Life Day 25094: What’s Up, Bro?

March 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my cyber siblings. Today is March 26th. The holidays today are:

Brothers and Sisters Day

Brothers and Sisters Day was created to celebrate that special bond between siblings. Our parents and grandparents are honored every year with their own special holiday, so why not honor our brother and sisters as well?  The idea is to keep this holiday simple and sincere. It is meant to be from the heart, not the pocketbook. Reflect on good relationships, heal wounded ones and strengthen bonds. On this holiday, make it a point to connect or reconnect, acknowledging all you share with your siblings, or that someone special in your life who is like a brother or sister.

Legal Assistants Day

Legal Assistants Day honors those tireless people who work diligently behind the scenes to make lawyers appear as though they’re intelligent. Good legal assistants, or paralegals, are the backbone of any law firm. They are the selfless individuals who sequester themselves in the law library researching case after case for a legal precedent so that the lawyer can stand before the judge in his $2000.00 suit and site case law for his client. If you know a Legal Assistant, do something special for them today.

Purple Day

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th each year, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day.
Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, a young girl named Cassidy Megan came up with the idea to create a special day highlighting epilepsy sufferers in 2008. Her goal is to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and let people who suffer from epilepsy that they are not alone. In that same year, the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined in to help develop Cassidy’s idea which is now known as the Purple Day for epilepsy campaign. Wear something purple today to show your support.

Solitude Day

Solitude Day was originally created for Wiccans and Neo-Pagans as a means to get in touch with their inner being.  However, I see no reason why the rest of us can’t join in. Take a quiet walk alone in the woods or stroll down a deserted beach by yourself and listen to the music of the sea. Explore an old barn or write a poem. Light yourself a candle, meditate in solitude and reconnect with your inner self.  Sit and be.  Omm!

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

If you don’t like any of today’s holidays, then simply make up a holiday of your own. On Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, you get to be the arbiter of what or whom to celebrate. Are you feeling whimsical? Do you absolutely despise something or someone? Do you have a pet cause that you feel doesn’t get adequate recognition? Was there someone who impacted your life in a positive way that you feel needs recognition? Today, you can celebrate it/them.
Be creative, but choose wisely…you don’t want to waste your own special holiday by duplicating one of the over 10,000 “holidays” already on the books.
I hereby proclaim today as Combobulated Day. There is nothing discombobulated about my life at the moment; nothing that is disconcerting, frustrating, or upsetting. I am at peace within, therefore, “combobulated”. Let me know what “holiday” you create, and why.

National Spinach Day

The Spinach plant is native to Asia. Food Historians believe that Spinach was first domesticated in Nepal during the first century. Today the US is the second largest producer of Spinach (China is first). The states that grow the most spinach are California, Arizona, and New Jersey.  Spinach is one of the best sources of Iron, even more even than beef. Spinach is also a great source of calcium and folic acid. Spinach has anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to the prevention of many cancers including colon, ovarian, gastrointestinal and prostate. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
Although disappointingly, it doesn’t give me the ability to thwart bullies and ne’er-do-wells like it does Popeye, I still love spinach. I like to saute it in butter or olive oil until it just starts to wilt, then add some lemon juice. What is your favorite way to enjoy spinach?

National Nougat Day

Nougat is a light, chewy, pink or white confection or sugar paste. It is made of sugar, corn syrup, honey, egg whites, salt, and vanilla. It is similar to caramel in its consistency. It is most often found inside of candy bars but can be found elsewhere, like in cheesecake and ice cream. Nougat can be made by home cooks but is considered somewhat challenging. Enjoy one of your favorite nougat-filled candy bars as a treat today.

On this date in:

  • In  1780 – The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor was published for the first time. It was the first Sunday newspaper in Britain.
  • In 1804 – The U.S. Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi to Louisiana.
  • In 1804 – The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans.
  • In 1878 – Hastings College of Law was founded.
  • In 1885 – Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
  • In 1898 – In South Africa, the world’s first game reserve, the Sabi Game reserve, was designated.
  • In 1910 – The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from settling in the U.S.
  • In 1937 – Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye.
  • In 1938 – Herman Goering warned all Jews to leave Austria.
  • In 1942 – The Germans began sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.
  • In 1945 – The battle of Iwo Jima ended.
  • In 1951 – The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
  • In 1953 – Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
  • In 1956 – Red Buttons made his debut as a television actor in “Studio One” on CBS television.
  • In 1962 – The U.S. Supreme Court supported the 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in the State Legislature.
  • In 1972 – The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association (NBA) record by winning 69 of their 82 games.
  • In 1973 – Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time.
  • In 1979 – The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt that ended the 31-year state of war between the countries.
  • In 1982 – Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • In 1992 – In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He only served three.
  • In 1995 – Seven of the 15 European Union states abolished border controls.
  • 1997 – The 39 bodies of Heaven’s Gate cult members are found in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. The group had committed suicide thinking that they would be picked up by a spaceship following behind the Hale-Bopp comet.
  • In 1998 – In the U.S., the Federal government endorses new HIV test that yields instant results.
  • In 1998 – Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal government.
  • In 1999 – In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it all on videotape on September 17, 1998, for the television show “60 Minutes.”
  • In 2000 – The Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena.
  • In 2007 – The design for the “Forever Stamp” was unveiled by the U.S. Postal Service.

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