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August 2, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – I love ice cream sandwiches!!! There is an amazing variety of flavors for the ice cream portion and for the cookie portion so I'm sure you can find one you like too.

National Doll Day – Celebrated on the first Sunday in August, this is a day to play with your dolls. Have a tea party with them and whomever else you would like to invite, or you can throw a doll party. Have all of your friends come and bring their dolls.

Friendship Day - Another first Sunday in August celebration, this one has been around since 1935 and is all about honoring your friends.  The day has gone international even though the name doesn’t say so.  But as far as I can tell, people in all countries of the world  have friends and Heaven knows that our friends are very important to us so I can’t think of anyone who would complain about celebrating them today.

Sister's Day – Also on the first Sunday in August, this is a day to show your sister how much you love and appreciate her. This is more for non-adolescent siblings because I happen to know that if adolescents happen to have a sister, they are more likely to want to pull her hair and kick her in the face than they are to appreciate her. The older you get, the more family means to you. My sister and I have always loved each other, but we started being friends when we were teenagers and that love has only deepened with age.  Not that there has been that much age, mind you.  Not trying to say that we are old or anything, because we are definitely NOT.

National Kids Day - This day was created by KidsPeace and has been recognized by the United States Congress.  It is yet another day that is celebrated on the first Sunday in August and it is meant to “encourage adults to spend meaningful time with America’s children, and to celebrate their inherent worth and value.”

International Forgiveness Day – Created seventeen years ago by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance, an organization dedicated to spreading the “healing spirit of Forgiveness worldwide”, this is a day to forgive everyone you might be upset with in any way. It is a great way to reduce your stress and depression and make you a much happier person.  It’s not about the person you are forgiving, it’s about you and the benefits you get from releasing your anger/upset/pain.  This day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August along with all the others above.

To celebrate today forgive anyone you might be upset with before you serve ice cream sandwiches at your doll party to all of your friends, neighborhood kids and any sisters you might have.  

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