Random Acts of Kindness Week

This year Random Acts of Kindness week is February 12-18, with Random Acts of Kindness Day falling on Thursday, February 17th. Random Acts of Kindness is a non-profit foundation that believes in spreading kindness throughout schools, communities, and homes. They believe in the power of kindness to change the way people see and experience the…

The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note

The US Postal Service did a survey in 2010 which found that the average household received one handwritten note every 7 weeks, down from one note every 2 weeks in 1987. It may be safe to say that in the intervening years since the last survey, handwritten notes may be received even less often today….

Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 7th is “Send a card to a friend day”, and is celebrated as the day we send our friends a card to let them know we are thinking of them. We all know what a nice surprise it is to receive an unexpected piece of personal mail, and when it’s a thoughtful card with…

Fix and Forget Food for Super Bowl Sunday

When it comes to the Big Game, the Super Bowl, folks all over the country plan get together’s, both large and small, to gather round the big (or small) screen and root for their favorite team. All that cheering requires energy, and when they get together, people like to eat. After Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday…

The History of Groundhog Day

According to traditional folklore, the actions of a certain groundhog on February 2nd determines the arrival of spring every year. If it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his dark underground habitat, the spring season will arrive early. However, if it is sunny and he spies his shadow and retreats into his burrow, winter…