Today is a day to do nothing. National Goof Off Day is a day to have fun and not get caught. You can’t goof off unless you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing. The day was even created as a goof by Monica “Moeller” Dufour from Davison, MI. It’s “dangerous” to goof off, that’s part of the challenge and part of the fun. Some people have made goofing off an art! So enjoy yourself today but make sure no one knows you are enjoying yourself, otherwise you have not officially goofed off!
How to celebrate – Plan how you are going to goof off. Get others to goof off with you. If you work at goofing off then are you truly goofing off?
January 29th International Puzzle Day
Today was created back in 1995 but puzzles have been with us, on record, since 1760 when Britain’s John Spilsbury created a map he cut into pieces and then allowed others to put back together again. Puzzles can be fun and helpful on rainy days when children can find nothing else to do (and adults in some cases). Over the years, puzzles have become more complex and some are really difficult to put together. It can either be challenging, or frustrating, but there is a reward when you finish it and all of us are proud of what we have accomplished.
How to celebrate – Spend the evening putting a puzzle together with your family. Using a protective covering, create a floor or wall made out of puzzles. Find that one piece of the puzzle that we all seem to lose.
January 24th Global Belly Laugh Day
There is nothing like a good laugh! I don’t mean a little giggle, I mean a laugh that makes your belly shake, even if you are lucky enough to not have a belly like mine! Humor is in the eye of the beholder, just like beauty, but occasionally there are things that make us all laugh and laughing is like yawning, it’s contagious. All that said though, it is actually good for us to laugh that hard. It expands blood flow which set off chemicals in our body that help create relaxation and reduces stress. We just need to find something that the entire world can laugh at.
How to celebrate – Find some way to get a good belly laugh out of friends and family. Watch a funny movie. Invite a clown to dinner.
There is nothing better than getting a handmade Christmas, Birthday or any holiday card. Kids love to make cards for their friends and family. It gives them hours of enjoyment thinking up who to send them to, how to design them and then the act of mailing them out. And frankly, I think a hand made card means more than those bought in the store. (Not that the store bought ones are bad.) With Christmas coming up it’s a great time to start making those cards for the holidays. Actually you don’t need a holiday to send a card, you don’t need a birthday or wait for someone to get sick, just go ahead and send out a card because you are thinking of someone.
How to celebrate – Plan a card making day. Get your list of those you want to send cards to. Write a poem to put inside your card.
Hellooooooo Holiday-ites! We are getting this up a little late – but you still have a few hours left to celebrate the first holiday in this episode – so go quickly brush up on your monster destroying ninja skills and enjoy the end of National Power Rangers Day!
Holidays in this episode:
August 28 – National Power Rangers Day
August 29 – Potteries Bottle Oven Day
Have you ever done something just because you could? Not because you have to or are expected to but just because you were able to. (Or maybe not even able but had he freedom to do it) As bad as many people think the Untied States at least you are generally free to do whatever you want, whenever you want. It is not that way everywhere in the world. If you want to go swiming in the winter, you can. If you want sit on top of a flag pole, you can. If you want to become a citizen of the United States you can… legally. Well today is really more about celebrating freedom than doing something just because you can.
How to celebrate – Do something you wouldn’t normally do. (Just make sure it’s legal!) Look into clubs you can join you normally would not participate in. Buy something you want, not just because you need it.
Hey Holiday-ites! We are back. Our 2nd half of the mother/son duo is finally back from San Diego, so we are churning out more fun episodes for you.
Holidays in this episode:
August 20 – World Mosquito Day
August 22 – World Plant Milk Day