Kev’s Daily Take On 02/17/2023

 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.

  A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

NATIONAL CAREGIVERS’ DAY recognizes the health care professionals who are there at some of the toughest times.   Unfortunately, we can’t always care for our loved ones ourselves due to finances, circumstances or other reasons.  That’s where these folks come in.  From giving long-term care to working in hospice homes, they go into work every day and give their effort and heart to the job.  Thank you for caring.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

What a great idea this is.  NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY makes sure that everyone is included.  Started back in 2012 in just a handful of schools to make sure no one felt left out – especially during lunch time – it has grown to more than 2,000 schools across the country.  There are so many ways to approach people so let’s make sure everyone has a place

Spreading Cheer

NATIONAL ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY is all about being nice to others – just because.  Just because you can – just because the other person is having a bad day – just because your kindness may be the one bright spot in someone else’s otherwise dreary day.  The Boy Scout slogan – “Do a good turn daily” – certainly applies here and works to help both the doer and the doee.

On Today’s Menu…

Now, we take a healthy turn with NATIONAL CABBAGE DAY.  This fat and cholesterol free food includes Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, Bok choy, kale and of course, cabbage.  Eat it raw, steamed, sauteed and even baked.  Of course, with St. Patty’s Day coming up, knowing your way around a head of cabbage is a good thing.

CAFÉ AU LAIT DAY celebrates the French version of the Latte.  It seems coffee and milk are a natural combination, and many countries have their own versions.  The differences can be found in the ratio and the way they are served.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Red Sock Day

National Drink Wine Day

National Battery Day

Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

On this day…

1827 – Chester Stone receives the patent for the washing machine

1863 – The International Red Cross is formed

1867 – The first ship, the L’Aigle, passes through the Suez Canal

1933 – The first issue of Newsweek hits the stands

1968 – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame opens

2007 – 8,962 people set the record for simultaneous snow angel making at the North Dakota Capitol

2014 – Jimmy Fallon takes over hosting duties for The Tonight Show

Happy Birthday to…
Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825)
First American still-life artist
Hilda Hewlett (1864-1943)
First female to become a British pilot who also opened a flying school and built planes
Mary Carson Breckinridge (1881-1965)
She was a mid-wife who founded the Frontier Nursing Service and helped quite a few people in the hills of Kentucky
Hal Holbrook (1925-2021)
He brought Mark Twain back to life


Rene Russo (1954- ) This model/ actress/ producer can be seen in Major League (1989), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and Thor (2011) among many others
Lou Diamond Phillips (1962- )
This Filipino-American actor can be seen in La Bamba, Young Guns and the Netflix show, Longmire.
Michael Jordan (1963- )
The most decorated player in the NBA, this 6-time, high flying Champion and 5-time MVP is considered one of the greatest players of all time

Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022)
This outstanding drummer and singer kept the Foo Fighters in time
Joseph Gordon Levitt (1982- )
From playing Tommy on Third Rock From the Sun to Arthur in Inception (2010) to Jiminy Cricket in the newest Pinocchio (2022) this guy knows how to deliver

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the beauty all around us.  From the sounds of nature, to beating heartbeats to gorgeous landscapes and wonderful souls.  You have given us a wonderous place to dwell and we thank You.  Amen.

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

#NationalCaregiversDay, #ActsofKindnessDay, #NationalCabbageDay, #NoOneEatsAloneDay, #CafeAuLaitDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Raphaelle Peale, Hilda Hewlett, Mary Carson Breckinridge, Hal Holbrook, Rene Russo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Jordan, Taylor Hawkins, Joseph Gordon Levitt


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/17/2023”

  1. I loved your inspirational post Kev especially to the caregivers!


    1. Thank you so much Diane!


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