Celebrating November Birthdays

Have a fun-filled day of joy!

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This Month in History 

  • Nellie Bly challenging Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 days – began her travels in 1889. Ultimately, traveling around the world in 72 days.
  • Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to visit other countries – visiting Puerto Rico and Panama in 1906.
  • The first Thanksgiving Parade took place in Philadelphia in 1920.
  • U.S. Route 66 was established in 1926.
  • Kate Smith introduced Irwin Berlin‘s (revised) classic, “God Bless America,” in 1938. The song was considered by many an anthem of hope and quickly became an American standard.
  • Sesame Street premiered in 1969.
  • Douglas Engelbart received a patent for the invention of the first computer mouse in 1970.
  • Sony launched Playstation 4 (PS4) in 2013 – selling 1 million units within 24 hours.

Let’s Celebrate


Moments Matter

The best moments are found in gems. Those unexpected treasures we encounter and learn from.

Recently while shopping a guy zipped past… We were in the same aisle and though I could reach the taller shelves, he was much faster. In this instance – he clearly had the advantage.  ..His wheelchair was no hindrance.

Here was a man with zeal. His energy told the story… A gratitude for life. I watched in admiration, thinking of the times I’d taken so many things for granted.

But this was my gem
Live a life of gratitude.

Indeed, we have so much to be grateful for.

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