Wow, can you believe we’re less than a month away from Thanksgiving 2019, and less than two months to Christmas 2019? Before you know it, 2020 will be upon us!
November is a month of thanks and gratitude, but don’t wait until Thanksgiving to express your thanks and gratitude to the ones you love. Besides, Thanksgiving is really late this year, coming on Nov. 28, two days before the end of the month! In other words, start giving thanks early!
So, with that in mind, I’d like to express my undying thanks and gratitude to Mom and Dad, who give us love, food and lots of belly rubs, to my siblings, who keep me on my toes and don’t let me get away with anything even though I think I should be getting away with some things and the extended Chatterbox PR family (you know who you are), who also give us lots of love.
I know all the attention this month is on Thanksgiving, and putting away all the Halloween decorations and costumes for another year, but there are other important days, too. Such as Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11; Caregiver Appreciation Day and World Kindness Day on Nov. 13; National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15; World Peace Day on Nov. 17; Universal Children’s Day, Nov. 20; and National Adoption Day on Nov. 23.
Then there are all these days around Thanksgiving that are related, but they’re not on the actual day. For example, Nov. 21 is National Stuffing Day, Nov. 22 is National Cranberry Relish Day, and Nov. 29 is Maize (Corn) Day. Shouldn’t they be on Thanksgiving Day?
Also, Nov. 26 is Shopping Reminder Day, as if we need that; Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, is National Tie One On Day, which makes sense unless you’re the cook the next day; Black Friday, biggest shopping day of the year, is the 29th, as is Buy Nothing Day —but who ever follows that? — and You’re Welcome Day, which is the proper response to Thanksgiving. And don’t forget Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday, so get out there and support your local businesses!
Also, don’t forget, Sunday, Nov. 3 is when Daylight Saving Time ends, so don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour, or was it turn your clocks one hour forward? I forget, but that’s because I’m a dog and not a clock-watcher. I have Wakeup Time, Feeding Time, Walk Time, Play Time, Nap Time, Feeding Time and Sleep Time. That’s it, no clock needed. Works for me!
(Editor’s Note: It’s “fall back,” so move your clocks back one before you go to bed on Saturday night, Nov. 2!)