With the billions of people on earth it seems hard to imagine people could be lonely, but they are, and in alarmingly growing numbers. People who are shut-ins, or living in nursing homes, are often left alone to wonder about life and suffer on their own believing no one cares. Some of these people have family who have more or less forgotten them. We human beings can solve a little of the suffering just by spending time with those who have no one. Just a few minutes of caring can go a long way. The day was created by Francis Pesek on his own birthday in an effort to recognize there is a need for people to connect.
How to celebrate – Visit someone who has no one else to care about them. Do something nice for someone. Look for that one person in a crowd who is still alone.
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.
Yes, it’s time to inspire yourself with something beautiful. For some, that’s a painting, a sculpture or maybe photograph. There is no question that there are beautiful things out there to celebrate. It might even be a poem or a person or even an animal. You should spend the day taking them in and securing them in your memory.
Maybe you could even buy something beautiful… not a person. That way you will always have it around you to remember today as you inspire yourself with what the world can provide. If you have the talent, you can even create it yourself to keep forever, or share with someone else.
Just remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It doesn’t always mean that what you see as beautiful has to be beautiful to someone else. And be sure to look past the surface, particularly with people because sometimes the most beautiful parts are being held in reserve.
And look for the beauty within yourself. Those things that separate you from everyone else and make you beautiful. after-all, you are a work of art too. God’s art.
How to celebrate – Visit a museum. Go to an art gallery. Take pictures of what you see so you can easily remember them.
Do you know any peculiar people? Are you peculiar yourself? Some of us are and we are proud of it! I mean, what is good about living a life where you look like and act like everyone else? That’s boring. And since there are apparently so many of us it is only fitting that we have a day of our own to celebrate our… differences!
Some people use disguises, the old watermelon on the head trick is one way to show your difference. And it is fairly practical, you have a snack to munch on during the day and you are recycling at the same time.
Others strive to be like historical people who were odd. In fact, most of the people who stood out in history were… peculiar. To say Einstein, Caesar and the Ringling Brothers were not odd is to not give them credit for what they accomplished!
Some show their oddness by what they do or what hobbies they have. Collecting snails might qualify… or maybe, dancing on popcorn… or maybe, giving singing lessons to monks! Whatever it is that makes you different than everyone else be proud of it!
Just don’t take it too far. Be un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal or quirky. Just don’t step on anybody else’s chance to be themselves.
How to celebrate – Find some way to show how unique you truly are. Pick up a new hobby. Be proud of who you are.
We all have rights. I am not exactly sure who gave them to us, but we do! Well, I guess they are given to us by the United Nations. And who gave them the rights? It was the General Assembly who made a declaration of human rights in 1948.
Now I am not sure who gave them the right to make rights but they think they have them to give out. In fact they give them out several days during the year. So today is the day you can claim your rights, the United Nations said so. They won’t defend them anymore for you because the only way to do that is by taking away the rights of someone else.
I am not sure what rights we actually have just because we are born. I like to think we have rights but I haven’t seen them written down anywhere… and they don’t come with that manual you get with a child when they are born.
There should be rights and in an ideal world we all will share them with each other. It just seems like those with rights above our own are the ones who like to hand out those rights. So much of handing out human rights is just lip service. Maybe we should make sure today is a day where human rights really do get issued.
I wish we could give out and protect all those rights humans should have. So far it’s really just the lip service we have managed to issue out. If you say it long enough you might actually believe you are doing it.
How to celebrate – Figure out what rights humans should actually be given. Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? Would you protect someone’s rights if it meant giving up yours?
Today is the day to celebrate human rights and awareness of all the abuses that occur daily in the world. Of course you can’t do that in one day, but today is the day to start.
We here in America, and most of the rest or the modern countries of the world, complain about how rough we have it. The thing is, we do not know suffering like those living in oppressed countries and the very poor countries. Those countries devastated by war, famine and natural disasters. In fact, people living in those countries would probably trade us for our worst days here.
Think about them the next time you go to a restaurant or pub, go see a movie or theater show or just get a glass of water out of your tap. For the price of a meal at a medium priced restaurant, a couple of drinks, a movie or a seat in a theater you could probably feed a dozen or more starving people.
For some unknown reason we have all decided that it is a governments job to take care of others. Whether it is our government or someone else’s government we expect them to take care of the problems around the world. That is not the role of government. Government is meant to take care of our own. The only time a government should be assisting another government is if there is war and even then, it’s not always in our interest to fight someone else’s war. If people help people, the government doesn’t have to come into it. They have nothing to gain, or lose, if we are taking care of the problem with people.
We can’t stop war but we can stop hunger, we cannot stop natural disasters but we can help clean up the aftermath. Amnesty International was founded in London on May 28th, 1961. There should be no politics about helping others. After all, there may come a time when we need help ourselves.
How to celebrate – Learn more about Amnesty International. Stop saying you wish you could help and go help. Set aside money from one meal out a month and send it to Amnesty International.
Odd people are interesting. There is a difference in being odd and being dangerous, although they do often lead to the same results, but not always. There are people out there that dance to their own tune and there is nothing wrong with that.
As long as they do not harm anyone, including themselves, they do seem to entertain us in their own way. There are numerous people who like to keep snakes as pets. I think that is very odd but then they probably find things I do as being very odd as well. There is a certain pride in the fact that we are different from someone else. If everyone was the same it would get very boring.
I am relatively sure you know someone you find “peculiar”. The actual definition of peculiar is “Odd, strange. Unusual.” At some point, that definition fits all of us. Sometimes it’s a constant condition, sometimes it’s only occasional, either way it still qualifies.Do you like to dress up on Halloween even though you are an adult? Some find that very odd. Do you like to jump out of an airplane? Some find that ridiculously odd. Some like mayonnaise on their french fries, others cannot understand why.
In fact, that’s what makes the world go round and as long as they do not force others to get involved with them, it’s also okay. I like Ranch dressing on my hamburgers. People use to look at me like I was insane but those same people eventually tried it themselves and now they like Ranch dressing on their hamburgers as well. Guess that makes they just as strange as me. In truth, many things we do today were once considered strange by some one, some where. Now they are normal, by example… tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous but then some brave soul tasted them and found they were not. They were considered strange because they tried them, today we eat them nearly as fast as they can be grown.
And in some cases, being odd can really be useful. Like the man above can also serve as his own kitchen draw, saving that space for other items.
How to celebrate – Find your own peculiar outlet. See how many people you would consider peculiar around you in a single day. Start your own peculiar club, find others who would like to join you in your own unusual talent or hobby.