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November 13, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
★~ World Kindness Day:
No matter where we are, today is our day to change the world with one simple act of kindness.C onceptual physics teaches us that the world has a “matching program.” Each time we are kind (the world does not judge big or small) our kindness is repeated somewhere in the world. Celebrate today by being kind in a worldly sort of way.
“The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
★~ National Indian Pudding Day:
Indian pudding is custard made with molasses, cornmeal, milk, butter, spices, eggs, and sometimes apples. Once baked, Indian pudding looks like an inedible mush, but after one bite rumor has it you will be hooked!
This recipe has been around for centuries. Early American colonists did not have the necessary ingredients to make plum pudding, so they created an alternative using cornmeal. Indian pudding is still a popular dessert around New England and other parts of the country.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1789 – In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
♥~ 1805 – The people of Vienna (Wien), Austria point to the word wiener to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. It is said that master sausage maker Johann George Lehner, who made the first wiener this day, received his early training in Frankfurt, Germany. He called his sausage the wiener-frankfurter. But it was generally known as wienerwurst. The word wiener comes from Wien (the German name of Vienna) and wurst means sausage in German.
♥~ 1952 – The first press-on fingernails were sold in the U.S.
♥~ 1968 – This was a good day for The Beatles. Their movie, Yellow Submarine, premiered in the U.S. and the single, Hey Jude, topped the pop music charts (it was in its 7th of 9 weeks at #1).
♥~ 1969 – A “March Against Death” to protest the Vietnam War began at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on November 13th, 1969. More than 40,000 protesters marched into Washington, as a prelude to a large anti-war moratorium two days later.
♥~ 1982 – A monument to the thousands of Americans killed in Vietnam was dedicated near the Lincoln Memorial. The V-shaped granite wall bearing names of the war dead was not universally popular at first, but since its dedication, it has been praised for the simplicity of its design.
♥~ 1997 – Opening night for the Broadway musical version of the Disney movie “The Lion King.” Actress Whoopi Goldberg, born Caryn Johnson, provided the voice of the hyena Shenzi in the original animated movie. Whoopi birthday is coincidentally today.
♥~354 – St. Augustine, born in Thagaste, in what is now Algeria. He said, “Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
♥~ 1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson author: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, A Child’s Garden of Verses; died Dec 3, 1894
♥~ 1934 – Garry Marshall producer: The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days; director: Pretty Woman, Beaches; comedy writer: Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show; actor: A League of Their Own, Lost in America; brother of actress Penny Marshall
♥~ 1954 – Chris Noth actor: The Good Wife, Law & Order, Burnzy’s Last Call, Jakarta, Baby Boom, Sex and the City
♥~ 1955 – Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson) Academy Award-winning actress: Ghost ; The Color Purple, Sister Act series, Made in America, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Comic Relief, The Whoopi Goldberg Show, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bagdad Cafe, Whoopi; Grammy Award-winning comedienne: Whoopi Goldberg 
★~Good to Know:
An act of kindness turns a dumpster dog into a climbing companion extraordinaire
Say hello to Rupee, the formerly homeless pup who was found starving in a dump in India. His owner, Joanne Lefson, rescued him and helped nurse him back to health, feeding him a high protein diet of boiled eggs and rice. After making a full recovery he accompanied Joanne on her Mt Everest climb. When he tired during the journey he had his own hired porter to carry him.
Rupee is believed to be the first dog to ever climb Everest. But the pup also had another kind of first experience while climbing the world’s tallest mountain: Snow!
Kindness beyond words:
Wishing everyone a Wednesday filled with random act of kindness.
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