Sunday, September 1, 2013

Motivations & Smiles for September

(gleaned from my collection of “calendar quotes”)

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The next time is NOW!
(Chinese Proverb)

Concentration:  You must be single minded.  Drive for the one thing on which you have decided. (George S. Patton).  Illustration: a quarterback poised ready to pass to receiver.

Change:  We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sail. (Anonymous) 
Illustration: sailboat with red, white & blue sail on a windy lake.

Survival:  Never eat more than you can lift.  (Miss Piggy)  Illustration: brownish bird eating berries  
 from a fruit tree.

Friendship:  What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies (Aristotle).
Illustration: two antlered deer in the forest meeting “nose to nose.”

Accept the Challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.  (General George Patton)
 Illustration:  team of players “high-fives” for success.

Always Do what you are afraid to do.  Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Illustration:  diver soaring off a steep cliff into deep water set against a sunset sky.

Progress Always Involves Risk:  You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
(Frederick Wilcox) Illustration:  runner sliding and stealing the base.

Between each dawn and setting sun, set aside some time for fun. (Anonymous) 
 Illustration:  family with bonfire on a sandy beach.

They are Able because they believe they are able.  (Virgil)
 Illustration:  football players waiting for “the snap.”

From Marie's Motivation Calendar with Invitation to Aspire:
Envision a rock climber ascending a steep icy cliff.
Aspire, rather to be a  hero, rather than be one.
(Baltasar Gracian)

Special Event Days

September 2 ~ Labour Day...celebrated yearly the first Monday in September.
September 3 ~ My daughter's birthday.
September 8 ~ Grandparents Day...the Sunday following Labour Day.  ***
September 11 ~ Memorial Day (United States) commemorating Attack on NYC Twin Towers.
September 16 ~ International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer...commemorates the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol (1987) on substances that delete the Ozone Layer.  Classrooms will focus on related topics.
September 19 ~ Full Moon
September 22 ~ First Day of Autumn

***  I’m retired, but I work part-time spoiling my grandchildren.”
         Grandparents are so easy to operate ~ even a child can do it.
         Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren 
          the strength and wisdom that time and experience have given them.

Did You Know?

The Canadian Wildlife Federation has trained thousands of teachers across Canada and has education resources available online to help educators, parents and the general public learn about wildlife.  Visit to find out more.

This month caribou begin their annual mating season called the “rut”. Frequent and  intense sparring occurs between competitive males.

September's Butterfly

The eastern comma is found throughout eastern North America.  They are found across central and eastern Canada from Newfoundland to Saskatchewan.  These orange and black speckled butterflies are most commonly seen along roadsides and clearings...happily flitting around flowers.

September Song
(Tony Bennett lyrics)

When I was a young man
Courting the girls,
I played a watching game.
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I let the old Earth take a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls.

And as the time came around
She came my way.
As the time came around
She came my way.

But it's a long, long while from May to December.
But the days grow short when you reach September.
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time for the watching game.

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these special days, I'll spend with you.
These special days, I'll spend with you.

And the wine dwindles down to a precious brew
September, November
And these few vintage years I'll spend with you.
These few vintage years I'll spend with you.

Crafted by Merle Baird-Kerr … September 1, 2013
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