Category Archives: Light hearted

A Sunday doing absolutely nothing

A Sunday of doing absolutely nothing. That is what I have going on right now. Today, the family went to see Aladdin and although that sounded tempting, i just couldn’t. I am a purist and not way can that compare to the original…even if that original is a cartoon

So now I find myself at the local Starbucks sipping on my Ice Green Tea just watching the world turn. It’s amazing how much of the world you can learn about being at a Starbucks. From kids (and quite a few adults) working to their school stuff to the couple sitting outside talking about what could be some serious subject…life just continues.

I always thought it was silly to see people just sit here drying their coffee or tea and just kill time. It’s really not so silly now that i have to be here for the next two hours.

Salvation Army National Donut Day

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Came across something interesting as i was searching the web yesteryday.  Did you know that tomorrow (June 7) is NATIONAL DONUT DAY  here in the United States.  Also, a fun fact is that the Salvation Army started National Donut Day.  Here is some info on the history:

The Story of National Donut Day

Beginning in 1917, approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance during World War I to American soldiers in battle on the front lines in France. Two female Salvation Army officers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon, and Adjutant Helen Purviance had an idea to comfort our soldiers with good home cooking, using their limited ingredients to fry up in helmets delicious doughnuts for the boys.

Nicknamed “Doughnut Lassies” and “Doughnut Girls”, these women served countless treats to grateful soldiers, traversing through the trenches to bring the men doughnuts and coffee. They also made history by introducing this tasty new treat to the United States when the “Doughboys” returned from war.

The Salvation Army celebrated the first National Doughnut Day in 1938 in the city of Chicago as a way to honor Salvation Army “doughnut lassies” from World War I. They began the holiday as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the Army’s social service programs during the Great Depression. The donut has become synonymous with The Salvation Army’s social services and continues to be a comfort food served by The Salvation Army to those in need during times of disaster.

The celebration of this holiday still continues to be celebrated 78 years later to help raise awareness for The Salvation Army and to honor the service of our valued veterans and volunteers alike.

DonutDay_FactsAndRecipes_RGBYou can read more about NATIONAL DONUT DAY here.  Have a blessed day and enjoy all those donuts.

You can be right and wrong at the same time

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Yes, it is possible to be wrong and right at the same time.  Life is all about perception and our perception does change as our life experiences evolve.  When you meet someone with a different outlook in life compared to you and you friends, that does not make them wrong or even the enemy.  They have just experienced life in a different way than you.

Lord, The New York Knicks Need You Tonight

Note: Please take this for what its worth and meant to be…light hearted.

Growing up, one of my biggest “prayer moments” was when Allan Houston hit a game winner in 1999 to beat the number one seed Miami Heat.  I remember getting on my knees praying as i have never prayed.  Then this happened!!!

Since then, The Knicks have been pretty much the laughing stock of the leauge.  That can all change tonight if a couple of ping pong balls bounce in our favor.

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Lord, if your will be done (im begging here!), please let us get the first pick like you did in 1985 with Patrick Ewing…