Pay It Forward Day
The Pay It Forward Day website proclaims they now have over 80 countries participating in Pay it Forward Day with over 100 state and city proclamations. Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. The hope is people pay kindness forward every day and make each day that little bit brighter and that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can literally change the world for the better. It is the aim of the organization to help generate 10 million acts of kindness around the world. To learn how you can participate, go to: payitforward.com
National Blueberry Pie Day
The blueberry is one of the only foods that is truly naturally blue in color. The pigment that gives blueberries their distinctive color—called anthocyanin—is the same compound that provides the blueberry’s amazing health benefits. People have been eating blueberries for thousands of years. The blueberry (genus Vaccinum) is one of the only commercially available fruits that is native to North America. Blueberries were called “star fruits” by North American indigenous peoples because of the five-pointed star shape that is formed at the blossom end of the berry. A single blueberry bush can produce as many as 6,000 blueberries per year.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Jay Leno – TV host & Entertainer – born in New Rochelle, New York
Harper Lee – Author of To Kill A Mockingbird – born in Monroeville, Alabama