There aren’t many national holidays this month, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot of exciting things to celebrate. These are great excuses to have some fun and to take time to engage with yourself and those around you in pursuits that might be a little bit different, but still very worthwhile.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – August 4th
Who doesn’t love a tasty cookie? Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day by having a yummy treat and maybe even ask for help making a batch with your favorite recipes to celebrate this day.
International Cat Day – August 8th
We love cats here at Arbor Springs! So much so that we’ve partnered with Hope Animal Rescue to foster cats for adoption. On International Cat Day this year, keep in mind these fuzzy friends looking for a loving home and a happy family.
Book Lovers Day – August 9th
With all the advances in technology and the popularity of social media, it is important to remember that many people still enjoy a good book. Today is a great time to dive into a new and exciting story, revisit an old one, or just get lost in a new world. Even a simple art or picture book can be great to engage your mind and pass the time.
International Left-Handers Day – August 13th
Celebrate those who are left-handed today! It’s always a good idea to find a reason to acknowledge the uniqueness of people. Also, if you are right-handed, try doing something with your left hand today. This is great for your mind and memory.
American Artists Appreciation Month
While most of us appreciate art in its diverse forms, many of us have an inner artist as well. And even if you think you don’t, you probably can at least do something creative! We’ve had a few crafts featured in our newsletters, so check those out and stay tuned for more. Making art and appreciating it is great for your brain health.
National Black Business Month
This month is a good reminder that there is always a way to support diversity as well as local businesses. Take the month to look at who you are buying from and why. Maybe you could make a small change and support diversity in local business. Like how you get your coffee or where you eat out every Friday night (or you know, where you order takeout from).