Welcome to 2022! We had a wild year last year and are looking forward to a hopefully less wild (but still enjoyable) year ahead of us. So we’ve got some fun celebrations and lesser know observances that you can commemorate to kick your year off right. Even though some of these are silly, what you can do on those days to improve your life and connect with our community are very important. So let’s make this year a little better than the last, and we’ll be doing pretty good! Happy New Year!
New Years’ Day – January 1st
The start of a new year! A day of renewal and recommitment. The first day of the new year is celebrated across cultures and at varying times, but its importance often remains the same. Take today to reflect on the year past and think about all the new year has to offer.
National Clean Your Desk Day – January 11th
We often associate the new year with cleaning. While many of us don’t have desks, in the spirit of National Clean Your Desk Day, take today to do a little cleaning of the “desks” in your life. Really any tidying up can make a big difference in your day-to-day life!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 17th
Today not only celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. but the legacy he left and the impact he still has today. We are all familiar with who Dr. King was, but today is a great time to reread (or read for the first time!) and explore his teachings and life. Most importantly, today is a day to remember what he stood for and how we all could walk more closely along the path he helped build.
National Cheese Lover’s Day – January 20th
We like to try to whip our diets into shape the day after New Years’, but we couldn’t resist including National Cheese Lover’s Day on our list. We love cheese here at Arbor Springs, and we find it hard to pass up any excuse to celebrate this delightful dairy product. Say Cheese!
National Compliment Day – January 24th
Especially with all that is going on in the world; sometimes we can forget the little things in life – like the small kindnesses that can brighten the day of our neighbors. So today, give someone you know a compliment. It can be big, or it can be small (sometimes small is the best!), but just let someone you know, know just how great they really are. A little compliment can go a long way.
National Puzzle Day – January 29th
We love exercising our minds, and puzzles are one of the best ways to do this! Stay sharp and work out your brain with some of your favorite puzzles today. Whether it’s crosswords, sudoku, bingo, card games, or anything else, it’s all good for your memory!