November 26th Shopping Reminder Day

Like we really need this, a shopping reminder day. Some call it “Black Friday”, others call it the day after Thanksgiving, some call it a day to sleep. Now if you are busy you might need to be reminded to shop for loved ones and friends. This is, however, a very important day to retail shops. With most people shopping on line these days, stores really need the business. So maybe this should be Shopping At A Store Reminder Day. I think there may come a time when there are no stores, which may be acceptable to many but we must remember those working at the stores and the store owners themselves. So get busy shopping. If you are famous you may want a disguise.

How to celebrate – Go shopping. Dress up like Santa and go shopping. Get a newspaper to study the sales.

November 25th National Parfait Day

You could have pie, or cake, or any type of dessert today but why not have a parfait? Normally made with layers of ice cream, whipped cream and fruit it really can be made with any flavoring you choose. It can also be made with yogurt. We tend to think that if it is made with yogurt it is healthier but it really isn’t. And it doesn’t have to be fruit either, it can be nuts, granola, seeds… you name it. The general idea is to layer your dessert for different tastes with every bite. This might not be exactly a historic day or even a very important day, unless you are in the dairy industry. You can be different as well, try a parfait with veggies and cheese, meat and potatoes or even bits of candy. It is your parfait, make it your way.

How to celebrate – Have a parfait. Make a pumpkin parfait for Thanksgiving! Experiment with your parfait.

November 24th All Our Uncles Are Monkeys Day

Well depending on whether you are a follower of Darwin or not, you may or may not believe in evolution. The discovery of “Lucy” by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray in 1971 goes a long way to proving our ancestors may have been monkeys. Of course, they may not be as well. In all reality we may never know. “Lucy” was an Australopithecus Afarenisis, or an ape. If some of the scientists believe we may be related to apes, I guess it is possible that some of our Uncles are apes, but if our Uncles are apes then doesn’t that mean the rest of us are apes too!?! (Or did our Aunts just have strange taste in men?) So, do you think you are a monkey? (And yes I know monkeys and apes are not the same thing)

How to celebrate – Go see “Lucy”. Build a tree house. Start a family tree.

November 23rd National Adoption Day

We celebrate, and challenge, you to adopt someone new into your family. It is an important day to think about and maybe even act on. There are thousands of children that have no home to go to. Can you imagine having no place to go or to have no one care about what you do? It’s bad enough for adults but for children it’s even worse. Today always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, maybe in the hopes that you will set a new place at your Thanksgiving table for someone who has no place to go. Since it’s followed by Christmas, why not let them stay over? You might just find out that the biggest reward is not in what you offer, but what you receive.

How to celebrate – Consider adoption. Make someone’s life better. Look for the good in people.

November 22nd Go For A Ride Day

Looking for a way to break the tension in your life? Well try going for a ride! Maybe you should pick some back country roads of a nice lane in a forest… highways tend to make your stress a little higher. When my son was a baby, twenty some years ago, we use to drive him around to help him fall asleep. It normally worked. Now we drive my dog around! It doesn’t put her to sleep but it seems to make her happy! I know a lot of great artists like to drive around to get ideas, scientist to clear their heads and teenagers for, well… something altogether different. And if you own a Tesla, you don’t even have to drive!

How to celebrate – Go for a ride. Buy a new car! Get an RV so you have more room!

November 21st World Hello Day

It’s funny what comes out of war sometimes. Not that war is funny but people often come up with things they may not otherwise think of. During the Civil War, among other things, it was instant coffee. The Revolutionary War gave us a whole new country! And the War between Egypt and Israel in 1973, it was Hello Day. Brian and Michael McCormack decided that maybe if we greeted ten people each with a “hello” we might eventually achieve Global Peace. Well, things haven’t exactly gone that way, the thought is good, but only if everyone participates. Have you been doing your part?

How to celebrate – Say hello to at least ten people. Try saying hello to people in ten different countries! Learn how to say hello in ten different languages.

November 20th Absurdity Day

Nov. 20th Absurdity Day

Can you imagine a world where ever T was crossed and every I was doted? Where everyone wore the same clothes, spoke the same language, and ate the same foods? To me, that would be absurd. What do you consider absurd? Is it some one who dresses in strange clothes or wears their hair in different colors. I admit that is not my cup of tea either. But, they, just as I, have the right to think the way they want, dress the way they want, and to do the unexpected from time to time. Without these absurdities we would all be the same. I don’t always like them, sometimes I totally disagree with them, but we have the right to be as absurd as we want to be… when I don’t like it, I’ll just look the other way.

How to celebrate – Live and let live. Try something you’ve never done before.  Make a list of things you think others might find absurd about you.

November 19th Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Today is the day that Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address to dedicate a national cemetery to those men who died in early July, both defending their country and trying to save a way of life. You can pick your side, both had their merits, both had their faults. It seems like there is a lot today that we want to try to forget, or erase from history but the truth is, history has brought us to where we are today, good or bad. And that’s what Lincoln was trying to say. Often it takes terrible things happening to teach us lessons we needed to learn, if we block them out like they never existed, then we have not learned the lesson history offers. Four score and seven years earlier our forefathers created the land Lincoln knew. It wasn’t perfect but it was better than most places and because we did learn our lessons we have made it all that better since. Don’t forget history because it is likely to repeat itself because of our ignorance.

How to celebrate – Read all of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Study the causes of the Civil War.

November 18th Occult Day

I’m not sure this is a day you should actually celebrate, who knows what mischief you might find yourself in! That said, more people spend time in the occult than you might realize. If you read your horoscope every day you are actually participating in the occult. It’s not always as dark as it seems, but the intent is the same. The occult is the shadier side of life, predicting the future is included in that. Astrology studies the future, something no one can really predict and believing in it can cause you to be concerned about things you need not worry about or ignore things you should watch out for. It can be fun to pretend but don’t take it too seriously.

How to celebrate – Read your horoscope. Try a Ouija Board. Forget today exists!