NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY
Observed each year on April 8th, National All Is Ours Day takes us along three views of appreciation. Celebrate each of the approaches to the day or pick the one that best suits you.
The first approach to the day can be looked at as a time to reflect on all of the beauty of nature and all the wonderful things in life. Rarely do we have the time to explore all that nature offers us. Something as simple as the variety of birds that inhabit a local park or backyard can surprise us. Venturing further out, we can discover our National Parks or trail system. Whether we look up to the skies or closer at the new spring blooms, taking in our surroundings is a spectacular gift to enjoy.
The second way to celebrate the day is by appreciating everything we have. Even when we don’t have much, what we do have is a blessing. This approach encourages counting those blessings and avoiding thinking about the things we do not have.
A third way to view the day is by sharing all that we have. Regardless of what we have, sharing it seems to make tough times easier when we all work together. The greatest times and the greatest things in life are those that are shared.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY
- Explore the world around you and find something to appreciate in the world beyond your front door.
- Express thankfulness for what you have. It may be the people in your life, your health, or another blessing you cherish.
- Share your bounty with others.
- Focus on positive thoughts and actions.
- Use #NationalAllIsOursDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this day dedicated to appreciation.
All Is Ours FAQ
Q. What are some ways to express gratitude to someone?
A. A simple thank you is often sufficient. However, sometimes we’re compelled to express our gratitude in other ways. Some ideas include:
- Write a heartfelt thank you card.
- Make a homemade treat.
- Sing the person’s praises to others.
Q. What are some things to appreciate about nature?
A. Whether you’re an outdoor person or not, there is much to be appreciated about nature.
- Fresh air
- Clean water
- Majestic landscapes
- Changing seasons
- Colorful vistas
- Rich soil
- Bountiful crops
- Bird song
Q. Can anyone celebrate All Is Ours Day?
A. Yes. Even in our darkest moments, there is something to be thankful for. We only need to look for it to find it.