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Today is the Day

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 10:02 am

My friend, Cindy Griffy, posted a meme on Facebook that declared TODAY is the date for  National Drink Coffee Day.

Really the date was January 1st through December 31st.

So, according to Cindy (and lots of others) EVERY DAY is Drink Coffee Day.

I like that; in fact I’m enjoying a cup of coffee right now as I sit here at my computer.

Today, October 11, is also:

Bullying Prevention Day (Second Wednesday in October)

Emergency Nurses Day (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)

General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (Second Wednesday of October)

International Day of the Girl Child 

International Top Spinning Day (Second Wednesday in October)

Kimberly Day 

Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books, and Legends Cephalopods (Google it. I did, but still not sure.)

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day (Second Wednesday in October)

National Coming Out Day 

National Food Truck Day 

National Fossil Day (Wednesday of Earth Science Week)

National It’s My Party Day 

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (Second Wednesday in October)

National Sausage Pizza Day 

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day (Wednesday of Second Full Week in October)

Southern Food Heritage Day 

Stem Cell Awareness Day (Second Wednesday in October)

Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today (Second Wednesday in October)

“You Go Girl” Day 

And October 11 is also Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday.

For you Winnie the Pooh fans:                                                                                               “What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.                                                                                                             “My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

Whatever you might celebrate today, whether it’s coffee or nurses, spinning tops or food trucks, remember TODAY is a Day like no other.

It’s not just like Yesterday, and it won’t be just like Tomorrow.

You haven’t lived this one before, so make the most of TODAY.

Tell someone that you love, “Every day I get to spend with you is my favorite day!”  (That’s another Poohism!)

Our old friend, Dr. Seuss wrote, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

So celebrate YOU today! This is Your day…all day long.

Enjoy Today!

Enjoy Your Day!

Live it to the fullest!

Live it the best that you can, with whoever you can, however your can. Just know you can!

But the most important thing to remember about TODAY….

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let’s rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24)


Doug Dezotell is the Pastor of Cannon United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee and he is a columnist for the Bedford County Post. You can contact Doug anytime at 931-607-519, or at You can find Doug in the pulpit of Cannon UMC on Sundays, at 1001 So. Cannon Blvd.