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AUGUST 30, 2018 | NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS DAY

When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently.  On August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms.

On National Grief Awareness Day take stock of those in your life who have been effected by a form of loss.  The death of a loved one, close friend or enduring an extreme change in their lifestyle can trigger grief.  When we lose the stability of shelter, a job or a routine we have known for years, we suffer a type of loss that requires closure. Some adjust to these changes easily, and others take time to become familiar with new routines.

Offer to listen to a friend or ask them to join you for a coffee or tea.  Send a message letting them know they are never far from your mind and set a date for another visit.  If you find you are suffering from grief, know that it’s natural. You’re not alone, and it’s okay to ask for help if you feel your grief is overwhelming.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit www.change.org to find out more, sign the petition, and use #GriefAwarenessDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Angie Cartwright founded National Grief Awareness Day in 2014. Familiar with loss, Cartwright too became lost in grief. She has become dedicated to bringing support to those who have suffered like her and enlightening others to the realities of bereavement.

NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

On August 30 be sure to stock up on one of America’s favorite fire roasted treats.  It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
 
Get your friends together, gather up some firewood, a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallow and you have the makings of a great night ahead of you.  Toasted marshmallows are a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire.  One of the popular ways to enjoy a delicious warm, gooey toasted marshmallow is with chocolate and graham crackers in a S’more.
 
Upon personal preference, marshmallows are heated to various degrees from gently toasted to a charred outer layer. The charred outer layer is achieved by igniting the marshmallow.
Marshmallows now come in a variety of flavors as well as sizes for maximum toasting opportunities. 
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your best marshmallow toasting techniques and use #ToastedMarshmallowDay to post on social media.
 
HISTORY
 
National Toasted Marshmallow Day is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.

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