JUN 11, 24 .. NATIONAL DAY..


ONLY PATTI will fully appreciate me picking this first day.

“Hi” My Dear Patti! Did you get just a little giggle?

SAY HI DAY is an annual holiday celebrated on June 11.

Say Hi Day is in memory of Joseph Anthony Cinotti, a special needs teen who sadly and unexpectedly died at the age of 15 on December the 18th, 2018. 

On June 11th, 2021, the first annual Say Hi Day was observed by the Say Hi Foundation.

Cinotti made it a habit to greet everyone he met throughout his life, and his upbeat personality endeared him to his neighborhood. Say Hi Day is a public awareness campaign that aims to remind people that one simple word can improve someone’s day, bring a smile to their face, or shift their mood. A simple welcome can start a chain reaction of positive contacts and make all the difference.

“Hi!” is an interjection used as a greeting exclamation. The earliest known reference to attract attention was in 1862. It became popular as a greeting word in the early 20th century. Joseph Anthony Cinotti, a 15-year-old young man, is the inspiration behind Say Hi Day. Cinotti spent his entire life saying hi to everyone he came across and always expected everyone to be kind, and humane, and to realize that everyone matters in this world.

Say Hi Day is intended to remind individuals that a simple word can improve someone’s day, bring a smile to their face, or change their mood. The National Day Archives officially accepted, recorded, and recognized this day. The Community Safety & Crime Prevention Council of Waterloo Region’s Say Hi Day today program began in 2004 as part of the Get Connected campaign, which aimed to enhance community engagement, particularly among young people.

For many individuals, making eye contact with strangers and greeting them might be scary, but once you get started, it becomes second nature and saying hello becomes a natural response. One of our most successful crime-prevention tactics is to build a strong, loving community. The initiative encourages individuals to say hello to their neighbors and fosters a sense of caring, belonging, and duty in our community.



On any given day, I probably say “Hi” to Patti at least ten to fifteen times!

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In the same “vein” we have ..


These few words are so important..

To Feel Good? Do Good!

They are the underlying theme of many of our recent NATIONAL DAY Posts here on dotnet.

NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY..  is celebrated on June 11 each year, and we wish it was not just one day in a year. However, it is also up to us to decide to make life beautiful every day, so to encourage such a mindset, we bring you the beautiful facts about this very special day. First and foremost, the purpose of National Making Life Beautiful Day is to celebrate those who make life beautiful for others — be it our own or a larger group of people. The truly freeing part is that you often do not even realize when or how you are creating beauty in the life of another. You could be investing in relationships, or lobbying for causes you feel strongly about, or just encouraging someone when they feel blue — these are all beautiful actions that are bound to have a ripple effect. The word beauty itself is so vast that essentially everyone deserves to be celebrated on this day, just for adding beauty to the life of at least one other person in some subjective way.

The inception of National Making Life Beautiful Day was on June 11, 2015, the founding anniversary of Apriori Beauty — an organic skincare and beauty products company based in Laguna Hills, California, which began in 2009. The reason behind the company’s submission for such a day to be commemorated as a national holiday was to help launch their mission to help people recognize their inner beauty, by making them feel beautiful. It then also evolved into a celebration of those who do make life beautiful for others, in a myriad of ways. One can never underestimate the beauty of making someone else feel good about themselves or love themselves a little more, so this day was founded in the hopes that this form of beauty would spread. The company’s mission statement is threefold, aiming to achieve beauty through “pure product innovation”, “building relationships” and “beauty that comes from personal success”. They also tied up with the non-profit Foundation Apriority, which supports womens’ charitable initiatives.

British Romantic poet John Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” and that assures us that the impact we may have on someone’s life can be a memory that brings joy to them forever. Everyone expresses things in different ways. Some may create art to make life beautiful for many, while others may add beauty by simply performing their job well, especially in the case of service providers and laborers. These beautiful people serve, empower, and lead by example, so this day needs to be a celebration of them.

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There you have two very nice June 11th Days.

Cap and Patti

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