Are you made of awesome? Of course you are! Awesomeness runs in the veins of all of us, and we all have little periods of absolutely epic grade awesomeness every day of our lives. We just have to stand up and recognize it! Did you get up this morning? Hell yes, you’re awesome. Did you manage an 18 hour sleep fest because mama didn’t raise no quitter? Absolutely epic! Did you manage the mix the whites and the reds and now you’re sporting a pink button-down? You go! Not everyone can pull off that particular shade of “oops” with such aplomb! The Day of Awesomeness celebrates the awesome that exists in each of us every day, and gives us an excuse to make our awesomeness shine.
History of the Day of Awesomeness
Kevin Lawver spearheaded the Day of Awesomeness in August of 2007, when it was brought to his attention that his overall awesomeness needed to be celebrated by one of his interns. In true Lawver style, he announced there needed to be an International Day of Awesomeness, and proceeded to post this sentiment to twitter. True to the style of those embedded with unbelievable awesomeness, it took on a life of its own and is now a celebration of epic proportions.
Some of you may be wondering how, precisely, the date was chosen for this auspicious holiday. Well, for those who know the Patron Saint of Awesomeness, it should be no surprise that the date chosen was that of Chuck Norris. After all, there are few as awesome as this incredible martial-artist and inspiration. Not long after the inception of the holiday came the motto: “No one is perfect, but everyone can be awesome”. This is the kind of encouragement you need when your day is spinning around the drain, just remember: The truly awesome are those who take a situation that’s getting wildly out of control and turn it to their advantage.
How to Celebrate the Day of Awesomeness
Why, just be you! Walk down the street and be your awesome and incomparable self, and then make a point of recognizing the awesomeness in other people! Get together with a bunch of friends and host an awesomelympics, where you demonstrate the most phenomenal feats of awesomeness you can imagine. Whatever you do, it’s important to remember that the heart of the day is around awesomeness, and if you aren’t having fun, you’re not being awesome! How are you going to break the bounds of awesome on the Day of Awesomeness?