January 24: Compliments Day, Belly Laugh Day, Peanut Butter Day

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January 24, 2012

Post Updated: January 24, 2013

★~ Today’s Quote:  “A compliment is verbal sunshine.” ~ Robert Orben

★~ Compliments Day:

You light up my life…make the plain magnificent, the ordinary extraordinary…bring light to a dark world, make the dull shiny, make my heart sing…you are the fairest of them all and my sunshine, my only sunshine…you make me happy, when skies are gray….

To celebrate Compliment Day, simply launch sincere flattery attacks on random people throughout the day, especially those who wouldn’t expect it. To give yourself a challenge, try to compliment people that you don’t like. The key, of course, is sincerity (which is no problem for you, since you’re a very genuine person; that’s what I like about you).

★~ Belly Laugh Day;

A day to celebrate the great gift of laughter. Smiling and laughing are permitted, encouraged and celebrated. How? Smile, throw your arms into the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce ’Round the World, as people from Fiji to Alaska and Hawaii in kitchens, schools, hospitals, offices, plants and stores stop at 1:24 PM (local time) to bounce a smile and a laugh around the world.

★~ Peanut Butter Day:

I adore chunky peanut butter! Sorry, all you creamy peanut butter lovers out there, but crunchy peanut butter is far superior to creamy peanut butter. Although if the peanut butter is from Canada, either will do. If you have not had Canadian peanut butter, you must! Why is Canadian peanut butter better? I have no idea but it is, trust me.

Celebrate Peanut Butter Day by being the first one to dip the spoon in the peanut butter jar, make cookies, make a fluffernutter sandwich. or just indulge in a peanut butter sandwich.

Check out the peanut butter poll located on the sidebar and contribute your opinion to this somewhat sticky subject.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1908 – The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

♥~ 1922 –  Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.

♥~ 1935 – Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale -. The American Can Company and the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company collaborated to package 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale. It was an immediate success, and by the end of 1935, most major breweries had begun using cans. More than 200 million cans sold that first year.

♥~ 1989 – The world’s oldest sheep died in England a week before her 29th birthday. She had given birth to her 40th lamb only months before.

♥~ 1998 – The soundtrack album from Titanic hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and kept that position for 15 weeks.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1939 – Ray Stevens (Harold Ray Ragsdale) singer, entertainer: Everything Is Beautiful, Mr. Businessman; #1 novelty recording artist: Ahab, the Arab, Gitarzan, The Streak

♥~ 1941 –  Neil Diamond started singing and writing songs while a young premed student. Sunday & Me was his first hit [1965]. He wrote it for Jay and The Americans; then I’m a Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You followed for the Monkees [1966]. Neil wrote and sang: 36 hits from 1966 through 1983; the first,Cherry, Cherry; three #1 smash hits, Cracklin’ Rosie [1970], Song Sung Blue [1972], and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers with Barbra Streisand [1978]. By 1973, Neil Diamond had gone from being a poor premed student to composing soundtracks for seven figures (Jonathan Livingston Seagull andThe Jazz Singer, in which he also starred and which also yielded three hits: America, Love on the Rocks and Hello, Again).

♥~ 1949 – John (Adam) Belushi comedian: Second City improvisational troupe, original cast: Saturday Night Live; actor: 1941, The Blues Brothers; older brother of actor Jim Belushi;died Mar 5, 1982

♥~ 1968 – Mary Lou Retton gymnast: Olympic Hall of Fame medalist [1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze: Los Angeles: 1984]; first American woman to win an individual medal in gymnastics

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ A doctor in St. Louis created peanut butter in 1890 as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor’s patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter.

♥~ Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households, we eat about 700 million pounds of it each year.

♥~ The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates from high school

♥~ Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety.

♥~ It takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter?

♥~ The high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.

♥~ In Holland peanut butter is called pindakass which translates to peanut cheese. The Dutch government protects the word butter so the peanut butter makers had to improvise and substitute cheese for butter.

♥~ Elvis’ favorite foods was a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich

♥~ While Americans prefer peanut butter, Europeans favor nutella.


A long time ago, before I was wise to the ways of some Waldorf moms, I was delighted to see a plate of what looked like genuine peanut butter cookies on our snack table. I reached for one and had to stifle an OMG! These are awful!! Once again I was foiled by a Waldorf cookie. The cookies were made with “real peanut butter,” which meant the cookies were genuinely fake, made with all-natural peanut butter. As I was discreetly coughing my cookie into my napkin, one sweet mom piped up and said, “I am so glad these cookies are made with natural peanut butter because my little darling is allergic to nuts!” I’m not sure if our early childhood teacher spit out her cookie because of taste or horror.

As I rose up in the volunteer ranks at Waldorf—I insisted that all organic and natural food carry a large label—the naturalists were delighted their contributions were showcased, which made me smile because of course the labels were really meant as a warning. I love win-win solutions to problems, don’t you?

I thought it would be fun to have peanut butter poll. So I created an unbiased poll–if you look to the right in the sidebar you will see the poll and can enter your vote for delicious crunchy peanut butter or the other kind, of-course.

Odd Loves Company–so leave a comment, add your voice to the poll, or practice your complementing skills not that an eloquent person like you needs practice, of-course.

Inspiration for Belly Laugh Day:

6 thoughts on “January 24: Compliments Day, Belly Laugh Day, Peanut Butter Day

  1. Belly Laugh Day!! What a wonderful thing to celebrate. Love crunchy peanut butter. Creamy is so dull.
    Kb, you never fail to make me smile. 😀 Love the Waldorf story.

    Have a great day.

  2. Just this morning I tickle Kalia and she’s laughing so cute! I love hearing my children’s laugh.. 🙂
    Safeway here have a peanut butter buffet line. I’m impressed! I’m not a peanut butter person but I just love to watch how you can pick your own peanut and they made it fresh for you.

  3. I love peanut butter, but only the creamy variety (no nuts for Debbie, you know!). And I love El Morno because you do such a good job making it interesting and informative — how do you like your genuine compliment?!!

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