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Granted its not much, but its a start. I would hope that everyone can take time out to let their representatives know their thoughts on what we are hearing in the media about proposed changes to Medicare and alike. It only takes a minute or two to do so.
We are writing you to request you oppose any cuts to Medicare and Social Security that are being proposed by the Republican Congressional Leadership. These programs need to be strengthened to provide a decent standard of living for the working people of this country who have for too long been abused by the growing wage and wealth inequities that we have seen over these last 30+ years. Working people need to be respected for their contributions to this great nation and not have the rug pulled out from under them by a scheming health insurance industry and corporate CEOs.
Thank You Very Much for your support of working people.
World Aids Day There is a disease that reached out into the world and changed the way we thought about everything, from how we got our blood transfusions to our sexual practices. It was met with a campaign of fear and superstition that harmed both those who had it, and the families and friends of those who surrounded them. While HIV and AIDS are out in the world today, the horror stories that were told of how it works and how it was transmitted have largely been mitigated. World AIDS Day works to ensure that those who suffer from AIDS can live in a safer, more understanding world and help further research to eliminate it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-aids-day/
Stay Home Because You're Well Day Isnt it a shame to waste your day off feeling sick? When you finally get some time away from the monotony of the office, isnt it better to actually enjoy it? Of course it is! And thats the thinking behind Stay Home Because Youre Well Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stay-home-because-youre-well-day/
Electronic Greetings Day ou remember all of those sometimes cute, sometimes funny, and sometimes downright obnoxious electronic greeting cards that used to appear in your email inbox? Well, if you hadnt guessed it, theres actually a day devoted to electronic greetings. Fittingly, that day is known as Electronic Greetings Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/electronic-greetings-day/
Square Dancing Day exists to celebrate the square dance form of folk dancing, and is a great excuse to get out and Dosey Do. This fun, healthy and simple form of dance with a long history definitely deserves a holiday all of its own, and it has one! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/square-dancing-day/
Cyber Monday I have an email box full of offers from I believe everyone I have ever done online business with at this point. Happy Clicking (either to delete or to take advantage of a good deal)
International Aura Awareness Day For centuries it has been known that each person gives off an aura of his or her own. This aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person that changes in colour, size and shape relation to our mood. Auras can be compared the halos above the head of saints in various religions. It is thought that the greater the aura, the greater, stronger or more powerful the human being; however, everyone is though to have one, regardless of age or gender. A certain aura can also be the first indication that we are suffering from certain illnesses. Although some people find it easier to see auras than others, with special training and discipline, most people are eventually able to tune into their own aura and the auras of other people. Many people speak of happy pregnant women or people who have just fallen deeply in loveglowing, or an especially talented and passionate stage performer being simply radiantall of these situations are when we are able to somewhat see the aura the person we speak of is emitting, though we perhaps do not know the right way to explain what we see. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-aura-awareness-day/
Small Business Saturday. Small businesses often are overlooked by customers who are enticed by larger companies, and this can adversely affect the local economy in more negative ways than might appear on the surface level. The rise of shopping malls and large chain stores such as Walmart and other retailers has caused irreversible damage to Main Street in the last half-century or so, and its paramount to remember the importance of supporting local small businesses. After all, why should we not celebrate the spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship, as exemplified by small business owners who take the risk of following their dreams? After all, its a common thing for politicians to talk about supporting Main Street over big business, and how small business owners often face greater hardships than larger companies. Since Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day, it falls right during the peak shopping periods of the year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/small-business-saturday/
Flossing Day has been celebrated since the year 2000, to remind people of the importance of looking after their teeth. Flossing is an important component of this, and dental floss has been available since the late 1890s. Ironically enough, when Johnson and Johnson developed the first patented dental floss in 1898, toothbrushes were still quite expensive. Originally, floss was made from thin silk threads, but by the end of WWII nylon had become prevalent. While it did take 102 years to come up with such a day as Flossing Day, you shouldnt really overlook your oral hygiene for that long. If you did, youd lose all of your teeth long before that. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/flossing-day/
Buy Nothing Day was founded in Vancouver, Canada by artist Ted Dave in September of 1992. It is celebrated on the Friday after American Thanksgiving (the day also infamously known as Black Friday). And anyone who has ever seen what happens in North America during the Black Friday sales understands all too well why it was high time that we take a step back and look at ourselves, our behavior, and contemplate the meaning of all of the Black Friday madness. Soon after Buy Nothing Day was created, campaigns to have a similar day of reflection started appearing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Norway. More than 65 nations currently participate in it. Adbusters, a company responsible for the inital promotion of Ted Daves idea for Buy Nothing Day, states that the day isnt just about changing your habits for one day but about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/buy-nothing-day/
Shopping Reminder Day Shopping Reminder Day falls roughly a month before Christmas, and as such its the perfect reminder to go ahead and get started on all of your holiday shopping. Yup, thats right, theres a day to tell you to shop so that you dont go and procrastinate on all of your holiday shopping right up until Christmas Eve (like my dad always did, but I dont think hes alone at all on this front). But in all of the commotion of promotions, sales, and Christmas shopping, maybe you forgot something important. Youve been running around like mad is there anything in your refrigerator? Or maybe you need to buy some things for the house? See, maybe it is a good thing that theres such a thing as Shopping Reminder Day even at this time of year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/shopping-reminder-day/
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day Find your unique talent, and share it with the world! You can record yourself doing your particular talent and showcase it in a YouTube video or just share it with friends and family who perhaps have never seen this talent in action. If its the kind of talent that can be shared, such as a physical art, use it to create gifts for friends and coworkers, who doesnt appreciate someone who can do amazing things with paperclips and straws? Celebrate your uniqueness on Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/celebrate-your-unique-talent-day/
Celebrating one's unique talent this year may be simply surviving the day with relatives that do not share your political viewpoint, but hang in there. The sun does come up tomorrow!
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