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June 8, 2017

Today we celebrate:

World Brain Tumor Day - Begun in 2000 by the German Brain Tumor Association, this is a day to spread awareness of this devastating disease. Brain Tumors are abnormal cells that begin growing in the brain. Some tumors are benign and are located in areas of the brain where they can be fairly easily removed. There is nothing really easy about anything that involves surgery near or in the brain, but there are some that are easier than others. But even benign tumors can be life threatening if they are growing in areas of the brain that control our vital functions like the ability to breathe. Malignant tumors are a totally different kettle of fish. They are much more serious than benign tumors because they can grow very quickly, spread to other parts of the body and extend and invade healthy cells in the brain.

Best Friends Day – If you have a best friend, this is the day to celebrate that very special person. Spend some time with the one who has your back no matter what.

National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Approximately 240,000 people in the Caribbean are infected with HIV/AIDS. This day was created in order to provide Caribbean-Americans with HIV/AIDS education, the resources to combat the disease and the opportunity to get important, life lengthening treatments.

Upsy Daisy Day – This day is to be celebrated by the three G's. Getting up out of bed this morning gloriously, gratefully and gleefully. You're supposed to do this every morning, but since I know there are a number of you out there who are not morning people, and I don't want you to hurt yourselves, you really only have to do it this morning. I won't rat you out to the glorious morning police, although I can't promise you that your housemates will be that considerate.

Jelly Filled Doughnut Day - Doughnuts are delicious. Let’s just agree on that to start with. Filling a doughnut with jelly ramps the deliciousness up a notch or two. Enjoy one today, but perhaps you should only have one even if you want more. They are not very healthy after all.

World Oceans Day – This is a day dedicated to protecting the oceans of the world. This day is promoted by The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network and has been celebrated since 2002. Their theme this year is, “Our Oceans, Our Future.” There are many activities planned for this day all over the world. See this web site to find one near you.

Name Your Poison Day – There is nothing but speculation out there regarding the origins or meaning of this day. The meaning I prefer to utilize is the idea that this day is about making a choice between the lesser of two evils. Approach any choice you need to make today with this in mind. Pick the thing that is less likely to be bad for you. Bartenders have used this phrase for years to ask what type of alcohol a customer would like to drink.  

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