Did you know that today is Caramel Popcorn Day, World Health Day and the much-loved No Housework Day? I am especially thrilled to celebrate the 3rd one, even though this year will be the first year I’ve officially celebrated. I mean how much more enjoyable is skipping the housework when you are actually doing it on purpose?
And it must have taken a meeting of super-geniuses to put National Humor Month and Stress Awareness Month in the same month. April also honors several other endeavors such as Poetry Month and Keep America Beautiful Month, plus the little known International Guitar Month. Find even more bizarre and weird holidays online at Holiday Insights.com. Perhaps a game of guitar hero to celebrate Guitar Month would be in order?
I’ve always loved the idea of finding a reason to celebrate each day. Many people talk about creating your own holiday. I absolutely love that idea, but sometimes we get so busy we can’t even think of our own name, much less a new idea to celebrate. Those hectic times are when we need to celebrate the most, so looking at the online calendar or joining Hoops & Yoyo for Sarcastic Wednesday is easy and fun.
I discussed International Fun at Work Day last week, which I am happy to report did raise my enthusiasm at work for the day. I practiced smiling more, told a few jokes, listened to music, walked during my break time, and made sure I took my breaks. The entire day was lighter, happier and more fun than normal.
That experience increased my attraction to wacky celebrations. Even if no one else joins you, it can be a lot of fun. For instance, Sarcastic Wednesday can be lots of fun if the other person doesn’t know what day it is. It brings to mind childhood fun like Opposite Day, or Pig Latin Day (okay that’s not an official day, but it’s certainly fun.)
Whatever festivities you choose to honor, you can definitely find a way to add more fun and laughter to your day. If you don’t agree, let me know on April 13th when I can blame someone else for the error.
P.S. Could there be a cooler picture for this article than Penelope Pitstop’s Compact Pussycat? It looks even cooler in real life than in the cartoons. Leave it to the UK to have such a super-cool car show.