Tag Archive: gratitude

September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month

September 1 is . . . . . Emma M. Nutt Day

September 2 is . . . . . National Beheading Day

September 3 is . . . . . Skyscraper Day

September 4 is . . . . . Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5 is . . . . . Be Late For Something Day (That’s everyday for me)

September 6 is . . . . . Fight Procrastination Day

September 7 is . . . . . Neither Rain Nor Snow Day (you know it’ll rain anyhow LOL)

September 8 is . . . . . National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day

September 9 is . . . . . Teddy Bear Day

September 10 is . . . . Swap Ideas Day

September 11 is . . . . No News Is Good News Day

September 12 is . . . . National Pet Memorial Day and National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 is . . . . Defy Superstition Day

September 14 is . . . . National Cream-filled Donut Day

September 15 is . . . . Felt Hat Day

September 16 is . . . . Stay Away From Seattle Day and Collect Rocks Day

September 17 is . . . . National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 is . . . . National Play-doh Day

September 19 is . . . . National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20 is . . . . National Punch Day

September 21 is . . . . World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival

September 22 is . . . . Hobbit Day and Dear Diary Day

September 23 is . . . . Checkers Day and Dogs In Politics Day

September 24 is . . . . Festival Of Latest Novelties

September 25 is . . . . National Comic Book Day

September 26 is . . . . National Good Neighbor Day and National Pancake Day

September 27 is . . . . Crush A Can Day

September 28 is . . . . Ask A Stupid Question Day

September 29 is . . . . Poisoned Blackberries Day

September 30 is . . . . National Mud Pack Day

A Good Visitor

I found this woman’s blog, and she had, what I thought was, a GREAT idea…The Good Visitor poster.

Here is the one I made up, having used her approach, I just tweeked it a bit (I can’t seem to post the actual document properly, but this is what it would say):


When a good visitor comes to my home, I am grateful

A good visitor blesses me with…

  • True friendship
  • Quality conversation
  • Appreciation for my company
  • Acceptance of my hospitality and gifts
  • A good visitor cleans up after themselves

The only thing a good visitor leaves behind is happiness,

and for that, I am truly thankful


I’m just sick of my friends (not all, but a couple) coming over and just leaving a mess, so rather than me having to get after them, I figured this would be a nice subtle reminder. I’d put it in a little frame, and put it near the door, so you can’t miss it when you walk in! What do you think??? Do you think it’d be a good reminder???

The Best Life Lessons

I, just today, saw the condensed version of the “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, who has become famous by his words of wisdom. He has it figured out! He says 10% of your life is black, 10% is white, and 80% is gray, and WE have the ability to change the gray to white or black, depending on our attitude. He has a point about brick walls, that they are put there to show us how much we really want something. When you think about it, the people who are great at what they do often hit many brick walls along the way, and had they not hit them, they wouldn’t be as great as they are. He says we should live with integrity, and tell the truth. He explains a good apology has 3 parts: “I’m sorry”, admittance of fault, and asking how to make it right. Another great lesson is that gratitude is simple, but powerful. If you know you are appreciated, you’ll continue to work hard. The only jobs I have liked were ones where I was appreciated, and knew I made a difference. I just was inspired by what he said, he said if you live your life properly, karma will take care of you, and to hear this from a dying man, who chooses to live each day and each moment so positively is incredible! He was asked what, if anything, he’d want to tell his daughter, when she gets older, was that she can’t date until she’s 30, and to ignore what the guys say, and watch what they do, and she can avoid a lot of mistakes in the future. I think that applies for everyone, in general, actions do speak louder than words. My goal is to make my life 90% white!!!!