Did you know that today is a recognized holiday? It is “Cow Appreciation Day”. Can you believe this? I found snippets online such as this:
“Yes, there really is a Cow Appreciation Day! There are even greeting cards for it and soon, if the planets align properly and musicians everywhere find their muse, there will be songs to fill the air. People everywhere holding hands and singing of their creamy goodness and buttery charms. But no hamburgers on this day — no, no, no! Chicken and veggie burgers all around please! It’s a celebration of cow eyes, warm noses, spots of black, white, brown, orange and gray — and don’t forget them udders! Calves everywhere swear by ’em, thank you!”
And then there was this:
“The humble Cow, a very unassuming animal, who instead of choosing an annoying sound to make, such as the “Cock-a-doodle-doo” of the common rooster or the “Get outta da way, you moron” of the Newyoahka, has chosen a soft, simple “Moo.” In the far east, in ancient times, the Cow’s moo was taken as the preferred mantra for meditating. Over the years, however, as people recited the mantra over and over, it ran together, so the younger students, instead of saying “Moo Moo Moo” were saying “oom oom oom.The simple Cow has even infiltrated our every-day language. How many times have you heard the phrase “What a cow!” or “Get a load of the heifer!” Two of the most popular sports in America are Cow Chip Tossing and Cow Tipping. The Cows *love* to participate in the sport of tipping. They know, of course, what is going on and enjoy every minute of it.”
As I read these articles (and quite a few more!) I found myself chuckling at the lengths we go to find a reason to celebrate and rejoice. What a selfish people we can be! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find a way to just rest in the moment that God has created for us? This day? This week? This moment? I pray we can all find that place of peace.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to “National Raspberry Cream Pie Day”!:)
“This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24