celebrate the day: World Smile Day is October 6, 2017. - 10/04/17 03:42 PM
World Smile Day is October 6, 2017.

The first World Smile Day was in 1999 and was started by Harvey Ball. If you’re not familiar with his name, I’ll bet you’re familiar with this:
 
 
Mr. Ball was the creator of the Smiley Face! The World Smile Foundation was formed in his honor with this as their slogan “improving this world, one smile at a time.”
 
And so I have two “smiley” stories for you which I hope will bring a smile to your face.
 
Growing up in Houston there were times when I came upon a retail salesperson who was probably having a bad … (30 comments)

celebrate the day: World Heart Day is September 29. Please Listen to Yours. - 09/27/17 05:50 PM
World Heart Day is September 29. Please Listen to Yours.

Today is a special day for me and I hope that you’ll be a part of it.
Eighteen years ago. Larry had 2 stents put in. The procedure was a success and he was up and around within 2 days.
 
World Heart Day, sponsored by the American Heart Federation, this day urges us to do everything we can to make our hearts healthier. Being heart healthy, and encouraging our friends and family to do so as well, is something we can do and must do.
 
Coronary heart disease accounts for 1 … (46 comments)

celebrate the day: International Day of Charity is September 5, 2017. Perfect Timing! - 09/04/17 02:31 PM
International Day of Charity is September 5, 2017. Perfect Timing!
 
The celebration of International Day of Charity began in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly. This day also marks the passing of Mother Teresa, probably the most charitable person our world has known.

And charitable giving couldn’t come at a better time.
Having spent the last week running the highs and lows of emotions while watching Hurricane Harvey and his rain devastate much of South Texas, it was a lifting of the spirit to see so many people give of themselves for others.
 
Giving to others is an act that should … (25 comments)

celebrate the day: Be an Angel Day is August 22, 2017 - 08/20/17 12:17 PM
Be an Angel Day is August 22, 2017
 
There are so many opportunities in our world to be an angel to someone, it seems odd that we need a day to remind us of it.  But when you think about it all of us are looking for or have been helped by an angel.
 
And given the climate we’re in, now more than ever just think what the world would be like if we all did just one act of kindness for someone.
 
When you focus your efforts and thoughts towards someone else, even someone you don’t know, it’s like opening a … (30 comments)

celebrate the day: Garage Sale Day is Saturday, August 12, 2017! - 08/10/17 03:57 PM
Garage Sale Day is Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is a day that agents and stagers should get behind because it would make our lives a lot easier!

In fact, if you are working with sellers, this might be something you want to get behind! You can offer to provide signs or help with advertising, for example.
 
If you’ve had a garage sale then you know it can be fun and it is a wonderful way to rid yourself of things you no longer need, use or want. You can also make some money doing it!

But, if you’ve never had one, there … (33 comments)

celebrate the day: World Wide Web Day is August 1, 2017. - 07/30/17 03:09 PM
 
World Wide Web Day is August 1, 2017.
 
Contrary to what late night comics might say, the World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee (of CERN.)
We ALL owe him a debt of gratitude….or  on some days, I’m sure some want to go back to the way it was and never return.
 
I can remember my thoughts exactly of the “WWW” when Larry tried to explain the Web to me. I said…
 
Why in the world would I want to communicate with someone I don’t know in a state I’ve never been in?
 
Duh...What do you call this!? I bought in hook, … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: National Junk Food Day is July 21! - 07/20/17 02:49 PM
National Junk Food Day is July 21!

It’s Friday, National Junk Food Day and time for some frivolity!  Come okon...if you’re like me, you try hard every day to eat healthy foods! No white sugar or flour, low carbs, no meat or very little of it, lots of veggies and fruits.
 
I grew up with Twinkies and Hostess cup cakes, M&M’s and Malted Milk Balls. Show me a bag of Ruffles Potato chips and be prepared to get your own bag.  
 
And, don’t tell me that you don’t eat junk food anymore unless your name is Barbara Todaro!  On National Donut Day, I … (35 comments)

celebrate the day: National Simplicity Day is July 12, 2017 - 07/10/17 12:58 PM
National Simplicity Day is July 12, 2017
 
July 12 is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday and it is only appropriate that we celebrate his desire for a simple life on this day.
 
Many of us here are in the process or already arrived at the point in one’s life when we are ridding ourselves of what we don’t need or use and striving for a more simple life. (Right Barbara Todaro ?!)
 
I have friends whom I admire who are already living that life and they are many years younger than I.
 
 
We spend the first part of our life figuring out how to earn enough … (61 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Fourth of July America! - 07/03/17 03:17 PM
 
Happy Fourth of July America!
 
