Daily Whine & Shine - Friday, January 8, 2009
by Marilyn Mackenzie
Whether you agree with the concept or not, everyone needs to be able to vent from time to time.Â That's especially true if you're one of the many who suffer from an invisible illness.Â We have whines and rants about pains, medical professionals and prescriptions, just to name a few.Â Perhaps our families listen; perhaps they don't.Â Even if they do, they get tired of our complaining, even if they claim to understand our struggles.Â Or if they don't get tired of our "negative energy" we think they do or will.
Do you need to rant about something?Â Tell it here!
Do you have aÂ celebration orÂ victory to share?Â This is the place.
What's happening in your world today?Â Are you grumpy about something?Â Or so angry you could spit?Â Tell it here.Â Here at the Daily Whine & Shine, it's acceptable to rant, vent, complain, stomp your feet, throw a tantrum, and shout, "Oh shuckie darn!"
Wait!Â Don't go away!Â Do you have some good news to share?Â Great.Â This is the place for that as well.Â If you're celebrating, dancing, and yelling, "Yippee Skippy!"please share.Â Sometimes knowing about someone else's happiness gives us a bit of hope for ourselves.
Whether you're shouting,Â "Oh shuckie darn!" or yelling,Â "Yippee skippy!"- this is the place to be.Â Pull up a rocking chair, and let's talk about it.
Now, let's celebrate!!!
January 9 - Fruitcake Toss Day, Positively Penguins Day
January 10 - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, United Nations Day, Stephen Foster Day and Peculiar People Day
January 11 - National Clean Off Your Desk Day and Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
January 12Â - Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day
January 13 - Blame Someone Else Day, Make Your Dream Come True Day, International Skeptics Day and Rubber Duckie Day
January 14 - Dress Up Your Pet Day, Organize Your Home Day
Monthly observances in January are:
- Book Blitz Month
- Bath Safety Month
- California Dried Plum Month
- Celebration of Life Month
- Financial Wellness Month
- International Creativity Month
- International Wayfinding Month
- International Wealthy Mentality Month
- National Be On-Purpose Month
- National Bird Feeding Month
- National Blood Donor Month
- National Braille Literacy Month
- National Clean Up Your Computer Month
- National Get Organized Month
- National Hobby Month
- National Hot Tea Month
- National Mentoring Month
- National Oatmeal Month
- National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
- National Poverty in America Awareness Month
- National Skating Month
- National Soup Month
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-9
New Year's Resolutions Week: 3-9
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 3-9
Women's Self Empowerment Week: 4-10
Food for thought:
A good resolution is like an old horse, which is often saddled but rarely ridden. ~Â Mexican Proverb
"Where there is a will there is a way," is an old and true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.Â ~Â Samuel Smiles
Drop by Michael C's Food For Thought.Â I loved the quotation he shared:Â I once listed all the good things I did over the past year, and then turned them into resolution form and backdated them.Â That was a good feeling. - Robert Fulghum