nine things to celebrate in september

one. september third. skyscraper day. travel to the nearest metropolitan area (if it’s within a reasonable distance) and take a picture of the skyline. if the distance is too great, dig through your travel photos for a favorite skyline shot.

two. september sixth. read a book day. if you’re anything like me, you’ve got stacks of books you’ve been saying i’m going to read this… someday. someday’s here. pick one that’s been on your to read list for far too long. read some.

three. september eighth. pardon day. what unforgivable curses have been used on you and by whom? find the strength to forgive one person. be brave enough to confess the forgiveness.

four. september ninth. teddy bear day. donate a new teddy bear to a children’s hospital.

five. september twelfth. national video games day. what was one of your favorite video games to play in your childhood? find an arcade that has that game and play some.

six. september thirteenth. fortune cookie day. snag six fortune cookies. give five to your friends or family, and keep one for yourself. what’s it say?

seven. september seventeenth. national women’s friendship day. of your girl friends, which have you known the longest? what’s sustained that friendship? send a note letting her know how much you value her presence in your life.

eight. september twenty-first. world gratitude day. this one’s got two parts. ONE) on this day, make a concerted effort to say THANK YOU if someone pays you a compliment. women are so bad at shrugging off positive attention, like we don’t deserve it. like the other day when a friend commented how sweet i was, i contradicted the compliment. if someone says THANK YOU, instead of saying NO PROBLEM say YOU’RE WELCOME. TWO) as you go through your day, make a list of everything you see for which you are thankful. there’s a notes app on your phone. USE it. if you do it right, by the end of the day, it should be a rather long list. type it up. send it to me. i’ll be grateful for the mail.

nine. september twenty-eighth. national good neighbor day. check in with one of the folks who lives nearby, if not next door. take fifteen minutes out of your day to visit.

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