It’s Awesomeness Day

That’s what my 2013 Sandra Boynton “Mom’s Family Calendar” tells me and we’re going to be awesome today, despite the torrential downpour outside.

Awesomeness Day (the International version) is March 10. There was one on April 3 in 2011 but there is no mention of it anywhere else on the internet but we’re not going to let that bother us.  My calendar says it’s today.

So, what does it mean to be awesome?  What does awesome mean?  According to Merriam-Webster it’s “expressive of awe”, “inspiring awe”.  Awe means “profound and reverent dread of the supernatural” and “respectful fear inspired by authority”.  Hmm

Roget’s gives some awesome synonyms: “impressive, awe-inspiring”. It also says the slang synonyms are “excellent and splendid”.  Much more to my liking.

So today I will be awesome to my children, inspiring “awe” to my excellentness (tee-hee).  We will be excellent and splendid to each other and in everything we do today.  BE THE BEST!

So take the day by the horns, plump your peacock feathers and strut your stuff today. Be awesome/excellent/splendid! Be glad today is so awesome: you’re alive, the United States is still a free nation (I checked the news today and so far so good), you’ve got God-given talents and skills to be good stewards of, and you’re just awesome to me.

So how are you going to celebrate?