Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: According to a fun site called Days of the Year, today is Pickle Day, World Diabetes Day, Operating Room Nurse Day, Spicy Guacamole Day, and Loosen Up Lighten Up Day. If you could create any official holiday, what would it be and how would you celebrate?
Deborah Lee Luskin: How about National Stay Home and Read Day? Celebrants would stay in their pajamas – even stay in bed! – and spend the day reading just for the fun of it.
Lisa J. Jackson: I second Deborah’s suggestion! Disconnect from The Internet of Things and get absorbed into a book or two or three. Although for folks with e-readers, there won’t be any disconnecting. I really like this idea, Deborah!
Wendy Thomas: I like holidays where the entire family is involved. When I was younger, I HATED Thanksgiving, we all just sat around and waited, waited, waited for the food to be ready. These days, I LOVE Thanksgiving, it’s a chance to slow down and catch up with whoever comes into the kitchen. We can spend hours sitting at the table talking about family memories. We reconnect.
So along those lines, I’d like to propose a national Picnic Day, when everyone can pack a family picnic, take a walk in the woods, sit down to talk, and maybe even read a book in the shade.
Jamie Wallace: I would like a holiday that celebrated doing NOTHING. Our world is already full to bursting with things that need doing. Places to go. People to see. All that. I’d like a holiday that gave us permission to indulge in the forgotten art of simply being – one day free of to do lists, agendas, schedules, obligations, chores, even “fun” things to do like celebratory meals or other holiday traditions. That would be, to me, the ultimate party.