It's the beginning of the year - the very first month. January begins with a major holiday and then has another, Martin Luther King's Birthday, tucked neatly in the middle, but this month is often looked at as the cold, boring, and grey "after-holiday" month. Does it have to be boring? Of course not! This could be the start of something big!
January could be the month that you decide to do new things. For those who make (and keep) resolutions, it might already be the beginning of something really important. Now I am not a big fan of resolutions because they seem to set us up for failure and only a very small percentage are kept, but if they work for you, and clearly there are some people in the small group, then go for it! For everyone else, there are still many things that can make this an exciting month.
Since it tends to be colder this month, why not try out some new ways to eat oatmeal, it is after all National Oatmeal Month. It's also National Soup Month and the possibilities there are endless. I just made a nice pot of potato soup yesterday!
What else are we observing? Well, it's National Egg month, Bread Machine Baking Month, Dried Plum Breakfast Month, National Book Month, Fat-Free Living Month, International Coffee Gourmet Month, and National Diet Month. It's also National Eye Health Care, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Hot Tea Month, National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, National Retail Bakers Month, and National Mail Order Gardening Month. Does this give you any ideas?