MQ – Nov 30th 2016

Today is National Stay at Home Because You’re Well Day, or as it is commonly known amongst the cool kids, Play Hooky Day.

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“Think that you have to die someday, maybe this morning. I think of it all the time, and so I play hooky from the office and let myself bask in the sun.” ― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

This holiday has no agenda other than to spend a healthful day at home. What you do with it is up to you.

We do have some suggestions if you are having trouble deciding what to do.

Catch up on some reading.
Take a walk.
Get started on your Christmas cards.
Follow a toddler around all day. You do feel well, remember?
Take a friend to lunch.
Get your 2017 calendar up to date.
Try a new recipe and make extra to share with someone who wasn’t feeling well today.
Take a nap
Plan your next vacation.
Make a list of all your single friends and match them up as potential mates.
Organize all those photos on your phone.
Work on an art project.
Clean out your closet and make a donation.

Get out there, or rather in there, and do something good for you. Be well. Stay well.

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MQ – Nov 29th 2016

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Today is the National Day of Giving or #GivingTuesday.
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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
― Pablo Picasso

A little #GivingTuesday History:

In 2012, 92nd Street Y in New York City created National Day of Giving to bring focus to the charitable season in the wake of the commercialized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More commonly referred to as #GivingTuesday, National Day of Giving harnesses the power of social media to give back around the world and throughout the year. – src

Let’s get out there and give back!

i got nothin

darkness, despair, disappointment, fear and embarrassment are not conducive to positivity. taking a day or two 2 process things, and then back on the horse.

it is bleak now, but we can’t let that stop us.

MQ – Nov 8th 2016

Today is a pretty big day here in the Good Ole USofA. It is Election Day. If you haven’t voted yet, go do it! Here’s a quote for your election day musings.

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“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
― Theodore Roosevelt”>

We early voted a week or so ago, so we’ll be glued to the TV machine for the night. Again, if you haven’t voted, get out there and do it. Your country needs you.

MQ – Nov 1st 2016

November 1st is #NationalAuthorsDay. A day to celebrate all those people who tell us stories.
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“I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. “
– H.P. Lovecraft


A little info about Authors’ Day;

History of Authors’ Day

It was 1928, and the Illinois Women’s Club was meeting yet again to enjoy the writings of some of their favorite authors. Nellie Verne Burt McPherson decided to bring up the idea of having a day dedicated to American Authors and brought it up amongst her fellow club members. Nellie had spent her life as a teacher and an avid lover of literature, and one day had written a letter to Irving’s Bacheller while she was recovering in a hospital in WWI. She had thoroughly enjoyed Irving’s story “Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin”, and was overjoyed to receive an autographed copy of another story he had written.

So touched by this show of appreciation by her favorite author that she determined that the only way she could properly show her appreciation was by setting aside a day to honor all American Authors, and to do so she submitted her suggestion to the General Federation of Women’s Club. Her idea did not go unheeded, and 20 years later, in 1949, the United States Department of Commerce made it an official holiday, Authors’ Day, and it’s been celebrated every year ever since.

Show those awesome liars your love, read a book or 5 this November.

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