National Just Because Day
Sometimes, celebrating a holiday or taking a vacation is for a particular reason. Sometimes it happens for no reason at all. This is exactly the idea behind National Just Because Day.
Joseph J. Goodwin founded National Just Because Day in the 1950s as a way for families to get together, relax, and have fun. Although it was initially celebrated on the third Wednesday in May as a movable holiday, National Just Because Day now takes place annually on the same date every year in August.
National Just Because Day celebrates lazy afternoons at home, taking time to do what you like and being free. Just because!
National Just Because Day can be a wonderful time to appreciate, well, almost anything! It’s all “just because”.
It is a great way to start celebrating Just Because Day by simply taking the day off. You can either sleep in or take a quick road trip to the mountains and lakes. Eat dessert for breakfast. You don’t need a hat.
Don’t forget to tell your family members how much you love them – just for that!
You can randomly bless someone by paying for their order at the drive-thru. Get the next round of beverages. You can also buy a bag of muffins to hand out to the homeless while you walk to work. In honor of National Just Because Day, be willing to give rather than get.
There is no better day to surprise your neighbors, friends and coworkers than National Just Because Day. It’s not! You can take advantage of this day to show people that you care and love them. You can offer to help a neighbor mow their lawn, pick up the trash, or surprise a friend by giving them your favorite coffee drink.
National Just Because Day offers a great opportunity to show kindness and compassion to those in your community. These are just a few of the other ways you can encourage people.