Today is International Day of Awesomeness.
The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don't realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!
While slightly tongue in cheek, this holiday has got me thinking about awesomeness.
I recently canceled my landline, and had my home number ported to my cellphone. This is a perfectly commonplace thing to do, and so unremarkable within most of the communities in which I participate that I thought nothing of it. I failed to inform everyone I knew about the change though, and so a few folks kept trying -- and failing -- to contact me on my old cellular number. I ran into Amie and Duffy recently and found that they were two such people. I informed them of the number change, and they informed me of a discussion they had had about it. "I don't think you can do that," Amie had told Duffy, regarding the porting of my home number. "Of course he can! He's Scott!" was Duff's reply. What was commonplace to me was remarkable -- indeed, awesome! -- to others.
I'm fortunate enough to be friends with a bunch of really, really great people, all of whom are awesome in many ways. Much of the time, my friends don't truly realize how awesome they are. (Do any of us?) I could enumerate many of the ways each of my friends are awesome, but I won't, for fear of unintentionally leaving someone out and making them feel less than awesome. Suffice to say, I have awesome friends!
In no particular order, here's an incomplete list of other things that I think are awesome:
- Star Wars
- clean drinking water
Feel free to share your own list of things which are awesome. And be sure to be awesome today!