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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Pulumbarit

Sept. 20: Wife Appreciation Day

I should have known earlier that September 20 was "Wife Appreciation Day."

If I did, I would have asked the hubby to take me on a date or at least order pizza as September 20 also happens to be "Pepperoni Pizza Day," according to the Days of the Year website.

The site features special days "based on a combination of popularity, activity, humor, and interest," saying they believe that every day should be celebrated.

"Our aim is to bring all of the world’s weird, funny, wonderful, unknown and bizarre holidays under one roof, and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day," it said.

It's interesting that under September 20, there are three special days featured: "Wife Appreciation Day," "Pepperoni Pizza Day," and "Punch Day," the drink, not the physical type for when the hubby forgets to appreciate the wife... Kidding...

The Days of the Year website noted that "Wife Appreciation Day" has been listed on Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events since it was first established in 1957.

Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events is an American publication that features special events, holidays, historic anniversaries, and even unusual celebrations.

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"Wife Appreciation Day is about showing your wife how much you love her and how much she means to you. We often don’t tell people we appreciate them enough!" the Days of the Year website said.

True. It's not just with our spouses. We do tend to overlook the importance of showing our gratitude to others.

We often forget to pause and think of the good things that others do for us, especially our spouses or other members of the family.

This may be a good day to stop and think of creative ways we can express our gratitude.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -- John F. Kennedy

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." --- William Arthur Ward

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