Saturday, October 6, 2012

Unofficial Holidays

Those of you on facebook (or anyone who knows me at all) are probably aware of my affinity for unofficial holidays...or, really, any holiday.  Well, the list I have been going off of lately is based on this blog:

Figured I would just put it up here, instead of boring everyone with daily facebook status updates about obscure holidays.  That being said, the unofficial holidays blog is very exciting, and I am super jealous that I didn't think of the idea first.  Every day is just so much more exciting when it is a holiday...and every day can be a holiday!  Today was National Noodle Day...Not sure whether or not I ate a noodle today.  I don't think so. Tomorrow is National Frappe Day.  (That could be arranged.  I have gift cards.)

Here are some more noteworthy dates to mark on your calendar:
  • The blog lists October 8 as being "National Perogi Day", which is intriguing I suppose, but it's sort of superfluous since everyone knows that October 8 is every holiday ever.
  • October 11 is Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day.  Yes, please.  Except I don't particularly want Jennifur to get drooled on.
  • October 12 is National Top-Spinning Day.  'Nuff said.
  • October 19 is Evaluate Your Life Day.  So that ought to be good.
  • October 23 is Mole Day, but that should already be on your calendar.
Well, that's probably enough for now...Happy celebrating!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Mighty Fortress

Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill,
God's truth abideth still;
His Kingdom is forever.

I have never been in a situation where my life is directly threatened...certainly not for what I believe.
Still, this excerpt from "A Mighty Fortress" has always struck a chord with me.  God's truth remains.  No matter what.  It is the only thing that will remain when nothing else is left.  Therefore, it is the only thing that matters.  It certainly matters more than I do.  It matters more than my thoughts, desires, aspirations, plans.  More than my comfort, my contentment, my fears, my pain.  More than my time, my sleep, my schedule.  MORE THAN ANYTHING.

...And in that truth, I take refuge. :)