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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Amazing August

 for August 1 foodie fun!

Are you ready for a new month? July is winding down with only hours remaining. Let's take a sneak peak into what's happenin' in August. In other words, what makes August 'amazing' when it's the height of summer heat? It's also the last month of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year. There are even two more weeks of the Dog Days of Summer! So, I ask again, "What indeed makes August 'amazing'? Read on...

Get ready for celebration! August is...

Increase your happiness this August, and beyond. Put on your best smile, then, give a hug-receive a hug each day! You'll be happy and make someone else happy at the same time.

As summer vacation is drawing to a close & families are gearing up for another school year, this month is actually a perfect time to incorporate learning into your family activities. The main reason being so many activities and fun can take place in the good ol' outdoors amid the wonders of nature.

Congress declared August National Catfish Month in the late 80s to recognize the contributions that the United States catfish industry made to the economy. Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi produce the majority of the nations catfish.
August has been designated as National Eye Exam Month. As the sayings go Eyes Are The Windows to your Soul, they are also the windows to your health.

August is like a holiday to some; perhaps some golf enthusiasts even look forward to it more than granny’s home-made Thanksgiving stuffing. Celebrate this sacred month of golf.

Ah-h-h-h! The peach, a classic sign of summer, and August is even National Peach Month! Click the image above for a round-up of facts about one of the world's favorite and oldest cultivated fruits.

We are nowhere near Valentine's Day but August is Romance Awareness Month! Who would have guessed it? Take the time out of your busy life to let your loved ones know just how valuable they are to you. Be appreciative of efforts that your spouse or significant other puts into your relationship and try your best to not take your loved ones for granted. Many every day a Valentine's Day!

Water is an essential part of life, but poor quality drinking water can be the source of many health-related issues, such as tuberculosis, salmonella and diarrhea. Fortunately, there are ways we can know the quality of our water.

Who doesn't love a picnic?! Picnics are an invitation to get out of the house! Grab a cooler, fill with ice and your favorite drinks. Pack a picnic basket with cheeses, fruits, and don't forget the fried chicken!
Well, that's it, folks! Lots of celebration, lots of choices! Just remember to get outdoors. Don't let the summer heat keep you inside too long...there are plenty of lakes, beaches and water parks to visit. Follow the motto of catnipoflife (Awakenings sister site): Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!