Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.~ Katherine Durham
The choice is yours. I was reading a book the other day (no surprise there) and ran across an interesting paragraph something for us to ponder. The Light and Dark were talking and Light said to the Dark, fear, pain and grief give you power. Dark replies, dark will always smother the light. I choose its strength and while those who strive to preserve the Light are distracted in battle and polities, in diplomacy and rules of combat. I use the Dark.
I wonder how many of us are distracted. Just something to think about.
I embrace the liveliness of Summer. A time when many things are in great abundance, light. time, harvest, friends, picnics, balmy evenings. There is no scarcity, there is no darkness, there is just light and life.
It is a time to be extroverted and to simply enjoy everything as it is. Collecting the fruit from the vine, both figuratively and literally. A time when there is a greater sense of activity yet potentially even a greater sense of ease. Warm days and shade trees are just so inviting are they not?
Enjoy your summer with friends, family and and all life has to offer The above article was written by our guest writer Darren Campbell.
Just in case you were wondering how this all started. Believe it or not the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA on June 19, 1909. It was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day she told her pastor that there should be a day honoring fathers. Her father William Smart was a civil war veteran and a single parent raising his 6 children. While, Father’s Day continued to be celebrated it did not become a permanent national holiday until President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972 to be celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
Just in case you would like to know how this all started. Mother’s Day in the United States was first celebrated in 1908 when Anne Javis held a memorial for her mother Anna Reeves Javis. During the Civil Way Anna Reeves Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded Confederate and Union soldiers. She also created a Mother.s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. In 1905 Anne Javis began her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the U.S. By 1911 many states observed the holiday but it wasn’t until 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held the second Sunday of May.
In case you were wondering, April Fools’ Day also called All Fools Day has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1st and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1st became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish, to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.)
The Chinese New Year is February 5th – January 24, 2020 and this is the year of the Earth Pig. According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money and a good year to invest. 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the Chinese signs an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.