Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
All eyes have been on former President Bill Clinton. His recent heart surgery has made many people reevaluate their fatty food diet. Coincidentally it is National 5-A-Day Month encouraging Americans add more fruits and vegetables to their diet.
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. Sept. 1–30. A time for editors and writers to show uncommon courtesy to each other. For more information contact Lauren Barnett, Lone Star Publications of Humor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or browse the Web at members.aol.com/lspubls/lsindex.html.
Children’s Good Manners Month. Sept. 1–30. Starts the school year with a national program of teachers and parents encouraging good manners in children. For more information browse www.goodmannersclub.com and askdrmanners.com.
International Enthusiasm Week. Sept. 1–7. Display genuine enthusiasm to every person, every project, every possibility that comes your way. It will change your week, your month, your year, your life. For more information browse www.carolynstein.com.
International Self-Awareness Month. Sept. 1–30. To draw attention to the value of knowing oneself. For more information browse www.cathcart.com.
Library Card Sign-up Month. Sept. 1–30. To ensure that every child obtains a library card and uses it. For more information browse www.ala.org.
Menopause Awareness Month. Sept. 1–30. To encourage women who are reaching or have already reached menopause to make an appointment with health-care providers and take charge of their health. For more information browse www.americanmenopause.org.
National 5-A-Day Month. Sept. 1–30. To encourage all Americans to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat to five or more servings per day, to better their health and reduce their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. For more information browse www.5aday.com.
National Food Allergy Awareness Month. Sept. 1–30. A month for all to learn about the seriousness of food allergies. Sept. 1–30. For more information browse www.seafoodallergy.com.
National Childhood Injury Prevention Week. Sept. 1–7. Promotes prevention and intervention of unintentional injuries to children and emphasizes community involvement. For more information browse www.As SafeAsPossible.org.
National Assisted Living Week. Sept. 12–18. A weeklong observance designed to raise awareness of the role assisted living plays in serving the nation’s elderly. For more information call 202.842.4444.
Banned Books Week—Celebrating the freedom to read. Sept. 18–25. Brings to the attention of the public the importance of the freedom to read and the harm censorship causes our society. For more information browse www.ala.org/bbooks.
Titanic Discovered Anniversary. Sept 1., 1985. Almost 75 years after the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg, a joint American-French expedition force led by marine geologist Dr. Robert Ballard located the wreck.
Labor Day. Sept. 6. Legal public holiday to celebrate the workers in the United States.
United Nations: International Literacy Day. Sept. 8. An international day observed by the organizations of the United Nations system. For more information browse www.un.org.
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day. Sept. 13. To help bosses and employees appreciate each other by sharing each other’s point of view for a day. For more information contact A.C.Moeller, Box 71, Clio,MI 48420-1042.
First Day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Sept. 22. Autumn begins on this day with the autumnal equinox.
Family Health and Fitness Day—United States. Sept. 25. To promote family health and fitness. For more information browse www.fitnessday.com
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest