April 3rd Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day

Wow, don’t we all wish our work was fun!?! A lot of us work at jobs we don’t really like doing but it pays the bills so we keep on doing it. The idea of not going to work unless it is fun is an interesting concept few of us can afford. Some days are better than others, and even at jobs we hate, there can be rewards we enjoy. And maybe some of that has to do with us ourselves. We generally make something bad, worse by adding our attitude to it. Even if you can’t make work a fun place you probably can make it less horrible.

How to celebrate – Make work fun. Go to work with a great attitude. Throw a party at work.

March 22nd National Goof Off Day

Today was created by Monica “Moeller” DuFour of Davidson, MI, who heard of the day first from her Grandfather in 1976. We all sort of need a day where we can goof off. Not tied down to a job, or weekend busy work or doing anything important at all, we just goof off. It’s good for our souls, our mental outlook and may actually help us to focus more when we do the other things that are important. So take off a day and “Goof Off” and don’t feel guilty about it.

How to celebrate – Figure out what you want to do while goofing off so you don’t have to plan it today. Determine what is goofing off to you. Don;t get mad when you see someone else goofing off, if you have the right.. so do they.

March 19th Let’s Laugh Day

One of the greatest joys in life is laughter, whether you are on the giving side, or the receiving side it is true joy to listen to someone laugh. It’s almost impossible to hear laughter without at least smiling yourself, meaning that laughter is spreading joy to all those around you, even if just for the moment. Just remember to laugh with people, and animals, not at them. Keep the spirit, enjoy life and give as much as you receive.

How to celebrate – Learn some new jokes. Laugh with people when you can. Always find something to laugh about.

December 27th Make A Cut Out Snowflake Day

Snowflakes, no two are alike… unless you cut them out of paper and make them yourself! When I worked for a school this use to be a favorite activity to keep kids quiet but as we never had kids on December 27th, we never celebrated this day. So maybe this is a day for parents to find something to do with their kids after the newness has worn off the gifts they got for Christmas. In the south they can remind us of what snow looks like and in the north… well, they may not need any more snowflakes but who cares, it keeps the kids busy! If you didn’t get snow for Christmas this year maybe you can cover your yard in these kinds of snowflakes! Probably not a real good idea.

How to celebrate – Cut out some snowflakes. Figure out what you are going to do with all those snowflakes. Come up with other winter symbols you can cut out just for something different.

July 8th Video Game Day

Today is National Video Game Day, not to be confused with September 12th National Video Games Day. There are enough video games out there that more than one day to celebrate is probably good. I remember when video games first came out, they were simple and not very exciting, except that it was something new. Over the years, games have gotten more and more complex and even addicting. I must admit, I am a video game freak. I love the challenge until it gets way too hard and then frustration sets in. I absolutely love Red Dead by Rock Star games and then there is the classic Pac-Man that I still adore today. It is amazing. Whether you like video games or not you have to admire the work done by some very smart people.

How to celebrate – Try a video game out. Look through all the choices, there has to be something there to interest you especially now that we have game apps on our phones. Don’t get hooked, it’s easy to do.

January 29th National Puzzle Day

Puzzle are apart of our everyday life. Some are simple to solve, others more difficult. making lunch is a puzzle if you haven’t got any idea what to make. of course there are math puzzles and word puzzles but probably the most popular is the Jigsaw Puzzle. I remember spending hours working on puzzles as a kid. It was always more fun to do it with friends or family, actually it was probably more fun spending time with them than doing the puzzle. I do wish I had saved some of those puzzles now as pleasant memories spent with good people.

How to celebrate – Get together with the family and put a puzzle together. Think about all the puzzles in life. Do a family puzzle.

July 8th Video Game Day

Today National Video Game Day, not to be confused with September 12th National Video Games Day. There are enough video games out there that more than one day to celebrate is probably good. I remember when video games first came out, they were simple and not very exciting, except that it was something new. Over the years, games have gotten more and more complex and even addicting. I must admit, I am a video game freak. I love the challenge until it gets way too hard and then frustration sets in. I absolutely love Red Dead by Rock Star games and then there is the classic Pac-Man that I still adore today. It is amazing. Whether you like video games or not you have to admire the work done by some very smart people.

How to celebrate – Try a video game out. Look through all the choices, there has to be something there to interest you especially now that we have game apps on our phones. Don’t get hooked, it’s easy to do.

March 22nd National Goof Off Day

Today is a day to do nothing. National Goof Off Day is a day to have fun and not get caught. You can’t goof off unless you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing. The day was even created as a goof by Monica “Moeller” Dufour from Davison, MI. It’s “dangerous” to goof off, that’s part of the challenge and part of the fun. Some people have made goofing off an art! So enjoy yourself today but make sure no one knows you are enjoying yourself, otherwise you have not officially goofed off!

How to celebrate – Plan how you are going to goof off. Get others to goof off with you. If you work at goofing off then are you truly goofing off?

January 29th International Puzzle Day

January 29th International Puzzle Day

Today was created back in 1995 but puzzles have been with us, on record, since 1760 when Britain’s John Spilsbury created a map he cut into pieces and then allowed others to put back together again. Puzzles can be fun and helpful on rainy days when children can find nothing else to do (and adults in some cases). Over the years, puzzles have become more complex and some are really difficult to put together. It can either be challenging, or frustrating, but there is a reward when you finish it and all of us are proud of what we have accomplished.

How to celebrate – Spend the evening putting a puzzle together with your family. Using a protective covering, create a floor or wall made out of puzzles. Find that one piece of the puzzle that we all seem to lose.

January 24th Global Belly Laugh Day

January 24th Global Belly Laugh Day

There is nothing like a good laugh! I don’t mean a little giggle, I mean a laugh that makes your belly shake, even if you are lucky enough to not have a belly like mine! Humor is in the eye of the beholder, just like beauty, but occasionally there are things that make us all laugh and laughing is like yawning, it’s contagious. All that said though, it is actually good for us to laugh that hard. It expands blood flow which set off chemicals in our body that help create relaxation and reduces stress. We just need to find something that the entire world can laugh at.

How to celebrate – Find some way to get a good belly laugh out of friends and family. Watch a funny movie. Invite a clown to dinner.