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August 26, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Make Your Own Luck Day - This is a day to take your fate into your own hands. Don’t trust to chance or just expect good things to happen to you. Make your own luck by seeking out new experiences and being open to new opportunities.

Musical Yoga Day - On this day in 1967, the Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who was instrumental in spreading Yoga throughout the Western world. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are encouraged to practice yoga while listening to rock music today. That is not generally the kind of music you think of when you think of yoga, but give it a try. You just might like it.

National Toilet Paper Day - While there is evidence that some form of toilet paper has been used for more than a thousand years in some countries, the TP that we have come to know and love was likely created by Joseph Gayetty in 1857. It has evolved over the years because humans can’t resist taking a perfectly good item and changing every nuance to make it better so we can call it “New and Improved” and sell it for more money. But the basic principle is unchanged and the importance it has in our lives is really pretty impossible to measure. I don’t know about you but I have no desire to go out in the yard and gather leaves or rocks to use as a replacement. So make sure you use your TP today. And then wash your hands.

National Cherry Popsicle Day – Not any old popsicles mind you. Just the cherry ones. No other flavor will suffice for this particular day. Since children can be rather particular about which flavor they will or will not eat, I suggest you remove all other flavors from the box before you show it to the kids.

National Dog DayEstablished in 2004 by Colleen Paige, this is a day to recognize the fact that incredible numbers of dogs need to be rescued either from a bad living environment or from being on the streets trying to scrounge for food. Beyond that, there are all of the working dogs that make people's lives easier or safer as well as the ones who simply make us feel better. Today is also known as International Dog Day, World Dog Day and National Dog Appreciation Day and truly is simply a day to love dogs.

Women's Equality Day – On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed and women were granted the right to vote. In 1971, Bella Abzug introduced legislation to Congress for Women's Equality Day. Since then, every year each president has proclaimed this celebration day. It is a day to recognize that women have been treated as second class citizens in the past but with the passage of the 19th Amendment, that began to change as we work toward the goal of complete equality.

International Bat Night – Created by an organization called EUROBATS, this is a two day event that usually takes place on the last weekend in August and is celebrated by more than 30 countries with bat walks, presentations, exhibitions and generally a lot of love for bats.

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