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June 18, 2015

Dump the Pump Day
Try to find alternative method for transportation today - carpool, take public transportation, walk, ride a bike.  Give the pumps a break, as well as your wallet, today.

International Picnic Day
Planning a Picnic with Ideas for Every Occasion
This is not a surprise to anyone who knows me well...I am NOT a fan of picnics.  Dirt, ants, other insects, etc are not fun for me at all.  But if you love picnics then have one today!

International Sushi Day
What is Sushi?
Sushi Recipes

Splurge Day
Splurge today on something that you normally wouldn't or on something that you usually practice restraint with.

Go Fishing Day
So yeah, not doing this either.  I don't get the fishing thing at all but I know tons and tons of people love it.  So go fish!
Fishing is necessary in some countries and for recreation in others. 
Survival: 10 Ways to Catch Fish in an Emergency
How to Fish Without Fishing Gear

International Panic Day
What is panic?
Panic Disorder - symptoms and treatment


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Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


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of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Watching my brothers become Uncles - thanks to my oldest redhead - has been one of the best things in my life. It was through their interactions with her from the moment she was born until present day that made me see the men they were growing up to be and what kind of Father's they would be to their own children someday. It takes nothing at all for me to think back to those days when she was an itty-bitty and my brothers - who had no experience with babies - took on soothing her when she cried, changing her diapers, helping feed her, and just snuggling. Mushy gushy heart.

What makes you sentimental today?