celebrate the day: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is March 26, 2017.
- 03/23/17 04:17 PM
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is March 26, 2017.
From time to time I like to write about little-known or odd days that are celebrated. There have been…
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
National Chocolate Chip Day
(get my drift?)
They’re fun to write about! I try to pick days that are interesting to me and I like to include something about the subject or whatever thought I might have on the subject.
So March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!
It’s like letting a kid loose in a candy/chocolate store. What to pick??
I’m considering these:
Eat whatever I want day.
celebrate the day: Organize Your Home Office Day is March 14, 2017-10 Tips to Help!
- 03/13/17 01:34 PM
Organize Your Home Office Day is March 14, 2017
Even if you don’t work from home, most everyone has some kind of home office these days. Some of us are neat and well-organized and then there’s the rest of us!
And so today is as good a day as any to take the first step in organizing that space.
You may have a designated office as most homes today do, or you may have carved out a niche in one of your rooms. Wherever it is, why not take the work out of work by getting it organized so your time at your
celebrate the day: Sticky Bun Day is February 21-Tickle Me Tuesday
- 02/20/17 04:28 PM
Sticky Bun Day is February 21-Tickle Me Tuesday
Where the idea of Sticky Bun Day came from is a mystery to me. I’ve never had a sticky bun, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t discuss it in public!
I suppose one could get a sticky bun sitting on those plastic car seats that people used to have to protect their new car. It would certainly be the case here in South Florida where in the summer it can be in the 90’s with an equal amount of humidity.
When Larry’s daughter was about 6, she was in the back seat eating her
celebrate the day: Random Acts of Kindness Week Has Begun!
- 02/13/17 04:13 PM
Random Acts of Kindness Week Has Begun…
This is Random Acts of Kindness Week and this Friday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it wouldn’t hurt for all of us to reach down and activate that kindness gene.
Do you remember the last time you smiled because of what someone said to you or did for you...for no reason?
What you can do…
Give someone a smile or pat on the back when they need it most.
Say Good morning to someone you pass on the street.
Buy someone’s coffee or beverage.
Call to check on someone
celebrate the day: Valentine's Day in Delray Beach
- 02/09/17 11:59 AM
Valentine’s Day in Delray Beach
Looking for some last minute things to make your special Valentine smile? Yes, anyone can orders roses and make a dinner reservation but why not try something just a little different? (or as my friend likes to say “with a twist!”)
106 S. Swinton Avenue
One of my favorite spots for a special or romantic dinner is the Sundy House. It sits near downtown Delray Beach and if you can, reserve a spot outdoors.
402 E. Atlantic Avenue
Watch the fudge being made or sit outside, enjoy your sweets while you watch the goings on down
celebrate the day: National Inane Answering Message Day (a Day Late)
- 01/30/17 03:59 PM
National Inane Answering Message Day (a Day Late)
This actually is a celebration of two days… today is Backward Day. And, thank goodness it is because I missed posting on National Inane Answering Message Day, which was yesterday, January 30, 2017.
Since we have had the ability to leave outgoing messages on our answering machines, it has been a goal, I think, of many of us to try to make ours as creative and expressive of our true selves as we can.
It may begin with a favorite rock song or a cute message that sounds like our favorite celebrity.
That’s all good and
celebrate the day: Belly Laugh Day is Tuesday, January 24, 2017...
- 01/22/17 04:42 PM
Belly Laugh Day is Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a good belly laugh, and now even more so.
First of all, as you chuckle, THAT is not a belly laugh. I’m talking about a from the bottom of your belly up, body shaking, big smile on your face belly laugh. It’s a laugh-so-hard you cry laugh.
Did you know?
Laughter can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
Laughter can strengthen your immune system
Laughter spreads quickly!!
You know the posts that contain jokes and funny stories or funny videos? I don’t know about you but I try to
celebrate the day: Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day...
- 01/10/17 06:28 PM
Step in a Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day.
Ok, I admit, I have no idea where this day came from. However, it’s Wednesday, typically known as hump day, or around here, sometimes
known as Wordless Wednesday.
And since many of you have been busy with Lynn B. Friedman’s Annual Blog Jumpstart Challenge, I thought you might like to put aside your serious blogging thoughts just for a tad and have some fun in the rain.
Somehow when I read the name of this day, I thought of ActiveRain and all the fun we often have here playing in the Rain.
celebrate the day: Copyright Law Day is January 1.
- 12/28/16 04:31 PM
How it Relates to You and ActiveRain.
I’m not even going to attempt to discuss what constitutes copyright infringement, especially since I am not an attorney. But if you are blogging here or anywhere else, then it would be in your best interest to acquaint yourself with the basics.
The best source here is Lenn Harley .
I’ve noticed two types of non-originally written-by-the-blogger posts on ActiveRain:
There are some bloggers who subscribe to posts that are written by someone else but from whom they have permission to use. They have paid for these services and many use them for their newsletters.
celebrate the day: Celebrate the Day...Indulge Me If You Will...
- 12/18/16 04:15 PM
Celebrate the Day...Please Indulge Me
December 21 has many special days that are celebrated (at least 8) so I thought I’d have some fun and wind the days into my post in the form of a short (silly) story. Bear with me as liberties will be taken and this will be written sans any adult beverage. The celebrated days are highlighted with links.
Wednesday, December 21, is Short Story Day.
