Friday, September 23rd, is Love Note Day. Annually, the fourth Friday of September, this day celebrates written expressions of love. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of every day life. Work, laundry, phone calls, chores, things to do, places to go … and soon the truly important things in our life get lost in the dust of activity. Stop today and scribe a note to one you love. Write them a note saying why you love them, why they are important to you, what they do that’s special to you. Celebrate love!
Saturday, September 24th, celebrate Innergize Day! Created by Michelle Porchia of Inner Dimensions, “Innergize Day is celebrated the day after autumn begins because we need to do as the Earth does: experience a time of hibernation to prepare for renewal. It is a forced day of rest, when observers relax, reflect, and rejuvenate.” Celebrate by taking some time for yourself to ‘Innergize’, if not the whole day, at least a portion of it.
Sunday, September 25th celebrate Banned Books Week. This is a weeklong national celebration of the freedom to read. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982. The list of banned “dangerous” books includes The Great Gatsby, The Color Purple, 1984, and Of Mice and Men. As a mother and now grandmother, I concur that there are some books I wouldn’t want my children or grandchildren reading. However, I believe that’s a parents decision and I balk at the idea of censorship. I think I’ll celebrate by re-reading one of my favorites that’s been banned and burned from 1939-1993, The Grapes of Wrath. See http://www.bannedbooksweek.org for more information.
Monday, September 26th, celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. Born in 1774, Johnny Appleseed is an icon in our early American history lessons. A nursery man, he spread seeds and saplings, giving rise to his legacy. Celebrate with some applesauce with dinner and a birthday candle in an apple pie for dessert.
Tuesday, September 27th is Ancestor Appreciation Day. Other than those of native background, very few of us can claim our early roots in this country. Today, celebrate our ancestors … wherever they go back to. Sit around the table this evening and reminisce with stories of our ancestors. Serve a dish, meal or dessert that comes from a country of one of our ancestors.
Wednesday, September 28th commemorates National Good Neighbor Day. Celebrate having good neighbors. Say hi and wave. Offer to help in some way. Invite a neighbor over for coffee or a meal. Have a group of good neighbors? Plan a block party together to celebrate.
Thursday, September 29th, is Jerry Lee Lewis’ birthday. Celebrate this rock and roll icon’s birthday with an evening of music. Can’t you hear the melodies filling your house for one night? Whole Lotta Shaking Goin On, Great Balls of Fire, Good Golly Miss Molly, Me & Bobbie McGee,Chantilly Lace …. A lot of great music to celebrate life with!