February is the month of new beginnings!According to the Romans January is the month of reflection on your past year. February is the month of new beginnings! We have been doing it all wrong, this makes so much sense! Have you reflected on 2020? Take some time, grab a cup of whatever and reflect back. Make a list of all that you learned, all that you did and list all the positive things that came out of this strange and challenging year. Then clear your mind of it all! And start a new beginning in February 2021!!
Meaningful relationshipsWe have learned to build relationships differently these days. Mostly through online video chats, the phone and social media platforms. I have met people from all over the world!! It has been awesome! Meaningful relationships have never been more important and it starts with our significant others and our kids. It's challenging, especially when you have been married for 42 years! Being together almost 24/7 for months on end can be difficult at times. It's important to me that I keep my circle of peers and constantly build on our relationships. We need each other to thrive, share ideas, share successes, fears and ideas that maybe didn't work. Find creative ways to show your appreciation and gratitude towards someone every week! Even if it's a note in the mail or a text message. Drop off a cup of coffee or cupcake to their house. Little gestures mean a lot! Could you imagine if we all did this how much happier our world would be!!!!!
Fun Celebrations in February, WHO NEW????
February 1: National Freedom Day, National Dark Chocolate Day, National Serpent Day, National Baked Alaska Day, National Get Up Day
February 2: Groundhog Day, National Hedgehog Day, National Tater Tot Day, National Ukulele Day
February 3: Four Chaplains Day, National Missing Persons Day, National Carrot Cake Day, National Golden Retriever Day
February 4: USO Day, World Cancer Day, National Homemade Soup Day
February 5: National Weatherperson's Day, World Nutella Day
February 6: National Lame Duck Day, Pay a Compliment Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day, Rose Day, National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, National Bubble Gum Day* (first Friday), National Wear Red Day* (first Friday), Give Kids a Smile Day* (first Friday)
February 8: Take Your Child to the Library Day* (first Saturday), National Kite Flying Day, Opera Day, Read in the Bathtub Day
February 9: National Pizza Day, World Marriage Day* (second Sunday)
February 10: National Umbrella Day, Teddy Day, National Clean Out Your Computer Day* (second Monday)
February 11: National Inventors' Day, National Make a Friend Day, National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Make a Friend Day, Get Out Your Guitar Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, International Darwin Day
February 13: World Radio Day, Galentine's Day, National Tortellini Day
February 14: Valentine's Day, National Organ Donor Day
February 15: National Gumdrop Day, Susan B. Anthony Day, National Bagel Day, Singles Awareness Day
February 16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day, National Almond Day
February 17: Presidents' Day* (third Monday)
February 18: National Battery Day, National Drink Wine Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20: National Love Your Pet Day, National Muffin Day
February 21: International Mother Language Day, National Sticky Bun Day, National Caregivers Day* (third Friday)
February 22: George Washington's Birthday, Be Humble Day, World Thinking Day, National Margarita Day
February 23: National Banana Bread Day
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day, Let's All Eat Right Day, National Clam Chowder Day, National Pancake Day, World Spay Day* (last Tuesday)
February 26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day, National Pistachio Day
February 27: No Brainer Day, International Polar Bear Day, National Chili Day, Digital Learning Day* (last Thursday)
February 28: National Public Sleeping Day, National Chocolate Soufflé Day, National Science Day
February 29: Leap Day (every four years), World Rare Disease Day* (either 28 or 29 depending on year)
PS: Leap year is my daughter Kristi's birthday!!