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March Madness and/or Merriment
Pick one or all.
If months had personalities, I’d say March has a strong, mischievous streak.
Emerging from the grey, cold days of winter, March seems to burst at the seams with exuberance and delight. Song birds flit about. The daffodils fade while azaleas show up in all their glory. The sun shines brighter in spite of the occasional lingering cold nights.
March also brings college basketball and the NCAA Sweet Sixteen to our house. Basketball isn’t the only excitement going on in March.
You can find merriment every day of the month.
Life is too short not to indulge in bouts of merriment. This week, I discovered the National Day Calendar where you can find something to celebrate 365 days of the year.
March National Days
Basketball isn’t your thing? What about National Banana Cream Pie Day on March 2?
Don’t tell my husband I missed that day to celebrate!
Today is National Grammar Day and Sons Day. I love both!
Cookie lovers have their day with milk on March 6, Oreo Cookie Day.
March 8 is International Women’s Day raising awareness of discrimination of women and other biases, stereotypes, and inequities.
I know someone who trains daily for National Napping Day on March 13. William Anthony, Ph.D. and his wife, Camille Anthony, initiated this day in 1999 to raise awareness of the benefits of sleep.
If you were a fan of Sheldon et al. on “Big Bang,” you might recall the episodes celebrating Pi Day on March 14 or Big Bang Day celebrating the cosmos on March 21.
A strictly American-Irish celebration of St. Patrick brings out the blarney. If you haven’t cracked a smile by March 20, then Act Happy Day may push you into the groove.
You can also celebrate Walk in the Sand on March 25 or World Piano Day on March 29. I’m not sure I’m willing to join the festivities for Weed Appreciation Day on March 28 followed the next day by Folding Laundry Day.
I have only scratched the surface of your merriment opportunities. If these fail to tickle your fancy, mark March 26 on your calendar for Mark Up Your Own Holiday.
Grab your coloring book or art paper and end the month with National Crayon Day.
Enjoy the merriment and report back on your mad and mischievous March.
I love photographing flowers. In this post I explain my passion for geraniums and why everyone should love a red one.
Pick a national day and have some fun.
Daylight savings time returns to the USA next weekend. Here are some timely songs to ease your transition: “Clocks” by Coldplay, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Blinded By The Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
“A light exists in Spring
Not present in the year
at any other period
When March is scarcely here.”
― Emily Dickinson
Find a little wonder this week. I walked out my door this morning and stopped in awe as I saw the Japanese Maple welcoming spring.
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