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another Friday's Eve

Today is the 5th day of the 34th week, the 23rd day of the 8th month, and the 235th day of 2018 [with only 123 shopping days until Christmas], and: 
  • European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
  • Hug Your Sweetheart Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
  • National Burger Day [UK]
  • National Sponge Cake Day
  • Ride the Wind Day
  • Valentino Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN ....

79 – Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

1541 – French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1775 – King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St James's stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.

1873 – Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.

1898 – The Southern Cross Expedition, the first British venture of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, departs from London.

1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.

1926 - Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died at age 31.

1948 – World Council of Churches is formed by 147 churches from 44 countries.

1954 – First flight of the Lockheed C-130 multi-role aircraft

1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1975 – The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan has opened. It is 30 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan

1980 - Toronto Ontario - The Talking Heads [an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991] make their live debut as a nine-piece band at the Heatwave Festival in Toronto Ontario

1991 – The World Wide Web is opened to the public – and we all have logged in.

2000 - The first season finale of the reality show "Survivor" aired on CBS, with contestant Richard Hatch winning the $1 million prize.

2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 47 mins 41 secs of light-travel time from Earth

 

Quote of the day:

"Happiness means feeling you are on the right path every moment. You don’t need to arrive at the end of the path in order to be happy.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Heart of the Matter

 

How many times have you heard someone [or yourself] saying “ I would be happy if _________. ”  I would be happy if I made more money or could pay my bills or could buy a new car or could afford a new house.  I would be happy if I felt better, if I could get rid of this cold.  I would be happy if I found romance or love or sex or someone who cared for me.  I would be happy if I could travel.  I would be happy if I could go on vacation or if it was the weekend.  I would be happy if I could see my family more often or if my family accepted me or if I had family nearby.  I would be happy if I had a different job or if I could retire. 

 

So many “ifs”!   Is this not part of wishing our lives away, as we concentrate on what is desired/needed/wanted instead of what is present? 

 

 

 

Time to concentrate on the journey rather than the destination
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