On this day, two young sisters, Jennifer and Stephanie, were on Christmas break. At 10 and 8 years of age, they were not old enough to drive but young enough to get
celebrate the day: December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! YEA!!!
- 12/14/16 04:32 PM
December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! YEA!!!
While I like to celebrate this every day of the year, December 16 is a day specially marked to celebrate all things covered in chocolate!
I may not know the origins of this day, but I do know how to celebrate it!!!
Now, for those of you who choose not to indulge in chocolate, that means more for the rest of us!
Some things to know…
~For most chocolate connoisseurs, there’s dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Period. White chocolate just isn’t chocolate.
~Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70%+)has been shown to have certain health
celebrate the day: Use Less Stuff Day is Thursday, November 17, 2016.
- 11/13/16 08:01 AM
iUse Less Stuff Day is Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Or as my husband would say...isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black. Everyone I run into is in the process of purging their garages, closets, drawers, storage units and any other hidden areas of items that they no longer need, want, use or still can’t figure out why they bout in the first place.
What can we do?
First- Acquire Less
We spend the First Third of our lives trying to figure out how to get the things we want and see...a new car, purses, houses, jewelry, boats, kayaks, and the list
celebrate the day: On This Veterans Day...One Man's Story
- 11/10/16 08:02 AM
On This Veterans Day...One Man’s Story
Today is Veterans Day...a day we honor those who have served and continue to serve in our military. These are the men and women who have committed to performing whatever duties are required of them to ensure the safety of our country.
For your service, for the sacrifices you made, and to your families, you have my heartfelt thank you, respect, and admiration.
Please let me share with you the story of our beach-walking friend, Vic.
To look at Vic, you would have no idea of his age or what he experienced in Viet Nam. In fact,
celebrate the day: National Men Make Dinner Day is Thursday, November 3, 2016.
- 11/01/16 09:13 AM
National Men Make Dinner Day is Thursday, November 3, 2016.
This is a day that most women dream of, especially if you’ve been the primary meal decision maker and preparation expert.
Sandy Sharkey is the founder of this day and the website is fun, creative and explains it all.
When Larry retired, he decided to take up cooking. Wonderful! I was getting quite bored with my cooking and as any wife/mother/chief cook will tell you, it gets old trying to decide what to prepare for dinner.
He is actually a better cook than I since he is willing to read and follow
celebrate the day: National Techies Day is October 3,2016
- 10/01/16 06:47 AM
Thank You, Techies, for Keeping Us Plugged In
Where would we be without our devices/gadgets? And where would we be without the techies who develop them and keep us plugged in when we can’t get our gadgets to work.?
National Techie Day was launched in 1999 by Techies.com and CNET to call attention to the need for technology professionals.
I don’t know about you, but the one thing I ask of my car is that it starts when I need it to. The same could be said for my computer/tablet/phone and anything else that falls under the category of gadget or device.
celebrate the day: World Heart Day is September 29...
- 09/28/16 10:05 AM
World Heart Day is September 29.
We all have them and we all want to keep ours healthy. Please help celebrate this day by learning about cardiovascular disease and what you can do to help save your life and the lives of others.
I’ve shared this story before but I’ll keep sharing it as long as there’s a chance that one person’s life will be saved.
Seventeen years ago, Larry had 2 stents put in for an artery that was 99% blocked.
It took over 4 months, a friend who died in our driveway of a massive heart attack, and many
celebrate the day: International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 17, 2016.
- 09/15/16 08:11 AM
Take Part in Delray Beach.
We love our beaches here in Delray Beach, and throughout our world. Won’t you help by participating in the 31st Annual Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup? This is the world’s largest volunteer effort like this for our treasured natural resource.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 8 AM to 10 AM
Where: Sandoway House
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach FL (South of Atlantic Avenue)
Registration takes place on the north side of the Discovery Center. Community Service Hours will count and you’ll be given a free commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last)
Did you know that…
*18 million pounds of trash was
celebrate the day: International Literacy Day is September 8, 2016!
- 09/06/16 11:06 AM
International Literacy Day is September 8, 2016!
This will mark the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day and there is still much to be done to bring the ability to experience the world through the written word to everyone.
This year’s theme is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.”
I’ve written about this before, but many years ago after graduate school, I administered psychological tests. Some of the individuals had been incarcerated; others were seeking assistance from other government programs.
What struck me was the high number of people who could not read at the third-grade level.
How could they get through life
celebrate the day: World Letter Writing Day is September 1!
- 08/29/16 10:00 AM
World Letter Writing Day is September 1!
World Letter Writing Day got its start from a project that Richard Simpkin (the Founder of World Letter Writing Day) was working on. He wanted to interview people considered to be legends of Australia and wrote letters to them requesting to meet them and photograph them as well.
His book was published in 2005 and included interviews and photographs from 80 of these Australian legends.
So what does this have to do with what we do?
I know that many who are reading this incorporate letter writing in their marketing plans, whether it’s as a follow-up
celebrate the day: World Photo Day is August 19, 2016.
- 08/16/16 09:46 AM
World Photo Day is August 19, 2016!
Where would we be without our cameras and photographs? The list is far too long.
World Photo Day celebrates our love of photography.
Why August 19?
This is the day that the government of France gave to the world the invention of the daguerreotype process. This process was developed by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in 1837.
Well, yes, I remember my first Brownie camera; buying film; and watching my dad (an amateur photographer as well as a photographer during WWII) develop his own film as well as the smell of the chemicals.