Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Signs Point to Thankful (Ten Things of Thankful)


There’s a walking/running/biking trail i drive past at least once a week that now has encouraging and amusing signs posted along it.

They intrigued me, so between jobs i managed to snap photos, and they remind me of things for which i am thankful.  Not all of them are the clearest and best, but i am thankful i was able to get them at all.

2020 Official Handwashing Tournament Beginning March 24, 2020 | Your Home

A reminder to be thankful that we have plenty of soap, and clean water available.  A mission organization we have supported when we can has had to raise money for hand sanitizing buckets for the villages in Haiti where that is not always available.

When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left

A reminder to be thankful that we can makes changes in our plans, and the world doesn’t stop because that happens.

Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good
A reminder to be thankful that we can make the right choices.

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

A reminder to be thankful for coffee, as if i need reminding!

You Are 6ft And A TBD Amount Of Time Away From The Best Hug Ever.

A reminder to be thankful for the good things that are to come.

There Is A 1 In 7 Chance It’s Saturday!

A reminder to be thankful for today, no matter what day it is, and to be thankful for a sense of humor.

Life is Short, Smile While You Still Have Teeth

A reminder to be thankful for the parts that still work, and again, for a sense of humor.

A reminder to be thankful for everyone we love, and that we can call or text or video chat with them.

A reminder to be thankful that there is always something to enjoy.

Alexa Skip to May (these were put up in early April)

A reminder to be thankful for each day, and not skip one, even if the sign itself is funny.

Ten signs, ten grins, ten reminders of things for which i am thankful  Have a fabulous Saturday!

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Kristi and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.  

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Today is:

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Community Day -- M, Spain

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Herb Day -- an international celebration of herbs and all the flavor they add to our lives; try a new herb to season a dish today   

Flag Day -- Poland

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency  

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Homebrew Day -- US (Home Brewers Association)

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Scrapbooking Day -- begun by Creative Memories, now celebrated by scrapbookers everywhere, a good article about it is over here  

National Truffles Day

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

World Naked Gardening Day-- scare the neighbors!  get rid of those pesky squirrels!  experience nature (and sunburn, and mosquito bites) with your whole body!

Zhabdrung Kuchhoe -- Bhutan (death anniversary of Zhabdrung)

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985
Jenna Von Oy, 1977
David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Elizabeth Berridge, 1962
Christine Baranski, 1952
Larry Gatlin, 1949
Lesley Gore, 1946
David Suchet, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Satyajit Ray, 1921
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885
Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Iron Man(Film), 2008
"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984
"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936
"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932
Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885
"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750
Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine  warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008
Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013
New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018 


  1. Thank you for taking your time to photograph and post these funny and thought-provoking signs.

  2. Good signs of the times.

    Thanx Mimi. God bless.

  3. What a happy list of thankfulls, accompanied by such fun photos.
    Loved this post Mimi. I had a bit of a meltdown yesterday with family. Things are difficult sometimes, but this has cheered me. Not sure I want to go face them yet,probably need a little bit more time. So I hide in my room till I feel strong enough to walk down the stairs and greet my "lovelies"
    Keep writing ...

  4. So true! There is always something...some enjoy...Much to be happy about...It is not all gloom and doom. And, we must not forget that! :)

    Take care, messymimi. :)

  5. Those really were some cute signs of the times!

  6. Your community is a good one. Both the support they provide so that you can continue working and the lovely signs when one goes on a respite walk is warmth for the soul.

  7. Great signs. Took a while to figure out the hug sign, but then it was my favorite.

  8. Those are such good signs and many things to remember and be thankful for. Have a great day.

  9. wow! Wonderful signs for the times ~ thanks ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Coffee does help.
    So would truffles, if I had any...
    Those were fun, thank you!

  11. Those signs are terrific! I would definitely be smiling even if I passed those every day. What a great way to cheer up the world around you. I also appreciate that today is National Truffles Day!

  12. I love those signs. Now I feel like I need to go in search of my community. :)

  13. Love the signs. Sorry to say, we don't have anything like that in our neighborhood. I like the "life happens coffee helps" sign and I agree it's vital for the morning. In the night, however, a little alcohol helps too. 😉

  14. Those signs are great and they worked in perfectly for your TTOT. I wonder who put up the signs.

  15. Great signs. I think I would tell Alexa to skip to May though. I got your sweet thank you card today- thank you. XO

  16. excellent TToT (I always enjoy when creative people approach something that seemingly has been done to death and makes it look new all over again.)
    have a good week.

  17. I love the signs! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I was able to join in thanks again!


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