We’ve all been there. That really bad migraine that will not leave you alone all day. It cripples you and disables your productivity the whole day. We’ve all experienced that annoying, persistent headache that drains your energy throughout the day. Those are the worst days. You don’t feel terrible enough to go home and rest, but you don’t feel very good either. Migraines and headaches are the worst type of pain for that very reason.
Let’s celebrate running. An activity that completely tires and exhausts you, yet you continue to love it and engage in it every day. We’re not crazy, right?
The day is Saturday, June 20th, 2020. Midsummer Day. It is officially the first day of summer. After many long and tedious months, Spring is finally over. It seems a little crazy, doesn’t it? I don’t feel like it should be summer already. We didn’t end the Spring as we’ve always done with parties and graduations due to the current virus pandemic. Even with that knowledge, it still doesn’t feel like summer. Maybe it’s because half the year has gone by and we’re entering into the second half. You know what’s funny, I’ve even started planning Christmas presents. Now to be fair, I’m a terrible gift giver so I need all the extra time I can get.
Thursday is a day like any other. Nothing too special – another day in the daily grind. Some love Thursday as they are only one more day away from the weekend. Many are indifferent to Thursday. It seems Thursday is the most underrated day of the week. Nothing out of the ordinary or special about it. And yet this Thursday is a rather special one as we celebrate International Picnic Day.
What is International Clotheslines Week?
It is the first week or so in June where people agree to hang their laundry on a clothesline to dry rather than using their dryer. One may ask, why would anyone agree to that? It may seem a little old-fashioned after all. Believe it or not, it’s still a method to drying clothes many people all over the world still use. My family and I used the clothesline to dry sheets and towels for years. To be fair, it was more because the dryer we had was in terrible shape and didn’t function properly. Some may use a clothesline for the same reasons. It’s cheaper or maybe they don’t have a dryer.
Being outdoors is great. You get to enjoy the sunshine, the rustling of the trees, the birds chirping amongst themselves. You can breathe the fresh air. You will breath no better air than when you are in the middle of the forest. It’s so raw and natural. Being in the wild takes you back to a simpler frame of mind. It reminds you of simpler times. Before all the complex and dirty details mattered, it was just nature.