Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Golden Rule Month. A reminder that some things do not change. Treating people the way you wish to be treated is the key to world peace?
Alcohol Awareness Month. To help raise awareness among community prevention leaders and citizens about the problem of underage drinking. For more information: www.ncadd.org.
Child Abuse Prevention Month. To help raise awareness about the issue of child abuse. For more information; www.preventchildabuse.org.
Golden Rule Month. To remind everyone of the importance of the Golden Rule in making this a better world in which to live. For more information: 770.565.2322.
International Work Life Enrichment Month. To improve the quality of your life and work. Use this month to activate and celebrate improvements in our workplace. For more information: www.wiserwaystowork.com.
National Donate Life Month. To encourage Americans to consider organ and tissue donation and to sign donor cards when getting a driver’s license. For more information: www.organdonor.gov.
Tackle Your Clutter Month. To encourage people to bring order back into their lives. For more information: www.closetmaid.com.
Stress Awareness Month. To promote public awareness of what stress is, what causes it to occur and what can be done about it. For more information: www.stresscure.com.
Weekly Events in April
Laugh at Work Week. To raise awareness about the benefits of laughing at work including improved productivity, teamwork, communication, stress relief, job satisfaction and employee retention.
National Week of the Ocean. A week focusing on humanity’s interdependence with the ocean, asking each of us to appreciate, protect and use the ocean wisely. For more information: www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org.
National Garden Week. To recognize and honor the 78 million Americans who eagerly garden each year. For more information: The National Garden Bureau, 1311 Butterfield Road, Suite 310, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
National TV Turnoff Week. Encourages Americans to voluntarily turn off their televisions for seven days in order to promote richer, healthier and more connected lives, families and communities. For more information: www.tvturnoff.org.
Daily Events in April
Check Your Batteries Day. A day set aside for checking the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. This could save your life!
National Workplace Napping Day. This is a day for employees to “lie down and be counted” in support of napping at the workplace. For more information: www.napping.com.
Easter Sunday. Celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Determined by the lunar calendar.
Self Day. A day devoted to bettering oneself mentally, physically and spiritually. Self Day originated after Self magazine found, through a national survey, that only 3 percent of women say taking care of themselves is a top priority. For more information: www.self.com.
Administrative Professionals Day. Acknowledgement of the contributions of administrative professionals and their vital roles in the world. For more information: www.iaap-hq.org.
National Arbor Day. A day to honor and plant trees. Observed the last Friday in April (although some states have different dates according to their best tree-planting times), which is generally a good planting time throughout the country. For more information: www.arborday.org.