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January 10, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Houseplant Appreciation Day - This is a day to find a new appreciation for your houseplants. Now that most of us have put away our holiday decorations, you might be thinking that your house looks a little drab. But don’t forget your beautiful houseplants! Give them a little water, spray the dust off their leaves, talk to them a little bit and they will make your house shine again.

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – Well, I know that not everyone likes chocolate. But I think those people are in the minority and I just have to feel sorry for them.

Peculiar People Day – I'm sure that someone knows how this day came about, but I couldn't find them. It's just plain peculiar. Kind of like some people I know. If you are one of them, this is your day. Awww...who are we kidding? We are all peculiar in some form or other.

Save The Eagles Day - Back in the late 20th century, the bald eagles were very close to extinction, but as of 2007, they have been removed from the Endangered list because of the hard work of a lot of people who refused to give up on them. The eagle is a symbol of power, courage, and freedom. It is the emblem of the United States, and is on the coat of arms for Germany and Egypt.  

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day – Today is the day to spend some time figuring out how to save some money on energy. And when you figure it out, please share your secrets for the rest of us. The stores that sell appliances tout the energy star appliances but I don't think that any of us are going to go out and spend thousands of dollars on all new appliances at one time. You can also change your light bulbs to the energy efficient ones. Any other ideas?

League Of Nations Day – On this day in 1920 the League of Nations came into being. I didn't know there was a League of Nations. Is it anything like the Justice League?

National No Pants Day - This day was originally celebrated on January 10, 1986. Some choose to celebrate in May because it’s a little bit warmer. Apparently this day came about because of a man who simply forgot his pants and went to work without them. Of course, he noticed after he got on the subway and it was too late to go back home, so he bluffed his way through the day. The idea caught on and the next year, he had a multitude of people who followed his example.

National Poetry at Work Day – This is a day to bring poetry to work or find poetry that is already there. I would not recommend taking time to compose poetry while you are at work unless that is already your job, because I don't want you to get fired. But it would probably be acceptable to bring your favorite poem and post it somewhere where it can be enjoyed, or recite it to your co-workers in the break room. I’m sure they will be very supportive. This day is celebrated on the second Tuesday in January.

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