Hug Your Grandparent!

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It’s Grandparents Day today!

Whether you have zero or four (or more!), remember to honor your grandparents.

Grandparents Day is always observed on the Sunday before Labor Day since the 1970s.

Did you know there is an official flower for this day?

It’s the forget-me-not.

There’s also an official song: “A Song For Grandma and Grandpa” by Johnny Prill.

These were chosen by the National Gransparents Day Council. Didn’t know about that either, didja? (Me, neither).

You don’t need to get them a gift-except the gift of your time! Grandparents love to spend time with their grandkids! Enjoy! Sonja

Have I Got A Deal For You!

(c) 2020 A non-fiction easy-to-read book with beautiful illustrations

The ebook of The Voyage is available for FREE!

This special pricing is available only for a few days.

I hope you’re able to take advantage of this amazing deal-just for you!

The Voyage chronicles the life of John Wing, as he grew up in England, went to Oxford, and traveled through Europe in search of religious freedom.

John was a minister who wanted to travel to the American Colonies as a part of the Puritan movement.

He died before realizing his dream, but his wife and sons made the voyage across the ocean to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Did you know that his progeny helped found a town in Cape Cod?

Did you know his son’s fort house still stands and is nationally recognized as a historic place in the U.S.?

This book boasts beautiful and colorful illustrations that will appeal to young children. It is an easy-to-read book suitable for new readers.

“This book should be in the museum for Wing members to have as a reminder of their ancestry” says one reader.

Enjoy this special price on the ebook! Sonja

Patriot Day

On this day in 2001, American history was changed forever.

This was the day we remember all those we lost on September 11, 2001.

When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York, The Pentagon in Virginia, and the field in Pennsylvania-our foundation was shaken.

Before this, there had been little that reached American soil-terrorism or war. After this date, we couldn’t say that.

How should you observe Patriot Day?

Fly the flag in and outside your home, observe the national moment of silence at 8:46 Eastern Daylight Time, and volunteer in the name of all those we lost.

Why 8:46? That’s the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City.

In honor of the 2,977 people who were killed in the attacks, the flag flown at half-staff on all government buildings and locations.

Be respectful, and remember those who we lost and those who stand up to bullies. Sonja

Happy Teddy Bear Day!

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Did you know the Teddy bear is named after former U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt?

He hated the nickname, but it has endured.

Two rival toymakers originally developed the bears(at the same time but in different parts of the world), but they have since become the staple toys for every toymaker-everywhere!

The manufacturers strived for the bears to imitate real bear cubs closely.

Since then, they’ve become more anthropomorphic (love that word!) and less true-to-life.

Despite their origin, the design of the bears was meant to stand-in for the real thing. These days teddy bears symbolize love, congratulations, or sympathy.

That’s a lot of pressure on a small bear cub.

Hug your bear! Sonja

It’s Labor Day!

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And Salami Day!

What a great combination!

Go out, have a picnic, and eat a salami sandwich-or make an antipasto tray.

Labor Day celebrates the workers of America. They (you?) contribute to the economic stability of the country-and help people achieve what they want during the day.

In honor of their work, America’s workers are given the day off.

It’s time to explore our great nation: take in a view, enjoy a park, cookout in your backyard. However you want to observe today, it’s your choice.

Remember that you are enough, Sonja


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Today I want to encourage you to start-whatever it is that you always wanted to do.

Just start.

For me, it’s writing.

For you, it could be anything. Read that book. Learn that skill. Buy that piece of equipment you need.

Do it.

I want you to use this month to start. Then, as each day goes by, do a little bit more.

Don’t procrastinate any longer.

Procrastination takes away your energy. It makes you think less of yourself. It makes that task seem too big.

Does it already seem too big?

Divide it into smaller tasks. Prioritize those. Start.

Don’t allow yourself to look back on 2020 and only see what you didn’t accomplish-what went wrong. Make 2020 your year to do something spectacular.

Go! Do! Sonja