The other day my colleague Dan Hoffman and I were looking up random holidays.
We were stunned to find out that there was a holiday on pretty much every day of the year, from National Wear Your Pearls Day (December 15) to National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (August 8).
That got me thinking. What if every day was celebrated like a holiday? Would it make even ordinary, dreary days more wondrous?
I decided to find out. “I’m going to celebrate a holiday a day,” I told Dan.
And for a whole work week that’s exactly what I did. I brought donuts to the office on National Cream-Filled Donut Day. I learned how to make paper flowers on National Online Learning Day. I even channeled my inner Captain Hook on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
My days didn’t suddenly become stress-free or filled with fireworks. But ordinary work days certainly felt more extraordinary, especially when my colleagues got in on the fun (there’s just something lovely about witnessing your co-workers talking like pirates!).
So often life passes by in a blur. But my little experiment proved to me that there’s something wonderful to celebrate each and every day of the year.
Here are some upcoming holidays for the month of October–which ones are you most excited to celebrate?
October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day
October 2: National Name Your Car Day
October 5: National Do Something Nice Day
October 9: Clergy Appreciation Day
October 10: National Handbag Day
October 12: National Stop Bullying Day
October 15: National I Love Lucy Day
October 23: National Mother-in-Law Day
October 29: National Cat Day
October 30: National Candy Corn Day