Acting as a reminder that everything and everyone on the planet is part of a larger environment that affects us all, National All is Ours Day is here. This day is meant to encourage care and kindness as humans take not only ownership of, but responsibility for, all of the resources and beauty that make their way throughout the globe.
History of National All is Ours Day
National All is Ours Day was founded to encourage people to find the beauty and goodness in the world, and do their best to eliminate things that are not beautiful and good. And no matter what is found on this day, healthy or unhealthy, it is important to remember that every member of the human race, every animal, every plant and every cell is intertwined in relationship to one another! And this acts as a siren call to take better care of everything around us.
Another application of National All is Ours Day is to remember that those who have plenty can find great joy in sharing with those who have less or are in need. Some people find this day to be a perfect time for reflecting on the fact that the world could be a much better place if everyone would simply share the resources they have.
National All is Ours Day is a nuanced event that offers the participant the freedom to interpret and enjoy the day in the way that feels best and right to them. After all… all is ours!
How to Celebrate National All is Ours Day
Feel the love flow in and out of everything while celebrating this day! National All is Ours Day encourages the awareness of and attention to the fact that the world and the planet is completely interconnected as it is all shared between and belongs to everyone. Check out some of these ideas for getting involved with celebrating this important day:
Explore the World and Notice Beauty
Humans are creatures of habit and often find themselves doing the same thing over and over again, every single day, week or year. But National All is Ours Day encourages people to set aside the idea of doing everything out of habit and work to intentionally become more aware of the world all around. It can be interesting to see how much a person’s day can change when they simply start acting with awareness and looking out for beautiful things.
When celebrating National All is Ours Day, perhaps consider taking a walk during that lunch break and noticing the individual blades of grass in the park. Consider heading over a playground and finding a set of monkey bars where it’s possible to hand upside down for a little while. Or, just lie down in the grass and spend a few minutes looking at the clouds, seeing the way that the wind makes them take shape to form various pieces of art.
Many people feel the weight and overwhelm of the bad things in the world but forget to counterbalance it with appreciation. Show some gratitude on National All is Ours Day by making a practice out of thankfulness. For instance, as described in the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, if a person writes down three things they are thankful for every day, at the end of the year, they’ll have one thousand reasons for gratitude!
A family who wants to express gratitude together can make it a topic of conversation each day at dinner, where everyone shares something they appreciated about the day.
Make an All is Ours Day Playlist
Sometimes a day can be changed completely simply because of the music a person listens to. In honor of National All is Ours Day, consider making a playlist online that can be listened to throughout the day as a reminder of important messages to remember on the day. Check out some of these song titles to get started with:
- We are the World by Michael Jackson and Lionel Riche with USA for Africa (1985)
- Imagine by John Lennon (1971)
- One Tribe by the Black Eyed Peas (2009)
- If I Could Change the World by Eric Clapton (1996)
Support a Charitable Cause
With the idea that all of the resources in the world are to be shared, perhaps National All is Ours Day would be a perfect time to consider making a donation or volunteering time to serve others in need. This might mean finding a charitable organization online that supports a worthy cause, or it could be heading over to the local kids’ organization to find out how to spend an afternoon once a month doing some tutoring or mentoring. The options for helping and sharing around the world are almost endless!