“I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and…I can’t remember what the third thing is.” – Fred Allen, American Comedian
If this sounds a bit too familiar to you, July 2nd will give you a day to celebrate. National I Forgot Day is celebrated every year and is dedicated to forgetfulness. This holiday encourages those absentminded, forgetful people to forgive themselves for all the things that slipped their minds and make up for all the things they missed. On this day, feel free to acknowledge all the birthdays and special occasions you missed and send that person a note or give them a call. There are even online card companies that have special cards for this very day. Another tip is to create an online calendar or reminder system for all the special occasions in your life and begin to use it.
I Forgot Day was created by Gayle Anderson from Indiana during an extremely forgetful time in her life approximately 20 years ago. The ironic thing is, as much as she would like to tell us when the holiday began, she actually can’t remember when she first started it. This alone should give us all a sigh of relief that it’s not just us.
MORE HEALTH in the Classroom
The Brain is the Captain of your body! What does this even mean…??? In the MORE HEALTH Brain lesson, students learn that everything, from thoughts, memories, feeling, movement, organ function, and much more, is happening because the brain and nervous system are working properly.
What can adults and children do to take care of their brains?
- Get plenty of sleep daily to help recharge your brain
- Eat healthy foods, rich in vitamins and minerals
- Get plenty of playtime or exercise
- Wear protective helmets when riding bikes or playing sports that require head protection
- Don’t drink alcohol, take drugs, or use tobacco products
- Challenge your brain with books, puzzles, playing music, or learning a new language
- Encourage and maintain social relationships and connections