A Day To Remember
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Do you think of February as a glum month full of dark nights and cold weather? Think again! A quick Google will reveal it’s a actually a month full of quirky International Awareness Days - so why not do something different this year?
You could plan an alternative February 14th by dusting off your membership card and heading to your local library to celebrate Library Lovers Day. Or take the time to post a handwritten message to someone as part of Send a Card to a Friend Day on the 7th. Then there’s the dramatically named Day of the Crêpe on 2nd for those who can’t wait for Shrove Tuesday (although less appealing now I’ve discovered the word crêpe comes from Latin to mean ‘wrinkled and curled’!). You could re-ignite those circus dreams on the 23rd with World Sword Swallowers Day. And if these don’t do it for you, take your pick… there’s always Baked Alaska Day on 1st, Make a Friend on the 11th, Do a Grouch a Favour on the 16th, Public Sleeping Day on the 28th…
Perhaps one to avoid is National Sickie Day on the 4th. Some of my favourite reasons for sickies from a Readers Digest survey cited spider-related stress; llama illness; being bitten by a duck; bats in the hair; and just eating too much cat food!
Okay, so I may have got a little carried away with Google. Whether you celebrate a random International Awareness Day, or not, there is one awareness which applies to every day of the year. “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118 v24. Whatever we to do each day, that day is a gift from God. It’s good to stop and remember this, reflecting and being thankful for what God does for us each and every day.
Useful passage to look up: Psalm 118
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