It’s National Sweetest Day | Show Some Caring

By | October 21, 2017

It’s National Sweetest Day | Show Some Caring

by | Oct 21, 2017 | Events | 0 comments

Showing Caring For Those Who Need The Care

Sweetest Day | The 3rd Saturday of October | Regional Holiday

Today is National Sweetest Day. Yes, it’s a real holiday. Well, sort of…

It may not be the kind of event you know. In fact, it’s more of a regional tradition than a true national holiday.

Celebrated primarily in the Midwest, National Sweetest Day is the kind of holiday my Mom would always remember and celebrate.

Just in time for its 100th Anniversary, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways. From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us who are suffering or going without. While the day may have begun with candy and sweets, encouraging us to take home sweets to our sweethearts and friends, it is a day full of lessons in persistence, resilience and doing small things in greatly.

On National Sweetest Day, take care of all those who need care. Even those who need great care, when given the smallest token will feel the effects. A little treat, a card, a show of support during a time of need may be the sweetest gift on this day.

National Day Calendar

not one Sweetheart Day, but every day

To be honest, I’m not terribly big on holidays. By my own principals, it seems a bit disingenuous to celebrate someone like Sweetest Day on one day out of 365.

If it’s really something I’d want to celebrate, it should be practiced and lived every day. I like to give gifts to people I love without being prompted by a calendar.

Making special gestures to show my affection isn’t just for the middle of February. My preference is to give thanks for every day I’m alive, not just a month before Christmas. I think you get the picture.

Michael (wearing his vanilla shell) practicing Sweetest Day principles

That’s my thinking when it comes to Sweetest Day too. I have a lot of low-income senior citizen friends from my days in government. We are still close today, almost a decade after I left behind public service. I certainly didn’t wait for today to give them some assistance.

I’m late posting this. Sinnjara and I spent the day swapping out a dead washing machine, and a decrepit dryer, for a pair a few years younger.  Hopefully, I was able to pay forward my Sweetest Day sentiments during the rest of the week/year… 

For you, my dear reader, on the occasion of Sweetest Day, I have some candy. It once was named Candy Day after all. It’s pretty candy, but also pretty tasteless. At least it’s calorie free, as well as guaranteed not to spike a diabetics’ blood sugar…

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