I see a week of celebrations headed our way. One of my favorite holidays comes up February 18th. It’s ‘COW MILKED WHILE FLYING IN AN AIRPLANE DAY. It’s a little celebrated day, not known by many. The day honors Elm Farm Ollie, the first cow to fly in an airplane in 1930. Reporters attended the event. Ollie was milked while flying high in the sky. Milk was sealed in paper containers and parachuted over St. Louis, Missouri. Tuesday, drink a carton of milk and think of Elm Farm Ollie, the world’s first flying cow.
The 19th follows with SINGLE TASKING DAY. This day one of those ‘easier said than done’ dilemmas. Expectations keep increasing, on employees and individuals in general. Do more. Do it faster. More, more, more! We consistently try to keep doing more things at the same time, running faster. Technologies constant connection to our lives hasn’t helped. The sponsor claims “Multitasking is ineffective—and may cause brain damage! Today, do only one thing at a time without feeling guilty.” Today, slow down and do one thing at a time. No chasing rabbits today!
Here’s an easier day to celebrate. February 20th is LOVE YOUR PET DAY. Love them today, love them everyday. Share an extra doggie or kitty treat with them. Cuddle and hug them a little extra today.
February is also PLANT THE SEEDS OF GREATNESS MONTH. Chase’s Calendar of Events shares “Think globally—build for the future—Plant the Seeds of Greatness. If you’re unhappy with your present situation, discover how you can remove the barriers and make a change in your life for the better. Use this month to put to use your own unique prosperity consciousness and plant the seeds for your new career, life objectives or goals. Make a difference for yourself, your family, your business or your community. Get outside of your comfort zone and take action on your ideas and dreams.”
Back to the animals; February is NATIONAL BIRD FEEDING MONTH. February is one of the most difficult months for our outdoor feathered friends to find food. It’s warming up and we know spring is on the way. But, plants aren’t producing edible seeds yet. And a winter of eating has depleted available food sources. Put out some seed and water to supplement the outdoor bird’s diets. See www.birdfeeding.org for more info.