Welcome to this week’s Guest Fox Patricia Kiyono! And what a wonderful topic she’s talking about. April Fool’s Day today, but as Patricia’s found out, there’s so much more going on today …
Thanks Patricia – I celebrate you today!
Find a Reason to Celebrate
By Patricia Kiyono
When Iris asked me to be the guest fox for April 1, she very logically suggested the topic of April Fools’ Day. I thought about that topic for a few days before I came to the realization that I am not, and never have been, a prankster, and I don’t like it when people play pranks on me. In fact, I really can’t remember any played on me or by me. So either I haven’t ever been the victim of an April Fools’ joke, or else I have totally blocked it from my mind.
What to write about? Easter Sunday was yesterday, and I assumed that the foxes and hound would have already discussed that topic. So I did what any self-respecting blogger with a deadline and no ideas would do.
Yep, I went online to search for another observance that would inspire the words. I was stunned to find out all the things that are celebrated this week. April 1 through 7 represents the celebration of lots of interesting things. Here are just a few:
International Pooper-Scooper Week (there’s something worth celebrating)
Laugh at Work week
Golden Rule Week
Medication Safety Week
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
Another search for observances specific to today’s date resulted in some even more interesting “holidays”. In addition to April Fools’ Day, today is
Boomer Bonus Days
National Fun Day
National Fun at Work Day
Poetry & The Creative Mind Day
Sorry Charlie Day
St. Stupid Day – (Is there really such a saint?)
US Air force Academy Day
It seems there is no shortage of things to celebrate today. And celebrating is good. Tom Volkar, in his article “Five Good Reasons to Celebrate” tells us “Celebration is self-acknowledgment and recognition for successfully completing every small step. Completion is the triumphant achievement of our objective and our signal to proceed forward to the freshness of discovery.” I won’t go into all five reasons, but one really hit home with me: Celebration is emotional nourishment. We NEED to celebrate, because it feeds our souls. It gives the motivation to continue and to grow. Here is his link: http://www.coreu.com/five-good-reasons-to-celebrate-more-often/
So raise a glass to whatever you like, and celebrate. And if none of the above ideas appeal to you, make one up. I’m thinking about celebrating the fact that I got this blog post done!
What will you celebrate?
You can find out more about Patricia on her Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPatricia-Kiyono%2Fe%2FB0067PSM5C%2Fref%3Dntt_athr_dp_pel_1&h=VAQEerclJ
Or her website: http://creative-hodgepodge.blogspot.com.au/