Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Special Days and Weeks and Months

I tend to be a collector of unusual facts.  Did you know that every day of the year has some sort of special significance?  Could be it’s your mother’s birthday or a religious holiday of one sort of another or for instance, today October 24, is

Food Day – as far as I can tell, mostly a day to eat better and leave a small carbon food print.

United Nations Day   Interesting
“ .. is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.” 

World Development Information Day  Yes, absolutely
“.. to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them”.

Then, just about every week in the year also has some sort of special meaning –

Kids Care Week: 22-28      hmmm – seems this should be an everyday thing

Rodent Awareness Week: 22-28   every single day!

Red Ribbon Week: 23-31   yep this is a good one.
“The 2017 Red Ribbon Theme: YOUR FUTURE IS KEY, SO STAY DRUG FREE.™”

World Origami Days: 10/24-11/11   pretty cool
.“Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding during World Origami Days.”

Next, of course is months – which all have many, many, many things to celebrate.  Everything from “Adopt a Dog Month” to “World Menopause Month”

Bat Appreciation Month
“Do you like bananas, cocoa, or agave? You can thank bats for that! (Pollinators) Do you hate pesky insects like flies, mosquitoes, and gnats? You can thank bats for eating those! Bats are an extremely important part of the ecosystem, and now is a great time to celebrate how wonderful they are.”

Right Brainers Rule! Month
“Do 3 things at once and do them all well. Come up with a list of 100 things to do with peanut butter. Organize the clothes in your closet by color. Assign a wall or bulletin board for sticky notes and put some up there with silly messages just for fun to break it in. Write a song about how great it is to be Right all the time.”

Squirrel Awareness Month  hmm – rodent pests, sorry
“The Squirrel Lover's Club is an international organization whose membership is open to squirrel lovers of all ages around the world. Viva la squirrels!”

Workplace Politics Awareness Month
“Plan something to help the people you work with come to peace with workplace politics. You could do more in October to raise productivity than all the downsizing, reorgs, acquisitions, spinoffs and whatnot have done in the past decade.”

And, finally, today October 24, the moon is Waxing Crescent, growing larger toward the full moon coming in November.  It is a good time to begin a new venture, experiment with new ideas.  Throw out what you don’t need and “clean house”. 

Take care

1 comment:

  1. OK, I stole that picture. I was 37 in that picture. wow.

    but really, squirrel awareness MONTH? like there is anybody unaware of squirrels.