No one seems to know where this day originated. It could have been from a television show back in the 1950’s called “Teddy Bear Picnic” but since no one seems to remember it or have any idea why it might be on July 10th it doesn’t really matter. Still, why not take your teddy bear on a picnic? It doesn’t argue with you, thinks you are the greatest thing in the world and is always there for you. So maybe it does deserve a picnic of it’s own… after-all, it doesn’t eat much!
How to celebrate – Take your teddy bear on a picnic. If you don’t have a teddy bear, buy one. Make sure you name your teddy bear something cool.
I know not every brother and sister relationship is perfect but most come close and family is always family. I do not have any brothers but I have two sisters that I adore. They are always there for me and I try to be there for them as well. (Though I don’t always get there) We’ve had our moments too but we always seem to get over them and move on and there is no one I trust more. Love your family because some day they will be gone and you’ll never have that relationship again, at least here on earth.
How to celebrate – Spend time with your brother or sister or both. Plan a family reunion. Do something special for the special people in your life.
You know we all enjoy getting mail. There is just something about that letter or card coming in the mail that makes us run to the mailbox hoping something will be there for us. Well, the best way to expect something is to send something. I mean, if you send a friend a card it is pretty likely that they will send one back to you. It’s sort of like that old saying that if you want a friend, you have to be a friend first. So find some reason to send out that card today… it can be for a birthday, a celebration of a promotions at work, or well… just because they are a friend.
How to celebrate – Make a list of friends you can send a card to. Make your own cards to show your talent. Be a friend.
Here’s an interesting day, and perhaps one that could be really, really fun too! Sure there are some very major benefits, saving water, less wear on the soap, someone who can reach those spots you normally can’t reach… It actually makes a lot of sense to shower with a friend, or take a bath because they are generally thought to serve the same purpose. I suppose they need to be a pretty good friend though, there won;t be much hidden after the shower. Or you could wear your clothes and wash them at the same time, after-all, my grandfather use to bath with his socks on so he could wash them at the same time.
How to celebrate – Find a friend that is willing to shower with you. Make sure you have enough hot water to get through the event. Buy a new bar of soap.
Remember all that effort you use to put into Valentine’s Day? Well most of that came before you got married. So how about afterwards? That’s sort of what Spouses Day is. It lets you reflect how much you still love that person and how much they really mean to you. I’m as guilty as the next person of letting a lot of that romance go, and with it Valentine’s Day is a good reminder of all the effort before marriage. Spouses Day is a day to think about all they continue to do for you, and you for them.
How to celebrate – Take your spouse to lunch today. Plan a romantic get away for today. Just spend time with your mate.
Remember that lady in white that was once your girlfriend and is now your life partner? Ya, your wife. Well you should appreciate her every day but in case you don’t, today is a day set aside to just do that. It always falls on the third Sunday in September so you have no real excuse for forgetting it. I hope I remember when the day comes around. (Yes, I do these in advance of the actual date so I never really know what day it is… ever) Anyway, if you do have a wife today is the day to show you appreciate all she does and to maybe give her a break having to do it. You know she makes you a better person, whether you want to be or not!
How to celebrate – Take your wife to lunch. Give your wife the entire day off from normal duties. Gifts are nice but nor required.
Do you have a best friend? You know that person you can share anything with and they don’t judge you or try to make you change? The person you share things with, secrets with and hopes and dreams with? Most people would say their best friend is their mate, their dog or a brother or sister. They very well can be your best friend but a friend doesn’t have to be a soul mate. They have common interest, like to do similar activities and sometimes, just hang out together. The funny thing is they don’t choose you, and you don’t chose them. It just sort of happens. If you can figure out who that person or animal is, this is the day you honor them.
How to celebrate – Spend some time with your best friend today. Figure out who your best friend is. Take your best friend to lunch.
May 1 National Pet Month
This month, for the entire month, we recognize that one man’s pet may not be another’s. However, it shouldn’t matter. If you love your pet, why care about whether someone else loves it or not? Dogs and cats are the best known pets but frankly they can come from any species on earth (and maybe from elsewhere if you believe in that sort of thing). Horses, snakes, rodents and I assume even the occasional worm could be considered pets. Love them regardless of what they are, they are yours and you should be theirs. And remember, this is not just for today but for the entire month!
How to celebrate – Take your pet for a walk (not recommended for goldfish). Spend more time each day with your pet. Buy your pet a gift.
Most of us have some kind of pet, a dog, a cat, a bird even a fish. The list can go on and on, I even had a pet bull once in my life (no I won’t explain). The thing about animals are, they can be, and generally are, that friend that we don’t ever have to explain anything to, that doesn’t care what we look like when we get up, or pass judgement in some of our worst moments. They are our friends, our babies, and sometimes a reflection of who we are. So stop and let your pet know you love them. They do that every time they see you.
How to celebrate – Give your pet a hug today (unless your pet is a fish). Give your pet a treat for no reason at all. Spend the day with your pet, you won’t regret it.
We all could use another friend. We need that support of someone we can listen to and who will listen to us. They may not always agree but if they know us well enough they will have our best interest in mind. (Not that we will always see that) A friend is someone who will tell you the truth, whether you want to hear it or not. Old friends can become jaded to what we have already said and lose interest if we keep repeating the same issues over and over, even when they have offered ways of breaking that trend. A new friend may hear something different than what your current friends may have heard and end up being really helpful. Or maybe, just maybe, you can help them. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
How to celebrate – Go find a new friend. Start hanging out somewhere you don’t normally hang out. To get a friend you have to be a friend first.