NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY
National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch.
For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be having a rough day or two. On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, we have an opportunity to turn the grouches frown upside down!
A grouch can be called by a number of names, some of which won’t be described here. However, a few that might come in handy are curmudgeon, crank, grump, sourpuss, bellyacher, grouse, crosspatch, malcontent, crab, and grumbler. If you manage to turn their mood around they might become known as the neighborhood idealist.
The grouch that you know might be a friend, relative, co-worker, boss, neighbor or someone who lives in your house. The favor you do on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day can be simple or elaborate. Either way, doing them a favor is going to feel right for you!!
A grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person, a grumbler. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Maybe February 16th would be a fun day to watch the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Let’s make it a better day for your favorite grouch!
HOW TO OBSERVE DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY
- Find out their favorite baked good and surprise your favorite grouch with it.
- Listen to their grumblings and grumble along with them, just for the day. You might find out some of the reasons why they’re such a grump.
- Just visit with them.
- Offer to help with a difficult project.
- Do something to make a grouch’s day better and Use #DoAGrouchAFavorDay to post on social media.
DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar, while using the sweetest of honey, has yet to find the origins of this fun holiday. No grouches have been harmed in our search and few may have been cheered in the process.
Q. I’m not a grouch. Can I celebrate this day?
A. Yes! Please do. Give a shout-out to your favorite grouch or try one of the suggestions above.
Q. Are grouches always grouchy?
A. No. Even the grouchiest grouch has their non-grouchy moments. Pay attention. You might discover what brings a smile to their faces.
Q. Is there a positive word for “grouch”?
A. Not really. Grouch embodies a negative connotation. However, if you pair grouch-like words with a positive word, it can soften the descriptions of the grouch in question. For example:
- Sweetest sourpuss
- Friendly fusser
- Capable curmudgeon
- Gentle grouser
- Quaint quibbler
- Pleasant party pooper