Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 12 History National Day Of Encouragement

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 12, 2015 Trust your weekend is off to a good and unlike 2012 we managed to dodge any jihadist attacks yesterday and as always I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest,  a music video  by Wild Cherry, a relevant quote by Yehuda Berg, looking forward to enjoying a chocolate milkshake, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details. 
          1. Defenders Day (Maryland)—commemorating the successful defense against the British on this day in 1814 which would lead to the creation of our national anthem (given all the chaos and murders in Baltimore it might have been better if we had lost the battle and the British had kept the town).  
           2. National Day of Encouragement—celebrating since 2007 the concept of using words of encouragement as opposed to criticism or scorn when someone attempts a task and fails—another observance that should be part of our daily routine.
           3. 1976 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1976 on a run of three weeks in that position Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry.  Here is a link to Wild Cherry performing  Play That Funky Music:  
          4.  National Chocolate Milkshake Day—celebrating especially for chocoholics another great way to beat the heat and humidity.
           5. A Hall Of Fame Needs More Luck Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1989 of one of the great quarterbacks ever to play at Stanford, Andrew Luck who will be destined to wear Super Bowl rings if he can figure out how to get his team past the New England Patriots.                                                                                                      On this day in:                                           
            a. 1953 Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.
            b. 1958 Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit.   
            c. 1959 Bonanza,the first regularly scheduled TV program in color, premiered on NBC. 
        d. 2008 in a chilling reminder of why using a cell phone while operating a transportation vehicle, a Metro Link train with a distracted engineer plowed into a Union Pacific freight train near Chatsworth, killing 25 people.
            e. 2011 the 911 Memorial Museum was opened to the public.
Reflection on encouragement: “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Yehuda Berg, noted author and co-director of the Kabbalah Foundation
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