Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday
What a beautiful tradition! As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day. I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul.
So here's a toast to Mountain Day! May it inspire you to take time to to appreciate the beauty around you, to re-examine your priorities, and to make every day a Mountain Day.
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Designate your next teacher institute day, company team building event, or any day, Pink Bat Day!