Heaven High and Happy Thursday!
Two days from now, most Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July, our independence day. This is a time when we can forgo all of our inhibitions about being patriotic. We can don our star and stripes in tacky shorts and tank tops. However, what about the other days in July?
For example, did you know that today is World UFO Day? Yep, since 2001, July 2nd has been the day of all things unidentified that flies through the air. Do you believe in aliens?
As if you need more reasons to celebrate this summer, here are five more obscure holidays to celebrate in July.
#1) Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
“What?” Yes, on July 4th, when most people are out blowing up fireworks, a handful of people will be out frying an egg on the sidewalk because of the heat. How do you like your eggs? Sunny-side up on asphalt?
#2) International Kissing Day
Pucker up on July 6th because this day is reserved in celebration of the pleasure of a sweet kiss. It’s as pure and simple as that. So go up to your loved ones and give him or her a nice big smooch!
#3) Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day. So spend some time with your daughter, niece, or cousins and have a picnic with them and their favorite stuffed bear. Every day is a good day for a picnic and July 10th is no exception.
#4) Slurpee Day
7/11 is known for it’s slurpees so it’s not surprise that 7/11 is Slurpee Day. Head over to your local 7/11 for a free Slurpee to cool yourself off on a hot July day. Of course, you might need to get there a little early to avoid the line.
#5) National Talk In An Elevator Day
The last Friday in July is reserved for National Talk In An Elevator Day. Why? Taking the elevator can be one of the most awkward times in your work day. Being cramped in a small space with a bunch of other people who may or may not need to tone down on the cologne or perfume – or maybe put on some deodorant.
Instead of standing around trying to avoid eye contact, why not try and strike up a conversation today. Talk about something that you heard on the news, the latest projects in your building, or the birthday party that everyone is throwing for Fred in Accounting.
It may seem silly to celebrate some of these obscure and, ahem, unique “holidays”. However, it is scientifically proven that people who are optimists and who smile more live longer and more fulfilling lives. So go out! Live a little! Fry an egg on a sidewalk! What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger – and might be a little gritty too…
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Well, until next time! B BOP!