Welcome to a new month of awareness and crazy-bizarre celebrations!
I am only going to give you, dear reader, a sampling of what's in store for this month, but if you click on this link you can see the full list displayed on Brownielocks.com. For that matter you can see celebrations for the whole year. They also have a rather exhaustive write-up on the authenticity of their holidays which you can read here.
August is, among other things ...
- American Adventures Month
- American Indian Heritage Month
- American History Essay Contest (8/1 - 12/15)
- Black Business Month
- Cataract Awareness Month
- Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
- Happiness Happens Month (this is officially my favorite thing going on this month)
- National Inventor's Month
- What Will Be Your Legacy Month
And how about Black Business Month? I don't know anything about it but I am certainly open to learning more.
Most poignant to me is the last bullet point, What Will Be Your Legacy Month. That is something that applies to all groups of people, no matter what their heritage. I believe that is something that all of us could afford to spend more time focusing on. It is the reason my profile thumbnail takes a verse from the book of Proverbs: "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." According to the website, it is our time to put our rights and responsibilities as U. S. citizens to work by brushing up on our knowledge of the Constitution in order to pass on that knowledge to our children. Because after all, if we don't do it ... who will?
Otherwise, since I am posting this so late today (for the East Coast anyway), I'm going to leave you with one of tomorrow's Daily observances which in my opinion is an awfully good way to kick off this month: International Friendship Day, August 2. Will friendship be part of the legacy you leave behind?