Suggested Family Activity • Dear Diary 📔 Day
Today is Dear Diary Day, a special time to celebrate the little book that holds all our most precious memories, as well as a few secrets! There are many benefits of writing in a diary or keeping a journal. The activity is a great stress reliever as writing down our thoughts and feelings ‘gets them out of our system’ and tends to make us feel better. Writing down funny family incidents that happen day to day also helps us to remember them. Sure, you remember what happened on special events, but do you remember what happened today, five years ago? How many times has your child said something funny that you want to remember but forget to write down? If you keep a diary or a journal, you will have precious memories both large and small written down forever. Keeping a diary or journal also helps us to sharpen our writing skills, vocabulary, and other language skills. If you do not have a diary or a journal, consider starting one today.
Today is also the date of the Autumnal Equinox and the first day of fall 🍂🍁 Although many people consider fall to begin after Labor Day, the official start is always on the Autumnal Equinox for those in the Northern Hemisphere. Why? Because this day is one of two each year when most places on Earth see the sun rise and set at due east and due west, giving us exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 of darkness. When this happens twice a year, the sun can be seen directly overhead along the equator, and the result is a change in the seasons.