MDBCs 24 Jan 2023
January 24th 2023 - Holidays and Observances
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- Christian feast day:
- Day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities (Romania)
- Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:
- Uttar Pradesh Day (Uttar Pradesh, India)
- National Girl Child Day (India)
Observances (click on the day or week for details)
National Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Belly Laugh Day
Change a Pet’s Life Day
International Day of Education
International Mobile Phone Recycling Day
National "Just Do It" Day
National Lobster Thermidor Day
National Matthew Day
Paul Pitcher Day
Speak Up and Succeed Day
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
Neil Diamond’s Birthday
Regé-Jean Page’s Birthday
Kenya Moore’s Birthday
Johnny Orlando’s Birthday
James Kennedy’s Birthday
Daveed Diggs’s Birthday
Fun Observances (2)
Compliments - they are free, easy to give and receive, they make people happy and build trust. So give someone a compliment someone on January 24, Compliment Day.
This unofficial day was started in 1998 by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin as a way “to tell the people in our lives how much we appreciate them.”
Sincerity is the Key
In the hustle bustle of our daily lives, it is easy to start taking our loved ones and people around us for granted. Compliment Day attempts to change that. It encourages people to make a conscious attempt to praise and acknowledge the little (and big) things others do for them.
Complimenting does not have to be intimidating or hard. For it to be sincere and sound heartfelt, it must come from the heart. To give a genuine compliment, experts suggest finding something that you admire about the person you want to compliment. It could be about a job well done, a skill that they have, a dress they have worn or something they have done recently to impress you.
What Goes Around, Comes Around
Compliments not only help spread joy, they also help create bonds. Research has shown that people tend to gravitate towards other positive people in both personal and professional settings. Appreciating others also creates an atmosphere of mutual admiration - praise someone genuinely once or twice, and you are bound to get a compliment or two back. The bottom line is this: giving compliments not only makes the other person happy, it can also make you happy, boost your self-esteem and help you make friends.
World Compliment Day
A similar holiday called World Compliment Day is celebrated every year on March 1. This holiday is also sometimes called International Compliments Day.
How to Celebrate?
- While we believe that every day of the year should be Compliment Day, be extra complimentary on January 24.
- Don’t be stingy about giving compliments. You don’t lose anything by appreciating a friend, co-worker or a family member.
Did You Know…
… that the word compliment is derived from the Latin, complere, which means to fill up?
Macintosh Computer Day
January 24 is Macintosh Computer Day.
On this day in 1984, the very first Macintosh computer, the precursor of today’s Apple computers or “Macs” as they are lovingly called, was introduced to the consumer market.
Super Bowl Commercial
The computer was first introduced to the world at the Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott. The commercial referred to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four, a dystopian novel published in 1949. When introduced, the computer came with only two programs - MacWrite and MacPaint.
How to Celebrate?
- If you are in the market for a new computer, why not use this day to consider getting a Mac?
- Learn more about the history and science behind the Macintosh computers.
- Read more about the life and times and business philosophies of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
Did You Know…
...that the Macintosh was named after the McIntosh, an apple variety? The name was changed to Macintosh because McIntosh was the name of another company.
On his way to perform at a graveside service, the bagpiper gets lost. After many wrong turns, he finally arrives, but the minister and mourners have already gone. Only the grave diggers remain, and they're eating lunch. Not knowing what else to do, the bagpiper begins to play.
The workers put down their lunches and weep as the man plays "Amazing Grace." When he finishes, he packs up his bagpipes and heads for his car.
As he opens the door, he hears one of the workers say, "I've never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for 20 years."
Tourists say some odd things when they charter my boat in Key West. "How many sunset sails do you have at night?" asked one. Another wondered, "Does the water go around the island?"
But the most interesting came when I asked a customer why she'd brought along a dozen empty jars.
She answered, "I want to take home a sample of each color of water that we'll be going in."
While I was planning a trip to Nova Scotia, a Titanic-related tour caught my eye.
The description: "Learn of the Titanic tragedy along with a guided visit to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims are still buried on a deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach."
Conversation between a pharmacist and a female customer:
Woman: "I need to buy some arsenic."
Pharmacist:" Why do you need arsenic?"
Woman: "I need arsenic because I want to kill my husband."
Woman: "You heard me! I want to kill my husband!"
Pharmacist: "Why on earth would you want to do that?"
Woman: "Because he's having an affair with YOUR wife!!!"
Pharmacist: "Well why didn't you tell me you had a prescription?"
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