I’ve been quiet much too long. I don’t know if I have any followers on this blog, if I do, I’m sorry. My purpose of starting this web log was to share ideas on how to celebrate life. But, with what has been going on lately, celebrating seems to have disappeared from our existence. We need to change that, and fast! The good Lord didn’t intend for us to be miserable in this beautiful world. Hopefully, this article might help!
At the beginning of the year I found this adorable little calendar “Every Day’s a Holiday” by TF Publishing out of Indianapolis. It’s pinned to my pegboard with important social media goal dates and the sort. Lately it has looked pretty pathetic, but this calendar has still made me smile!
With holidays like Apple Turnover Day, Junk Food Day, Drive-in Movie Day, Hug Your Cat Day, and Geek Pride Day, how could you not squeeze a grin out! On this calendar, today is French fries Day, so I think I’ll make some for dinner. And each time I shove one in my mouth, I will rejoice! Guinea Pig Appreciation Day is Friday the 16th! I’m so excited about that one, I love guinea pigs! I’m guessing I’ll have to post some pictures of them on my Facebook page to delight others.
So here we are, and I have to make a point or party tip for this post. Well, we could decorate every day with the holiday’s theme or better yet, let’s plan on picking two or three a week that encourages us to revel. There are some great websites that are dedicated to holidays. Earth Calendar has holidays from every country and day. It goes back as far as 2003. Fun to research! http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php Another site is Holiday Insights. They have some very wacky fun days you could get into! http://www.holidayinsights.com/ The National Day Calendar will send you reminders in your email. They boast “Don’t find yourself unprepared for Talk Like a Pirate Day or Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day!” https://nationaldaycalendar.com/ This site is amazing, it also gives you the research on each holiday and ideas on how to observe it! An example is the Cow appreciation day history = “Chick-Fil-A created Cow Appreciation Day in commemoration of Heff R. Jones and his humorous ‘EAT MOR CHIKIN’ billboard campaign that took place in 1995. In 2004, we launched the first event. It led to a fun and entertaining promotion for the restaurant.” They also have National Weeks and National Months listed.
I found out through these wonderful people that July is “Anti-Boredom Month”. So I’m taking their advice on how to honor this month and every month in the future. Quoting from their website…..
Finding creative and healthy ways to beat boredom will improve our everyday lives. Once we’ve identified our causes, approach boredom with a set of positive challenges or stimuli to keep it at bay.
- Play–Board games are an excellent way to fight boredom.
- Get physical–Exercise not only provides stimuli but also helps change the scenery and improve health.
- Learn–Visit a museum, read a book or take a class.
- Clean -Tackling a cluttered cupboard, closet or even garage brings about a bit of satisfaction for a job well done.
- Cook–Making in our own kitchen with ingredients we enjoy gives us two ways to be satisfied.
- Be creative–Even if you usually don’t create, just trying can help break the boredom cycle.
- Volunteer–Helping someone who needs something more than you often makes us reassess why we were bored in the first place.
- Get social–Visit a friend or neighbor. Kids, this includes you! Aunts, uncles or cousins would enjoy a friendly conversation over an ice-cold popsicle.
Thank you for reading and I promise, I’ll add more creative ideas to celebrate for children and adults alike. Life is for whooping it up and praise!
God bless you all!