September 21: World Gratitude, International Peace, Pecan Cookie Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 21,2011

★~ Today’s Quote:  “It’s not about making art, it’s about living a life that makes art inevitable.” Robert Henri

★~ World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day. It was started 33 years ago by the United Nations Meditation Group.

On Monday, we were late for school because my alarm didn’t go off. When I asked Cole if he had set his alarm, he said he had, but following my suggestion, he had tried to find a few things to express gratitude for before he got up, and in the process fell back to sleep. I was amused.

Not too long ago, I heard a mom say to her daughter who was whining about tying her shoes, “You should be grateful you have hands to tie your shoes. Not everyone does.” I kind of wished her daughter would have pulled her hands inside her sweater and pretended to tie her shoes with her teeth.

Of course it’s a good idea to show appreciation and be grateful, but do we have to remind someone that just got caught in a downpour without an umbrella that some people in some parts of the country don’t have rain? No, we don’t. Really.

Gratitude for me is loving someone or something so much that I feel like I could just burst, or from seeing or experiencing something so beautiful that appreciation just flows from my heart. I like the gratitude that comes from realizing that I have just what I need to make dinner . . . or that moment when I wake up, realize it wasn’t a bad dream but feel so grateful that I have friends I can wish an El Morno to!

★~ International Peace Day:

Created in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, International Peace Day has been promoted as a day of ceasefires and non-violence throughout the world. One Minute of Silence for Peace – at Noon in all Time Zones around the globe.

Isn’t it amazing to think that if peace lived within each of us, we could have world peace this very moment, this very day, and for every tomorrow? Peace be with me.

★~ Pecan Cookie Day: 

The pecan cookie is the best of both world–sweet on the saltier side.  Celebrate pecan cookies  by breaking out your cookies sheets and baking up a batch or  indulge with a pepperidge farm crispy Chesapeake Dark Chocolate Chunk pecan cookie. I’m going with the Chesapeake…I am a little baked out and my cookie sheets are still gummy from apple dumpling day.

★~ Today in History:

Tiffany store window

♥~ 1837 – Charles Tiffany founded Tiffany & Co., a retail store featuring jewelry, china, and other fine accessories. The first day of business brought in $4.98.

♥~ 1897 – 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon had written a letter to The New York Sun: “I am eight years old. Some of my friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?” Editor Frank Church wrote the response that was printed for the first time on this day: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. No Santa Claus? Thank God he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”

♥~ 1937 – “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien was published.

♥~ 1957 – Famed trial lawyer Perry Mason came to TV. The creation of attorney/novelist Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason found fame first as a series of novels, then as a CBS radio series (1943-1955). TV’s Perry Mason, which continued for 9 seasons (TV’s longest-running lawyer series) on CBS, starred Raymond Burr in the lead role. Della Street was played by Barbara Hale.

♥~ 1961 – For some reason, folks want to swim the English Channel. However, Antonio Abertondo swam the channel both ways. He did it nonstop in 24 hours and 25 minutes.

♥~ 1963 – Sugar Shack entered the Billboard Hot 100, starting a fifteen-week run for Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

♥~ 1970 – ABC-TV debuted Monday Night Football, with Howard Cosell, ‘Dandy’ Don Meredith and Keith Jackson. (Frank Gifford replaced Jackson the following year.)

★~Born Today:

Stephen King

♥~ 1866 – H.G. (Herbert George) Wells writer: War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Outline of History; died Aug 13, 1946

♥~ 1912 – Chuck Jones cartoonist: The Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, Wiley Coyote; died Feb 22, 2002

♥~ 1931 – Larry Hagman actor: I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas, Staying Afloat, Ensign Pulver, In Harm’s Way, Fail-Safe; son of actress Mary Martin

♥~ 1947 – Don Felder musician: guitar, singer: group: The Eagles: One of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, Best of My Love, New Kid in Town; solo: LP: Airborne

♥~ 1947 – Stephen King author: Pet Sematary, Christine, The Duel, Misery, The Stand, Carrie, The Shining

♥~ 1950 – Bill Murray Emmy Award-winning comedy writer: Saturday Night Live [3/12/77]; actor: Stripes, Ghostbusters series, Groundhog Day, Mad Dog and Glory,What About Bob?, Scrooged, Rushmore, Cradle Will Rock, Scout’s Honor, Hamlet, Charlie’s Angels [2000], Speaking of Sex, Osmosis Jones, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation

♥~ 1967 – Faith Hill singer: LPs: Take Me as I Am, It Matters to Me, Faith; sold eleven million records, eight #1 singles, ten #1 videos

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ With almost $1 billion in yearly revenues, the NFL is the world’s richest professional sports league.

♥~ Out of 50 games played on Monday Night Football, the Chicago Bears have lost 34.

♥~ In 1983, the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals played to the only overtime tie game in Monday Night Football history. The final score was 20 to 20.

♥~  Buddy Ryan once punched fellow coach Kevin Gilbride in the face on Monday Night Football.

♥~ “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” by Hank Williams Jr. debuted as the Monday Night Football theme in 1989.

♥~ On the November 23rd, 1970 edition of Monday Night Football, Howard Cosell slurred his speech throughout the first half and vomited on Don Meredith’s boots at halftime.

♥~  Fred “The Hammer” Williamson was the first Monday Night Football broadcaster to be fired before completing one season (1974). In fact, MNF fired Fred Williamson before the regular season even started.

♥~ The Seattle Seahawks have the best winning percentage on Monday Night Football (16-8 for a .667 percentage).

♥~ The Monday following the Super Bowl, antacid sales increase by 20 percent.


Life is Good isn’t it! If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company


11 thoughts on “September 21: World Gratitude, International Peace, Pecan Cookie Day

  1. Grateful that you are not asking me to list what I am grateful for…although the list is long. Pecan Sandies.


  2. Peace be with you. What a wonderful day. I love the quote too! I am starting off the day grateful for El Morno. I think I will just try to complain a little less today but first do I have to eat a pecan cookie or can I substitute-not fond of pecans in my cookies. :-/

  3. I have a meeting at 7am today. Have to wake up by 5.30 try to get 2 sleepy kids ready for early daycare day, daycare lady haven’t woke up yet have to wait, almost late for meeting. But I’m garteful to have a job. 🙂

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