Morning Quote – Apr 4th 2017

Today is National School Librarian Day. I’m sure we all have stories about our own school librarians, most involving telling us to “Shhhh!” Anyway, here’s a nice quote about librarians.

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
– Neil Gaiman

April 4th is National School Librarian Day. It is set aside to honor all school librarians. School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized, helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning and are dedicated to creating an environment they can learn in every day of the year. All of this hard work often goes unappreciated.


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women change the world

We’d like to thank all the Women in our lives for being true badasses. Keep being awesome!

MQ – Mar 8th 2017

Today is #InternationalWomensDay! If you’re here, thank a woman. Here’s an apropos quote.

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8th. This global day celebrates the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.

History:
International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900’s. Find out more on the history of the day by visiting InternationalWomensDay.com.

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If you see something, do something

Damone “D” Hudson (image via CNN)

This one comes to us via CNN. Pictured is Damone “D” Hudson, a bus driver in Dayton, Ohio. “D” was just doing his job, driving his bus, when he saw a woman in seeming distress, standing on the ledge of bridge. Instead of driving past and ignoring her, which too many are willing to do, Mr. Hudson stopped to help.

Damone “D” Hudson was driving across the Main Street Bridge in Dayton last month when he spotted the woman.
He immediately stopped the bus and started talking with her, hoping to persuade her to come back on the other side of the rail.

Mr. Hudson occupied the lady, talking to her even as he was motioning to other folks to call the police.

“First thing I could think to say to her was, ‘Ma’am you look like you’re having a bad day. You know, can I give you a hug?”

Whether she took him up on the hug, the story doesn’t say, but the police arrived and helped the lady to the non-dangerous side of the ledge.

True to the Everyday Hero, Mr. Hudson was very modest about his deeds.

“I wasn’t trying to be heroic, I just saw someone that looked like she was definitely in pain or trouble and I just wanted to make a connection,” he said.

Mr. Hudson will be honored by RTA, his employer of 24 years, for his actions. Well done, Mr. Hudson!
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(if you, or anyone you know, is struggling and thinking bad things, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255).

MQ – Jan 10th 2017

The theme for 2017, so far at least, seems to be “fight.” So, here’s a quote about fighting.

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“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” ― Phyllis Diller

We’re gonna fight you, 2017.

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it is all relative

Came across this on the Facebook, and we’re sharing it here because we think it is beautiful. If we could all wrap our heads around the fact that we are all in/on the same boat, so to speak, we’d be better off IOHO. Anyway, it has been viewed almost 5 million times, so chances are you’ve seen it. If you haven’t, enjoy this spectacular vidya!

MQ – Dec 2nd 2016

Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. Twenty-Seven years! She is my best friend, my rock, my everything and makes me a better person just by being… her. Angela, I love you.

In that spirit, here’s a quote about marriage.
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“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”
― Lorrie Moore

Thanks for helping to make the novel into the film of our life. Here’s to Twenty-Seven more.
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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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