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Take it!?

It’s National Take it in the Ear Day and my brief research says nobody knows why or exactly what this holiday means.  This can really go left, especially if you’re R. Kelly.  Take it in the ear can mean anything from Wet Wiliys to well, R Kelly.  In an effort to cover all possible celebrations, I’ve decided to do a word associate with today’s holiday.  You decide for yourself what celebrating National Take it in the Ear Day means to you.  Take it and…

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Pen it

In our world of emojis, acronyms, texts, tweets, and snaps, the art of writing has morphed into many things.  With the last few hours of your evening take time to celebrate simpler times. It’s Letter Writing Day!

Sure, the smart ass in you can write out the alphabet and claim you’ve celebrated, but unless you’re five years old or still learning the alphabet, you’re being a dumbass.  Break out the old pen and paper and write a letter with a date, greeting, body, and closing. Communicate as some of us once did in the 8th grade, with a handwritten note folded in such a way that it was its own envelope.  Surprise someone, you love, with a love note or someone, you hate, with a chain letter.  If you need help getting started, here are a few letters penned by the famous to inspire your heartfelt genius.  Pen it and…

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All About You, Boo.

Walk a mile in  your shoes, it’s Put on Your Own Shoes Day!  No need to update social media about the real you.  Today can be a private celebration.  Celebrate by being you, your authentic self.  Look in the mirror and see who you are.

Self-evaluate and answer the tough questions.  Are you walking in your purpose? Are you nurturing your talents and exercising your gifts? If you’re stuck, lost, and don’t recognize the wasteful, mean, diminished, idiot you’ve become. Find, refocus, and embrace yourself. It’s not too late.  Break out the vision board (pen and paper will do) and press reset on your ambition.  It’s all about you, Boo. Chin up and…

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Buy. Sell. Consume.

Just in time for the holidays, it’s time to celebrate Repeal Day! This has nothing to do with the  President, but it will drive you to drink. On this day in 1933, the 21st amendment trumped the 18th and the production and consumption of alcohol became legal once again.

Prior to the 18th amendment individual states choose whether they were a dry or wet state, a.k.a. approved the sale of alcohol or didn’t. The 18th amendment took that decision away from the states and gave it to the federal government, who stamped a big fat “ILLEGAL” sign on it.  A dry country we became, if you overlook the rise of mobs and gangs who saw this new law as an opportunity to make a lot of illegal money. 

The 21st amendment started putting mobs out of business and pushed them into harder other crimes, like gambling, stealing, and guns. Of course bootleg liquor wasn’t exactly drama or casualty free.  So, the question is, “Is marijuana the new liquor?” Celebrate by raising your glass and letting me know your thoughts. Drink. Be merry and…

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Naughty/Nice

Naughty or nice, he’ll find out.  It’s Santa’s List Day! Today can mean what you need it to mean.  If you’re a parent, today may be the day your children mail their Christmas  lists to Santa in hopes they are on the Nice side of things.  Today may be the day you mail Santa your behavior reports.   If you don’t have children and no longer subscribe to the fantasy of Santa, today can be the day you make out your holiday shopping list. Either way, today is the day to decide, who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Of course, sometimes, it’s nice to be naughty and naughty to be nice. I’ll let you work that out on your own.

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Roof

If you’re reading this, you’re probably secure in the fact you have a roof over your head and a place to rest your stinky feet. Not everyone is as secure.  It’s National Roof Over Your Head Day.

Life circumstances, Mother Nature and the impending zombie apocalypse cause many to feel insecure about their living situation. Today is the day to be thankful Mother Nature hasn’t taken your home, that you built a bunker 10 feet below your house, and that life hasn’t moved you to the street. Celebrate today by thinking of others who aren’t as fortunate. I realize we don’t all have extra change to give the man on the corner, but I’m sure we all have stuff around the house we don’t use.  Make a donation to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Vietnam Vets, Purple Heart, or some other organization dedicated to helping people in need.  It might not solve the zombie apocalypse, but it will make a difference.  Be well and…

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Specially Educated

It isn’t shocking to learn we live in a world where everything isn’t available to everyone and so today we celebrate Special Education Day.  On this day, in 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law.

During my second year in college, while studying computer science and trying to earn money, I had the pleasure of working as a Notetaker for students with disabilities. I worked closely with a young man who was a paraplegic.  While helping him in class, I learned how to be a teacher. Not because I was teaching him, but because he was studying to become an elementary school teacher and it was my job to take his class notes.  At the time I never questioned how he would teach his future students, where he would teach, or who would help him in his classroom. I thought about how much fun he would have teaching a class someday. It’s because of parents, teachers, students and loved ones who advocate for individuals whose rights are being withheld that the two of us were able to attend the same prestigious University.

Celebrate today by learning more about the IDEA Act, it’s progress and needs.  It’s the end of the year, so you can squeeze in those final year-end tax donations and maybe volunteer a little or your time.  Stay educated and…

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