Awareness Spotlight shines on…
Here is one I wish we didn’t have to observe – NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY. Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, this day remembers all the kids who are still missing and seeks to educate people on the dangers that are still out there. It still goes on. In this day and age of awareness and technology, it still goes on. Kids still get taken. They get taken to be abused, sold into slavery and even to be killed. It still happens. Please make sure the children you are around know the dangers and if you come across a parent who needs help taking care of their kids – give them a hand. One child gone is too many.
Education and Information
NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY is geared toward the older crowd. Many places including gyms, hospitals, banks, shopping centers and even parks will have activities today that stress the importance of keeping fit and staying healthy. I have seen the secret to getting older – just keep moving. It doesn’t have to be the same routine every day, but just keep moving. Keep the blood flowing, the brain cells firing and the heart strong. We do all succumb eventually to that great equalizer, death, but there is no reason to just lay down and take it.
It is no coincidence that NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY is celebrated on the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Talk about an art form that will get you in shape. This percussionistic (made up a new word) dance is great exercise and entertaining as well. Bojangles, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gregory Hines are just some of the greats who will inspire you to put on those shoes and get to tappin’.
If you have ever read A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, then you know that a simple towel “is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”. It’s true and TOWEL DAY celebrates that item and honors the author who made that statement. Started by his fans, 2 weeks after Mr. Adams passed away, this day is about hitching a ride through the cosmos, soaring through the galaxy, and going where your mind can take you. Just remember to bring a towel or two along.
Belly up to the Bar
After that busy day it is time to sit back, put our feet up, raise a glass and celebrate NATIONAL WINE DAY. Pick the vino that suits you and enjoy a glass. Your sweet reds and whites have a pleasant effervescence that flows from the first whiff all the way down to the tummy. For the heavier but healthier wine, your dry reds are full of antioxidants and only contain 0.5% sugar on the average. Pinot noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blends fall in this category.
On Today’s Menu…
Before you head off to school or work, make sure and observe NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY. Pack your own lunch and enjoy a home-made meal while you are out. There is nothing off the menu here. Whatever you can fit in that lunchbox, cooler or bag is open season. Maybe even pack a few things to share in case the situation arises.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National Heat Awareness Day
Don’t Fry Day
Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Road Trip Day
National Cooler Day
Paper Airplane Day
On this day…
1787 – The U.S. Constitution Convention opens in Philadelphia
1935 – Babe Ruth hits home run no. 714 – his last one
1935 – Jesse Owens sets three world records in track and field at the University of Michigan
1940 – Howard Florey, Ernest Chain and Norman Heatley discover penicillin and how it can cure various diseases
1977 – Star Wars takes us to “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”
1986 – Hands Across America raises $15 million for hunger
2020 – George Floyd is killed during an arrest in Minneapolis
Happy Birthday to…
Dear Heavenly Father, please be with the children who are missing and may they be returned safely. May You give hope to those who have missing children and please protect all of our kids. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
#MissingChildrensDay, #SeniorHealthAndFitnessDay, #BrownBagItDay, #NationalWineDay, #NationalTapDanceDay, #TowelDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown
Happy Birthday to #RalphWaldoEmerson, #BojanglesRobinson, #RobertLudlam, #BeverlySills, #IanMcKellen, #FrankOz, #MikeMeyers
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