Best Friend(s) Day

June 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning BFF’s. Today is Wednesday, June 8th. Today’s holidays are:

Best Friend(s) Day 

Where would we be without our “besties”? Best friends are the friends that you can count on to be there at a moment’s notice; the ones who love, support, and cherish you – through both good and bad times.
Best Friends Day is an unofficial holiday, with no clear information as to its origins or why this date was chosen to celebrate it. Nonetheless, it is a holiday that has a good reason to exist…to celebrate those special people in our lives who are always there for us – no matter what. Best friends might be hard to find, but once you find one your life will be the better for it. They are someone with whom to share your secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments.
Friends, even best friends, come and go for a variety of reasons; such as one of you moving away, changing schools or jobs, just getting caught up in the “rat race” called life. Celebrate Best Friends Day by reaching out to some of your BFF’s, especially those from whom you have been separated by time and/or distance. If they are still living close to you, invite them to lunch. If not, give them a call or reach out to them via the internet. If you have lost touch with them entirely, make an effort to reconnect.

Name Your Poison Day 

The origins of Name Your Poison Day are unknown, but it refers to the old saying “name your poison”. It can be interpreted in a number of ways. The phrase “name your poison” most typically today refers to what a bartender would ask you when you are ordering an alcoholic beverage, but when the looser interpretation is used, it is also used to refer to any choice of options, good or bad.
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any people use the phrase when asking someone to choose between a series of options. In the phrase “name your poison,” a poison could refer to a variety of different things that people use on a regular basis. For example, alcohol, drugs, coffee, and unhealthy foods could all be different “poisons” that a person could name as their poison. Since the word poison generally has a negative connotation, it can be used to refer to only having the choice between two, or more bad options. Sometimes we are faced with situations where there are no favorable options, and you have to try to decide which option is the least objectionable. Regardless of how conflicted you are as to the interpretation of the meaning of this holiday, try not to beat around the bush too long, and just make a decision.
To celebrate Name Your Poison Day, DO NOT ingest actual poison, as it would most likely cause serious damage. Instead, indulge yourself in your unhealthy addictions, such as eating nothing but fried foods, going to your favorite bar, and “naming your poison”, having a good cigar, going to your favorite coffee shop and ordering your favorite type of caffeinated beverage, or going to your favorite restaurant, and selecting your favorite meal from the menu no matter how expensive or unhealthy it might be.

Upsy Daisy Day 

Upsy Daisy Day encourages you to get up every morning when your alarm clock goes off and not lollygag in bed hitting the snooze button. Whether that means you have to swill a half-pot of coffee to get you perked up, or take a long, hot shower or exercise to get your blood flowing, just do it! According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, this holiday encourages you to face the day positively and to get up “gloriously, gratefully and gleefully” each morning. It is a day to forget your troubles, lift yourself up, and be cheerful about all that life has to offer.
Wikihow.com offers some useful suggestions to assist you.

  1. Don’t dwell on your current situation…Look for the “silver lining”.
  2. Be grateful…Gratitude is an attitude.
  3. Cuddle your pet…Nothing cures the doldrums like cuddling with Fido or Fluffy.
  4. Brighten your environment…Surround yourself with things that cheer you up; like your favorite images, mementos, plants, or books.
  5. Aromatherapy…How your house smells can affect your mood.
  6. Clean up your space…A clean, uncluttered space will brighten your mood.
  7. Decorate with color…Like an aroma, the color of your space can affect how you feel.
  8. Change your lifestyle…Being stuck in a rut makes you complacent.
  9. Go outside…A stroll through your garden or a walk in the park can work wonders.
  10. Exercise…It gets the blood flowing and will make you feel better.
  11. Try to smile…Talk to a friend that always makes you laugh.

Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day 

WOW! It seems that the good ole’ donut is one of the most celebrated foods around, and it seems that the month of June is by far the “dough-nuttiest”. This is the third doughnut-related holiday this month. I won’t bore you with the history of donuts – again, list the different types of doughnuts – again, or give you a doughnut recipe. If you want to celebrate Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day, just be sure to include the consumption of a jelly-filled donut (or two) on your “To Do” list today.

World Brain Tumor Day

World Oceans Day 

On this date:

  • In 1861 – Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
  • In 1869 – Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
  • In 1872 – The penny postcard was authorized by Congress.
  • In 1915 – U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
  • In 1948 – “Texaco Star Theater”, hosted by Milton Berle, made its debut on NBC-TV.
  • In 1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.
  • In 1961 – The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record when four consecutive home runs were hit in one inning of a game.
  • In 1965 – U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.
  • In 1967 – Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later callethe incident a tragic mistake due to the misidentification of the ship. The U.S. has never publicly investigated the incident.
  • In 1969 – The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle’s number (7).
  • In 1978 – A jury in Clark County, Nevada, ruled that the “Mormon will,” was a forgery. The work was supposedly written by Howard Hughes.
  • In 1982 – President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
  • In 988 – The judge in the Iran-Contra conspiracy case ruled that Oliver North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim had to be tried separately.
  • In 1998 – The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.
  • In 2004 – Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.

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