by Vickie McDonough
People love to celebrate. If you look at a “National Day” calendar, you’ll find something to celebrate on almost any day. August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day. Mmm . . . that brings back memories. When I was young, my dad would take my sister and me to the Dairy Queen where we’d get root beer freezes—a float that’s mixed up.
Today is also National Fresh Breath Day. This seems a bit odd to me, since we’re breathing all the time anyway. I had to look this one up and discovered it was created to appreciate oral hygiene. It’s a day dedicated to fighting bad breath. I guess National Halitosis Day didn’t sound fresh enough.
Oddly, this is also National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Hmm . . . do we really need a day for that? Take the opportunity to wiggle your toes in the grass, or dangle them in some water.
Lastly, today is National Night Out Day. I thought this meant it was a date night, but no, it’s more important. It focuses on community police programs and neighborhood awareness in the United States. Promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer.
Today is all about celebrating and enjoying life. Ecclesiastics 11:9 says, “You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.” Those of us who are older can still enjoy life too.
So let’s all take a root beer float to a local policeman, then go sit in the shade and drink our own floats while wiggling our toes. Afterwards, be sure to brush your teeth so you have fresh breath.
Vickie McDonough is the best-selling author of 50 Christian fiction books and novellas. Her stories are sweet romance stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie’s books have won numerous awards, including the Booksellers Best and the Inspirational Choice awards. Find her online at www.VickieMcDonough.com