Monday, April 1, 2013

Motivations & Smiles for April

 (gleaned from my collection of “yearly calendar quotes”)

Diligence:  What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do it with diligence.
                    (Samuel Johnson)

Change:  There is nothing permanent...except change.  (Heraclitus)

The Will to Do, springs from the knowledge that we can do.  (James Allen)

Nothing Great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Listen...before you hop to conclusions!  (Anonymous)

When Life throws you, get right back on.  (Anonymous)

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.  (James Allen)

When High School kids wear rags today, we call it “self expression”.
When I was young and dressed this way, we called it “The Depression.”  (Unknown)

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  (Victor Hugo)

From my 2013 Motivation Calendar with Invitation to Action:
(Envision a woodland hiker amid lush forest floor ferns,
 moss covered fallen logs and sturdy tree trunks)
Venture:  Be bold and venture to be wise. (Horace)

Special Event Days
                                       April 1   ~ April Fool's Day *
                                                        Easter Monday
                                       April 2   ~ Passover ends
                                       April 9   ~ Vimy Ridge Day **
                                       April 10 ~ Birth date of Jack Miner (Father of Conservation). 
                                                        Read about this Canadian's accomplishments on April 10th..
                                       April 14 to 20th ~ National Wildlife Week ***
                                       April 22 ~ Earth Day
                                                        Read Tribute to Earth Day posting on April 22nd.
                                       April 25 ~ Full Moon

*April Fool's Day (sometimes referred to as “All Fools' Day”) is not a national holiday, but widely recognized and celebrated; it is a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

** Vimy Ridge Day: An annual observation to remember Canadians who victoriously fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France during WWI.  It is  also known as the National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

*** National Wildlife Week: All Canadians are encouraged by The Canadian Wildlife Federation to get outside and embrace nature. information on nearby celebrations.

Canadian Animal of the Month

With their mischievous masks and ringed tails, raccoons are a familiar sight and have thrived due to their ability to live in a wide range of habitats.  In natural habitats, raccoons prosper in hardwood swamps, floodplain forests and marshes.  They can also be found in most Canadian cities, towns and
and rural communities…often very pesty and mischievous.

The Greatness of a Nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way, its animals are treated.

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 Crafted by Merle Baird-Kerr...March 31, 2013
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  1. Dear Merle,

    Wonderful inspirational quotes !
    Its a wonderful April 1 Day today because of you and others !

    The Greatness of a Nation Quote about how they treat their Animals is attributed to Ghandi...
    from India.

    Sherrie & Alan

  2. Loved your comment, Sherrie and Alan! What also inspires me it how for decades, ecology in our area has "worked" to restore Cootes Paradise to its original animal/birdland habitat. Our reward and prize???
    Bald eagles again nesting.