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