A Reason to Celebrate

Happy Birthday

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.

Point Being:

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.


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About Kerri

Ahh…see that smile on my face? That’s a genuine smile. I love my family. I love the 4th of July. I love the beach. I love ice-cream. And the day this picture was taken, I was getting the combination of it all. Ahhh…that’s a real smile!
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3 Responses to A Reason to Celebrate

  1. Kerri says:

    Happy Birthday, Cheri, the baker of the greatest peanut butter pie, and a eat-peanut-butter-with-her-breakfast-cereals graduate. You do make us proud.

  2. Cheri says:

    I honestly cannot BELIEVE that you actually posted this! When you brought this up when I was in the third grade, I was mortified. And now you post it for the world to see. Seriously?! Couldn’t we just say I was born on National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, instead of National Pig Day? C’mon!!

    (for your information, all this was said in jest, though I am shocked to find this posted on my birthday…)

  3. Emily says:

    I’m pretty happy with my days–National Chocolate Cake Day, National Strawberry Day and National Kahlua Day. I can say that I had chocolate cake AND strawberries on my birthday (yesterday!) My husband’s is National Jelly Bean day which is quite fitting. I share a birthday with Constantine the Great, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Ralph Nader, Chelsea Clinton, and Josh Groban. Thanks for giving me reason to look this up! It was fun.

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