Poor, lonely August, sandwiched between its neighbors, the superstar holiday months of July and September, with their fancy fireworks, parades, and picnics. It is a much-maligned month with no special attributes or fancy talents, known only as “Back to School” month by millions of children who blame August for a summer vacation cut woefully short. We at Senior Lifestyle feel for August, we really do. If the months had a talent show, it seems that August would recite some boring piece of prose while the other contestants composed and sung their own operas and twirled flaming batons. It just isn’t fair. What did August ever do to deserve this kind of disrespect?
Sure, it’s hot and muggy in August and the vegetable garden is nearly played out, except for those darn zucchinis, which we all know are like fruitcake, just passed from neighbor to neighbor because no one knows quite what to do with them. Sure, in August the kids are an odd mix of crabby and excitable because school starts soon and they can’t quite decide if the prospect of new school clothes cancels out the summer math homework that they are frantically trying to finish. Sure, parents are frazzled in August because school starts soon and they don’t even know how to help with the summer math homework, much less navigate the mall for all the new school clothes that must be bought before the first day of school. Wait, where were we going with this? Oh yes, that’s right, poor August, the space filler between July and September.
Wait, space filler? Poor August? We think not! August is not only Family Fun Month and National Picnic Month, but also Peach Month and Romance Awareness Month. August holidays abound! August is a superstar! In fact, there seems to be a wacky, wonderful holiday nearly every day in August, not to mention weekly holidays like National Simplify Your Life Week, National Smile Week, Friendship Week, and Be Kind to Humankind Week. What more can we expect from any month? According to Holiday Insights, there’s a bumper crop of August holidays. Speaking of bumper crops…remember that zucchini that keeps piling up on your picnic table? Well, August 8th is Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, so feel free to celebrate accordingly.
Senior Lifestyle will certainly celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day on August 21st because our seniors are a great reason to celebrate! Many of us will also celebrate Left Hander’s Day on August 13th and some might even compose a few lines for Bad Poetry Day on the 18th. However you choose to celebrate August holidays, remember to make the most of each day, and if you’re exhausted from all that zucchini-picking, take heart friends, because August 10th is Lazy Day!
At Senior Lifestyle, we believe each day should be a celebration! To schedule a tour or learn more about any Senior Lifestyle community or any of our wonderful August events, please visit www.seniorlifestyle.com, and celebrate August with us!