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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 8th – National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
Until recently, I thought time travel was something you did in a time travel machine. I guess you still can, if you can find one, but apparently, the most common time travel comes from just believing you have traveled back in time! That’s a pretty good trick!
Oh, and you can die and come back and live the same life all over again as well. No matter, since you probably can’t actually do any of these, just choose one and pretend you are traveling.
How to celebrate – Read about time travel. Try and build your own time travel machine. Just imagine you are going back in time, remember not to change anything while you are there!