Kev’s Daily Take On 01/08/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Religious Holidays


THEOPHANY – THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD is celebrated on the first Sunday after January 6th and was originally part of the Epiphany Holiday.  In 1955, it was separated from the other events of that day by the Pope and made its own commemorative day.  The baptism of Christ by John the Baptist shows that Jesus, himself, felt the need to be baptized and it also signifies the start of his ministry.  After Jesus came out of the water, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove and the voice of God could be heard saying, “This is my Son whom I love – my son with whom I am pleased.”  This is one of the few instances recorded in the Bible where each entity of the Holy Trinity is together in the same place.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

NATIONAL CAREER COACH DAY is a brand-new holiday this year and is brought to us by Career Benders.  These inspirational and informational folks guide us on the paths we need to take to start out on a successful career.  There are a lot of pitfalls and traps to avoid, but they can help us navigate the treacherous waters and find our way.  Thank you for what you do.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


JOYGERM DAY is all about spreading the joy.  In this day and age of viruses and contagions, it is good to pass on something else besides germs.  Walking around with a smile on your face can brighten up the lives of those around you, as well as make them wonder what you have been up to.

Family and Friends

SUNDAY SUPPER DAY brings back that friends and family tradition of eating together around the dinner table.  There is something about being able to gather our loved ones around for a delicious meal that can nourish our bodies as well as our souls.

Celebrate You with…


WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY reminds us of the damage that this season can do to our skin and how to combat that.  Stay hydrated as that chilled air is usually dry.  Take warm showers instead of hot ones and dress in layers.  Don’t be afraid to break out the lotions and maybe even a humidifier at night while sleeping.  Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

Today’s Fashion Trends

NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY wants to deck us out in those stylish patterns that came over from Scotland.  Break out the argyle socks, pants, sweaters, or whatever you may have and sport the look that never goes out of style.

For Fun

WORLD TYPING DAY clicks away as we recognize the skill that most of us use on a daily basis.  I never would have dreamed that what I learned in my 7th grade typing class would come in so handy.  Thank you to the typing teachers all over the world and to the people who came out with word processors.


NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY brings a soothing, relaxing feeling that we all can use.  Make sure and soak in warm water, use the fragrant bath bombs and dry off completely afterwards to take care of your skin.  Locking the bathroom door and turning off your phone can help with the relaxation as well.

On Today’s Menu…

Our dessert of the day is tooth cracking but tasty. ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY caramelizes brown sugar while adding butter and sometimes flour.  Let it get to the temperature right before hard crack stage, add nuts if you like and then let it cool.  Break it into pieces and you have one delicious snack.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Clean Off Your Desk Day

International Choreographers Day

National Apricot Day

Static Electricity Day

National Cassoulet Day

Word Nerd Day

On this Day…

1790 – President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address

1835 – President Andrew Jackson keeps his campaign promise and brings the national debt down to $0.  The only time this has happened.  Unfortunately, this came with a cost. Actions taken to achieve this caused a real estate bubble, a bank run, a depression and the Panic of 1837.

1877 – Crazy Horse fights his last battle – he realizes that his Lakota tribe will eventually be hunted down and barely having any ammunition decides to finally surrender

1978 – The BBC debuts All Creatures Great and Small

1978 – Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California

2002 – President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act

2011 – Gabby Giffords, a representative from Arizona, is shot in the head during an event in a parking lot in Tucson.  She survives but six others are killed

Happy Birthday to…

Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970)
She was a star of stage (burlesque) and screen (actress)

Jose Ferrer (1912-1992)
Actor and producer known for Cyrano de Bergerac, Sunset Boulevard and his marriages to Rosemary Clooney
Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
The King
Dame Shirley Bassey (1937- )
She was one of the first Black British entertainers to gain international fame and had hits like The Banana Boat Song, Goldfinger and Reach for the Stars/ Climb Every Mountain
Graham Chapman (1941-1989)
One of the founding members of Monty Python
Yvette Mimieux (1942-2022)
This actress was nominated for three Golden Globes and starred in The Time Machine, Where the Boys Are and The Light in Piazza
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)
The smart one

Rolling Stone
David Bowie (1947-2016)
Ziggy Stardust – what an entertainer

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most awesome God, You have delivered us from sin and offered up salvation for all.  Thank You for who You are.  Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#Theophany, #CareerCoachDay, #JoyGermDay, #SundaySupper, #WinterSkinReliefDay, #ArgyleDay, #EnglishToffeeDay, #NationalBubbleBathDay, #WorldTypingDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Elvis, Gypsy Rose Lee, Jose Ferrer, Shirley Bassey, Yvette Mimieux, Graham Chapman, Stephen Hawking and David Bowie


One response to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/08/2023”

  1. Being a former typing teacher, I appreciate the many people who possess better than average skills at the keyboard. I learned how to type on an Olympia manual typewriter during my junior year of high school.


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