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September 28, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Ask A Stupid Question Day – Officially celebrated on this day every year. However, since it is usually celebrated by students and teachers, they tend to celebrate it on the last school day of the month instead.

National Good Neighbor Day – This is a day to be the best neighbor that you know how to be. You don't have to do anything extravagant, sometimes it's the little nice things you can do that count the most.

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day – Who doesn't love strawberries? But as good as strawberries are, strawberries and cream are even better.

Family Health and Fitness Day USA – Celebrated on the last Saturday in September, this is a day to encourage families to engage in physical activity together. Face it, your kids will be far more likely to exercise if they see you doing it. I know when my kids were little, I would exercise here in my house and every time I got down on the floor to do pushups or situps or anything like that, they were right there climbing on me either wanting to do it with me ( in their own fashion ), or wanting to make it harder for me.

Love Note Day – This is a day to write a love note to the one you love more than any other. And no, it doesn't have to be to a significant other. If you don't have one of those, perhaps you have a sibling or a friend whom you love more than any other.

National Hunting and Fishing Day – Celebrated on the 4th Saturday in September, this is a day to celebrate the history and tradition of hunting and fishing in America. 

National Museum Day – Many (but probably not all) museums will have free admission today so take advantage of that and visit your favorite, or take a chance and visit one you've never been to today.

National Public Lands Day –
Celebrated by the National Environmental Education Foundation, this is a day to enjoy, and learn how to conserve, public lands.

World Heart Day –
Created in 2000, this is a day to teach people about heart disease and stroke since they are the leading cause of death in the world. Many of these deaths can be avoided if you know the risk factors and change your life accordingly.

World Rabies Day – The Global Alliance for Rabies Control which has headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom, coordinates activities on this day which honors the death of Louis Pasteur, who was a part of the team that developed the first rabies vaccine. They honor him by working to raise awareness of the dangers of rabies for humans and animals, and spreading information about how to prevent the disease. Humans and animals on every continent except Antarctica are at risk although some continents such as Africa and Asia hold the most risk because of the large number of unvaccinated stray dogs.

Confucius Day – At day break this morning, we will honor Confucius as this is considered to be his birthday. Since he was born in 551 BC, I'm not really sure how the powers that be know this for sure. But we do know for sure that he was a very wise scholar and philosopher who is still quoted to this day.

To celebrate today, bring your neighbor a strawberry cream pie and while you're there, make sure you ask a stupid question. Then rattle off some quotes from Confucius to really confuse him/her. Next, work toward having a healthy heart by exercising with your kids before you take them fishing on public lands somewhere. Make sure you have a permit. Then go visit a museum with them. Take your animals for their rabies vaccine and finish up the day by writing a love note to the one you love most.

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