We Remember.

September 11 – Day of Remembrance.
It is doubtful that anyone will ever forget where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, upon hearing of the attacks on the twin World Trade Towers in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington and the crash in Pennsylvania. This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories.

September 11, 2001.

September 11, 2001.

9/11 Memorial, New York City.

9/11 Memorial, New York City.

Like the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought us into World War II, the 9/11 attacks led us into a new war… the war on terrorism. It also touched and changed forever, the lives of each and every American.

On the anniversary of 9/11, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reflecting upon this event, and praying for the victims who died, and their families and friends.

9/11 DEATHS
Total Victim: 2,977
Victims in the towers: 2,606
Pentagon victims: 125
4th plane, crashed in PA: 40
Militants: 19
Deaths included Americans and citizens from many other countries.

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/september911.htm http://www.911memorial.org/ 

 

Dog Days of Summer…Woof!

“Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”.                                                          –Colleen Paige, National Dog Day Founder                                                            fa236b5102e28414b16ca786825e166fAugust 26 — National Dog Day

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Jake, aka The Seeds of Happiness Dog, is also a rescue dog.

This day has TWO goals: To honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse.

In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind, aid in search and rescue, and seek out bombs and drugs.

540_293_resize_20130801_0b1f478b76225c6a0a4f8a44670dafe2_jpgUnfortunately, dogs also need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day!910339470_10152460281513641_3670362514301144365_o(3)fotoportadaosmografochica

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                                                                           http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-dog-day-august-26/

https://www.facebook.com/NationalDogDay

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/nationaldogday.htm

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Lefties Have Rights!

Lefthander’s Slogan:                                                                                                       “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.

leftAugust 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU!                       Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International.  So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!manfrom03michelangelo-buonarroti-the-creation-of-adam-hand-83494                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harry-Truman-and-pencil* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!6413196_lefthandedwhoopigoldberg

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A Few Famous Lefties:

Oscar Oscar de la Hoya (Boxer)

Harry S.Truman (U.S. President)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actor)

Babe Ruth (Baseball Player)

SteveMcQueen (Actor)

Michelangelo (Artist)

Jerry Seinfeld (Comedian)lefty soh                                                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm                               http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html                                                    http://www.seedsofhappiness.com/seeds-stuff/smile-mugs

EVERY Week is SMILE Week at Seeds of Happiness!

I think that anyone that smiles automatically looks better. —Diane Lane

National Smile Week is celebrated during the second week of August and was established to promote dental health and the maintenance of a brilliant smile. But smiling has a positive effect on more than just your looks. It can be therapeutic and can also create a friendlier environment wherever you may be.1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

 

 

 

What’s even better is that smiling is contagious, the more you smile, the more others will smile with you!

1441397_10151996968753641_1635680114_nA smile is the most universally recognized social expression. Smiles translate into every culture, language and  social context and can be recognized up to 300′ away.

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"So make sure to smile today, smile tomorrow and smile every day…turn smiling into a daily habit!  rose and larry 6_4                    

 

 

 

http://webclipart.about.com/od/events/ss/NationalSmileWeek.htm http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/august.htm                         http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/08/11/put-on-a-happy-face-its-national-smile-week/      http://www.mrsfields.com/blogs/blog/tag/national-smileweekaugust-6-10/

We All Scream for Ice Cream…CONES!

110 Years ago today, JULY 23, 1904, a tasty treat was invented in our town:

St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone
Do you love ice cream? How about an ice cream cone? Did you know that the first cone was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904?

Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri fills a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone is invented.Worlds Fair cones

The story goes that when the ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and spoons, he put the ice cream in a rolled up waffle that the man in the next booth was selling — and an invention was born — by accident!

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http://www.holidayinsights.com/history/history07.html
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