Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The #10GoodThings Awareness October Project

10 Good Things October Awareness Project

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Pow! Crack! Rumble! The sound of a powerful electrical storm overhead often signals dread. And yet we love to watch it from a safe distance.  But there comes a time when you want and need it to stop. It's October. The 10th month of the year. The atmospheric and political climate is turbulent. Lord knows we could all use some really good news. But how do you fight off a storm?

Imagine a storm that with every crack and rumble electrifies everything and everyone it touches for good. Healing, uniting, comforting and providing sustenance, covering and shelter for billions. Inspired by the old adage "There is more happiness in giving than in receiving," and the 10th month of October infographic published in our previous article October Awareness Observances and Factoids, a new 10GoodThings October Awareness Project movement has evolved that can electrify a world of people to do good for all. A 10th-month movement worthy of going totally and completely viral.

Create A Storm Of Awareness By Doing 10 Good Things

We want to create a powerful counter storm of good and considerate acts that crosses lines of race, gender, creed, ethnicity and all national boundaries with acts that counter the storm of division, dissension, depression and desperation that has marked this month unlike any other time in our history. How can you create this storm of good? By doing 10 good things for 10 good people.

#10GoodThings Awareness Hashtag Campaign

During the month of October add hashtag #10GoodThings to a new or already viral video of someone performing one of 10 good things, acts of personal consideration that impacts the lives of the receiver for good and turns things around for victims of disaster, prejudice, and crime.  Acts that help them see they are not forgotten, and help the world to see just how good people from all walks of life aspire to be.

Need some inspiration for writing out your list of 10 Good Things? Take a look at the October Awareness Month infographic at October Awareness Observances and Factoids,

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Awareness Observances Factoids and Infographic

National October Awareness Factoids

There is always something historic happening. Milestones that will be etched on the walls of observance for centuries to comes. Consider these great factoids regarding the month of October.

The birth flower for October is the calendula. The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal. It was October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America. Centuries later on October 7, 1816, the Washington (first double-decked steamboat) arrived at New Orleans. October 31, 1864, marked the day Nevada became the 36th state of the United States. Decades later on October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.

The first presidential telecast address from the White House occurred on October 5, 1947, by Harry S. Truman.  On October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.

October climate conditions make it the ideal month for outdoor/indoor festivals and fairs. It's a good month to take nature hikes and collect dried foliage for reefs, dried flower arrangements, and other kinds of home decor.

October Awareness Observances

National AIDS Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Family History Month
National Pizza Month
National Clock Month
National Computer Learning Month
National Roller Skating Month
Adopt a Dog Month
National Adopt a shelter pet Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Car Care Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Dessert Month
National Pretzel Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Sarcastic Month
National Seafood Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Vegetarian Awareness Month
National Polish History Month
National Child Health Month
National Pasta Month
Nation Pork Month
National Cookie Month
National Health Literacy Month
National Diversity Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Dinosaur Month
Eat Country Ham
Hunger Awareness Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
Fantasy Month
National Pharmacy Month
Do-It-Yourself Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Orthodontic Month
Consumer Information Month
World Chocolate Awareness Month

Best Life Ever's October National Observances

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November Observances Countdown Chart

November Monthly Observances

November is just around the corner. It's time to get a head start taking advantage of November observances. Look over and share this November Monthy Observances List and consider how you can show awareness and support of important social, cultural and health issues in the weeks to come.

National Adoption Month
I Am So Thankful Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
National American Indian Heritage Month
American Heritage Month
Aviation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
Family Stories Month
National Family Caregiver Month
Drum Month
Good Nutrition Month
Hunger Awareness Month
Latin American Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Raisin Bread Month
National Red Ribbon Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
National Adoption Month
National Model Railroad Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
British Appreciation
International Creative Child and Adult Month
National Pepper Month
Real Jewelry Month
National Run Away Prevention Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Model Railroad Month
Freezing Weather Month
Anything Can Happen Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Hospice Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Employer Support Month
Family Reunion Planning Month

Best Life Ever's November National Observances

Best Life Ever! November Awareness Month Chart

Observance Tips

A great way to share in the observance is to look up award-winning documentaries on the subject. Make a point to watch one documentary a day. Another is to attend festivals, fairs and discussion groups that include presentations and activities based on the observance. Buy and read a book based on the observance. Watch a YouTube video featuring observance tips and ideas.

Annual Family Reunion Planning Month 
Introduced by Fimark Family Event Planners Group, Annual Family Reunion Planning Months is another November observance. Its objective is to encourage meaningful family interaction that empowers our children and gives them identity and greater support on the family level with a view to inspiring achievement and growth in all areas of life.  This month enables reunion planners to start planning the next family reunion well in advance.

"Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. 
Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from
the strength and experience of those who went before."

That's what family reunions are really about. Benefiting from the strength and experience of those who came before us.  This is the time of year to start your family reunion projects and bind family bonds closer than ever before.

Rallying The Family!

How can you get every family member involved? Start at home. Ask each household member for suggestions about fun, meaningful, and exciting family reunion activities.

The Fun Factor Test

Hold a trial run of suggested activities to test the fun factor. Start interviews and collect poems, recipes and amazing stories as told by each member of the family three or more generations deep.

Tribal Edutainment

Make a video family history documentary. Include photos, videos, heirlooms, music and stories unique to the tribe. Most of all, enjoy Family Reunion Planning Month.

Early Bird Head Start

The early bird gets the worm! If you want to have a memorable family reunion that folks will be talking about years to come, start planning now. Many planners make use of fall and winter observances and holidays to announce the event, rally the family, take and collect photos and video in preparation for the event.  That's why we selected November as annual Family Reunion Planning Month. Watch this video and get a head start planning your most memorable family reunion.

Annual Family Reunion Planning Month

Looking for great activity ideas, planning tips, event organization, and management worksheets? Fimark's Family Reunion Planner book and Fimark's Family Reunion Social web app has that and more. Get details and quick access from this blog's Profiles section.