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I am amazed by the array of things that have their own day—like National Hammock Day, today! For every day of the year, there is something that is celebrated. Or 20 things. Multiple websites, such as NationalDayCalendar.com, let you know what the special celebrations are for the day you’re checking out. Also, there are months to celebrate some things, like February as National Heart Month, which started with a Presidential proclamation in 1964. So you can research the special days and months by topic or by date and month.
While I can’t find anything on the origins of National Hammock Day, I have found a little history of the hammock itself. And National Hammock Day has become an internet meme. Apparently, the fiber sling was a standard sleeping device in Central America, separating the sleeping person from creatures of the jungle floor. It was brought back to Europe in the 17th Century by explorers. Navies adopted the hammock as a space-saving, comfortable way to sleep on ships. Today, Amazon (yes, I love Amazon!) has around 1,000 hammock options, in hundreds of natural and lab-made fibers, from the $30 range to the several-hundred-dollar range. My favorite photo website has 1,537 images of hammocks. So clearly, hammocks are popular today. Hammocks look attractive, help you relax or slumber, and can be folded up easily for storage or backpacking. One summer, I was invited to stay at a Colorado cabin in the woods, and I slept in a hammock, slung between 2 extremely tall pines, for several months. I watched the stars and listened to the coyotes singing at night. Cozy! And oh yes, my hammock cost around $10 back then.
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It should be mentioned that today is (coincidentally?) the day to celebrate two other occasions: Mango Day and Summer Leisure Day. What a perfect fit of three important commemorative days! Maybe it’s time to blend yourself a mango margarita or smoothie, head for the hammock, and get in some major relaxation! Relaxing blissfully raises your DHEA, the master hormone, and makes you stronger and younger. So be diligent in celebrating this important day! And that will be you, ever more Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm!
In my daily series this month, I hope to strongly convince you that positive living is the way to be, and that it results in greater health and happiness and joy. Plus, it’s more fun! And that would be me and you, shaping our lives anew, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .