Monday, September 30, 2013

Safety Pin Day

     I do not use them very often but I can still be thankful for them and so can you. Today is safety Pin Day. For me at least, the number one use I can remember for safety pins was to hold on diapers – I out grew them a couple years ago :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

National Coffee Day

     I do not drink coffee. I do not like the smell of coffee. Today is National Coffee Day. I know many people, both friends and family who drink coffee, who like coffee and for them today is a wonderful day so I say to them drink up and be thankful for coffee.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Good Neighbor Day

     Today is Good Neighbor Day a day to be a good neighbor, a day to be thankful for good neighbors. And remember, a neighbor isn't just someone who lives next door

Friday, September 27, 2013

World Tourism Day

     Have you ever been a tourist? My touring is normally limited in range to the state of Minnesota and never the world but I know those who have been around the world as in away from here and also those that have come from around the world to here. It is enjoyable to see other areas of the world and visit with those who are from other areas. Today is World Tourism Day so lets be thankful for tourism.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Johnny Appleseed Day

     I know I enjoy apple pie and of course, apple pie is made from apples from which many other things are made and of course apples come from apple trees, trees that at some point in time had to have been planted. Today is Johnny Appleseed Day and I think most of us know that he was famous for planting apple trees. Today we will be thankful for him and all others that plant apple trees.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Comic Book Day

     Today is National Comic Book Day. I can remember reading some comic books as a kid but I can't say I ever got into them to deeply. I did have my favorites and I do enjoy the lift – me – up that can come from reading comics. Today we can be thankful for comic books.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Punctuation Day

     Have you ever seen one of those sentences where punctuation is missing and it makes the sentence seem weird? Today is Punctuation Day, a day t be thankful for all those little periods and commas and semicolons and....

Monday, September 23, 2013

Checkers Day

     It's a simple little game played on a checkered board. It doesn't take much to learn but may take years to master. Today is Checkers Day. Do you enjoy playing checkers? Are you thankful for checkers? Are you thankful for any other board games?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Day Of Autumn

     Today marks the first day of Autumn or the beginning of fall. Do you enjoy Autumn, when the temps drop below freezing, the leaves on the trees turn colors and fall to the ground, crops are harvested, hunting seasons commence, houses and yards are prepared for winter, holidays start knocking at the door, and snow starts to fall. What a time of the year to be thankful for.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

International Eat An Apple Day

     It's International Eat An Apple Day. I'm not eating any apples today though. How many of us enjoy eating apples or something made with apples like apple pie or apple sauce or apple turnovers or ..... maybe just an apple. I remember having an apple as a child that was huge and I didn't want to eat it, just admire it. I finally ate it. Today, lets be thankful for apples.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Railroad Day

     I have friends that have or do work for the railroad, I've had friends that have built model railroads and I can remember thinking how fun it would be to build one. The railroad does a great service – other then entertaining kids at the crossings so today we can be thankful for railroads as it is Railroad Day.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk Like A Pirate Day

     When I'm playing with the kids, I sometimes like to talk like a pirate. Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. I also like talk like a parrot or cute lovable furry Grover or a few other voices. It is amazing what the voice can do and sound like. Are you thankful for the ability to talk in different ways?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

National Play-Doh Day

     Who remembers playing with Play-Doh? I can still remember and I remember having fun. My kids play with it now and they to have fun. The biggest problem is once you mix it it doesn't separate very well and it does tend to dry out when you forget to take care of it. Problems aside, are you thankful for Play-Doh? Today is a good day to be for it is National Play-Doh Day.

