Happy Tortilla Chip Day! I didn’t even know it was Tortilla Chip Day until a few minutes ago, yet I unknowingly celebrated by having tortilla soup for lunch. It was good soup, too. Did you know it was Tortilla Chip Day?
Apparently there is something to celebrate every day, and I’ve been missing out. Just in the last week I missed Hoodie Hoo Day on the 20th (whatever that is) and even worse, on the 19th, I missed National Chocolate Mint Day. Now that I could have celebrated in style! Mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge… Girl Scout Mint Thins… Mint Meltaways…. mmmmmmmmm….
But now that I’m on the lookout, I’m not going to miss out – next month alone there are If Pets Had Thumbs Day, Middle Name Pride Day, National Goof Off Day (who would want to miss that?) and – even better – Everything You Do Is Right Day. Just to name a few.
I’m not sure where these goofy holidays come from. Some are fun, like International Talk Like a Pirate Day and some are downright silly, like Something On A Stick Day or Dance Like a Chicken Day. But I love the idea of something to celebrate, even if it’s silly or obscure or made up.
Of course we don’t need something like Elephant Appreciation Day to help us celebrate life. Just the fact that life is out there – all the beauty, the joy, the struggle, the love, the fun, the waking up every morning – that’s enough to celebrate. The fact that the God who created the universe loves me and you and gives us everything we need for our lives and for eternity is more than enough to celebrate. But sometimes a silly little reminder can help. It helped me.
So go have some tortilla chips. Or dance like a chicken (even though it’s not May 19 yet.) Celebrate life.