Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What Should We Celebrate on April 14th? by Merrillee Whren

 Let's explore some fun days to celebrate on April 14th. We should find something to celebrate every day of the year.

First up. National Reach as High as You Can Day. I like to think of this as a day for reaching for our dreams or goals. I like this quote from Walt Disney.

Next let's celebrate Look Up At the Sky Day. Doesn't this go along with Reach as High as You Can Day? Make sure to take a moment and gaze at the sky today and tonight. See if you can find shapes in the clouds. I belong to a group called the Cloud Admiration Club. We share photos of clouds with each other. Below are some of the many cloud photos I have.

This is a photo I took from an airplane on its way from Portland to Spokane. That is Mt. Hood peaking up through the clouds.
I took this photo when I was at the beach in Florida. If you look very carefully in the upper left hand part of the picture, you will see a falcon flying in the clouds.
Here's another beach photo. That's my daughter, and the dark clouds are a hurricane roiling out in the Atlantic.

 How about looking up and seeing a double rainbow?

A moonrise with the clouds reflecting a sunset.

Clouds over the city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia

I could go on with the sky photos, but there are more fun things to celebrate. Today is National Dolphin Day. When we lived in Florida, many days I would walk at the beach. I was always on the lookout for dolphins. I always considered it a good day if I saw them. You might enjoy the video below that I took ten years ago at the Baltimore Aquarium. I learned that they no longer have these dolphin shows.

And last but certainly not least, today is National Bookmobile Day. I remember as a kid looking forward to the bookmobile. It would stop right in front of our house. Did you ever use a bookmobile? This holiday is held in conjunction with National Library Week. What better way to end a blog post from a writer!

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.


  1. April 14 has so many special days to celebrate! Although National Dolphin Day holds a lot of appeal, I posted one on my Facebook page that you do not have listed here. I decided to vicariously enjoy the skills some of my friends have with plants, so I shared National Gardening Day and asked them to share pictures. I love your cloud photos. I have never been to a bookmobile. The public library (and school library when classes were in session) were both convenient whenever I needed access to one.

  2. I loved the bookmobile that came to my school as a child. I attended a three room country school for 4th and 5th grade. Our library was literally a closet. The bookmobile was a treat!