Two roads diverged in a wood and I ~ Robert Frost (American – Poet / March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
– I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
Holidays and Celebrations:
Happy Birthday Robert Frost (RIP). One of the most quoted and familiar American poets. The reason we dare to be different and take the path less travelled.
Today is also Purple Day, or International Epilepsy Day. A day we stop to recognize the challenges that people with Epilepsy maneuver on a daily basis, never knowing when the next crisis or seizure will occur. Courageously exploring the future. Medications and treatments have come a long way, but the side effects carry their own problems and hazards. My oldest grandson is struggling with excess weight, but his wonderful, cheerful personality shines through as he grows and explores the world.
So just like Popeye, eat your spinach and celebrate National Spinach Day. Popeye was an ordinary guy just trying to do his best, pushed to the limits he eats spinach and fights back. Winning back the peace and happiness he wanted to enjoy in the first place.
If that isn’t enough for you to celebrate today why not celebrate National Make Up Your Own Holiday. My personal favorite made up Holiday is April 7th, International Window Washing Day. But I might end up celebrating early this year if the weather continues to be so amazing.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, ~ John Ruskin (English – Writer / February 8, 1819 – January 20, 1900)
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
Holidays and Celebrations:
The Second Day of Valentines week is celebrated as Propose Day in India. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to propose to your loved one this is it. ❤
Monday the day after the American Super Bowl has been labeled National Football Hangover Day. What surprises me is that this label was only officially celebrated since 2019. I’m certain many workplaces have seen it for much longer.
Be certain to celebrate Laugh and get Rich Day. Laughing has many health benefits. Not to mention that everyone likes working with happy people and laughing is contagious. We really need to celebrate Laughing today as we’ve been under lockdown for too long. So share a good joke, have a good laugh and get ready to see people in person again.
The day after Super Bowl Sunday and the second day of Valentine’s Week is also the week that we pause to remember International Epilepsy Day. Epilepsy effects people in different ways. The major seizure (or what used to be called Grand Mal) that everybody knows is a direct cause of epilepsy. How this type of seizure is treated has thankfully changed. Make the person comfortable keep them away from objects that could harm them (heaters, fires…..) and just wait. Talking calmly to them when they regain control on their thoughts and movements. The other type of seizure is often unseen or hidden. A moment when a person looses consciousness but may actually continue moving or appear to be deep in thought, as my grandson used to call them glitches. Only to return slightly disoriented or perhaps loosing control of their bladder (more embarrassing than the actual seizure). Luckily medications and treatments often can significantly improve the quality of life and lessen the occurrence of seizures. Sometimes surgery eliminates the seizures in some severe cases. Just remember that the person has epilepsy and isn’t defined by it.