February 21st Card Reading Day

Remember back when the only way to get a card was through the mail or hand delivered for a special occasion? It was such a joy to receive a card from someone for the holidays, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and sometimes… just for no reason at all. The world has changed, today email and digital cards are more popular and probably more practical. However, they don’t actually mean the same thing. You can’t put them up on your mantel or display them for others to see (well you can if you print them out or make them your desktop background). There is something special about getting a card from someone, it’s even better if it’s from someone you know.

How to celebrate – Send someone a card today. Go to the store and read through all the cards in the card section. Start writing your own cards.

February 20th Love Your Pet Day

Most of us have some kind of pet, a dog, a cat, a bird even a fish. The list can go on and on, I even had a pet bull once in my life (no I won’t explain). The thing about animals are, they can be, and generally are, that friend that we don’t ever have to explain anything to, that doesn’t care what we look like when we get up, or pass judgement in some of our worst moments. They are our friends, our babies, and sometimes a reflection of who we are. So stop and let your pet know you love them. They do that every time they see you.

How to celebrate – Give your pet a hug today (unless your pet is a fish). Give your pet a treat for no reason at all. Spend the day with your pet, you won’t regret it.

February 14th Valentine's Day

We can thank the Romans for today as they honored their God of Fertility at the Feast of Lupercalia. We celebrate love today by giving gifts to the person we love. It seems old hat that we give candy or flowers, but what is older than love? It does make me wonder what Adam gave Eve for Valentine’s Day, but then the Romans hadn’t been around yet so maybe he lucked out because I don’t think candy had been invented yet. Maybe he gave her a new fig leaf. Anyway, give your loved one a reminder that you love them and that your life would not be the same without them.

How to celebrate – Honor the one you love. Give some original thought gift. Visit Rome.

September 21st World Gratitude Day

Are you thankful for the things and people in your life? You should be because you would not have what you have, or be who you are, without them. Today was created by the International East-West Center in Hawaii during a Thanksgiving Feast in 1965. Most of us are thankful for our families, for being able to enjoy those things in life that make us happy, and for the freedom to strive for those things that make us happy. We can’t always have them, but you should be thankful for even having the right to try for them. Life is what you make it, you might as well make it the best you can, and be grateful to those who have helped you along the way.

How to celebrate – Thank the people around you for being who they are. Do something to make someone else happy. Do what you need to to make yourself happy.

August 25th Kiss And Make Up Day

Have an argument with a loved one? Well today is your time to kiss and make up. I do not suggest this if your loved one is a Bengal Tiger but, your choice. I do know of people who fight just so that they can kiss and make up, again I do not recommend this. Why fight in the first place? Fighting never gains anything for anyone. Do you ever remember winning a fight? I don’t. Still, the kissing part can be cool. Now I am no fool, I know people are bound to fight… it’s just the way of things. But maybe, if you kiss first, you won’t have that fight! Think about it…

How to celebrate – Kiss someone you are having a fight with. Talk things out, don’t fight. Kiss first, fight later.

July 15th Global Hug Your Kid Day

It’s the little things in life that we often find we miss most when they are no longer available. That is the reason why we have to take advantage of them while we can. Today was created by Michelle Nicholes after she had the opportunity to hug her child one more time before he was gone. He died at 8 and 1/2 years old of cancer. It’s not fair but it happens. So you take advantage of every day you have with someone because you never know if it might be your last. It would be nice to have your last memory of them as an expression of love rather than pain. If your children are young, it’s pretty easy to get a hug, when they get older it’s more difficult. Take the time to give them a hug while you still can… because you never know.

How to celebrate – Hug your kids. Hug someone you love. Hug your pets.

June 12th National Red Rose Day

June 12th – National Red Rose Day

The red rose is America’s favorite flower. It is supposed to represent love and romance. It is a beautiful flower and I have to admit, red is my favorite color so the combination works well. “Roses are red, violets are blue. Some people are allergic and it makes them achoo!” Roses signify many emotions, among the many colors are pink – admiration, yellow – friendship, white – innocence, orange – excitement, lavender – wanting a relationship to grow and peach – thank you. No matter what color rose you get, cherish it, but remember… red is the best.

How to celebrate – Send someone roses today. Plant some roses in your garden. Learn what all the colors of roses mean so you can send the best one for the emotion they represent.