All of my readers know that I usually do a monthly calendar every month sorry I didn’t get to do this month on time. But, in some instances, it is better late than never—at least it shows consistency and commitment. As 2022 is now 4 days in our rearview mirrors and 2023 has stepped into the spotlight we here in Florida are grateful that the “Big Chill” is gone. I talked to someone last week who said they were going to leave where they were to come to Florida where it is warmer. I suggested they rethink that since we were looking at 29-degree weather ourselves. The weather station said it hadn’t been this cold in Florida for over 40 years! Christmas we didn’t leave the house—it was just too cold!!

With all the confetti and fireworks out of the way would you believe the month of January has 583 special days of awareness and observances to celebrate! You couldn’t make all of those parties if you wanted to. So you’ll just have to scan through all that confetti and wrapping paper to see which ones you want to attend. There are so many monthly celebrations we are going to just name a few…National Birth Defects Prevention Month, National Book Blitz Month, National Braille Literacy Month, and National Thank You Month. Thyroid Awareness Month, National Sunday Supper Month, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, National Staying Healthy Month, and National Poverty in America Awareness Month. For the complete celebratory list please visit Frosty and friend.

In honor of Jesus Christ The Baptism of the Lord is celebrated January 8, then there’s Take a Missionary to Lunch Day January 14, World Religion Day January 15, and National Religious Freedom Day January 16. and National Bible Sunday and Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18. We writers had to pay homage to JRR Tolkien Day on January 3, the same day if you had a complaint and wanted to fire off a letter to your local government official it was on National Write to Congress Day. For those who love food, today is National Spaghetti Day. followed by National Shortbread Day on January 6, National Pizza Week begins January 8, National Bittersweet Chocolate Day January 10, and Carver Day for those of us who just love peanuts on January 5.

Some federal holidays you might want to keep in mind are National Missouri Day today, January 4. Panama’s Martyrs’ Day January 9, National Arkansas Day January 11, Remembrance Day January 12, Korean American Day January 13, Ratification Day on January, Civil Rights Day, Idaho Human Rights Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day are all celebrated on January 16. Just to name a few.

A Little January Trivia. January was named after the Roman god Janus. Janus is also the Roman word for door. The god Janus had two faces which allowed him to look forwards into the coming year and backward into the past year. The original Roman calendar only had 10 months. January and February were not included but were added later.

As we walk into this new year let us walk into 2023 with a sincere attitude of gratefulness for being alive to see it come in and a true heart to do better towards each other, be better human beings and live better according to good old fashion moral standards. 

May your year be filled with peace, prosperity, and love. May God’s blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy, and peaceful new year. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


  1. So much to choose from in January! We were planning to enjoy the warmer weather in Florida over Christmas, but alas, our flight was canceled due to the extreme weather on our end. Twenty nine would have been a real heat wave compared to wind chill of -35.


  2. 583 ‘special’ days just in one month, in January⁉️⁉️
    Kind of like “You’re all ‘special,'” meaning no one is special🥴, at least not all the time.
    But we ARE each special to someone, and of course, we are each special to Someone Special, our Lord. He knows each of us by name and loves each as if “I was the only one.”
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.


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