Even though I think the word awesome has been used so much that it has lost much of its original meaning, there are times when it is somewhat appropriate to use a form of it. Today is one of those times because today is the International Day of Awesomeness.
This is the day when we can put humility somewhat on hold as long as we don’t cross into the realm of delusions of grandeur. We’re allowed to remember ways we have been and continue to be awesome human beings. It does a person’s self-esteem good to realistically list what we do exceptionally well.
What is even more effective is when we remember what our friends and loved ones do that makes them awesome. It’s OK to be a mutual admiration society for the day.
What makes your significant other so positively attractive to you? How about your family? What about your best pal? Today is a good time to remind them why they’re so awesome. These people must be awesome because you choose to think of them as more than mere acquaintances.
You might remind friends on social media about their attributes or send them an email. Better yet, tell them face to face, because that is the most awesome way to compliment them. Make sure the praise is authentic and not mere brown-nosing nor with the intent of receiving compliments in return.
So, why is March 10th the International Day of Awesomeness? It was selected because this is Chuck Norris’ birthday. His fans consider Norris as the epitome of awesomeness. A web app developer and his coworkers came up with the idea as a company inside joke. They let their commemoration out to the world at large, and voile’, a new holiday was born.
What makes today’s bluejayblog post awesome is that it’s short.
Be awesome and stay awesome.