August marks the final hurrah of summer.If you’re a gardener, it’s time to reap what you’ve sown as many summer vegetables are ready to be harvested – watermelon, corn, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers – the list goes on! It can also be a season of change as classrooms and campuses fill again with eager learners. However, as the hottest month of the year, summer is hanging on and there is still much to celebrate.
Stay cool with a refreshing slice of watermelon in observation of National Watermelon Day on August 3rd. Watermelon is 92% water - sure to be satisfying even on the hottest of days. Looking for ways to celebrate? You can host a seed-spitting contest, make an innovative recipe featuring watermelon, or even prepare for Halloween by carving a watermelon. Let the creative juices flow.
Whether you like your chocolate chip cookies warm and gooey, or crisp and crunchy, there’s no denying they are an iconic treat. When it comes to cookie choices, chocolate chip consistently ranks number one over any other flavor. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4th. This year is extra special: the chocolate chip cookie will hit its 85th birthday. Created by Ruth Wakefield in 1938, the chocolate chip cookie was intended to be paired with ice cream, though soon became more widely enjoyed as a standalone treat. Celebrate this day (or all month long) with your favorite recipe.
In a world built for right-handed people, left-handers often feel like the odd ones out. Many everyday tools right-handers take for granted aren’t built with left-hand use in mind. International Left-Hander’s Day on August 13th is the day for lefties to shine. About 10% of the population worldwide is left-handed and shares some interesting traits. For one, lefties may be better at divergent thinking – where one explores many possible solutions to a problem. Which may explain why many are drawn to careers in creative fields such as art and music, and problem-solving fields such as information technology. Be sure to delight the lefties in your life with a high-five to their favorite hand.
Senior citizens have done a lot for our communities and families. On National Senior Citizens Day, August 21st, you’re encouraged to take time to recognize the contributions older generations have made and continue to make in society. You can show your appreciation and gratitude to the senior citizens in your life in many ways:
August is a time to connect with loved ones, reflect on new memories made, and prepare for changes in the months ahead. As summer winds down, you may be yearning to get back on track with your routine. If you have any questions about your finances, call us. We wish you have a joyful last month of the summer season.