to all of you born on National Pig Day!
I’m not making this up. The proof lies in Wikipedia, though I’ve known this since my 5th grade field trip to the zoo. And I happen to know that today is also National Pancake Day, where you can get free pancakes at IHOP all day (keyword: participating locations. Mine actually closes that day…lame). That sounds good, since today also happens to be National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day AND National Fruit Compote Day. Who knew?
Apparently, America loves food. Almost every day of the year is dedicated to some delicious concoction or another. See this list if you don’t believe me. Which brings me to my point.
Every sistah on this blog has a national food dedicated to them on their birthday: Peanut Butter, Almond Buttercrunch (does a holiday really count if we’ve never heard of the food? beside the point), Sugar Cookies, and Pie. Yes. Pie. That’s every sistah, except me. Yep. I don’t get a national food. Oh well. I guess I’ll just celebrate all the others and eat whatever I want when my day comes around. *Woe is me* 🙂
But, back to you who have been born on this, the official 60th day of the year, making an even 305 more to go ’til we throw the confetti and bang the pots and pans again.
You also share a birthday with folks like Wilford Woodruff (American Religious Figure), Frederic Chopin (the composer of some of the greatest songs), Harry Caray (if you’re a Cubs fan, you need no explanation to this man), and a dear ode to all 80s prep boys — Mark-Paul Gosselaar (American Actor, or rather, Zach from Saved by the Bell). Yep. Today marks the day of incredible greatness.
There is always always something to celebrate.
If you have spent too many days indoors this winter, find a reason to get up and celebrate. Throw a birthday party for one of your favorite heroes or celebs (but don’t expect them to RSVP). Toss down a blanket in the living room and have an indoor picnic. Declare it Blue Day and everyone wears blue, eats blue, looks for things that are blue, etc. Or crazy hair day. Or backwards day–starting with dessert in the morning and working your way through til breakfast before bed.
Bottom line: There’s always something to celebrate. Create memories. Create traditions. Live today so you will remember it and be glad it happened. Live in the moment, not in the tomorrows. Do it for yourself. And do it for your kids. Life comes alive when you stop just to celebrate your lives together.