World Arthritis Day? I didn't know. But I guess I should have known since there is a day for everything, isn't there? February 11th - Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, June 4th - Hug Your Cat Day, October 14th - Be Bald and Free Day are just some examples! My all time favorite is September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day. Argh, Matey, we're going to make you walk the plank! Bizarre and Wacky Holidays!
World Arthritis Day is October 12th, 2011. This year the theme is Move To Improve. The site is packed with ideas how to get up and exercise. There is also a booklet, titled Arthritis and Exercise, that has beginner exercises.
What am I going to do on October 12th, you ask? I have no plans at the moment. I have been trying to walk since the weather is nice. So I guess I will try to move to improve and do some walking.
I researched and found out October 12th is also Moment of Frustration Day, Cookbook Launch Day, Emergency Nurses Day, and Old Farmers Day. I think having World Arthritis Day and Moment of Frustration Day on the same day is hysterical mostly because I find dealing with arthritis quite frustrating!
I will continue the week: Thursday, October 13th with International Skeptics Day because I am a skeptic, Friday, October 14th with National Dessert Day, when I will eat dessert before my meals because life is short (or so they say!) and end the week with October 15th Sweetest Day on a date with my honey!