Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
The above paragraph is from the About Page of International Women’s Day. Did you know that IWD is a holiday in some countries? Their About Page (under the 2000 and beyond section) lists the countries that have declared it a holiday.
In case you missed it, Getty Images are allowing us to embed some of their photos on our blogs! The announcement from WordPress.com News was made on March 6, 2014. Excited me is really excited at the thought of all the beautiful images available such as the one I used at the top of the post called Sakura on Meguro River.
Getty Images is leading the way in creating a more visual world. Our new embed feature makes it easy, legal, and free for anybody to share our images on websites, blogs, and social media platforms.
If you found images you would have liked to use, but couldn’t, being able to use images that are legal and free is wonderful. Not all images can be embedded but there is still a great selection to choose from.
And, just to bring a bit of good weather news, the temperatures are starting to warm up. It won’t be long before we are sitting outside or heading to the beach to soak up some rays.
Why The Hell Not! are posts I’m going to do from time to time to remind, not only those of us with chronic illnesses, but for all of us to do something for ourselves. Something you may not have thought of doing or something you have wanted to do for a long time. Nothing is too silly or frivolous. The time to do something for yourself is now because…why the hell not!
The weekend is here, the polar vortex may have made another appearance (really, go home p.v.) and you don’t want to do or think too much. What to do to pass the time. Classic arcade games. You can find a variety of sites such as this one. It’s now a little past 1 am and I just finished playing another game instead of going to bed.
Valentine’s Day is not for everyone. If you are celebrating Anti-Valentine’s Day, or doing your best to ignore it, revel in the fact that you are not caving in to the excesses and demands of one of the biggest holidays of the year. And if people tell you you should be doing something for Valentine’s Day, remind them there are 364 more days in the year for you to show the people in your life how much you love them. Until then, let’s have a laugh to help us get through the day.