As the proud daughter and niece of veterans, I believe in observing the solemnity of Memorial Day. So many have dutifully served to protect us at home. In honor of those that served but are no longer with us, let us have a beautiful, benevolent Memorial Day. Let’s continue to keep them in our minds, thoughts and (if you’re inclined) prayers.
I’ll talk to you all tomorrow. Take care.
May this year be bright, abundant, and full of every good thing that you desire! This is your year: best wishes to you!
Love to you all!
Hi friends! Today, most of the United States is observing Columbus Day, and there are a lot of businesses and institutions that have closed for the day. However, I’m interested in the states and groups of people that have chosen to claim this day as one to honor indigenous people: the individuals who were negatively impacted by “explorers” who landed in North America hundreds of years ago.
In my research, I found out about Discoverer’s Day, which honors the Polynesian explorers that first landed on the Hawaiian islands. The state of Hawaii does not formally recognize Discoverer’s Day but I think it is a creative way to honor Polynesian culture as well as to distance the date from Columbus’s legacy.
There are some groups that would like to further refine the name of the day, so that it more accurately reflects the original inhabitants of the islands. One group is pushing for the title “Indigenous People’s Day” to honor the early Hawaiian inhabitants. It’ll be interesting to see what changes will happen when it comes to recognizing the indigenous people of the Hawaiian islands, as well as indigenous populations worldwide.
In the meantime, I am enjoying this Discoverer’s Day and I hope you all do the same. Take care!
Today is Labor Day, a federal holiday that honors the American workforce and the many people who pushed for labor standards that protected workers. My parents were both union members, and I’ve been a member of a few unions during my career. I know that a good union can make the difference between a comfortable workplace and an intolerable one.
So enjoy your Labor Day – I know that I will!
Fourth of July doesn’t feel right on any day of the week except for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. On this Wednesday, I don’t feel particularly celebratory, but I’m going to make it a point to enjoy the day, as it symbolizes the birth of my home, America.
I hope you all enjoy your Fourth of July! Talk to you tomorrow.
Love. . . is a verb. I found a perfect picture on Pinterest to capture my feelings on today.
Remember that love is the gift that you can give all year along, and the more you give, the more you receive. And remember, I love you, too!
Enjoy your day, darlings. Talk to you all tomorrow!