November 13th Sadie Hawkins Day

Good thing this day was created by in the 1930’s because it would never stand up today! It was a part of Al Capp’s “Lil Abner’s” cartoon and in this case, it was a day created by the Mayor of Dogpatch in an effort to get his ugly daughter married off. The event was a race of sorts, where the women chased after the men and if they caught them, the men had to marry them. Well, of course we realize there is no such thing as an ugly woman. And, of course, women do not need to chase men to get married. But let’s think of it as something funny instead of something literal. We have lost a lot of humor in this world, maybe that’s why we are all so grumpy.

How to celebrate – Read “Lil Abner”. Go to a Sadie Hawkins dance if they still have them. Forget he past, there’s nothing important there anyway. (It’s all about you!)

August 16th Tell A Joke Day

For some of us, this isn’t as easy a day as it sounds like. We all know jokes, we just don’t all tell them well. There is an art to telling a joke, the timing and expressions, not giving away the punch line too soon. They say being funny is one of the hardest things to do. You have to find a way to tell jokes without insulting anyone or being crude. Most of the funny stuff is being crude while you are insulting someone! Drinking heavily sometimes makes this day better.

How to celebrate – Learn a few jokes! Go to clown school. (Though a lot of people don’t find clowns funny) Laugh at everything someone says.

April 14th International Moment of Laughter Day

Here’s a fun day, International Moment of Laughter Day! The day was created by humorist Izzy Gesell. The general idea is to get everyone around you laughing while you laugh with them. Laughter is the best medicine and it is something life requires, or at least should. It is also infectious as when someone around you laughs you will find yourself laughing, or at least smiling, when you may not even know what it is you are laughing about. Being international it could, at least for a short while, bring peace to the earth. It might even be fun to try and get everyone all around the world to laugh at the exact same time.

How to celebrate – Find something to laugh about. Create something to laugh at. Make sure you are laughing with people, not at them.

April 14th International Moment of Laughter Day

We all know laughing is good for you. It lightens the mood and sends hormones through your body that actually make you feel better. That leads to the old adage that “Laughter is the best medicine”. Well, it’s not really it’s what laughter does for us mentally that makes us better, not actually a cure. Today was created by humorist Izzy Gesell, with all the best intentions. If you are laughing, it’s pretty hard to get mad at someone… even yourself. Most of us look for the humor in the every day routine. The more we are able to find the better the day goes for us, and everyone around us. And so many things are really very funny. It might be easier to find all the things that are wrong but finding them really doesn’t change anything. Laughing at something is almost like finding a cure, it lets us view things differently and project them differently to others.

How to celebrate – Find something to laugh about today. Get your friends and family all together and have a laughing moment. (If you can’t find anything funny) If you find someone laughing at you, try and join in.