Reasons to Celebrate
Seasons change and so can we.
As I reflect on my own progress, this has been a year of extreme growth. Things that used to bother me didn’t matter. The mean-talk… The schemes people played didn’t distract me. I’ve become more compassionate. Less selfish.
Now, it’s your turn… Think of ways you’ve overcome. Struggles that don’t hurt as much. How have you changed?
That’s reason enough to celebrate.
This Month in History
- 1814 – Francis Scott Key watched the Battle of Baltimore from a guarded vessel. The events sparked his words that would become the U.S. national anthem.
- 1825 – George Stephenson (considered the Father of Railways) constructed the first locomotive to transport passengers on a public railway.
- 1882 – Thomas Edison created a viable use for electricity when he serviced 59 New York homes.
- 1888 – George Eastman invented the first roll-film camera and registered “Kodak.”
- 1901 – Theodore Roosevelt delivered his “Speak softly, and carry a big stick” speech in Minnesota. This would later define his diplomacy as U.S. President.
- 1908 – Orville Wright completed the first hour-long flight in an airplane.
- 1916 – Clarence Saunders introduced the first supermarket.
- 1926 – Ford Motor Company, under Henry Ford, announced the 40-hour five-day workweek.
- 1954 – “The Catch” by Willie Mays was during Game 1 of the World Series. May’s defensive play kept the game tied and the NY Giants went on to win 5-2 over the Cleveland Indians.