May 22nd National Buy A Musical Instrument Day

Music calms the beast inside of us. That is, of course, unless you get frustrated trying to learn it. But really, think about your life without music. And the only way music is created is by people playing instruments. (Yes, the voice is considered an instrument as well) If you have space, you might want to consider buying a grand piano or a tuba. If not, try a harmonica or a jaw harp. My personal love is the guitar, of which at one time I owned 56. You never know where it might take you. You could go from hours of fun to becoming a rock star! (If that’s your thing) Music makes the world go round and you can be a part of that just by buying a musical instrument. Oh, and renting it, well that’s just an excuse for giving it up!

How to celebrate – Select the musical instrument that best fits your situation. Take a few lessons to help you learn. Look for instruments that grow in value.

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May 21st National Waiters and Waitresses Day

This is often a very unappreciated job. This person, be they male or female, is the personal contact point between you and the rest of the staff at a bar, eatery, or anywhere someone waits on you. They do work hard for the money they earn and more often than not get blamed for anything that meets with your displeasure whether they had anything to do with it or not. They normally treat you like you are special, even when you aren’t. You expect them to get everything perfect about what you have ordered even though they might be waiting on dozens of people. Remember them after you have been served. Remember they are people too and can make mistakes and that this is the way they make their living and contribute to society. Treat them as such.

How to celebrate – Try being a server yourself. Tip well. Be kind to all those who give you service.

May 18th International Museum Day

May 18th International Museum Day

Museums remind of us of where we have been, and possibly show us where we are going as well. Things we just can’t live without today had to come from somewhere and generally those proto-types can be found in museums all over the world.  Of course, museums also teach us about animals and nature as well. This day was created in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.

How to celebrate – Visit a museum. Look for all the antiques in your house.  Donate historical items you no longer want to a museum so that others can enjoy them.

March 31 – World Backup Day

Okay, it’s not what you think. This is not a day to walk backwards or drive to work in reverse. Today is much more important than those things. Today is the day to backup all your files, intended for computer primarily but also any other important records you have. You need that backup because at sometime or the other you will have a computer that will crash, a file cabinet that will get soaked or a child that will draw on your last copy of an important document. If you have them backed up, no big deal, if you don’t… big deal! And since in our busy days we are generally so happy to have just completed a project that we do not even think about backing it up just in case. Well, today is a reminder day that it needs to be done. So don;t just sit there enjoying your cup of coffee and reading blogs… go back up your important papers!

How to celebrate – Learn more about the cloud. Make sure you put your backup files in a safe place. Remember to backup pictures too, those that can’t ever be replaced.

March 30th National Take A Walk In A Park Day

You could take a walk anywhere today but why not make it a park!?! national park, state park, county park… it really doesn’t matter. The weather is hopefully nicer now where you live, the full color of nature is beginning to return and animals are once again out and about. It is the perfect time to get out among it and become a part of nature. It’s peaceful, calming and can bring us to an understanding of what is really important in life and what’s not. (This will vary with each and every person you talk to) Look at a tree and remember that no tow leaves are perfectly alike. There are thousands, maybe even millions of leaves in a park… do the represent the people on the earth? Think about it while you go for a walk in a park.

How to celebrate – Find a park close to you. Go for a walk. Take friends with you so you can share what you see, hear and feel.

March 29th Smoke and Mirrors Day

Smoke an mirrors is the idea of creating something that is not there appear there, or to make something appear different than it really is. It has been used for centuries. In fact most political figures use smoke and mirrors to divert attention from what they are really doing or really mean. It creates the illusion of something other than what it is., whether that’s an idea or a real tangible object. Magicians have used smoke and mirrors since magic was first used. In all honesty, there is nothing truly magical. The best magicians are very adapt at using smoke and mirrors so that you cannot see what they are actually doing. I admit, some are very, very good but you must keep in mind it is never what you think it is.

How to celebrate – Learn to do some magic tricks. Try to spot the illusion being created for you. Figure out where you can use smoke and mirrors in your daily life.

March 28th National Something On A Stick Day

Well, nearly everything we eat today can be put on a stick and probably has been at one time or another. Even pudding has been put on a stick. Of course you have to change it’s normal form but it can indeed be put on a stick. Things like corn-dogs are normally served on a stick and it really doesn’t make them any better but they seem to be more enjoyable when they are on a stick. Perhaps it’s because when food is on a stick it becomes portable and you can walk around with it, enjoying other things while enjoying your food. Pickles, cakes, potatoes, you name it, it has probably appeared on a stick at one time or another. It probably is as old as man since when man realized he could actually cook food it was cooked on a stick!

How to celebrate – Eat something on a stick. Try putting something on a stick you have not seen before. Save those stick in your backyard for later use.