Today's Kindness #266: February 2, 2023
🐿The Prognosticator Of Prognosticators🐿
Groundhog Day on February 2 is when we ask if we are in for six more weeks of Winter. Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. Each year on Groundhog Day, people flock to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the forecast of the local rodent celebrity. Legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow on February 2, the winter chill will continue. Oddly, if the weather is cloudy and he doesn't see his shadow, we can expect warmer temperatures and early spring. Groundhog Day is a tradition to be cherished. And yes, it is also a film starring Bill Murray.
While Phil is making his prediction, we're making one of our own.
AKAD predicts that we will have six more weeks of kindness. Why? Well, AKAD is celebrating its one-year anniversary on February 17 (AKA Random Acts Of Kindness Day).
So for right now, we want you to be optimistic!
Optimist Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of February and also takes place on February 2 this year. The day focuses on building and sustaining a positive future. Are you wondering how this is possible? Well, anything can be achieved as long as you stay focused and optimistic. In fact, an optimistic person is more likely to be happy and motivated. On this day, there are also optimist organizations that focus on spreading optimism by giving way to different programs that build leadership skills and creativity. Hence, the day celebrates not only optimism but also optimist clubs and members who have formed several communities to benefit the youth.
Activities For Today:
Encourage Someone To Pursue Their Dreams
Since the day is all about developing leaders and encouraging people to think big, show support to someone you know who might need some advice. Remind them of their potential.
Volunteer At An Optimist Organization
To make an impact on the lives of many, volunteer at an optimist organization. Become part of the mission to "encourage positive thinking among people of all ages."
Make A Donation
Donate some money to an Optimist Organization so they can continue on their goal of creating leaders. Your generous donations could go a long way to helping someone pursue their dream.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
~ Thomas A. Edison