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March 3, 2017

Today we celebrate:

33 Flavors Day - I couldn’t find out much about this day but I believe it has a connection to Baskin-Robbins and their beginnings way back in 1945. Perhaps this is their anniversary. But my understanding is that they have 31 flavors of ice cream, not 33. Perhaps someone could educate me on this matter?

National Doodle Day - This is a day created by Epilepsy Action to raise awareness and hopefully some money for Epilepsy research. It’s a United Kingdom day that is celebrated on the first Friday in March, and also in September. I have also seen reference to it being celebrated on other days in the year so perhaps it will crop up whenever someone sees fit to organize another day.

What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day - I don’t know who created this day, but the idea is to take time today to contemplate what your life would be like if your cat and/or dog had opposable thumbs. You probably think they get into things they shouldn’t now….just imagine...nothing in your house would be safe unless it was locked in a safe.

National I Want You To Be Happy Day – Today is all about being unselfish and doing whatever will make someone else happy, as long as it is legal. Extreme example: You cannot kill someone just because it would make someone else happy, so don't even think about it.

National Cold Cuts Day – What would our sandwiches be without cold cuts in them? There is such an amazing variety of cold cuts out there to experience and yet, I only ever buy ham and turkey because that is all my children want to eat.

Peach Blossom Day – Peach blossoms are found on peach trees which were first cultivated in China a very long time ago. A beautiful and delicate looking flower, I'm wondering if they smell like peaches.

National Anthem Day – The United States adopted The Star-Spangled Banner as its National Anthem on this day in 1931. A good choice, if you ask me, although they didn't, probably only because I wasn’t born yet. It was written during the War of 1812 by Francis Scott Key who was being detained on a British ship during the attack on Fort Henry.

National Mulled Wine Day – This is a beverage that is made by mixing red wine with mulling spices and raisins. It is usually served warm and the alcohol content is optional. Definitely a drink that will warm you up on this cold winter night.

Dress In Blue Day – Celebrated on the first Friday in March, this is a day to wear the color blue in order to raise awareness of colon cancer. It is difficult to detect colon cancer without an exam because the early symptoms can be easily dismissed since they could be related to something minor that happens periodically, such as diarrhea. So make sure you talk with your doctor about when and how often you should have your colon checked.

National Day of Unplugging – Celebrated on the first Friday in March, this is a day to turn off your cell phone, computer, iwhatever, gaming device and any other electronic device you may have. It begins at sunset today and ends at sunset tomorrow. So get outside, enjoy some sunshine if you can find some, enjoy some peace and spend some quality time with your family and friends. It’s supposed to be almost 31 degrees Fahrenheit where I live today and on Saturday we should get a high temperature of 42 degrees which is positively hot compared to what we have been living with so it’s a great day to get outside, you won’t even have to bundle up much.

National Salesperson Day - Celebrated on the first Friday in March, this day was created in March of 2000 by Maura Schreier-Fleming, president of Best@Selling. On December 5th, we celebrated Salesperson Day, which celebrated the salespeople themselves. Today is a National day that celebrates the salespeople AND the hard work that they do every day. You see the difference? Yeah, I don’t really either, but that’s ok. Salespeople put up with a lot of abuse from people who are tired of standing on line, unhappy about prices, annoyed by the other customers, and frustrated by products that either don’t do what they are supposed to do or that they can’t make do what the customers think they are supposed to do. So they deserve two days.

Employee Appreciation Day – Another holiday celebrated on the first Friday in March, this day was begun in 1995 by Workman Publishing in order to focus positive, appreciative attention on all employees in every industry.

World Day Of Prayer – Yet another first Friday of March celebration, this day is a day to bring together Christian women of all different races, traditions and cultures. The goal is to become closer in fellowship and actions. This year the host country is the Philippines with a theme of “Am I Being Unfair to You?”

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