Between 7am - 7pm today, (March 8) stop into participating IHOP Restaurants in your neck of the woods to take advantage of this FREEBIE. However, you may be asked to leave a donation for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - but no pressure ladies and gents.
By the way - can you tell which stack of pancakes is real and which is actually a cake made by some brilliant baker? (lol)
When you were a kid in school, how many poems did you have to recite? It sure seemed like a zillion to me, but despite that, Edgar Allen Poe was a fantastic writer, and I remember having to do a book report and recite some of his poetry. According to him, The Raven was the greatest poem ever written, but once Mr. Poe published it in the local newspaper, The New York Daily Mirror, he lost his copyright protection. Soon everyone had no problem reprinting that amazing poem. Once he did decide to publish his works, no one wanted to be bothered because they had seen the poem in so many other places, so Mr. Poe made next to nothing for his efforts.
Right before passing away, Lord Byron mentioned these last words. " Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight".
AUTHOR CONAN DOYLE
This he said to his wife. "You are wonderful". Wonderfully romantic!
Did you know that those who are grateful tend to "Pay It Forward" more than others, and are more likely to donate to a charity fairly consistently? My goal is to open up a high-end home for female veterans who are homeless or have been abused, along with counselors who can help get them back into society with counseling and jobs. Sadly, many shelters that are available have rodents, roaches, bedbugs and more, making it uncomfortable. In some cases, it may even cause families to go back on the streets or abusive situations. Not many people take me seriously, or fail to see my vision, but I'm not giving up.
The other day, as I started to enter a Wal-Mart, an employee asked me to use the entry near the grocery. Of course, you know I had to see what was going on. I peeked in the door to see two police officers restraining a kid, who clearly did not wish to be detained. Upon further digging, it was revealed that this kid asked for a box of Legos and was told "No". Apparently, all hell broke loose as this kid of about 8 - 9 years old, slapped his mom and called her a b***h. I don't know how it happened, but the police were called and this kid continued to act out with the police as his mom watched, clearly in frustration. Eventually, the young man calmed down, but it took some time. Uh...what in the world?