while there are so many things that we can be praying for, let's use this day as a reminder that we can pray and that prayer can make a difference and let us be thankful for prayer and God who hears and answers prayer.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother Goose Day

     Today is Mother Goose Day. When we think of Mother Goose we usually think of collections of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Sometimes Mother goose is an elderly lady and sometimes a goose in a bonnet. Our kids have all enjoyed fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Our oldest got a book when she was little that was full of nursery rhymes and we recently replaced the book and now our youngest thoroughly enjoys it. Today let's be thankful for nursery rhymes.