Hope your day is going great. I haven’t done a post in a while about weird and wacky celebrations, so I decided today is the day! So, what are we celebrating on Nov. 14, 2014?
It’s Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day! This holiday encourages you take things a little slower, de-stress and unwind. We’re all busy, but it’s easy to get caught up into a spiral of stress and angst; take a mental step back, loosen up, lighten up, and find some balance.
National American Teddy Bear Day! Now there seems to be some confusion about this holiday. Some say its celebrated in September, some say November. I found two Teddy Bear Days. One was indeed in September called just Teddy Bear Day, and this one, NATBD. What’s the difference? None, except the month and day! So I say this close to Christmas, why not celebrate it today? Who doesn’t love Teddy Bears? No one that I know! So go hug yourself a teddy bear and feel good.
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Ok, I’m cheating just a bit with this one, as it’s supposed to be celebrated tomorrow on the 15th. Some of my readers are from countries where it all ready is the 15th! So I’m adding it in today. Plus, it gives me a reminder that I really need to clean mine out this weekend! So let’s get at it people! Time to unearth those containers that get pushed to the back of the fridge. I’m sure that fuzzy green stuff that’s been added since the last you’ve seen the dish is not good for you! Besides, with the holidays coming up you’ll need that extra space. Or, if you have a fridge like mine, some of that stuff is frozen. Yeah, frozen in the fridge part. Then some things spoil fast as parts of my fridge are warmer than the rest. Once I figured it out, it’s not too bad, I know where to put stuff if I run out of room in the freezer!
I love to write day! Here’s another one I’m kind of cheating with, because again, it’s celebrated on the 15th. I saw this day and knew I had to include it. I mean, it fits us all pretty much doesn’t it? This celebration was founded by author John Riddle, a non-fiction and self-help writer, to get kids writing in schools and encourage adults to rekindle an old dream.
The day is celebrated by many different organizations – schools, community halls, churches, and even shopping centers. It covers all genres, from novels to poetry to writing in to your local newspaper with a point you’ve always wanted to make but never found time for before. The aim is to get people to sit down and put something on paper or on a computer, however short and in whatever style, kick-starting their writing and giving them confidence through being part of a global movement.
You can participate by writing something down, and encouraging your friends and family to do the same. Consider holding a writing and reading party with your friends, giving books as gifts, or donating to a local reading or writing scheme as part of your celebration.
So there you have it people, some things to celebrate today and this weekend. Have fun! De-stress! Enjoy yourself.