I don’t think we celebrate often enough. Maybe we think only “special” occasions on a calendar are to be celebrated. And what about some of those days on the calendar? Ever wonder who thinks up some of the holidays you might see on the calendar? Here are just a few coming up on October 15:

  • Charlotte’s Web Birthday 1952
  • I Love Lucy Day 1951
  • National Grouch Day

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Seeing this calendar made me realize that I could just make up a holiday! What the heck, if we can recognize and celebrate grouches, anything is possible. I decided to go ahead and make up my own holidays to celebrate, and you should, too. Here’s a few of mine:

Say Yes Day. Maybe I’ll make this one a week–it has such a glorious ring to it. I will say yes to new things more often. I will think Yes!

Say No Day. I will say no more often so that I can say yes more.

Organized Chaos Day. I will start with the big closet that I haven’t seen the back of since 2001. I will take everything out and look at it. I think this will be both painful and funny as heck–and yea! Stuff is gone.

Toss Make up I Hate Day. Do you have a drawer full of cosmetics you bought and hate? Samples you got and never used? Why do I still have this stuff? Was it because it was expensive or has a cool container? I don’t know. It’s all going. Celebrate your spacious drawer! What might go in there now?

Take My Pennies to the Bank Day I hate pennies–they are heavy and I seem to collect a lot of them. I put them in a jar and always never remember to take them to the bank.

Now I will have a special day to do that–and prevent a nation-wide penny shortage. Do you hoard pennies somewhere? When the pennies are redeemed, it’s time to celebrate!

Just Be Day. That’s it–just be. No plan, no appointments. A date with myself to do nothing. Let my thoughts catch up with me and blossom.

I hope you thought of some cool holidays for yourself? Did you? What are they? I’m still coming up with more–now all I have to do is figure out how to work them into my calendar. Oh, wait, maybe that’s another celebration. National Put Important Things on the Calendar Day.

About Karen

Karen Karsten, CPCC, CAC, has had several business careers, in government, finance, retail and publishing. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer and executive director of Rich Chicks and Creative Principle of Think You Can LLC.

Her companies, Think You Can (www.thinkyoucan.net) and Rich Chicks (www.richchicks.org) both explore the magic of prosperity and creating clarity about life values. Karen has total faith in the magic of belief. Notice how that works either way: belief of magic, magic of belief. Magic is there—in you, too. Take a moment right now and honor the magic in you.


  1. so fun!

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