National Nothing Day

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Have you ever wanted a day of nothing? A whole day, in celebration of absolutely nothing? A cup of coffee, tea, or a warm drink – a good book, a nice movie, some quiet time to think?

Well, I have news for you – today is National Nothing Day.

Now, before you go throwing on some comfy PJ’s and jumping into bed, let me share with you a little bit of what National Nothing Day celebrates (or really, what it doesn’t).

National Nothing Day is simply that one day a year we take a break from celebrating. If you look back at the past two months, there has been a lot of running around, a lot of celebrating – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year…

Too much of something, not enough of nothing. So National Nothing Day is simply about not observing anything – about taking a small breather from the madness of the last couple of months before we start it all over again.

No one really knows where this Nothing Day began, some say it was started by a columnist (what are the odds?) back in the 1970s who was tired of an ever-growing list of days being claimed on his calendar.

So don’t think about the next holiday or the next big observance on the calendar… This day is all about reflecting on nothing, and really letting the observing of nothingness set in helps you to realize the little things that matter.

So while you’re sitting here reading this, and doing it whatever it is that you’re doing – just make sure that what you’re doing is nothing.