"Be kind. Everyone is fighting their own battle you know nothing about." Aunty Acid
A woman is driving home in Northern Arizona when she comes upon a Navajo woman hitchhiking. Because the trip has been long and quiet, she stops the car and the Navajo woman climbs in.
During their small talk, the Navajo woman glances surreptitiously at a brown bag on the front seat between them. "If you're wondering what's in the bag," offers the woman, "it's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."
The Navajo woman is silent for a while, nods several times and says, "Good Trade!"
It's Moment of Laughter Day! Take time today to really laugh, a good deep belly laugh. Laughter releases so many of the feel-good enzymes and is good for your heart.
--Look up at the Sky Day: While you're laughing, look up and see what is above you. We're so used to looking down at our feet, our phones, down the street, but we forget to look up at the sky. Lift your heads up.
--Reach as High as You Can: Still looking up? Good, now reach! Today is to remind you to reach for your dreams and expand your horizons; you won't know what you can accomplish till you try.
--Children with Alopecia Day: today raises awareness of this autoimmune disease and its affect on kids; while losing their hair is not life-threatening, it is disruptive to their sense of self and worth; today educates about the causes, treatments, and addresses the stigmas associated with alopecia.
--Dreams of Reason Feast Day: not much information but the description is intriguing; more of a big deal in the UK; the idea was started as discussions over dinner with a large gathering; today is about discarding old scientific theories and science fiction futures; there will be several discussion meetings and panels which could be interesting.
--Ex-Spouse Day: today is to be about healing rifts between all exes whether spouse, boy/girlfriend, or partner; today is to let go of the bitterness and anger so both parties can move on.
--International Day of Pink: observed on the 2nd Wednesday of April; today is a Canadian movement against bullying that started with a middle school student body wearing pink in support of a kid being bullied; the holiday is also known as International Day Against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia and Transmisogyny.
--National Dolphin Day: today raises awareness of the hazards to the dolphins' habitat but also was started as a movement to stop the Japanese dolphin hunts.
--National Gardening Day: today is a day to remind you, as if you haven't already been chomping at the bit, to get your tools ready and seedlings started. Time to get the hands dirty.
--National Pecan Day: today is a day to celebrate that special nut for a special pie; pecans are the nuts native to North America.
--Pan America Day: observed in North and South America, today commemorates the First International Conference of American States in 1890 when several of the countries created a coalition to promote peace and prosperity through all the countries of North and South America.
--Pathologists' Assistant Day: today is a salute to the assistant who is a health professional and who works under the direction and supervision of the pathologist; they are required to have special training for this position.
--In 1912, the Titanic sank after striking an ice berg, killing over 1500.
--In 1865, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending Ford's Theatre.
--In 1935, known as the Black Sunday storm, high winds kick up roughly 300 million tons of topsoil and swirl the dust into black walls of clouds, blotting out the sun and devastating parts of Texas and Oklahoma.