Thursday, June 9, 2022

Key (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day and Brian's Thankful Thursday


Kindness is




to bE

each daY

If there's a key of success, it's not wealth or poverty, there are rich and poor good people as well as rich and poor jerks.

It's not status or possessions or job title, you can have or not have these things and still be someone that other people like and want to be with, or be someone others want to avoid.

How you do what you do is as important to this kind of success as anything else.  Doing things for people while keeping a bad attitude will only leave them feeling as if they were a bother.

The best success is in your control of your thoughts and actions, letting other people know just how important and special they truly are.

Kindness is the best key to success of the kind that keeps you alive in people's hearts even long after you are gone.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Key.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!

This red fence and gate are impressive.


 It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

We're not at all impressed,

In fact, we're mad as we can be!

For every game one of us wins,

That hussy, she wins three!

She flirts with the number calling man

And he's in love with her, hat to boots.

We're absolutely certain that

Those two are in cahoots!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful that vacation is coming up, it can't be soon enough.  Getting ready to leave wears me out!


Today is:

Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)

Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain

Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934

La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain

Meezer's Colors Day -- celebrating the many colors of "meezer" (Siamese) cats

National Heroes Day -- Uganda

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often

Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958

Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)

Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)

St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pemboke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)

St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)

World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome   

Anniversaries Today:

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993

Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Portman, 1981

Johnny Depp, 1963

Michael J. Fox, 1961

Dick Vitale, 1940

Jackie Mason, 1928

Les Paul, 1915

Robert Cummings, 1910

Cole Porter, 1891

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Congo(Film), 1995

What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68

Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721

Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534

The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650

James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732

The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815

Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856

Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873

China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898

Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958

Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967

Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978

The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999

In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011

In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011

The World Health Organization suggests women delay pregnancy in areas where the Zika virus is very active, 2016

In the largest ever protest in the city of Hong Kong, over one million people gather to take a stand against new laws regarding extradition to mainland China, 2019 

General Charles Q. Brown becomes the first African American to lead a US Armed Forces branch when the US Senate confirms him as the Air Force Chief of Staff, 2020


  1. I love your six sentences and am smiling at your poem. Thank you.

  2. I agree with this post so much. Money and wealth sure can make material life easier and ease the stress of that, but if you are a jerk... You are doomed to be lonely. It is kindness indeed, that bore real friendships.

  3. Great six, the first sentence is great. Your poem is SO funny!

  4. excellent observations, telling points and... that thing with the letters... acrobat...antihisti... acrostic
    That's it!
    Good Six

  5. We agree that kindness is the best thing. Even simple please and thank you is appreciated by others.

  6. Kindness is a wonderful thing to spread around. Beautiful.

    Love the poem. Well done.

    I'm going on vacation with you and I know that getting ready to go wears you out. Soon you'll be resting and enjoying a week away from work.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  7. I loved the poem but better was the picture of the three women. Thanks Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I stand by my words:
    Soft and earthy as petrichor , wise as the rain itself.

  9. Great poem and fun post and neat fence photo ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. love the poem and the post

  11. That was a good story. I do like that red fence and that poem pretty much nailed it. Vacation is a darn good thankful, or so I've heard. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I agree that kindness is most important. Cute poem, We both used the word hussy in ours. :) I hope you have a wonderful vacation. XO

  13. "What the world needs now", (borrowing the title from the song) so very desperately, is more kindness. Your Six would make a perfect infomercial, Mimi. There is power in even the smallest of kind gestures.
    Cute poem. As always!
    Gimme a V! Gimme an A!....leave the world behind, relax and have a fantastic vacation!!

  14. Kindness is a rare commodity these days. Always told my students that they would never regret being kind, but would regret being mean.

  15. It's true, kindness is the most important thing and a sense of humour helps too.

  16. I SO agree! Kindness is everything. Priceless picture! Super poem!

  17. Kindness? What's that? Think I tried it once, didn't like it.

  18. Great poem and I agree 100% with your message. I'm thankful for vacation on your behalf. My husband will have two weeks off work starting the 20th.

  19. Great minds think alike! We did have the same idea for our poems - that Bingo caller went just a little too far and made these three ladies rather MAD! LOL Well done Mimi!

    Hugs, Pam

  20. Hear hear! And as I read this, the Glen Campbell song "Try a Little Kindness" came right to mind. Nice ear worm!


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