STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY
On November 30th, Stay Home Because You’re Well Day gives us an excuse to stay in for the day. We all need a break, and it is nice to take it when we are healthy and can enjoy it. That said, if everyone in the working world took the same day to stay home because we were well, chaos would ensue.
We all need time alone. It is essential to disconnect from our daily routines. Sometimes a checklist of things we need to do calls to us. Others have no idea what we’d do left to our own devices.
Being home when we are healthy can come with a sense of accomplishment, too. We can tackle tasks we’ve been wanting to complete for a while. It can also be an opportunity for some much-needed relaxation. Everyone sees a healthy day off differently. Use it as you see fit.
HOW TO OBSERVE #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day has no agenda other than to spend a healthful day at home. But the opportunities remain endless! What you do with it is up to you.
Try these suggestions:
- Catch up on some reading.
- Take a walk.
- Get started on your Christmas cards.
- Follow a toddler around all day. You do feel well, remember?
- Take a friend to lunch.
- Get your calendar up to date.
- Try a new recipe and make extra to share with someone who wasn’t feeling well today.
- Take a nap
- Plan your next vacation.
- Make a list of all your single friends and match them up as potential mates.
- Organize all those photos on your phone.
- Work on an art project.
- Clean out your closet and donate.
Stay home and use #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay to post on social media.
STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY HISTORY
Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays created Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
November 30th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 22,186 to John L. Mason for improvements in screwneck bottles. His invention became the most popular glass jar used for food perseveration and his name became synonymous with canning.
Inventor Alexander P. Ashbourne was granted U.S. patent No. 170,460 for a biscuit cutter. His invention included molds of various shapes and allowed multiple biscuits to be cut out at once.
Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama is struck by a 9-pound meteorite that crashed through the roof of her living room. It’s the only known instance of a meteorite striking a person.
The English rock band Pink Floyd releases its 11th studio album, The Wall. The rock opera featured songs like “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Is There Anybody Out There,” and “Comfortably Numb.”
Michael Jackson released his sixth studio album, Thriller. Featuring hits like “Billie Jean,” “Beat it,” and the theatrical title song “Thriller,” the album soared to number 1 and remains Jackson’s best-selling album.
November 30th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Oliver Winchester – 1810
In 1866, Oliver Winchester founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Samuel Clemens – 1835
The American humorist, publisher and novelist is better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. He authored the classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Gordon Parks – 1912
The celebrated photographer is best known for writing and directing the film The Learning Tree. It was the first film for a major studio to be directed by an African American. In 1971, Parks directed the film Shaft based on the book by Ernest Tidyman.
Dick Clark – 1929
The iconic radio and television personality hosted American Bandstand for more than 30 years. In 1957, he launched Dick Clark Productions. For 40 years, he was a perennial staple on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. His final appearance was in 2012.