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September 11, 2016

Today we celebrate:

National Hug Your Hound Day – Celebrated on the second Sunday of September, this is a day to increase awareness of the use of urban spaces to create nature, human and dog friendly environments. In other words, big cities need places for humans and dogs to commune with nature.

National Pet Memorial Day - People love their pets as much as they love the rest of their family. So it’s no surprise that when a beloved pet dies, you go through the same grieving process. Today is a day to remember the pets you have had.

“I Want To Start My Own Business Day” Day - This is a day for the entrepreneur within all of us. While not everyone is suited for running their own business, if you want to give it a try to see if you are one of those who could be successful at it, this is the day. Be your own boss, make your own rules.

National Hot Cross Bun Day – These delicious buns were usually eaten only on Good Friday but these days you can have them any time of year.

Make Your Bed Day – This is a great day! I really, really like this one. I think I'll print out this day and post it on my children's bedroom doors. It’s pretty self explanatory and parents all over the world should jump on it and make it an official celebration in their households.

No News Is Good News Day – This is my mantra whenever my children are away from me and I start to worry about them for no reason whatsoever. I remind myself that if something goes wrong, I'll get a phone call or something. You should remind yourself of that today as well.

Sustainable House Day - This is an Australian day designed to promote environmentally friendly homes. The idea is to help give inspiration to those who want to make their homes and lives more progressive and help the encourage sustainable living. You can register here and go visit a Sustainable House near you….as long as you are near Australia. Perhaps someone in the United States could do something similar here. I would love to see what some of my neighbors are doing with their homes to help the environment, maybe there’s something that I can incorporate into my house.

Libraries Remember Day – On this day, Libraries commemorate the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The Bensenville Community Public Library in Illinois remembers by staying open for the entire 24 hours of this day. Check with your local library to see if they have any special commemoration events going on.

National Day of Service and Remembrance (Patriot Day) – This is a day to remember and honor those who died on this day in 2001 by doing whatever you can to help others in need. It isn't hard to find community service projects that need your help. Seek them out and keep those who were lost in mind while you do. It was created in 2011 by Presidential Proclamation.

National Emergency Responders Day - This is a day to celebrate the ones we depend on in an emergency. They are the ones who run toward trouble while the rest of us are running away. They help us when we need it and risk their lives to save ours.

Women’s Baseball Day - On this day in 1875, the first public women’s baseball game was played in Springfield, Illinois. The fans were charged an entrance fee and the women were paid to play. So it was seriously legit for that time.  The teams were named the Blondes and the Brunettes. Really? Yes, really. Well, remember that this was in 1875 and women still wore dresses that covered every inch of their bodies and still really couldn’t do much of anything without permission from their husbands or fathers.

National Grandparent's DayCelebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, this is a day to celebrate Grandparents. It was begun in 1970 by Marian McQuade who lobbied politicians to create a day which would encourage families to spend time with their older relatives. She finally was able to get it through to President Jimmy Carter in 1978 and he signed it into law.

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