It’s August…the 8th month of the year. But it wasn’t always that way…
Originally named Sextilis, August was the 6th month of the 10-month Roman calendar in 753 BC.
It wasn’t until 700 BC that January and February were added to the calendar making it the 8th month but still had just 29 days. Julius Caesar added 2 days in 46 BC and it was renamed to August in 8 BC after Augustus.
Pretty interesting stuff, right?
It’s always fun to learn something new which is what we should remind our kids as they return back to school after their fun-filled summer break.
Tell me about your summer…did you take a trip or do something fun? Reply and let me know.
P.S. I’d like to learn about your future plans to buy a home. When do you think you’ll be looking to make a move? I’d like to be the one you choose to make it possible!
It’s summertime! Sun…Fun…and Freedom.
The kids are out of school, the sun in shining, the days are longer and many find this a great time to take a vacation.
One of my favorite vacation spots is [insert favorite vacation spot]. I love it because [reason].
Are you planning a summer vacation? If so, where are you headed?
I would love to hear from you as I am always curious where people go and what made them choose that location. You never know, your favorite spot might get added to one of my future vacation destinations!
I hope you have a great summer.
P.S. Have you ever considered purchasing a second home? If so, I can help you (or refer you to someone I trust). Let me know.
Did you say “mom” or “dad” first?
If you are like most babies you probably said “dada” before you said “momma”. But why?
Well, there is some conflicting information out there…
Some say that the “da” noise is easier for babies to make than the “ma” sound. [source]
Others say it is because the mom is normally the primary caregiver and refers to “daddy” more often then she refers to herself as “mommy” and therefore babies pick up the “dada” word first. [source]
No matter the reason it seems that most babies will say “dada” before “momma”. So to all those dads out there…Happy Father’s Day!
I know, I know…this is kind of a strange question to ask. But is a relevant one with Mother’s Day coming up (reminder…it is on May 12).
Did you know that the majority of families do not include the biological mother and father? In fact, 1300 “stepfamilies” are created each day. (source)
What this means for most of is multiple moms. Which led me to wonder how many moms do you have? How many moms do you call, visit or acknowledge for Mother’s Day?
And for some of us we may even have ex-stepmoms.
All of this means we have quite a few people to remember on Mother’s Day. So don’t forget!!
And, if you would like to see some pretty interested numbers about moms check this out:
Mothers By the Numbers
I’ve got some pretty interesting stuff to share with you about where you live, that I’m betting you didn’t know.
When I’m talking about “where you live” I am referring to our planet, Earth. In honor of Earth Day (April 22) I thought I would pass along some facts about Earth I was not aware of and figured you might find it interesting like I did.
Check this out…
- Days are getting longer.
Every 100 years, the day gets 0.0017 seconds longer. Why? The moon is slowing down Earth’s rotation with the tides it creates. As the tides rise and fall all over Earth, it creates a force that slows down Earth’s rotation.
- The driest place on Earth is near the ocean.
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place on Earth and yet, this desert is right next to the biggest body of water on Earth, the Pacific Ocean.
- Earth has other “moons”.
Besides our moon, there are two other asteroids that orbit near Earth. “Cruithne” is an asteroid that follows Earth as we orbit around the sun. It’s called Cruithne. “Asteroid 2002 AA29” orbits the sun near us but its orbit is horseshoe-shaped, so it only gets near Earth every 95 years.
Pretty interesting, right?
If you’re interested in some other cool facts about Earth check this out:
10 Interesting Things About Earth
You mean the world to me and my business. Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust. If I can assist you or anyone you know please let me know.
Would you consider yourself lucky?
What is luck anyway? Whether you consider yourself lucky or not probably determines whether you are lucky or not.
You’ve probably heard of the placebo effect, right? Placebos are used in clinical studies to determine the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs. They give one batch of people the actual drug and the other batch simple a sugar pill. Both groups are told that they received the actual drug. They assess the results of the drug against the results of the placebo (sugar pill).
Despite the placebo having no medical benefit studies have shown time and time again to improve the health of the individuals who take them.
And that is the power of our minds!
So, does this mean that by simply believing you will win the lottery jackpot (check out the top 10 largest lottery jackpots of all time) that you will? No, of course not, but what it does mean is that by simply thinking positively more positivity will come to you and your life.
Let me ask you again…do you consider yourself lucky? I hope you answered yes this time.
I know I’m lucky to have met you and have had the opportunity to assist you. If by chance you know someone I can assist, please let me know.
Love is in the air! February has always been a time to celebrate love, but have you ever wondered why?
It all began back in 6th century B.C. with a Pagan festival called Lupercalia celebrated on February 15.
Legend says that the founders of Rome, Romulus & Remus, were thrown into the Tiber River to drown in retribution for their mother’s broken vow of celibacy. The tale continues when they were found by a she-wolf who cared for the brothers who were later adopted by a shepherd and his wife.
Lupercalia was a fertility festival honoring the she-wolf and please the Roman fertility god Lupercus.
Over time the celebration of love we now experience has changed with valentines, or love messages, first appearing in the 1500s.
Today Valentine’s Day is more a commercial holiday than anything but is still a good reminder to let the ones we love know with a card, text message or call.
P.S. Nothing would warm my heart more than a referral from you. Thank you for your continued referrals.
Happy New Year [name]!
Whether you believe in new year’s resolutions or not the new year is always associated with a fresh start.
What will 2019 look like for you? Do you have any fun plans or goals set? If so, I’d love to hear about them.
Most people focus on improving their health around this time of year. In fact, out of the top 10 new year’s resolutions 5 have to do with improving health. Are you curious about the top 10 list? If so here it is:
2019’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions
I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year!
P.S. One of my goals is to make sure you know how much I appreciate you. Without you, and the referrals you send my way, I would not have the business I have. Please know that I truly appreciate you!
The holiday season is upon us which means it is getting pretty chilly outside!
I recently came across some record snowfalls that I found interested. One that caught my attention was the most snowfall in 24 hours. Silver Lake, Colorado holds that record. In April of 1921 they got 75.8 inches of snow in a single day. That’s 3 inches an hour…every hour!
If you’re curious about these records and want more info you can find the full article here:
The Heaviest Snowfall Records in the U.S.
I wish you and your family the best!
P.S. Nothing would warm my heart more than a referral to someone you know. If someone comes to mind please give me a call with their name and number so I can provide the same great service I provided to you.