THERE’S A LOT TO CELEBRATE THIS WEEK: A NEW PRESIDENT TODAY, NATIONAL HUGGING DAY TOMORROW, AND NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY ON FRIDAY
Even with so much evil still going on in the world right now, (mainly the coronavirus and the equally-deadly MAGA lunatics,) it’s nice to take a breath and get three happy, (knock on wood,) days in a row this week.
First up is the Inauguration of Joe Biden as our new President. And not a second too soon. Orange Hitler has grown increasingly deranged; his last few months reminded me of The Madness of King George. Only worse. Much, much worse. (You know it’s bad when even Mitch McConnell has said that Trump “provoked” the January 6th riot at the Capitol!)
Now this country will at least have a chance of getting back to normal; of having our good global reputation restored and stop being the laughing stock of the world. And, most importantly, of course, we’ll finally have a President who cares about keeping our citizens alive! And will work to do so!!
Even though all the talk show hosts and Facebook-ers will have tons less, politically, to comment about now, I can’t wait to stop being upset and incredulous (at Orange Hitler’s complete stupidity) on a daily basis. So, yay! (Now let’s pray that all Americans will behave themselves today especially, as well as going forward.)
Then tomorrow, Thursday, will be National Hugging Day. I know that it’s achingly sad that many of us can’t celebrate it in a big way this year, but I beg you all to please refrain, unless it’s to hug members of your own household with whom you’ve been isolating for the past ten months! If you’re not alone in your abode, (and pets do count as companions, naturally,) then, by all means—hug away! And often. And if you are by yourself, this is where stuffed animals come in! I mean it. (Here’s my take on that entire subject: itsnotaboutme.tv/news/healthkarens-tips-the-health-and-soul-boosts-of-stuffed-animals.)
Hugging is actually great for your immune system. (Consensual hugs only, of course.) When the pandemic is finally over, I suspect that many of us will not be able to stop hugging each other at all times. So we may wind-up being healthier than before the virus took hold of the world! Wouldn’t that be lovely?
And we end the work week with National Celebration of Life Day on Friday. I really don’t know exactly how to celebrate this one, other than to maybe sit and reflect on how lucky all of us are to be alive right now. Never has life been more appreciated by so many than it has this year. We’ve all seen the fragility of life way too often and way too up-close in the past twelve months or so.
Maybe you can celebrate it by doing some of the things you really love to do, but rarely make time for, (while in your homes, of course.) You can sing loudly, dance wildly, eat your favorite otherwise-a-no-no foods, binge-watch TV shows, (both old and new–I’ll be watching all my old Perry Masons—again!,) stay in bed all day, go for a walk in your ‘hoods, (masked-up and socially-distanced,) yak it up on the phone to your heart’s content, or just maybe–(which I would do if I still had mine)–play the Game of Life!
But most of all, as the title of the day states, I think we should spend Celebration of Life Day with a celebration of life—each of our own! My mind is often on the day-to-day struggles, but every now and then, something hits me that is or was amazing about my, or Mr. X’s, life, and I just say, “Wow!” Those are the things I’ll make sure to spend time contemplating on Friday.
So overall, it looks like we have a lot to celebrate this week. Now let’s keep the good times going for the rest of 2021. It’s about time things are looking-up for the world!
And Happy All of It!