It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chapter 5, Page 15, Book 11

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.

Anthony Brandt


I found this interesting bit of trivia for you all today:

The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families

This year's theme is: Confronting family poverty and social exclusion

In 2009, an estimated 737 million persons were aged 60 years or over, nearly two thirds of whom lived in developing countries. Their number is projected to increase to 2 billion in 2050, by which time older persons will outnumber children

The symbol of the International Day of Families consists of a solid green circle with an image in red. The image consists of elements of simple drawings of a heart and a house. This indicates that families are the center of society and provide a stable and supporting home for people of all ages.

The International Day of Families is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Families are important to all of us.

I hope your Sunday is a wonderful day of rest and relaxation with your family !

'On Ya'-ma

5 comments:

Hollie said...

Family is the MOST important! I'm going to be spending it with our's at Church for Homecoming!

Sonya said...

The picture at the top is just Beautiful - with a capital B - so pleasing to the eyes! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

That corgi :) said...

That was interesting, Ma, I hadn't heard of this day before. Family is important, indeed. They know us the best, love us the best, put up with our faults, laugh with us, cry with us, etc. We all need to make sure to keep those connections with our families open and spend as much time as we can with them indeed!!

safe travels for you today!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

I found this to be educational. Interesting statistics, indeed.

Scrappy quilter said...

I didn't even know families had a special day. I love it!! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Hugs