This is a day that if you aren’t careful you may lose a few more friends than you gain. When we all were kids we probably didn’t mind getting splashed by our friends, we may have even looked forward to it, and returning it. But as we get older, not so much. Weddings, funerals and high society affairs are not places to splash a friend. In fact, I can’t think of a good place to splash a friend except maybe at the beach and even then, you’d better take care.
How to celebrate – Think of all the people you could splash but then, don’t do it. Go to the beach. Look for more friends.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful but playing cards inside is delightful… so if it’s snowing, break out the cards. Most of us know at least one card game we can play, a lot of us know a bunch of card games we can play and a few of us know too many card games we can play. Cards do help us pass time and they help us learn to concentrate and focus. It’s also a great time to talk 9over things that have happened and learn about family members and friends. The act of playing cards generally involves other people, though it doesn’t have to so it can equally be a time to think through things and on your mind.
How to celebrate – Get some friends together and play cards. List as many card games as you can without looking them up. If you are really bored, try stacking cards.
Today we celebrate our Aunt’s and Uncle’s children, our cousins. If you are lucky as a child, you may grow up with your cousins around and generally speaking, they are within a few years of our own age. I remember growing up with my Uncle being in the Marine Corp and nearly every summer our cousins came to stay with us on the family farm. It was always fun to have them to play with, even tough we did occasionally fight. Did you know that during World War 1 the Czar, Kaiser and royalty of England were all cousins of each other!?! Right before the war started they would attend each other’s parties and vacation at each other’s palaces. Talk about your love/hate relationships.
How to celebrate – If you haven’t talked to your cousins in a while, contact them. Make a family tree. Throw a family reunion.
Check all those things you need to renew today. It may be as simple as a library card, a credit card or your favorite book of the month club. The main drive of the day is to renew old relationships and friendships that may have fallen out over the years. If you have friends, or even loved one, that you have not spoken to in years maybe use today as an excuse to renew those relationships. We all say things and do things we regret, it’s time to put them in the past, move forward, don’t stay in the past. Use today to renew anything that needs to be renewed, you won’t regret it.
How to celebrate – Check all your cards and see what needs to be renewed. Check all your subscriptions to see if they need to be renewed. Renew old friendships lost over time.
January 11th National Step In A Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Remember when you were child how much fun it was to splash about in a mud puddle! Back then, you didn’t need to worry about splashing your friends because they were probably in the puddle with you already! If you are older than 10 though, you might want to reconsider celebrating today with friends nearby, they may not be your friend afterwards. If you are at the beach it’s probably okay. If you are at a wedding it’s probably not okay. So choose your jump in carefully… also, you might want to make sure it’s water before you jump in!
How to celebrate – Gather your friends and jump in a puddle! Check to make sure how deep that puddle really is before jumping. Throw a Step In A Puddle Party Day!
Today is sort of a reminder that we should be getting our Christmas cards together and sending them out so they arrive in time. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the Christmas card is a simple way to let someone know you are thinking of them. It can be a “Holiday” card instead, it just happens to come at Christmas. The Christmas Card was invented by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 (Kinda odd, we certainly hope you do not get a lump of coal for Christmas this year). Even those cards with the picture of the family in those gaudy Christmas outfits are welcomed. They should be fun, colorful and let people know you care.
How to celebrate – Send out your Christmas Cards. Find a way to send a card noone else can send. Make your own Christmas Cards this year.
Dec. 2nd National Mutt Day
How about making this Christmas brighter for everyone! Get a
dog, from a shelter, that could really use your love and probably give you back
more than you can even contemplate receiving. It is estimated that thee are 3.3
million dogs in shelters in the United States. Most are animals that are filled
with love and truly are man’s best friend. They, like most humans, do not
deserve to live their lives in cages, seldom, if ever, getting much human
contact. All they want is a home, and a little hope. They give back much more
than they take and I can tell you, they are truly your best friend. They do not
care about what you look like, how you smell or what you like to do… they just
want to be with you and share your experiences, which really are all that much
better for them being there. Today was created by Colleen Page in 2005, bless
How to celebrate – Free a dog today. Get a best new friend
today. Give hope to those who have been forgotten.
Can’t have pets, don’t want to take care of a living creature? The next best things are Plush Toy Stuff Animals. You don’t have to feed them, water them, bathe them and you can still cuddle with them and talk to them, just like you would a real animal. They are generally cute, may make you laugh and after the initial expense, they are yours forever, or at least until you wear them out. I know they are supposed to be for kids but they can be for adults as well. Sometimes you don’t even have to pay for them… you can win them at fair! (Never mind that you’ve probably spent ten times what they would have cost you if you had bought them outright.) Many of the manufacturing companies make them so they purr when you pet them or bark when you talk to them, they are becoming more an more life-like.
How to celebrate – Buy a plush animal today! Admire those plush animals you already have. Design your own plush animal and have it made.
Today is an important day, maybe even more important than you may realize. It started back in 1990 and falls on every 4th Saturday of October. Today we celebrate neighbors helping neighbors. So many neighbors go out of their way to avoid contact with each other. The idea is if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. But what if you stopped and helped them one day, then maybe the next day they would stop and help you. Where I live that happens a lot, particularly after a hurricane. But why wait for some horrible reason to help someone. If you see them in their garden, changing a tire or even washing their car, stop and give them a hand. You might find out that all this time you have been trying to avoid them that they may have been potentially your best friend.
How to celebrate – Get to know your neighbor. Start a project just to get your neighbor involved. Realize that nearly every living person is your neighbor.
Now here’s a day every guy will enjoy. Today you should pamper your boyfriend, feed them well, entertain them and well… use your imagination. You know the guy better than anyone else. You know the food he likes because he always makes you eat at his favorite places, takes you to the movies he likes and allows you to watch his football games with him. It only gets worse when you get married so take advantage of the fact that he wants you around! Actually, boyfriends tend to treat their mates better than husbands do. No, it shouldn’t be that way but they are still trying to win you over where as a husband thinks he’s won. We should treat each other like this may be the last day we see each other because it could be. But today is for the men, so treat him well. If he’s smart, he’ll remember it in the future.
How to celebrate – Make a special meal for your boyfriend. Treat your boyfriend like a King! Write down what you’ve done for him so you can remind him later.