November 15th National Philanthropy Day

Today we celebrate all those who literally spend their time and money on helping others. Their time is extremely important, their money even more so. The day was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1985. Fundraising drives many good groups that bring things those less fortunate badly need. Schools operate nearly all after school programs on fundraising. All those candies sold, magazines read and the dozens of other means of fundraising are well known to us. We may be annoyed, at times, but we have to remember that they are for good causes.

How to celebrate – Become, or join, a fundraising group. Support those groups you know need funding. Thank any Philanthropist you know.

May 7th National Tourism Day

Much of the world’s economy is generated by tourism. The idea of visiting some exotic place, some beautiful setting, or some exciting culture appeals to nearly everyone in the world. American’s go to Europe, Europeans come to America, and who doesn’t want to go to Disney!?! Those tourists help pay for local roads, generate jobs, and make life better for nearly everyone. Yes, they can drive annoyingly and sometimes we can’t understand what they are saying but we probably do the same to them when we visit their countries. So today we celebrate tourists no matter where they are or who they are. Be sure to treat them nicely!

How to celebrate – Be nice to tourists. Become a tourist yourself. Learn what tourism brings to your area.