Almost every day celebrates something special for the rest of the summer, according to daily holiday lists you can find online. Here are my favorites:
Parents Day (July 25), International Friendship Day (July 30), National Avocado Day (July 31), International Forgiveness Day (August 1), National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2), Work Like a Dog Day (August 5), Book Lover’s Day (August 9), Blame Someone Else Day (August 13; the first Friday the 13th of the year And it was my grandmother’s birthday), V-J Day (August 14/15; which do you celebrate?) Ride the Wind Day (August 23), National Dog Day (August 26), More Herbs, Less Salt Day (August 29), and National Eat Outside Day (August 31).
Since the pandemic shuttered my office in March 2020, I’ve celebrated Eat Outside Day almost every day it wasn’t snowing or raining in Chicago. Some days I wore gloves and winter gear while dining al fresco for 2-3 meals. It gave me a chance to feel the seasons change and stay in touch with nature’s beauty while I savored home-cooked, healthy treats. My 16 year old chocolate lab loves to picnic with me. After cleaning our plate (or dog bowl), we’d walk the property, greet some daily visitors from our forest preserve, and feel energized to go back to work remotely. My lab’s post-prandial “work” is taking her siesta while snuggled at my feet. See what I’ll miss when Covid home sheltering officially ends?
BTW: It’s fun to double up daily celebrations. Combine Eat Outside Day with Forgiveness Day, by letting go of regrets over things you did or failed to do while you savor food you love that loves you back.
For the rest of summer, and for every day, let’s choose something to celebrate. Carpe Diem.
Creating happy, sexy love and health that lasts,