February 1st Spunky Old Broads Day

The motto for the day is, “Women are like fine wines, they both get better with age.” Dr. Gayle Carson created today back in 2002. Not only did it have it’s own day created but February is S.O.B. (Spunky Old Broads) month. It even has an S.O.B. of the year of which the likes of Cloris Leachman and Dolly Parton have won. Do you know an S.O.B.? They are all over the place, fun to be with and you never know what they might do next!

How to celebrate – Do you have an S.O.B. in your life? If not, find one! Don’t just get old, fight back! How many S.O.B.’s can you name?

November 9th Chaos Never Dies Day

Have you ever noticed that just when you think the chaos has come to an end it starts all over again? It seems like once you have solved one problem another problem comes to replace the old one. Do we cause our own chaos or does it just seem to attach itself to us and follow us no matter where we go? Would we know how to live without chaos nipping at our heels? Probably not. So today is the day to accept chaos is always with us and celebrate what we learn by dealing with it.

How to celebrate – Learn what causes the chaos in your life. Find ways to enjoy the chaos around you. Watch “Get Smart”.

October 19th Evaluate Your Life Day

Here’s a fun day! It’s time to evaluate your life. Has it been worthwhile? Does it have meaning? Have you contributed more than you’ve taken? I’m not sure this is a good idea considering what we are already dealing with. Wellcat.com created the day.

How to celebrate – Make a list of all the things you have contributed to life. Make a list of everything you have taken from life. Go back to bed and wake up tomorrow.

November 2nd Day of the Dead

Nov. 2nd Day of the Dead Day

Today marks the end of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. It is celebrated beginning on October 31st. The Day of the Dead may date back to Aztec Festivals where one remembers the dead by building altars and placing the favorite foods of the departed in remembrance of them, and to help them with the spiritual journey as they move on in life. Yes, I said life because to those who believe in the festival, those that have died are still on a journey to reach their final resting place. It is considered a part of life, not the end of it. It certainly keeps the memories of those who have passed on before us alive!

How to celebrate – Visit Mexico. Dress up in Day of the Dead festive outfits. Remember those who have passed on fondly.

October 19th Evaluate Your Life Day

You are who you think you are. If you think you are a winner, you win… if you think you are a loser, you lose. So it’s time to reveal to yourself who you actually are. Like the old saying, you are what you eat you are also what you project, so project yourself in the best light that you can and you will reap the rewards. I have often been told that I do things others think they can’t do. I am no one special and I admit, the same works in reverse. They are able to do things I don’t think I could do. What that means is, we are successful being ourselves. No one else can be who you are just as you can’t be who they are. So evaluate who you are and make the best of it and don’t worry about who you aren’t. Today is owned Wellcat.com. You can’t own them, but they also don’t own you. You don’t need anyone’s permission to spend the day evaluating your life.

How to celebrate – Figure out who you are and be happy with it. Look at your goals and determine what you can achieve and don’t worry about what you can’t. Be positive.

May 12th Mother’s Day

The one person we really do everything to is our mother. Of course their are good mothers and bad mothers but she is where life begins and without her, none of us would be here. Today is the day we set aside to honor her since the first Mother’s Day in 1908 in Philadelphia. But really we should honor her every day. The day always falls the 2nd Sunday in May so the date may change but the idea of it never does. And really, today shouldn’t be restricted to just one day, it should be every day of the year. Whether it is Mother Nature, the Mother of Invention or just your own mom, honor her for all she has given you since before you were even born.

How to celebrate – Let your mom know you love her. Take your mom someplace special today. Make something for your mom just like you did when you were young. (It will mean more)

April 8th National All is Ours Day

This is an interesting day, it celebrates the spectacular. However what truly is spectacular is the fact that today is just… today. It does not belong to anyone, it belongs to us all. So as you go through your day you need to take note of those spectacular things the world offers, not just to you, but to us all. Things like sunsets, moonlight, blue skies, majestic mountains… all the things God created for us to enjoy that we so often see but do not comprehend.

How to celebrate – Find all the things that we all own. Enjoy people. Look for the good things in life.

March 2nd Old Stuff Day

Have you ever been what’s happening in you life and you answer, “the same old stuff”? Well today is a day about not responding in the same way ever again… or at least not today. The same Old Stuff actually rarely applies to everyone. You may go to the same job everyday but the person you are talking to may not work in the same job so, it’s not old to them. You may see the same old people, but not to the person who has asked you. In fact, the same Old Stuff is rarely old to others, so make it new for them and exciting! “I am continuing my exciting career!” “I am spending time with some very interesting people!” or even “I’ve decided to become an international spy so, don’t tell anyone!”

How to celebrate – Find a new way of describing the “Same Old Stuff”. Make you day interesting to others, even if its not to you. Make life interesting.

February 17th Random Acts of Kindness Day

What goes around, comes around. Today is a day that we should celebrate every day of our lives. It is simple enough to do. Just be kind, whether to people or animals isn’t as important and why not both! It will come back to you, sometime, some place.

It can be as simple as waving hello to someone, taking a homeless person a sandwich or taking your dog for a walk somewhere you don’t normally go. You never know what might happen or how it might affect someone. it might bring them out of depression, change a bad mood into a good one or just make them feel special if only for a moment. Sometimes that moment is a that is required.

Well today is set aside as that day you go out of your way to make someone else’s day a little better. You can go back to ignoring it tomorrow, but then… why?

How to celebrate – Give a random act of kindness to a stranger today. Do the same for someone you know. Wait for that special feeling you get when you have done something nice for someone else.

September 29th Confucius Day

Confucius is one of the best known philosophers of all time. He was also a teacher, editor and politician during his time in China. Born October 18th, 551 BC, lu he was China’s Ben Franklin before Ben Franklin was born! His real name was Kong Qiu and lived during the Summer and Autumn periods in China. He dies in 479 BC, lu but not before leaving behind numerous words of wisdom.

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Among his famous quotes are: “Your life is what your thoughts make it” and “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” Definitely words to live by. There are literally hundreds of quotes to live your life by. Most are common sense, but it surprising how litte common sense there was back then which seems to have carried over to today.

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Since his time he has also been credited with some he probably never actually spoke, like… “Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.” There are more but they should not be repeated in mixed company!

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There are few subjects Confucius didn’t touch. Obviously they were intended for people who lived in his day but most carry over to today as well. I’ll bet Confucius and Ben would have been best of friends, or the worst of enemies. Either way, we can learn a lot from both of them.

How to celebrate – Study Confucius’ writings. Visit China. Create your own words to live by.