February is Relationship Wellness Month
One request that we received via email was for ideas of different and out of the box activities that a social group could participate in each month. The staff put our heads together and have found a list of “theme days” that could put your creative minds to work. Apparently just about every single day of the year in a national “something” day, so we’ve decided to share them with you each month. Every month also carries an overall theme nationally, so we are adapting this into some of our blogs in 2016.
February Theme: Relationship Wellness Month.
What a perfect time of year to focus on personal relationships with Valentines Day just days away! While February 14 is a little overdone sometimes with hearts and chocolate and high expectations, it is still very important to get to the meaning of the day and examine and improve all of the personal relationships in your life.
Relationship wellness is mostly focused on the overall “health” of the relationship with your significant other; however, its not a bad idea to build good skills and habits within relationships with friends and family as well. Take a moment to think about some of the most important relationships in your life. Do you put yourself first alot or think of others more? How do you treat others? How do those important people around you receive love? How do you receive love, and do others know this about you? (a good resource for this is The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman) There was a live radio show last night where Angie Harvey discussed the meaning behind the love languages, email us at [email protected] if you would like us to send you a link to the show. However you plan on celebrating the month, we hope that you concentrate on the importance of having successful and meaningful relationships.
Take a look at some of these “theme” days and create an eventful second month of the year:
3 The Day the Music Died – Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
6 Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day – obviously created by a card company
7 Superbowl Sunday – Superbowl 50 date varies
8 Boy Scout Day – celebrates the birthday of scouting
8 Chinese New Years – date varies
8 Clean out Your Computer Day – second Monday of Month
8 Kite Flying Day – in the middle of winter!?!
9 Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday – date caries
10 Ash Wednesday – date varies
10 Umbrella Day
15 Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar
15 President’s Day – third Monday of month
23 Tennis Day
26 Carnival Day
26 National Pistachio Day – it’s a nutty day!
27 No Brainer Day – this day is for me!
28 Oscar Night – date varies
28 National Tooth Fairy Day – and/or August 22
29 Leap Day – it occurs in 2016, once every four years