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February 8, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Boy Scout Anniversary Day – Founded on this day in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States with several million members and volunteers. I know for sure that today would be a good day to be a Boy Scout because meetings all over the country will feature a big birthday cake.

Laugh And Get Rich Day – The laugh portion of this day needs no explanation. The get rich part does. Apparently, happy people who laugh a lot are more productive people at work and hence, make more money for the company (and for themselves if they work on commission) and if the company does well, the people who work for it do well. People who laugh are also more inclined to remember things and to switch jobs less often than people who do not laugh. So go to work and laugh it up! Did you know that some comedians work as humor consultants for large companies?

Opera Day – I couldn't find the origins of this day, but it doesn't matter. If you like opera, today would be a great day to go see one. If you don't like opera, nothing in the world would drag you to see one no matter what day it is.

National Kite Flying Day – Let's go fly a kite up to the highest height! I don't know about flying kites in February, but if it's windy enough, I guess it couldn't hurt to give it a try. Assuming you can find a place to run where the snow isn't too deep. Good luck with that one in my area. If you live in the south where it's might be easier. If not, just watch Mary Poppins and sing along with the “Let's Go Fly A Kite” song at the end.

National Molasses Bar Day – I use molasses in my baking fairly frequently. Molasses is a sticky syrup that is much like honey in consistency. It is made from sugarcane, carob, grapes, dates, pomegranates or mulberries. It is something that can be used to sweeten food like cookies, cakes, and now, molasses bars.

To celebrate today, fly a kite with the boy scouts while listening to opera music, eating molasses bars and laughing like a lunatic.

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