Citizenship Day

     Being a citizen can have it's advantages. When I think of citizenship, I think of Paul in the Bible and how he was a Roman citizen and that brought with it special advantages. It is Citizenship Day a day we can use to be thankful for our citizenship. Both here on earth and in heaven.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Collect Rocks Day

     I have kids who like to collect rocks and today is Collect Rocks Day. With in the last couple of weeks they were at our local corn maze and they were selling little colored rocks all polished up and they bought some. Often times they are picking them up from the gravel in the driveway. But where ever they get them, they like rocks so today we can be thankful for rocks.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Google.Com Day

     Here is a day for you. It is Google.Com Day. Have you ever googled something? Or should I say searched for something on the Internet? While they are many different search engines, it seems that you never say Yahoo something or Bing something or whatever. So today, let's be thankful for being able to search through things on the Internet easily.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

National Cream-filled Donut Day

     I'm sure this has lots of calories but …. They sure are good. Today is National Cream-filled Donut Day. One of my favorite creamed filled donuts came from Mr. Donuts years ago. I've had plenty and I have enjoyed them and I am thankful for them.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Positive Thinking Day

     How do you think positive? When playing soccer One of the things I try to do is get the kids thinking in a positive way before the games starts and through the game for if you think negatively, we're going to lose, we hurt our selves. Thinking positive may not always lead you to the outcome you desire but it helps to set you on the right path and makes life much more enjoyable. Today is Positive Thinking Day so let's be positive and be thankful that we can.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

National Chocolate Milk Shake Day

     This a day many will like. It is National Chocolate Milk Shake Day. Are you thankful for chocolate milk shakes? I guess I would have to say I prefer fruit flavor shakes, like strawberry or maybe blueberry. Lets be thankful for such a treat this day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Patriot Day

     It is Patriot Day Are you patriotic today? Are you thankful for those who are?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Swap Ideas Day

     Today is Swap Ideas Day a day to swap ideas or at least be thankful for ideas and that we can share them with others. When I'm working at my job, coming up with ideas and sharing them or swapping them is par for the course. I'm thankful I can share with others and others share with me when it comes to ideas.

Teddy Bear Day

     It is Teddy Bear Day. Do you have a teddy bear? I don't but I may have had one when I was little. I remember two big ones that were at my grand parents house. I had other stuffed animals that I do remember, mainly a stuffed tiger that was about 6 feet long from tip to tip. Are you thankful for teddy bears? Are you thankful for any other stuffed animal?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

National Grandparents Day

     I believe we all have them yet they may not be alive. Today is National Grandparents Day and a day we can use to remember our grandparents – the ones that spoil us and then send us home to our parents.... Let's be thankful for our grandparents today.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Neither Snow nor Rain Day

     Today is a rather curious day. It is Neither Snow nor Rain Day. I enjoy rain and I enjoy snow and this is part of a saying that means no matter the weather the mail will be delivered. Are you thankful for the things that get done -like mail delivery - despite bad weather?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Read A Book Day

     It is Read A Book Day. How many books do you have around to read? I don't have a count as we have several book cases full. I'm currently reading a book about dragons and dinosaurs. What are you currently reading? Are you thankful for the books you read?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

National Cheese Pizza Day

     Ooohy and Gooey. It's National Cheese Pizza Day. While I usually like some meat on my pizza, cheese pizza is liked at our house and has been requested many different times. Do you like cheese pizza? Do you like pizza? Are you thankful for Pizza?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Newspaper Carrier Day

     I never was one but had siblings that filled in. Today is Newspaper Carrier Day I have had newspapers delivered to my house when I lived in town and my parents still do. While it get most of my news over the Internet, These people provide a wonderful service so today we can be thankful for them.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sky Scrapper Day

     Up, Up, Up in the sky, It's a sky scrapper. It's not really scrapping the sky. But tall building can be a marvel. The tallest one I've been in was the IDS building in Minneapolis and I was on the 52nd floor. Today is Sky Scrapper Day Are you thankful for tall buildings that use vertical space?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

     Today is Labor Day a day to honor those who labor – not necessarily for women who go into labor to deliver a baby though I had someone at work who was hoping his wife would go into labor – but it is a day for those who work and that is something to be thankful for.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mary Had A Little Lamb Day

     Are you familiar with the nursery rhyme - Mary Had A Little Lamb? Today is Mary Had A Little Lamb Day. So what can we find to be thankful for in a nursery rhyme? How about being thankful for the nursery rhymes themselves or for lambs or for Mary or maybe one could go so far as to be thankful for the Lamb of God born to a girl named Mary. What will you be thankful for?