Life Goes On
Today, April 15 is tax day in the United States, except it isn't this year, as filing deadlines have been postponed until July 15.
So, without taxes to occupy our minds today, we can also probably dispense with another observance, "That Sucks Day." April 15, however, was the day Abraham Lincoln died (1865) and the day the Titanic sunk, so...I guess it still sort of sucks.
But focusing on the negative is of no use these days, and so it might be better to think of today as "Banana Day." How many different ways have you eaten bananas? I'm thinking...plain, banana split, banana bread, fried banana, banana fruit dip...
It is also "American Sign Language Day." The first American sign language began in 1815 at a school for the deaf. It utilized both Native American sign language and French sign language. Today, my 19 month old granddaughter also can sign a number of words.
Today is also Micro-volunteering Day. Don't have time to do something major...or don't have permission to leave the house to do some volunteering...today is your chance! Micr0-volunteering is doing something small and simple for someone...perhaps a note, a quick email or phone call, or something easy and simply to bring someone else some joy.
And finally, April 15 is "Take a Wild Guess Day," perhaps inspired by the number of people who fill out their taxes by simply taking a wild guess. Don't do your taxes that way, but take a wild guess on some other stuff today, write down your guesses, and see how many of them come true. Take a wild guess about the weather, or the reopening of church, or sports, or someone's love life...anything but your taxes!