May 3: National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, Raspberry Tart Day, Garden Meditation Day, National Specially Abled Pets Day

Yahoo Contributor Network

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Hopefully you have a shoe style you love so much that you own more than one pair, in different colors. Otherwise, celebrating National Two Different Colored Shoes Day may be uncomfortable. Arlene Kaiser promotes the holiday "to recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of diversity of humanity. The simple and lighthearted act of purposefully wearing two different colored shoes demonstrates the courage to take a risk and step outside of one's daily routine," according to National Two Different Colored Shoes Day.

Raspberry Tart Day

"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, And took them quite away," wrote Lewis Carroll in "Alice in Wonderland." May 3 is all about tarts made with raspberries. Raspberries thrive in areas of the U.S. with cool summers, like coastal California and the Pacific Northwest, according to "The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink." The raspberry hybrid we commonly eat today is hardier than previous varieties.

Raspberries still have a short shelf life, so if you have some, bake them into a tasty tart:

* Cranberry raspberry tart

* Homemade Pop-tarts with raspberry

* Brown butter raspberry tart

Garden Meditation Day

If you ever tried to meditate in the midst of seedlings or nonvegetable bearing fruit, you've almost got it right. On Garden Meditation Day you can continue weeding, watering and tending to your garden. Do it thoughtfully and slowly. Concentrate on each small task as a way to relax advises C.L. Fornari, the Garden Lady.

* Start a garden club in your neighborhood.

* Clear a space near a large rock for a bit of quiet meditation.

* Make peace with a garden in a patch of clay and rocks.

National Specially Abled Pets Day

The Animal Miracle Foundation "celebrates these amazing and heroic animals, helps to educate the public about caring for disabled pets and find homes for orphaned, specially abled pets." The holiday is used to be called Disabled Pets Day and "encourages adoption always and for people who would like to bring a new furry family member home, to consider a specially abled pet."

View Comments