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October 14, 2015

Today we celebrate:

Emergency Nurses Day - This day began in Australia in 1989 and has since spread around the world.  It is a day to honor the Emergency Room Nurses in Hospitals all over the world who dedicate their lives to helping the injured and sick people who desperately need their compassionate care.  Many of the emergency room patients are badly hurt, in pain and afraid and it takes a special person to face that every day and be cheerful and caring, especially in circumstances where the person cannot be saved.  We celebrate this day on the second Wednesday of October.

World Standards Day - Standards in many aspects of our society are very important to a well ordered country.  Standards are what makes our lives run smoothly.  Standards in manufacturing are what makes the same words mean the same thing through the entire industry.  For example, women who wear a size 12 dress in one store can be reasonably certain that a size 12 dress in a different store would also be likely to fit.  That is because of sizing standards.  In the automotive industry, while there are many small differences, standards are the reason that each car has the same basic components like brakes, windshield wipers, and airbags (the ones installed in the cars, not the ones driving the cars).  This is a day to honor the thousands of people over the years who have developed standards such as these for the advancement and welfare of societies all over the world.

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction – Celebrated on the second Wednesday in October, this is a day to participate in improving the disaster preparedness of your community. Disasters are happening at an increased rate these days and as far as I can tell, there is no part of the country that is completely safe. So find out what you need to do to be prepared and help your community to be prepared as well.

Bald and Free Day - This is a day to take off your hat or scarf and flaunt whatever you have, or don’t have, on top of your head.  Don’t let thinning or missing hair make you feel uncomfortable.  You are beautiful just the way you are.

Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - Also celebrated on the second Wednesday of October, this is a day created by the American Medical Association Alliance.  Today physician’s spouses all across the country band together to work to reduce violence by having events that include working with schools or other kinds of children’s groups.

National FRUMP (Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons) Day - If any of the words in the acronym fit you, this is your day.  If not, well….we are all a work in progress to some degree.

National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day – Celebrated on the second Wednesday in October, this is a day to embrace the stress-relief and joy associated with teddy bears for people of all ages. I certainly love to hug an adorable stuffed bear just as much as my children always did.

International Top Spinning DayThis is a day for spinning tops. There is actually a museum dedicated to spinning tops and yo-yo's in Burlington, Wisconsin. Who'd have imagined it. People all over the world participate in this special day which is celebrated on the second Wednesday in October.

National Chocolate Covered Insects Day – OK, I'll just say this right out front. I will not be celebrating this one because I am disgusted just thinking about it. If you are a brave soul, go ahead and cover some insects with chocolate and chow down....without me.

national lowercase day - this is a day to ignore the rules about capitalizing names, places, the first letter of a sentence…and all the other capitalization rules that are occasionally hard to remember.  just skip it all today and see who notices.  in this day of texting odd combinations of numbers and letters and lack of punctuation, maybe no one will notice at all.

National Fossil Day – Celebrated on Wednesday of the second full week in October, this is a day to promote the finding and study of fossils. Fossils help us to understand our Earth's history, we can learn a great deal from these remnants of animals past.

National Dessert Day – This is a good day that I think everyone will enjoy. We celebrate it by having some kind of dessert today. Which dessert you have is totally up to you.  So many could take me all day to decide.

National Take Your Parents To Lunch DayCelebrated on a Wednesday in October, this is a day to take your parents out to lunch and enjoy an afternoon with them. If you get along with your parents, this will be a great day. If you do not, it will be torturous. Good luck with it.  Some schools celebrate this day by inviting parents to come and have lunch in the school cafeteria with their children.

to celebrate today, keep everything in lowercase the entire day while you show off your bald head and take your teddy bear to work to help calm your frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature self.  set some standards to make sure your office is ready for any disaster before you take your parents to lunch.  after work take some fossils, tickets to the top spinning museum, and chocolate covered insects for dessert to share with the emergency room nurses and physician’s wives at a hospital in your area.  

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