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 any 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.

Learn about the Day Of Awesomeness

A Day Of Awesomeness is a day that we can definitely get behind! It is a celebration of everything that is awesome, including yourself! After all, people are awesome every single day, yet they don’t recognize it. On this day, though, it is different! Awesomeness in all forms should be appreciated. 

“’No one’s perfect, but everyone can be awesome.” This is the tagline for the day, which we replaced the old tagline: “Because everyone needs an excuse to be awesome.” The first tagline was created by Dan Lurie. The second tagline was created by the daughter of Kevin Lawver, who invented the day.

The day takes place on the same date as Chuck Norris’ birthday, and this is no coincidence. Chuck Norris is an American screenwriter, film producer, actor, and martial artist. It does not get much more awesome than that, right?

Not only is this a good day to celebrate everything that is awesome, but it is also a day that gives us the push to try awesome things if we don’t usually do so! It is a day that is supposed to be fun, so there is no need to take it too seriously. However, if there is something awesome that you have wanted to do for quite some time, whether this is an indoor skydive or jumping out of a plane, perhaps the Day Of Awesomeness is the perfect opportunity for you to do so? 

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

Don’t be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you’re working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff.

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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?

You could also spend some time learning a little bit more about Chuck Norris on the Day Of Awesomeness. Chuck served in the United States Air Force prior to winning numerous martial arts championships. He was a black belt in Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Tang Soo Do. If that was not enough, he even went on to find his own discipline, known as Chun Kuk Do. Hollywood came calling, and Chuck went on to train celebrities for roles in films. This naturally led to him featuring in a number of films as well, including Good Guys Wear Black, Breaker! Breaker!, and Way of the Dragon. Reading up on Chuck Norris will definitely inspire you to be the most awesome version of yourself. You could even celebrate the Day Of Awesomeness by watching one of the films that he starred in. Aside from the ones we have mentioned, we would also recommend An Eye for an Eye, The Octagon, and A Force of One. Chuck also made some studio films too, such as Lone Wolf McQuade, Forced Vengeance, and Silent Rage. 

Another way for you to spend the Day of Awesomeness is by making a list of all of the awesome things that you want to do and achieve in your life. You can then get to work, ticking off everything on the list!

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