Cliches are those saying we all know, and mostly hate to hear, but just can’t stop ourselves from saying. They are little bits of sayings that have been handed down over the years and do mean a lot, but we get so tired of hearing. Like, “If your friend jumped off a bridge…”. Obviously we would not jump too, or at least we probably wouldn’t jump too, so what’s the point in saying them? Well, we just have to… “Better Safe Than Sorry”, “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk” and “You Get What You Pay For” are all really, really common sayings we probably use way too much and when we don’t use them or say anything then we get, “Cat Got Your Tongue?”
How to celebrate – Find the source for your favorite cliche’. Make up a new cliche’. Count how many cliche’s you use a day.
Confucius, China’s greatest philosopher, was born on October 18th, 551 BC. What that has to do with September 29th, no one knows but I guess that would be missing the point. Confucius had 499 sayings the world remembers him for. Why not 500? There are those that say Confucius was only playing with people when he gave his quotes, I doubt we will every know. There are so many mysteries concerning Confucius, in fact, there are those that doubt he even was a real person. We probably won’t ever really know that for sure either.
How to celebrate – Read about Confucius. Discover all 499 sayings. Visit China.
October 13th Silly Sayings Day
Today was supposedly created by the “Queen of Holidays”. I have no idea who that is. “If you are too open minded… your brains will fall out”, or “I am on a seafood diet… I see food and I eat it.” Most are sayings we have heard before and really aren’t all that funny after you have heard them like 500 times. So today you need to be creative. Come up with some new silly sayings of your own, ones we’ve never heard before. But make sure they make sense since this is not “Stupid Sayings Day”. We can all use a good laugh during our day, maybe now more than ever before. So if silly sayings can bring a smile to someone’s face, it’s been worthwhile.
How to celebrate – Look up some silly sayings you haven’t heard before. Write your own silly sayings. Pretend you are mute.