July 14th National Pandemonium Day

It’s nice to know that there is a day we can anticipate where anything can happen and it probably will, Pandemonium Day. It’s a good thing today is in July because if it was in December we would expect it and then it wouldn’t be pandemonium!

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Of course, whether we expect it or not, pandemonium can still exist! It can happen in a moment when a dozen kids get together, a high school class is suddenly reunited or a baseball team parent doesn’t like the call an umpire made. I guess the good thing about pandemonium is that it can be a happy event or a sad one. I guess that is what separates pandemonium from a riot!

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I guess when it gets dangerous, it’s a riot. However, a dozen kids can get dangerous, at least to the adults that are supposed to be watching them! (I’ve been there) There are some good things that can come out of pandemonium. How well you handle it, whether you get drawn into it or if you can take control when all control seems lost.

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I’m not sure how to enjoy or celebrate a day like Pandemonium Day (Gee, how many times can I use the word pandemonium in a single blog). Do you start it? Stop it? Watch it? I think sometimes just identifying it for what it is… chaos, lack of control, actions beyond reason… makes you a winner.

How to celebrate – Get up, eat breakfast and go back to bed. Make sure where ever you go take aspirin with you. If you see a crowd gathering… run away from it!

 

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