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International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

“Your words, attitudes and actions impact my life more than my disability.”

“Don’t dis my ability.”
– pinterest

“I am in a wheelchair. It’s not who I am. It’s just how I get around.”
– Tracy Souhrada

National Cookie Day December 4

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.”
– Barbara Johnson

“Sometimes me think, “What is Friend?” Then me say, “Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.”
– The Cookie Monster

“I was dramatically shaped by my aunts and grandmother because they convinced me there was always a cookie available.”
– Newt Gingrich

“I am a picky eater. By that I mean, I love to pick the raisins out of oatmeal raisin cookies, the chips out of chocolate chip cookies, the white side off of black and white cookies, and the vanilla center out of Oreos.”
– Dylan Lauren

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7

“Pearl Harbor caused our nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our nation’s history and the world’s future.”
– Joe Baca

“Pearl Harbor remains a symbol of American resilience and resolve, and we pray for all those that have served and continue to serve in our military. May we never forget their bravery and sacrifice.”
– Jim Justice

National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day December 16

“When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but ten extra pounds on my thighs and my rear.”
– Rizzy Home Sentiments

“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.”
– Judith Viorst

 “Stress wouldn’t be so hard to take if it were chocolate covered.”
– Anonymous

 “The greatest tragedies were written by the Greek Sophocles and English Shakespeare. Neither knew chocolate.”
– Sandra Boynton

Hanukkah December 18-26

“This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.”
– Anita Diamant

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” 
– Nachum Braverman

Roots Day – December 23

“Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.”
– Unknown

“We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this, inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.”
– Edward Sellner

“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.”
– Chinese Proverb

Christmas – December 25

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.”
– G.K. Chesterton

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
– Ruth Carter Stapleton

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
– The Polar Express

New Year’s Day January 1, 2023

“Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself.”
– Unknown

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”
– Buddha

Trivia Day – January 4

“Correct thinkers think that ‘baseball trivia’ is an oxymoron: nothing about baseball is trivial.”
– George Will

“The enthusiasm and confidence you bring to our table on Trivia Nights is rivaled only by the impressive consistency with which you are always wrong.”

“TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.”

Poetry Break Day January 13

“I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I’d rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program.”
– Billy Collins

“Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.”
–Mahmoud Darwish

“Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”
– June Jordan

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16
(quotes from MLK, Jr.)

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

National Geographic Society founded January 27, 1888

“I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.”
– Erma Bombeck

Motto of the National Geographic – “Illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.”

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