Sunday, June 30, 2013

Log Cabin Day

     It's Log Cabin Day and no, I don't live in a log cabin but I do live in the next closet thing, I think. I house that has log siding. I know people who live in log houses / cabins. I know someone who builds them. And I would love to have one – shaped like a octagon but I can dream.... and be thankful for Log houses and cabins

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Camera Day

     I think I can remember my first camera and it wasn't on a phone and you couldn't see your pictures until they were developed and the camera had flashbulbs. And I think I remember my second camera and the film for it was on a disc and I think the flash was built in by then but it still wasn't digital. We've had several other camera's since then with our newest ones being digital. Today is Camera Day and I am thankful for cameras, are you.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Paul Bunyan Day

     He is not real but he makes for some great stories and he made for an okay amusement park. He is Paul Bunyan the imaginary logger that is huge. Is it possible to be thankful for someone that does not exist? He may not exist in reality nut he does exist and over the years I've enjoyed the stories about him and the amusement park that existed by his name so, yes I'll be thankful for Paul Bunyan.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Decide to be Married Day

     It is Decide to be Married Day. I did not decide to get married in June, at least not that I remember I proposed in August and got married in December the following year …. I did decide to get married and I'm thankful I did.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bicycle Day

     Today is Bicycle Day. Over the years I have owned several different bicycles and I have put on many miles on them including a 150 mile trip. I've been thankful over the years for my bicycles and know I have kids who are.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Color Tv Day

     Some of you may remember times before color tv. When all was black and white. I remember getting an old tv series that was and black and white and the kids wanting it to be in color. A color tv can be a big problem but it can also be a great tool. Let's be thankful for color tv today

Monday, June 24, 2013

Celebration of The Senses

     It is Celebration of The Senses Day. If you're reading this right now you are using one of your senses. Maybe you're hearing it as someone reads it out loud. Hopefully you're not smelling it or tasting it and I'm not sure you could feel it either. We use our senses continuously but are we continuously thankful for them?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Public Service Day

     Today is Public Service Day. There are a lot of different public services and some of those services may be used by you. And there are a lot of different people performing those services and some of those people may even be you. Serving one another is part of what we are created to do and for all that service, let us be thankful.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

National Chocolate Éclair Day

     For those of you with a sweet tooth or for those who just like chocolate.... today is National Chocolate Éclair Day. I used to find these at a Mister Donut or a Dunkin donut and while I'm not a big fan of chocolates, I found these to be pretty good. So today let's be thankful for Éclairs.

Friday, June 21, 2013

National Flip Flop Day

     I do not where them but my kids do and they enjoy wearing them. Today is National Flip Flop Day so let's be thankful for flips flops.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

American Eagle Day

     Today is American Eagle Day. How many times have I seen an Eagle. The Bald Eagle, the national bird, a symbol of power, a creation of God, an amazing bird. Are you thankful for the birds in God's Creation? Are you thankful for Eagles?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


     It is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, A day to remember the ending of slavery in the U.S. and that is something to be thankful.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Picnic Day

     If it weren't for the mosquitoes, today would be a great day for a picnic because it is International Picnic Day. While I haven't had many over the years, a good picnic is enjoyable. So let's be thankful for picnics today.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Eat Your Vegetables Day

     Eat your vegetables it is said, they're good for you it's said. Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day. One problem I have with this is the vegetables I'm willing to eat, my wife lies to tell me that they're not really vegetables because they are full of starch. Yes Vegetables are good for you, my taste buds don't want to agree though... Let's use today to be thankful for vegetables.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

     It's Father's Day – a day to be thankful for our fathers and as we are thankful for them let's not forget the most important father of all – our Heavenly Father.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fly A Kite Day

     I think it's in Mary Poppins where they sing song about flying a kite. Today is Fly A Kite Day and the wind is blowing but I don't have a kite. I do have memories of kite flying and the fun times had. I still remember putting a kite up so high it looked like a tiny spec and than it got dark and I couldn't see it at all but I eventually got it down. Today, let's be thankful for kites

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blood Donor Day

     Do you ever feel like you have been donating too much blood – to mosquitoes? Today is Blood Donor Day. While I have never donated blood, I know those who have and I know those who have needed it and for those who donate we can be thankful.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weed Your Garden Day

     Today is Weed Your Garden Day but we have a problem. Our garden has not yet been planted. While I'm not sure who may be thankful for weeds, I know many are thankful for the gardens they grow in and soon we should have ours planted.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

     For some people, chocolate chip cookies are their favorite. I'm not one of those people but I do like peanut butter cookies and today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day so today, let's be thankful for this kind of cookies.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Corn On The Cob Day

     It's Corn On The Cob Day. And time to be thankful for corn. I still remember going to get corn in the late summer early fall from the stand outside of town and I still remember a time when I helped process an entire pickup load of corn. Now my kids are the ones that are enjoying it.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ball Point Pen Day

     Who uses pens? Who uses ball point pens? Who can imagine life without them? I use pens almost everyday and I have to admit that I'm pretty possessive of the ones I use. It used to be that I would loose a pen before I ran it out of ink, or it would explode on me but now I use a type of gel pen that I keep close and run out of ink. Yes, I am thankful for pens, are you?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Donald Duck Day

      Does anyone ever have fun trying to talk like Donald Duck? Today is his day, a day to be thankful for this cartoon character and his musing ways – just don't pick up his temper...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

World Ocean Day

     Where would be with out the oceans. The vast majority of the surface of the earth is covered by oceans. They help to control climate in many ways as well as provide for travel, recreation, food, etc. I have never seen one in person but I know they are there and am thankful for them.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Donut Day

     For me, this is a great day for it is Donut Day and I like donuts, so does the rest of my family in fact, my youngest boy loves to watch how they are made by way of YouTube videos. I enjoy many different types and often which I was younger so I could get by with eating more. Let's be thankful for donuts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

National Yo Yo Day

     Up, down, up down, up down, up, down, up, down. Have you ever felt like a yo yo? I can't say I'm good with a yo yo but I can make them work for the most part. Simple in nature, a yo yo can be entertaining and help pass time away or keep a young child occupied. Let's be thankful for Yo Yo's today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Running Day

     Something I haven't felt like doing lately is running but I haven't always been like that. Maybe it's a sign of getting old. Have you ever stopped to say thanks that you have the ability to run whether it be for fun or necessity? Today is National Running Day so let's be thankful for running.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cheese Day

     I like cheese. I like it on my chili, I like it on my hamburgers, I like it on my chili dogs, I like it on sandwiches, I like it in hot dishes, I like it by itself, I like it.... Today is cheese day a day for which we can be thankful for cheese.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Repeat Day

     It is repeat day. Have you ever had the fun of antagonizing someone by repeating everything they say? Have you ever been annoyed by someone repeating everything you say? Have you ever been shamed when a child repeats what you said? Have you ever experienced the joy of having a child repeat what you said. We should live to be great examples so when we are repeated we need not be ashamed bu joyful and thankful.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Radio Day

     Today is Radio Day – Do you have a radio? Do you listen to the radio? I listen to a variety of radio stations in a variety of ways with my favorite two being over the Internet and in the car. Today is radio day a day to be thankful for radios.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Heimlich Maneuver Day

     Have you ever been thankful for a maneuver? One that could possibly save a life? Because someone was chocking? Today is Heimlich Maneuver Day. I can't say I have ever performed it or needed it performed on me but thankfully it there if needed.