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.
Party in the Sky
This month is full of celestial activity. Planets become visible. Stars shine and meteor showers light up the sky. Look up! The world is awesome.
We should enjoy every moment.
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.