Monday, April 9, 2018

A to Z: Healthy (Awww Monday) and Happy (Sparks!)

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Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

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Two Saturdays ago, a young man from our church was seriously injured -- nearly crushed in an elevator accident.

His main injury, a torn trachea, was such that the doctors said they'd never seen anyone survive this.

Yesterday at church, we got this picture:

Breathing on his own, sitting up in bed, posing with mom and his doctor (dad snapped the photo).


This is both an Awww! and an answer to prayer.



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The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day:



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Today is:

Appomattox Day -- US (marking the end of the US Civil War on this day in 1865)

Astronauts' Day -- web generated by someone who wants all these brave people honored

Baghdad Liberation Day -- Kurdistan, Iraq

Bataan Day/Day of Valor -- Philippines (Araw ng Kagitingan)

Dita e Kushtetutes -- Kosovo (Constitution Day)

Dry Milk Day -- the first patent for powdered milk was issued this day in 1972 to Samuel Percy

Feast of Jalal (Glory) -- Baha'i

Independence Restoration Day -- Georgia (formerly Day of National Unity)

Martyr's Day -- Tunisia

Name Yourself Day -- an internet holiday allowing you to change your name for a day, if you want to.

National Cherish An Antique Day -- hooray for old fashioned quality!

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day -- US

Observation of the Nazi Occupation -- Denmark (anniversary of the Nazi invasion)

Public Library Day -- US (anniversary of the opening of the first "publicly funded" library -- i.e. a tax based, free library -- in the US, in 1833 in Petersborough, New Hampshire)

Remembrance for Haakon Sigurdsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Haakon the Great, one of the Jarls of Hladhir)

St. Casilda's Day (Patron against sterility)

St. Mary of Cleophas' Day (one of the Marys in the Bible who was present at the Crucifixion)

Verruca Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration again)

Vimy Ridge Day -- Canada

Winston Churchill Day -- commemmorates his becoming an honorary US citizen

World Konkani Day -- Goa (Official language of the Indian state of Goa; on the death anniversary of the pioneer of modern Konkani literature, Vaman Raghunath Varde Valaulikar)


Anniversaries Today:

Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966
Wayne Newton marries Kathleen McCrone, 1994
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005


Birthdays Today:

Elle Fanning, 1998
Kristen Stewart, 1990
Jesse McCartney, 1987
Leighton Meester, 1986
Taylor Kitsch, 1981
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979
Rachel Stevens, 1978
Gerard Way, 1977
Austin Peck, 1971
Jacques Villeneueve, 1971
Cynthia Nixon, 1966
Paulina Prizkova, 1965
Dennis Quaid, 1954
Michael Learned, 1939
Avery Schreiber, 1935
Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
Paul Krassner, 1932
Tom Lehrer, 1928
Hugh Hefner, 1926
John Presper Eckert, Jr., 1919
Ward Bond, 1903
Paul Robeson, 1898
Efrem Zimbalist, 1889
Frank King, 1883
Eadweard Muybridge, 1830
Charles Baudelaire, 1821
Tamerlane, 1336


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ticket to Ride"(Beatles' single), 1965
"Diamond Lil"(Play), 1928
"Shadow of a Gunman"(Play), 1923
The World, the Flesh and the Devil(Film), 1914


Today in History:

The Mongol hordes defeat the Poles and Germans in the Battle of Liegnitz, 1241
Robert Cavalier de la Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River and claims all the land drained by the river and its tributaries for France, 1682
The African Methodist Episcopal church in the US is formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1816
The oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made, 1860
Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the US Civil War, 1865
Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska, 1967
The Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada, 1869
Jumbo the Elephant arrives in the US, 1882
The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for NYC, 1912
The first full color film, "World, The Flesh, and The Devil", premiers in London, 1914
Mae West makes her NYC debut in "Diamond Lil," 1928
The first Japanese built aircraft to fly to Europe, the Kamikaze, arrives at Croydon Airport in London, 1937
The Suez Canal is officially opened for shipping, 1957
NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven", 1959
In the first game in the Astrodome, Houston beats the Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game, and Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor home run, 1967
The first British built Concorde makes its first flight, 1969
Georgia declares its indepedence from Russia, 1991
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Westminster Abbey, 2002
Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion, 2012

15 comments:

  1. LOVELY news about that young man. Thank you.

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  2. God's miracle the man survived! Have a happy week!

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  3. I'm sure you left church with a smile on your face. Delightful.

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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  4. That is an excellent spark and an amazing story of the little boy. I am glad he is OK.

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  5. I do love those miracles!!!!

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  6. That is the best Awww I've seen today. What a blessing. I'm guessing there were prayers all over your area for this young man. Excellent.

    I love your Spark.

    Have a blessed day, my friend. ♥

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  7. Crikey that sounds awful crushed in an elevator he is a very lucky young man by the sound of it, good to see he is OK nice photo and a big aww! from me :-)

    Have a lovely day :-)

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  8. Believe in Miracles. I do. Good luck with that young man and his parents. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

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  9. Got your wonderful card in the mail this morning. Hubby and I thank you so much. ♥

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  10. How wonderful that he is doing so much better! Sounds like he got very lucky!

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  11. You almost lost me with the torn trachea but that picture performed the necessary quick save and I was able to continue.
    Which is excellent because now I know about Public Library Day...
    'Scuse me, I need to go hug a librarian.

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  12. It was such a great piece of news that the young man with the torn trachea is on the mend.

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  13. Mimi,

    Amazing mews about the young boy's survival. God is pAwesome! I love your 'SPARKS' quote. Happiness isn't hinged on circumstances but basically comes from a good heart.

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'Heart Hands'

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  14. God is good for his healing powers. What a blessing the young man and family. Thanks for the inspiring Spark. Have a wonderful week.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

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