NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
Each year on October 5, people across the nation observe National Do Something Nice Day.
This observance is very similar to National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated on February 17.
It would be ideal if everyone lived their lives doing kind things on a daily basis and without thinking about it. We all get caught up in our fast-paced lifestyles. However, kindness should never be sacrificed to get ahead in the world. Kindness doesn’t require grand gestures. Though, when able, those are acceptable, too.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~Frank A. Clark
In a matter of seconds, we hold the power to change the course of a person’s day by being nice. The person’s day in question might even be our own. Some things that takes very little time at all and almost no effort include:
- Noticing someone’s signal in traffic and allowing them into your lane
- Picking up the neighbor’s newspaper on your daily walk and placing it within easy reach
- Opening a door for another person
- Giving your place in line to the person with only three items
- Tipping your service staff an extra dollar or two more than you usually would
- Give acompliment
- Encourage a student with an idea for a solution
- Read to a child
- Listen to someone who is lonely
HOW TO OBSERVE #DoSomethingNiceDay
Do something nice. The something can be anything from buying a cup of coffee for someone in line at the coffee shop to giving a compliment to the tired clerk. Maybe the day calls for sending flowers with a card that says “just because,” or asking the neighbors over for a barbecue in the backyard or mowing the lawn for someone. Use #DoSomethingNiceDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this helpful holiday.
NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY
On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats.
Similar to what is known as apple crisp, crumble or cobbler, the American variant known as the Betty or Brown Betty dates from colonial times. Most Apple Betty recipes call for cinnamon, sugar, and butter to make the crumbs that top sliced apples. Sometimes oats or flour are added, too.
As the temperatures begin dropping outside, apple Betty recipes warm the home and fill it with delicious fragrances. Apple Betty recipes allow a child’s hand to help prepare the dessert, making it a family event. The season is ideal for this treat, too. Tart apples just off the tree call out for autumn recipes like these.
Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AppleBettyDay
Enjoy these Apple Betty recipes:
Use #AppleBettyDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sweet autumn food holiday.
NATIONAL GET FUNKY DAY
Find your groove and Get Funky on October 5 for National Get Funky Day!
Turn up the energy, improve the mood, smile, laugh, dance and share the enthusiasm everywhere you go. This day encourages everyone to break out of their funk and get funky. When we add a little spice to our everyday routine, it keeps life interesting. Watch your interactions between customers, coworkers and loved ones improve. Funkiness is infectious! National Get Funky Day is a day to celebrate life, spread love, laughter, and light!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGetFunkyDay
Get funky by wearing the brightest clothes, dance to happy music, smile, laugh, let your hair down, high five and hug people. Have a party, help a neighbor, be positive and have fun! Whatever you do, step out of your normal and Get Funky! The goal is to generate as much positivity as possible, that the day will go down as the funkiest in History.
Use #NationalGetFunkyDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL GET FUNKY DAY HISTORY
Funkytown Fitness founded National Get Funky day to help people break free of their comfort zones and let loose for a fun and exciting day throughout the country. When people get Funky they get happy, they have fun, and the world becomes a more positive place. This day evolved from the incredible way the community happily came together to help complete strangers in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Get Funky Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.
NATIONAL RHODE ISLAND DAY
Wrapping up the original 13 colonies, National Rhode Island Day on October 5 recognizes the last colony to join the Union.
Persecuted for his beliefs in Massachusetts, Roger Williams established the Rhode Island colony in 1636 at Providence seeking religious and political freedom.
While the colony was the first to renounce British rule, Rhode Island was the only state absent from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Rhode Island delayed signing the Constitution, preferring the addition of a bill of rights. It wasn’t until the Constitution was ratified by nine previous states and the threat of taxation on her exports that Rhode Island finally ratified the document and became the 13th state.
Textile industry boomed in the mid-1800s after Samuel Slater founded the first textile mill in Pawtucket 1790. Rhode Island made producing cloth into a lucrative national and export business.
Lawn tennis has been a long-held pastime by Rhode Islanders and is clearly part of the fabric of their history. The National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1954 by Jimmy Van Alen at the Newport Casino. The location in Newport, Rhode Island held the first U.S. national championship for tennis in 1881.
Despite being the smallest state, the Ocean State jams over 400 miles of coastline in its 1212 square miles. With numerous public and private beaches, Rhode Island ocean views and adventure abound.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRhodeIslandDay
Join National Day Calendar as we recognize Rhode Island’s industry, beauty and history. Explore her shores and find out more about her people. There is much to see! Use #NationalRhodeIslandDay to share on social media.
Recipe of the Day
Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 – 4 dozen
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 – 1/3 cup peanut butter
1 – 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
Butter an 8-inch square pan and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.
Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow creme.
Pour into prepared pan.
Let set until firm.
Cut into squares.
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