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Every February 7th
Founded by
Thomas & Ruth Roy
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  1. People & Relationships

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Are you the friendly one in your neighborhood or are you more the crank? Well today it doesn’t matter as this is the day that is all about fresh beginnings. It’s Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day! Don’t laugh, this is a real holiday…really!

Instead of getting…or giving… that one fingered wave as you walk by to get in the car, today open that hand and wiggle all your fingers as you wave. You may just be surprised at the result. You might even get a new beginning!

History of Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day

People have been dealing with their neighbors since the dawn of days. It is difficult to get ahead in life if you can’t get ahead in your relationship with those who live around you. The creation of this seemingly silly day had a higher motive than to make you giggle. Think about how much stress is created when you are not happy in your home. When you can’t enjoy your space and you think that no matter what you do it will always be wrong there needs to be a way to get on the better side of things. This is it!

Better neighborhood relations can add so much in everyone’s life. Lowered stress levels are better for your health. Being comfortable in your home can open you up to all sorts of positivity! They say that what you surround yourself with is a reflection of your mind. Therefore, if you want your home to be a sanctuary for you and your friends, start with peace between you and your neighbors.

How to celebrate Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day

When you see a neighbor today, wave… yes, all those digits….and add a smile. If you are feeling particularly bold you could even utter “Hello!”. I know this might all be out of your comfort zone, but remember it is all about new beginnings! If your neighbor doesn’t fall over in shock, they might actually smile back!

Don’t be frightened if they approach with questions and a desire to talk with you for a short time. This is how it should be! Practice your small talk and you may even make a new friend! True success on this holiday would be for you and your neighbors to give each other a chance. Start over if there has been friction and maybe you will find you have more in common than where you live.

Do you think that this is a holiday that should only be held once a year? Maybe you could try to have an unofficial go at it every few months. There is nothing saying you can’t make every wave going forward any different than the one used today on Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day! You never know, summer might find you seated at a neighbor’s poolside sipping a cold drink surrounded by other neighbors and having a great time! Give it a try!