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May 10, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Clean Up Your Room Day – This just might be my favorite day so far. Kids! Where are you? Have I got a day for you!

Military Spouses Day – This day was originally proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and celebrated on May 23rd. But later, the US Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger made it a yearly holiday and changed the date to the Friday before Mother's Day. This is a day to acknowledge the support and sacrifices made by spouses of the Armed Forces.

Provider Appreciation Day – Begun in 1996, this is a day to appreciate your child care provider, and any one else who spends any amount of time taking care of your child.

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks A Voice – Celebrated on the second Friday in May, this is a day to make a difference in the life of a shark. Shark populations are being depleted and we need to do something about it.

Lupus Day – Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any organ in the body. It is a disease for which there is, so far, no cure. Today is about spreading awareness of the disease so people can be diagnosed earlier and raising funds for research so better treatments can be developed. Learn more about it today.

Windmill Day – In the very old days, before electricity, windmills were one of the few ways that energy could be gathered. With the invention of electricity, windmill power went by the wayside. But today there is a movement afoot to get more windmills working in more areas as it is a pollution free, natural and renewable energy source.

To celebrate today, get the children busy cleaning their rooms, you better clean yours too and set a good example. Then call up one of your friends who is a military spouse and thank them for their sacrifices on our behalf. Next, when you drop off your child at day care or at school, thank the people who take care of them all day for their dedication to your child. This afternoon, take your kids to an aquarium that has sharks and show your kids what they look like in person, then find out what you can do to help them. Set up a windmill in your back yard to harness the energy that just blows by your house every day. Hook up your house and get ready to save some money....after you have finished paying for the windmill. Finally, sign up to donate some money to research for Lupus and then call up a good friend and tell him/her about the symptoms of lupus so you can make sure he/she doesn't have it.

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