December is a month of celebration. It’s also a month of remembrance. Sunday, December 9th is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day. Sponsored by The Compassionate Friends, this day unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.
View their site for more information: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/News_Events/Special-Events/Worldwide_Candle_Lighting.aspx
December 11th is International Mountain Day. Celebrate life and celebrate the mountains in life; the physical mountains gracing our planet Earth, along with the emotional mountains that challenge our lives and strengthen us. Take a hike at a nearby mountain and reflect in its glory. Draw some mountains. Take an internet virtual tour of majestic mountain ranges.
On the 12th, celebrate Gingerbread House Day. Make a gingerbread house. Or, enjoy some gingerbread cookies in honor of the gingerbread season.
Tired of celebrating Christmas type holidays? Try your hand at something new. The 15th is Cat Herders Day. Meow! (Ouch!) That should challenge the stoutest of us all. I think I’ll go have a gingerbread cookie and contemplate my options.