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Words

Words, words, words, what do they really mean? I’m not being deep.  It’s National Dictionary Day! You don’t know all the words.  You probably don’t use all those you do know correctly.  Celebrate today by polishing your skills. You may choose to indulge in a word battle like Scrabble, Scatagories, or a conversation with rapper Desiigner.  Challenge yourself today and use big words, great words, huge words.  Word up and…

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Today matters more than you think and especially when you’re penning words to paper. You may not notice as much when you speak even though it is subconsciously present.  It’s Punctuation Day! Some may find this subject cringe-worthy, believe me, when all is said and done, you’ll be happier being understood.  Celebrate today by annoyingly and deliberately saying your punctuation aloud during conversations.  When asked why you’re doing it.  Respond by pointing them to this post and reminding them that proper punctuation saves jobs, lives, and relationships.  It also ends them, too.

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POTUS and Pup

Don’t yell “King me” yet, it doesn’t mean what you think it means.  It’s Checkers Day! Checkers, in this case, doesn’t mean it’s time to pull out game pieces or hop in your car for some fast food. Also known as Dogs in Politics Day, we’re celebrating pets of the White House.  This isn’t a PETA or SPCA ploy, it’s a Nixon thing.  In his 1952 speech refuting the mishandling of $18,000 in campaign fundsCalifornia Senator Richard Nixon admitted to one political gift he intended to keep, their dog, Checkers.

Today, $18,000 is probably a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of mishandled funds it would take to garner a televised press conference,  but we have this accusation to thank for today’s holiday.  Celebrate by visiting the Presidential Pet Museum and meeting the POTUS’s and their pups.  Maybe they will inspire a new addition to your family.

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Today’s References: Wikipedia, Youtube, Presidential Pet Museum

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It’s Fall y’all (in my hemisphere) and we’re celebrating Autumnal Equinox Day!  Today, if you live near the equator, you’ll get just about an equal amount of day and evening hours.  If you live anywhere in my neck of the woods, today will be the longest day of your year.  Even though the Autumnal Equinox is only a moment in time,  you can celebrate all day.  If you’re Pagan, there are several gods you can celebrate.  If you’re not, celebrate the refreshing of the Earth.  After all, a moment can change your entire life (insert all decisions that resulted in bankruptcy, baby, marriage, divorce here).

Autumn is the season for change, shedding the old for the new, refreshing, transforming; it’s a new season and my favorite time of the year! I look forward to seeing the leaves turn red and enjoying the smells of Autumn. Celebrate today but stepping out of your comfort zone and making an exciting change.

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Today’s References: EarthSky, How Stuff Works

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Today is a good day to think about what you stand for; what are your principals and the truths you hold to be self-evident?  It’s National Constitution Day!

On this day in 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed.  It still had to be ratified and accepted by the states which would take 2 more years, but today is the day 39 men gathered in agreement to sign their collaborative work after understanding the Articles of Confederation needed revising.  Since 1787, the U.S. Consitution is still the spine of our government. Regardless of how rigid in their views at the time, those original 39 authors, expected and made provisions for changes they knew would be necessary. Maybe it is because their aim wasn’t to simply satisfy their own needs but to create an inclusive document that reflected the needs and wants of citizens during their time. The Constitution has been and revised 27 times. Since 1787 the definition of a citizen has changed as have the needs and wants of citizens.  Today is a good day to think about change.

Celebrate by reading the Constitution of the United States.  Have a dinner party, discuss it with friends and ask yourselves, in light of today’s circumstances, what changes are needed for today’s “citizens”?  We the People…

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Today’s References:  U.S. Constitution, History, Art & Archives, Scholastic, History

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What is time and what does it really mean? Find the answer and test your theory today. It’s Be Late for Something Day!  If you’re a procrastinator, today will come easy. If you’re in the arriving on time is five minutes late club, you’re going to struggle but try anyhow.  There are benefits to arriving when you arrive; less stress, less sweat, and less expectation; okay, that last one isn’t great, but it is useful.  Don’t expect your doctor or lawyer to arrive on time and you’ll save yourself some frustration.

Forget about time zones or pretend you live in a different one.  Being late today is not only fashionable, it’s celebratory.  Take your time and…

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Crikey!

It’s National Wildlife Day!  No need to go back and pull out the slides and albums, we’re not talking about your wild times as a twenty-something.  Press pause on reliving those mistakes.  National Wildlife Day was founded by Colleen Paige to honor the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin who was accidentally killed on this day in 2006 when a sting ray stabbed him through the heart.

Steve Irwin was passionate about wild animals, their preservation and educating individuals about the habitat and lives of undomesticated, untamed animals, no, not your teenager.  Celebrate today by increasing your knowledge and maybe abstaining from that bison burger.  I wouldn’t suggest swimming the great barrier reef and playing with sting rays (too soon?).  Have fun and…

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Today’s References: National Wildlife Day, Colleen Paige, Biography