March 3rd I Want You To Be Happy Day

We want all those around us to be happy and we more often than not, try to do the things that would make them happy. While we do truly want our loved ones and friends to be happy it is also true that it is really difficult for us to be happy unless those around us are happy. So maybe it’s a little selfish after all that we celebrate a day like today by wanting to make someone else happy because, it is what (In the end) will make us happy too.

How to celebrate – Try and find ways to make your mate, friends and family happy. Try to keep yourself happy. Do what you can to make the world a better place.

February 28th National Cupcake Day

Today is National Cupcake Day… in Canada. So why not celebrate our northern neighbor’s holiday!?! And I particularly like this one because it is used to help the SPCA and Humane Organizations in Canada. It helps our friends the animals we all love.

It always falls on the last Monday of February so the date does change but the intent does not. I have been wondering if dogs know how happy they generally make us. They certainly make us better people. Cats, horses, rabbits… whatever the animal we have as friends do make us better than we would be without them.

And better yet, we get to eat cupcakes to show our support for them. How sweet is that! And maybe we can even find an animal healthy cupcake for them to enjoy with us! Just make sure you don’t mix them up!

How to celebrate – Help out our pets today whether they are Canadian or in the United States. Make some pet friendly cupcakes. Visit Canada.

February 11th Make A Friend Day

You can never have too many friends! (I know you actually can but let’s not get into that). You can even have different friends for different things. Maybe one is for going bowling and another for going to a pub, and one for shopping and well, the list might never end. And maybe your making friends with others will expand your friends list of friends. So go out today and make some new friends, it might actually be fun!

How to celebrate – Make a new friend. Make sure to include your old friends. Remember to get a friend you must be a friend.

February 7th Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor Day

While we do generally wave a friendly greeting at our actual neighbors today the idea is that everyone is your neighbor so wave to everyone you see. Make sure your wave is in no way offensive as many ways of waving are insults in different countries and the one you wave to may be from one of those areas. What is intended as friendly is often not received as such. It’s nice to acknowledge others in our lives, even if only for a passing second. You might be surprised at how waving to someone you don;t know may brighten their day… of course they might also think you are crazy but that’s okay too!

How to celebrate – Wave to all you see. Study the different kinds of waves and what they mean. Develop your own special signature wave.

October 2nd World Card Making Day

With all the holidays coming up it would be a great day to start making greeting cards to send out to family and friends. Spend the day making cards and save yourself a ton of money from buying them or using those online services. Nothing wrong with those cards you buy or email, they are great too, but there is nothing like getting a homemade one that makes someone feel special that you cared enough to include them in your special occasions. You can make cards for all the holidays and birthdays and for just no reason at all. This day always falls on the first Saturday in October.

How to celebrate – Make some greeting cards. Figure out bizarre holidays you can send people cards for. Get your mailing list ready.

August 16th RSPCA Cupcake Day

Today is Cupcake Day… in Australia. So why not celebrate our friends Down Under!?! And I particularly like this one because it is used to help the RSPCA and Humane Organizations in Australia. It helps our friends the animals we all love.

I have been wondering if dogs know how happy they generally make us. They certainly make us better people. Cats, horses, rabbits… whatever the animal we have as friends do make us better than we would be without them.

And better yet, we get to eat cupcakes to show our support for them. How sweet is that! And maybe we can even find an animal healthy cupcake for them to enjoy with us! Just make sure you don’t mix them up!

How to celebrate – Help out our pets today whether they are in Australia or in the United States. Make some pet friendly cupcakes. Visit Australia.

August 1st Friendship Day

On today you should celebrate those friends you have, remember those friends you’ve lost and try to make new friends. The day was created by the U.S. Congress in 1935, just prior to World War 2 starting. In 1997 the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as their ambassador of friendship across the globe. (Some how it figures the UN would use a fictitious character to support friendship!) Anyway, friends are important, they enrich our lives and lend us support when we need it… and they are just cool to hang with when we don’t.

How to celebrate – Gather your friends around you today for a cook out or any meal you choose. Go out and try to make new friends. Remember those friends you’ve lost. (The best times, not the worse)

July 31st Mutt’s Day

Pure bred dogs are pretty to look at for sure but if you want to have a fun, loyal dog you are by far better off with a Mutt! it is estimated that 8 out of 10 dogs are mixed breeds, I doubt they really care. Most are really smart, most are really fun and most love you for you just being you. Unless you are looking to breed you dog or show them at a dog show, who cares about how “pure” they are!?! People aren’t all that “Pure”, why does your dog have to be. Dogs are meant to be a friend, not a show toy that only makes us feel better, not them. Today was created by Collen Paige in Los Angles, California in 2005.

How to celebrate – Love your dog. Love your dog. Love your dog.

June 24th National Handshake Day

Remember back when we were allowed to shake each others hands? It was greeting similar to bumping elbows! It “Sealed the Deal” and recognized someone else was present, it introduced new friends and made peace with old enemies. In fact, the handshake came because of ones enemies. Believed to date itself back to the early days of Rome, when one confronted someone who once had been an enemy they offered the hand of friendship showing they had no sword, or other weapon, in their hand ready to strike. Today was created by Miryam Roddy sometime around 2005 while working for Brody Professional Development in Jenkintown, Pa.

How to celebrate – Look for pictures of people shaking hands so you can remember what it was like. Learn the new ways to shake hands (By not using hands). Wear rubber gloves so you can shake hands.

June 8th Best Friends Day

Who is your best friend? If you have to stop and think about it, they probably aren’t your best friend. Can you have more than one best friend? Well maybe, but then they really aren’t your very best friend because best friend identifies a individual, not a group. Now you might want to keep who is your best friend to yourself because you don’t want to hurt your other friends by not identifying them as your best friend. So in your heart, let yourself know who your best friend is but keep that information a secret, at least to everyone else.

How to celebrate – Determine who your very best friend is. Take all your best friends to lunch! Give your best friend a hug.