December 2017

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”

           Stephen Hawking

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

             – Francis of Assisi

“Disability is natural. We must stop believing that disabilities keep a person from doing something. Because that’s not true . . . Having a disability doesn’t stop me from doing anything.”

–  Benjamin Snow, Grade 8, in his essay “Attitudes about People with Disabilities”

“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.”

                – Stevie Wonder

Hanukkah Begins 

December 12

“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.”

              Robert Altinger

National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day 

December 16

“A new British survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 people like chocolate. The tenth lies.”

                    Robert Paul

“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare – neither knew chocolate.”

              Sandra Boynton

“Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.”

                        Unknown

“Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.”

              Sandra Boynton

Winter Begins

December 21

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape–the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”

               Andrew Wyeth

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

             John Burroughs

“One kind word can warm three winter months.”

           Japanese Proverb

“The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.”

                     Dave Barry

Christmas Season

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.”

                    Victor Borge

“There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right?”

               Conan O’Brien

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”

                     Dave Barry

“The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: “Some assembly required”.”

                          John Leo

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”

                    Larry Wilde

New Years

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”

                    Oscar Wilde

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

               Albert Einstein “New Year’s Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”

                    Mark Twain

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

                           MLK, Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

                           MLK, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

                           MLK, Jr.

Kwanzaa

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

“The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.”

                James Baldwin

“Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking”.

          Mahatma Gandhi

Snow

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning ten cents in the lottery.”

Bill Watterson

“There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s.”

          Clyde Moore

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