We continue to have much to celebrate. This month brings some fun holidays, some important ones, and a few timely ones. I have something special to say about World Health Day, given how the health of the world has been in front of mind for over a year, so make sure to check that out below. Beyond that, get your Easter baskets ready!!
April Fools’ Day – April 1st
This silly day dates back to as early as the 1500s. It has long been part of our culture and a source of great fun over the years. As you know, we always like to have a little fun around here. We don’t encourage pranks or other April Fools’ antics, but today is a great day to share a smile and a joke with friends and family. As long as everyone’s in on it 🙂
Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd
Autism is an often misunderstood and mischaracterized range of conditions that span many different identifiers and traits. Per the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that autism affects 1 in 54 children in the US. Today, take some time to consider those in your life that may be impacted by autism and think about what you could do to change their lives, as well as our nation’s perception of autism.
Children’s Book Day Friday – April 2nd
We love books! And it’s important to remember that while some books say they are for children, children’s books can and often are really for everyone! Nothing is better than a fun story that engages and engrosses you. So don’t be afraid to be a kid again and enjoy a children’s book today!
Easter Sunday – April 4th
This is probably the most festive of our holidays this month. And while Easter has deep spiritual and religious roots, it has become somewhat of a national celebration in our country that crosses many barriers. So on this day, have fun hunting for eggs, eating some candy, and doing some fun crafts and decorating!
World Health Day – April 7th
With everything changing so quickly, it is good to take a step back and think about things in context. While we may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 has had a tremendous effect on all of us. It is important to remember that getting the vaccine is only a part of our whole health puzzle. Even in regards to COVID-19, there are many health factors beyond just the virus. There can be long-term effects of isolation on both our mental and physical health and as well as other side effects from COVID-19’s impact. So on World Health Day, let’s all remember to look at the full picture when it comes to our health. That’s the only way to be truly healthy.
Earth Day – April 22nd
We have spent a lot of time focusing on people during this health crisis. But let’s not forget the place where all of these people live. Right here on Earth! Remember to take care of our global home and do your best to be conscious about what you are putting into the earth and how you are a part of its intricate ecosystem.