In wishing our country a very Happy Birthday, I am grateful to all of our forefathers who set out to make this the country what it is.
 
I wrote about this a few years ago but thought it would be a good time to encourage anyone who has not visited our Capitol to put that on your agenda or bucket list.
 
When I graduated from high school, I had to opportunity to spend 3 days there as part of my senior trip. I was so enthralled with D.C. that I knew I had to return.
 
And for … (34 comments)

celebrate the day: Memorial Day 2017 - 05/28/17 11:30 AM
Memorial Day 2017
 
Today is Memorial Day and whatever your plans may be, I hope that you will take the time to remember what this day is all about.
 
In fact, at 3 PM (your local time) there is a National Moment of Remembrance.  Don’t just take the time to remember but think, share, and thank.  
 
 
Think of the men and women who paid for our freedom here with their lives, and of their families who paid as well.
 
Share with the young people in your lives why we have this day. Please let them know that going into battle isn’t like … (41 comments)

celebrate the day: Red Nose Day is May 25! Grab a Nose and Help! - 05/22/17 05:11 PM
Red Nose Day is May 25! Grab a Nose and Help!
 
This weekend, when we attended a high school graduation ceremony, I couldn’t help but think how lucky these young people are. How exciting to know that they are ready for the next leg of the journey that is life.
 
However, there are so many children in our own communities who still struggle for a daily meal.
 
Throughout the world, children are in need of a safe place to call home, where education is not taken for granted but welcomed.
 
Doesn’t every child deserve to grow up not wanting for food or healthcare?
 
Can’t … (27 comments)

celebrate the day: National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15, 2017! Who’s In? - 05/14/17 04:28 PM
National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15, 2017!  Who’s In?

Yes, this is one of my favorite days of the year! I am not ashamed to admit or celebrate it. For those of you who are no longer “doing” chocolate, sugar, or any of the other fun things, you may move on. I will not be offended if you do not read or participate in this post.
 
However, for those of you who appreciate how much those divine little chocolate morsels can elevate a pancake, cookie or most anything else, you owe it to yourself to use this one day to celebrate. … (40 comments)

celebrate the day: Selling or Staying...April 29 is the Day to Clean the Air - 04/27/17 03:35 PM
Selling or Staying...April 29 is the Day to Clean the Air
 
When I read that Saturday, April 29 is Sense of Smell Day, my head and nose immediately turned to one of the biggest things that could derail the sale of a home.
 
Ask any agent and this one issue- odors in your home- is a quick turn-off for buyers.
Even if you aren’t planning on selling, you owe it to yourself and your guests to have a home that smells fresh and clean.

You can search the internet and there are dozens of ways to help combat odor. Here are just a few, … (29 comments)

celebrate the day: Walk On Your Wild Side Day is Wednesday, April 12! - 04/10/17 04:37 PM
Walk On Your Wild Side Day is Wednesday, April 12!
Why this day?  I really don’t know but when I saw it it made me think about what my wild side was and if I’d ever brought it out.
 
As we matured, or are still maturing, many of us pushed our wild side to
the back burner, only to be brought out for special occasions or not at all.
Some people, though, are courageous enough to not worry about keeping their wild side on the QT.
 
Somehow while I wrote this Kathleen Daniels and Barbara Todaro came to mind.
 
I do admire that. I … (41 comments)

celebrate the day: National No Housework Day is Today, April 7, 2017 - 04/06/17 06:07 PM
National No Housework Day is Today, April 7, 2017
 
As usual, the origin of this day is not known to me.  I happened upon this yesterday and thought it apropos since our family just left after almost a week with us and I was planning on doing all sorts of fun household chores.
 
National No Housework Day falls on the day I was going to don my rubber gloves and begin windexing and soft scrubbing everything that needed it.
 
I had 2 loads of clothing and 3 loads of linens and towels, eagerly awaiting the washing machine and a vacuum that keeps calling my … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Birthday Sharon Tara! - 03/29/17 12:46 PM
Happy Birthday Sharon Tara!
 
 
Please join me in wishing Sharon Tara a very Happy Birthday.

Sharon and I became virtual friends here on ActiveRain many years ago.  As Home Stagers, we bonded over the “what would you do” kinds of questions.
If you’ve read any of her posts then you know that Sharon is one of the most creative people I’ve met.  
 
Check out her Wordless Wednesday posts!
And if you think Halloween costumes are made of sheets or purchased at a party store, think again...or look at her way of adding more fun to Halloween!
 
 
A day I will forever treasure is the day … (38 comments)

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.
Spend … (32 comments)

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 … (25 comments)

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 … (38 comments)

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 … (36 comments)

 
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