by Deborah Smith

October is currently the tenth month of the year with 31 days. Originally the Romans had it positioned as the eighth month until 153 BCE (what is BCE?- Before Christ and everyone else?)

October is now known as:
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, AIDS Awareness Month
American Cheese Month, Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(World) Blindness Awareness Month, Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
(because of all the coffee you drank on World Coffee Day in September)
Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month,
Children’s Magazine Month, Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month, Church Safety and Security Month, Class Reunion Month
Co-op Awareness Month, Cut Out Dissection Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month, Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month, Emotional Wellness Month,
Employee Ownership Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
Financial Planning Month, Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
German-American Heritage Month, Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham, Halloween Safety Month, Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month, Home Eye Safety Month, Italian-American Heritage Month
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month, International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month, LGBT History Month, Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, National Apple Month
National Applejack Month, National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month, National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, National Caramel Month
National Chili Month, National Chiropractic Month, National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month, National Crime Prevention Month,
National Critical Illness Awareness Month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month, National Dessert Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Ergonomics Month
National Fair Trade Month, National Family Sexuality Education Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month, National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month, National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month, National Orthodontic Health Month, National Pasta Month
National Physical Therapy Month, National Pickled Peppers Month, National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, National Pork Month, National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Reading Group Month, National Roller Skating Month,
National RSV Awareness Month, National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Sausage Month, National Seafood Month, National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month, National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Window Covering Safety Month, National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month, Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month, Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month, Raptor Month, Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month, Rhubarb Month, Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month, Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month, Talk About Prescriptions Month, Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
Workplace Politics Awareness Month, World Menopause Month,

Let us not forget 2 other very important celebrations for the month of October

National Cruise Month and October Beer Festivals being celebrated all over the WORLD.

Lets book a Cruise and have a Beer

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With this much going on you have got to pick some passions or something to do.  If you don’t know what you are to focus on try something you know nothing about like; ‘National RSV Awareness’ Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract of most children before their second birthday. For most babies and young children, the infection causes nothing more than a cold.

That’s all for now.  This will get you started till I’m back again.  In the mean time pick a topic. Learn about it.  Share with others in your home or workplace or even start a conversation while you commute to where ever.


I have functioned as a Business and Media Consultant over the past sixteen years and spent many years developing my capacity to function in our ever evolving use of technology, communication, education and training.