Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Welcome to 2008.
As we enter the new year start keeping those New Year's resolutions today, especially the ones where you have promised to go to your doctor for check-ups and to get organized. See the links below to help you get started.
Cervical Cancer Screening Month. Jan. 1–31. To give women and their doctors information about what causes cervical cancer and the best ways to prevent or detect it. For more information, browse www.thegcf.org.
Get Organized Month. Jan. 1–31. Is your New Year’s resolution to get organized? This is an opportunity to streamline your life, create more time, lower your stress and increase your profit. For more information, browse www.napo.net. Also see Sort Things Out at http://www.sort-things-out.com/
National Hot Tea Month. Jan. 1–31. To celebrate one of nature’s most popular, soothing and relaxing beverages. For more information, browse www.teausa.org.
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month. Jan. 1–31. To educate women and teens about realistic self-defense options that could very well save their lives. For more information, browse www.nsdi.org.
Some Day We’ll Laugh About This Week. Jan. 2–5. We’ve all used the expression, "Someday we’ll laugh about this!" Why wait? It usually takes less than seven days for people to violate 90 percent of their New Year’s resolutions. This week helps us remember the art of laughing at ourselves. For more information, browse www.HumorProject.com.
National Handwriting Analysis Week. Jan. 20–26. To inform the public that handwriting is a form of behavior that can be analyzed for personality traits because it originates in the brain. For more information, browse www.handwritingfoundation.org.
New Year’s Day. Jan. 1. The world’s most widely celebrated holiday.
National Nothing Day. Jan. 16. Created in 1973 by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin to provide Americans with one national day where they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything." Browse, http://americanart.si.edu/1001/2001/01/011601.html
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jan. 21. To honor the birthday (Jan. 15) of Martin Luther King Jr.—black civil rights leader, minister, advocate of non-violence and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.