Make sure and break out some of that red wardrobe today. National Wear Red Day is all about bringing awareness to women’s heart disease. One in three women die from stroke and heart disease so please do what you can to prevent it. No smoking is a start, a healthier lifestyle and regular checkups with your doc go a long way to keeping your heart healthy.
Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, they will carry then U.S. mail. National Thank a Mail Carrier Day kinda hits home this time of year when we see the conditions these men and women put up with just to deliver the mail. We do owe you a big thank you and please stay safe out there.
Next, we celebrate a very versatile product with National Hemp Day. From clothing, to paint biofuels, there is not much you can’t do with this stuff. The pharmaceutical effects of this plant caused it to be classified on the same level as heroin and LSD, which meant, growing it was really restricted. In 2018, it was re-classified with the same status as OTC low-dose codeine which promoted it’s development on a national level. Check out the various hemp products and see how you can support this industry.
This next one just sucks – literally. National Create A Vacuum Day encourages us to play with the science of making a negative space. The easiest way to demonstrate this phenomenon is to block the open end of a syringe and pull back on the plunger. Creating space is not easy. Nature just wants to fill it back up. Try cleaning off a table and see how long it takes for someone to plop something down on it.
National Homemade Soup Day is here to warm our insides and our souls. Throw together your favorite ingredients and make a hearty soup for the ones you love. Taking a cue from my sister, I like to get a rotisserized (probably not a word) chicken that is already seasoned and cooked. Shred it and add it to the pot with onion, celery, carrots, chicken broth and various seasonings. Let it simmer a couple of hours and you are good to go.
Start chewing and blowing for Bubble Gum Day. This actually started off as a school fundraiser where kids would have to pay 50 cents for the privilege of blowing bubbles in school. Fleer Chewing Gum marketed the first bubble gum, “Dubble Bubble” back in 1928 and we have been chewing, popping and blowing ever since.
IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY
1789 – The electoral college unanimously votes George Washington in as President
1826 – “The Last of the Mohicans” is published
1932 – The Winter Olympics comes to the U.S. and is staged at Lake Placid
1938 – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “debuts on the big screen
2004 – Mark Zuckerberg and others launch a little social experiment
Charles Lindbergh – 1902 – extraordinary pilot
Clyde W. Tombaugh – 1906 – discovered the planet Pluto – Yes, it is and always be a planet – IMO
Rosa Parks – 1913 – Made a big stand and a huge impact while taking a seat
Dan Quayle – 1947 – 44th Vice President of the U.S.
Alice Cooper – 1968 – The Godfather of Shock Rock
Oscar De La Hoya – 1973 – Boxed his way to 11 World Titles in 6 different weight classes
Enjoy the day and make it your own.
Dear LORD, thank you for another beautiful day and thank for all of these beautiful people I can call family and friends. Amen