Life Day 23699: World No Tobacco DayMay 31, 2012 at 10:13 am | Posted in Today is | Leave a comment
Good morning individualists. Today is World No Tobacco Day, and for the 25th consecutive year, I will not be participating. This holiday was started in 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO). I tend to ignore ‘holidays’ with the words World, Global, or International in the title as a general rule anyway. This in not to be confused with the Great American Smoke Out which happens in November each year.
Today is also Hug Your Cat Day. Although I currently own two dogs, I’ve always admired the aloofness and independent spirit of cats, even though I’m convinced that they are waiting for the apocalypse so that they can emerge as the dominant species. If you are owned by a cat, give it a few extra hugs today, with its permission naturally.
Additionally, today is Save Your Hearing Day. Hearing loss can be attributed to a number of causes including health, genetic, and environmental. Environmental causes are the ones over which you have the most control. If you job requires you to be around high-decibel noise for prolonged periods of time, be sure to wear adequate hearing protection. Around your home, don’t listen blare your music at a volume which can be registered on the Richter Scale. Same thing applies when you are driving in your car. Never put anything smaller than your thumb into your ears to clean them. Take time today to learn other ways to prevent hearing loss. It is also a good day to schedule a hearing test with your Health Care professional.
Yet another holiday today is What You Think Upon Grows Day. Legendary thinkers throughout history have often said that “thoughts are things”, and “what a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. It is also said that “men are makers of themselves”. The gist of all this hoopla is that you control your own destiny. If you think negative thoughts, negative things will happen to you, therefore the converse must also be true. So, Think Positively.
The food related holiday is National Macaroon Day. Macaroons mean different things to different people. To some they are a big ball of coconut, to others, they are they are a delicate, airy meringue. Both are delicious. Whichever kind of macaroon you like, have some today.