17 October, 2009
Happy Sweetest Day!! Yes, despite what the critics say, Sweetest Day is a day to be celebrated! No, it is not a day "invented" by the greeting card companies to sell more cards or by candy companies to move more product. Actually, the origins of Sweetest Day have nothing to do with romantic love. And no, it's not a 2nd Valentine's Day. In fact this day is not about extravagant gifts at all. It is about good deeds!
Sweetest Day was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in or near 1922. It was originally founded by a man who wanted to bring some cheer and happiness to the lives of those who had been forgotten...the elderly...children in orphanages...the sick and shut-in...etc. He brought this happiness by way of giving small gifts and candy.
And years later, this holiday is still celebrated. The theme has expanded from it's charitable beginnings to include giving expressions of appreciation to those who are special to you...family, friends...neighbors...anyone else who brings a smile to your face.
So take a little time and celebrate those who make your life special. A small token or gift or simply some other act of kindness---just a little something to make someone happy.
For additional information, visit http://www.sweetestday.com/.