January is the Official Month of Coziness... Among Other Things

Every month is the official month of something--more often than not, every month is the official month of many things. January's list is mostly about coziness. It makes sense, after all, that the month with the most depressing day of the year should be a time when we emphasize making ourselves warm and/or comfortable. The first item encourages us to unwind from the frigid air with a bath, but also to do it safely.


National Bath Safety Month

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This one tops the list in practicality. Not only do you run the risk of slipping in the tub and giving yourself a heart-attack before clonking yourself unconscious, but you're also the most vulnerable in the bath. Many say sitting on the toilet is the most vulnerable position, but that's really just the most embarrassing. In a tub, you're basically lying down and can't spring into action without looking like a panicked seal.

National Blood Donor Month

This one is less cozy. It is, however, very nice. Someone who needs the blood will certainly be healthier and therefore cozier once he or she has it. It's a good deed that does not go unnoticed.

National Braille Literacy Month

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This one's good because not only does it celebrate reading, it celebrates reading for those who can't enjoy the traditional book. Despite the sales in eReaders, people always talk about how they love the actual book in their hands. If anyone's plea to keep actual books on the shelves, it's the readers who depend on touch to read. Everyone deserves a bit of time on the couch with a book.

National Hobby Month

Apparently January is the month in which to let loose the creativity you've been stifling for the other 11. I personally challenge you to take up a hobby and tend to it twice a week. It could be anything, like crocheting, or writing about catnip, or developing asocial relationships with television characters. Now is the time to shut out the nasty winter weather and create a domain of moderately exciting activity in the safety of your home. Go for it. I believe in you.

Here's some hobby inspiration if you get stuck thinking of something:

Elephant dancing.

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Finger warmers!

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Teutonic fencing.

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Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month.

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The coziest foods ever. I also suspect that whoever decided these last three was going through the peak of a bad cold. Whatever, I don't hate it. I might combine all the January activities and spend tonight setting up turrets around my bathtub, listening to Huckleberry Finn on tape while turning my old shoes into planters, and serving myself a three course tea-soup-quaker meal in the tub. I think I could get a memoir out of that: The Coziest Night Ever in January--practically screams best-seller.

Skid Row Carnival of Love Highlights Help for Homeless

Help us celebrate this year's 6th Annual "Skid Row Carnival of Love" on SAT January 25th, 2020. This event promotes human kindness for those experiencing homelessness in and around downtown Los Angeles. To commemorate the event, OGTV is sharing the story we premiered in June, 2019... so watch, enjoy, and support this humanitarian effort.

Skid Row – the image that immediately comes to mind is not pretty… a desolate street with boarded up windows…downtrodden people lurking in the shadows...broken glass…darkness…despair ... The Skid Row Carnival of Love is an initiative that is working to build community by providing resources and love to an often forgotten, and overlooked sector of one our largest cities: Los Angeles' homeless population of Skid Row. For one day, it's all about unconditional love and coming together as a community.

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Rescue, Transform, Share: How an Ohio Soup Shack Is Saving Lives

"It really does take a village to help people," says Sandra Lettie, a volunteer with La Soupe in Cincinnati, Ohio. La Soupe is helping to build and activate just such a "village" of compassionate people from the local area around the goal of producing food from discarded produce and providing it to families in need.

According to La Soupe's CEO, Suzy DeYoung, the organization's central mission is to "rescue, transform, and share." First, volunteers with La Soupe visit grocery stores and farms to pick up produce that was going to be discarded and "rescue" it for use in the soups that the team creates. That produce is then "transformed" into healthy, delicious food by the chefs at La Soupe. Finally, the food is "shared" with those in the local community who need it.

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Sweepstakes Winner Gets Unforgettable NASCAR Experience!

Stacy Comilang from Preston, CT., likes to think of herself as a "need for speed" kind of girl. She is a fan of NASCAR and had been to a few races while growing up in California. Even though she has never driven in a car much faster than the speed limit, or been in a race car, she would love to do both. Little did she know that when she casually entered a sweepstakes on the Coke website this past spring, that both of these dreams would soon come true!

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Man Goes on Cross-Country Hugging Tour To Spread Love

Hugging is considered to be a rather intimate form of affection across the US. Everyone hugs, but rarely do we ever hug strangers. Arie Moyal is willing to do just that. He is the founder and creator of the Hug Train, a national tour of free hugs to promote mental health awareness. Arie travels across the country giving hugs to strangers who are willing to give him an embrace.

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Dan's Coffee Runs Bring Warmth To Chemo Patients and Staff

Coffee and a smile are sometimes the best medicine. When Dan Dewey's father was being treated for cancer, Dan found himself following a routine in a situation which needed a little perking up.

Thus began what has become known as "Dan's Coffee Run". Every Thursday morning, Dan does a special coffee run for the staff and patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute in Bloomfield Hills, bringing Starbucks Coffee and a lot of smiles to the patients and providers at the cancer treatment center.

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This Organization Feeds Their Entire Community

If you are a kid and your bed is a lumpy, old couch or a cold, hard floor and you leave home for school without a regular breakfast, you will not excel in your classes. This daily struggle is shockingly common in many areas of the country and it sets many children on a downward spiral at an early age that is difficult to recover from. This is where Meals By Grace is making a difference.

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Anonymous Authors of Love Letters Uplift The Lonely

While it is exciting to see the bold type of a newly arrived email from an old friend or the pulsing dots of a long awaited text, there is still something special about the arrival of a hand written, stamped envelope in your home mailbox.

For those who are facing personal difficulties, adjusting to new circumstances, or just feeling isolated, the physical experience of handling a letter, opening the sealed side of the envelope, and sliding out a beautiful card brings the thrill and anticipation of contact with another person, something they may been missing for long time. Fulfilling this need is at the heart of an inspiring organization called "The World Needs More Love letters".

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A Father, A Son, And A Hockey Fan’s Dream Come True!

Coca-Cola, Shaw's Supermarkets, and the Boston Bruins have teamed up to make one lucky Bruins fan's dream come true. After purchasing a Coke from Shaw's in the New England area, contestants were encouraged to enter for a chance to win a "Player for a Day Experience" with the Boston Bruins.

The lucky winner's name is Mark Karolkiewicz. Mark has been a Bruins fan his whole life and even though he had the opportunity to be a Bruins Player for a Day, he selflessly gave the prize to his son Eric Karolkiewicz, also a die-hard Bruins fan!

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