Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Month of March

March is here and for many that means the excitement of basketball's so called March Madness or baseball's spring training. Spring also comes in March and this year, so does Easter. But wait! There's more! This third month of the year, in the Julian and Gregorian calendar, which originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar, also brings us National Pi Day, the Ides of March (beware!), and Saint Patrick's Day. Oh and today is National Pig Day. (Please don't ask if you should think of cute little pigs, or eat only pork products today).

If you keep track of such things, today also happens to be Peanut Butter Lovers' Day and tomorrow is Old Stuff Day. The third of March is I Want You to be Happy Day, Peach Blossom Day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day, and National Anthem Day. The oral practitioners get recognized on Dentist's Day (the 6th) and on the 8th we should all watch out because it's Be Nasty Day! The 30th is Take a Walk in the Park Day, which I think should be every day.

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, National Kidney Month, and Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It is also Women's History Month.

Some of these you will hear more about of course, and this is only a partial list. I know that some of these might seem silly, but for most of these, the important thing is awareness. Take a moment and find out more - become more aware. Women's history is indeed important, after all, they make up half of the world! Being more aware of causes and diseases and different ideas also makes all of us better people and better able to participate.

Have a great March! Pick up a few books on any of these subjects because it is also National Reading Awareness Month!

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