June 30th Meteor Day

We more commonly call meteors “Fallen Stars” or “Shooting Stars” and a lot of us watch the sky for them, sometimes to make a wish, other times just to marvel at the universe around us. A meteor is not all that interesting actually, it is space dust (or junk) and ice, making it’s way through our atmosphere looking like a ball of fire. They can somewhat be projected with January, April, May, July, August, October, November and December having the most activity. Check you internet for what meteor showers normal come when.

How to celebrate – Catch a falling star… (No don’t really, you won’t like the results). Watch for “Shooting Stars”. Become a student of Astronomy.

June 29th Camera Day

Most people think George Eastman invented the camera, he did not. True, he invented a lot of things to go with the camera but not the camera itself. The idea of the camera has been around for a very, very long time but it is generally accepted that Joseph Nicephore Niepce, a Frenchman, invented the first working camera as we know it today back in 1816. Matthew Brady popularized the camera with his work during the American Civil War and then, of course, George Eastman brought the camera to nearly every household in America.

How to celebrate – Learn to use a camera. Your cell phones have some of the finest cameras ever made. Become a professional camera person.

June 28th Insurance Awareness Day

Insurance had to begin somewhere which means that insurance agents had to begin somewhere as well. I didn’t find a name who started it. (Though I admit I didn’t look real hard) I kinda wonder if it wasn’t some guy named Vinnie who said somewhere along the way “You need some protection” from bad things that might happen to you. Never mind that Vinnie was the bad thing that was going to happen. Now we have insurance for nearly everything in life! (Thank Lords of London) which costs us nearly as much as having those accidents happen in the first place!

How to celebrate – Avoid people named Vinnie. Start an insurance company that insures you from insurance companies. Become a secret agent, insurance agent, agent.

June 27th Sunglasses Day

Believe it or not, sunglasses are not only cool, but a healthy tool to protect your eyes from harmful ultra violet rays from the sun. Sure, you may end up looking like a movie star, international spy or a secret service agent but those are just an added bonus to wearing them. You remember the old ad, “Whose behind those Foster Grants?” (If you do you are probably old like me) The other added advantage can be watching anyone, or thing, with no one catching on to what you are really looking at. Of course that can be bad as well.

How to celebrate – Pick out some cool shades for yourself. Make sure your sunglasses are Foster Grants! (Are they even in business anymore?) Pretend you are an international secret service movie star!

June 26th Forgiveness Day

We have all been wronged by someone, we have all wronged someone. In order to receive forgiveness we need to forgive ourselves. Today is all about live and let live and forgiving someone for what they have done wrong, and maybe most important of all is that we learn how to forgive ourselves for the things we have knowing done wrong ourselves. If God can forgive us, then we should be able to forgive ourselves as well as others. Today was created by the Christian Embassy, Christ’s Ambassadors of Vancouver. British Columbia, Canada.

How to celebrate – Forgive those who have offended or upset you. Forgive yourself for things you have done wrong. Forgive government… for they know not what they do.

June 25th Log Cabin Day

The log cabin was once a primary home for the expansion of the United States. It was easy to build, (Relatively) cheap, and could be build quickly. Presidents Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and James Garfield were all born in log cabins. I suppose if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. However, the log cabin of old is not exactly what it is today. Today was created by Virginia Handy for the Log Cabin Society, Bad Axe Historical, in Michigan, on June 25th 1986.

How to celebrate – Build your own log cabin. Spend a vacation going from one log cabin area to the next comparing them. Buy some Lincoln Logs.

June 24th International Fairy Day

Depending on your language a fairy may be a fairy or a faery… doesn’t really matter since they are the same thing. Fairies have been with us for a long, long time. They were found abundantly in Greek Mythology and in Middle Ages Europe. A Fairy can be either good or bad, and I suppose some even mix the times they are good and the times they are bad. They are related to Dwarfs,elves,pixies and gnomes but then, aren’t we all!?! So if you believe in Fairies good for you, it’s a day to be happy but if you don’t you might want to be at least a tad concerned.

How to celebrate – Look around to see if you can find a Fairy. (They should be next to the Leprechauns) Read about Fairies in history. Dress up like a Fairy and grant wishes to all you see.

June 23rd Let It Go Day

Well all worry about too much stuff. We are concerned about what others think, how others will react and how others feel that we often forget about ourselves. (The opposite also applies with the same worries about self) Today is a day to let is all go and forget about it for just a few minutes. Get a good night sleep and relax, spend the day in a spa or just go commune with nature. You might be surprised how it helps you to figure out the answers to problems if you just let them go for a little while. Today was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.

How to celebrate – Relax. Find a calming spot. Let everything you are worried about go for a day.

June 22nd World Rain Forest Day

Rain forests provide 20% of the oxygen we breath and are home to nearly 50% of the earth’s animals. Just those two reasons should be reason enough for us to protect them and cherish them, but we often don’t. Man, wanting special woods and wanting room to expand the settled areas of the world often destroy the rain forests knowing it will take years for them to regrow if they regrow at all. They help keep the climates of the earth stable and rid the earth of carbon dioxide as well, again two more reasons we should be aware of what we are doing.

How to celebrate – Visit a Rain Forest, they even exist in Alaska. Join the “Rain Forest Partnership”. Don’t buy products that come from the rain forests.

June 21st National Sea Shell Day

So if you like to walk on the beach I’m going to bet that at some point you started collecting sea shells. Maybe not for long, maybe for a lifetime, doesn’t matter… the point is, most of us have collected sea shells in one way or the other. There are conch shells, clam shells, sand dollars and even sea horse shells that are the most common to find, the one time homes to sea faring creatures who no longer need them. It is a fun way to remember the beaches you visit and show your ability to find beautiful sea shells. Today was created by the Beaches of St. Myers and Sanibel in 2016.

How to celebrate – Go looking for sea shells. Choose which type of shell is your favorite and start a collection. You can look for shark’s teeth as well!