Saturday, December 3, 2011

Roof Over Your Head Day

I receive email updates for the holiday that goes with each day through I started going to this site to assit me in writing prompts for my students to choose from each day during Day Book time. But it's become an email that I'm eager to open every day, unlike the many spam/advertisement emails I get and immediately delete.

Sometimes they are cheesy holidays, other times I question whether there really should be a Lemon Cupcake Day or a Strawberry Shortcake Day, but sometimes I'm convicted and sometimes I become more educated.

Today I am convicted. As I took a break in my warm house from throwing clay on the wheel and listening to Christmas music, I read that today is "Roof Over Your Head Day!"

And did you know the following?

December 3, 2011 is

National Roof Over Your Head Day

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day! Buying a house is often the single largest investment a person will make in his or her lifetime. Did you know that the homeownership rate in the United States is around 66% of the population? Studies have shown that homeowners are more active in their communities, have improved education opportunities, and report higher levels of self-esteem and happiness.
Regardless of whether you rent or own, today is an opportunity to take a moment to appreciate the roof over your head!
December is National Fruit Cake Month & National Egg Nog Month
While I hope to be a homeowner one day, I find it fascinating to hear what studies have found about those who are. It is the simple and mundane things that we take for granted that really make all of the difference in how we are in our home, our work, and in our community. Interesting and humbling!


  1. Wow, you and Shayne both got me feeling so thankful today. It is awesome FINALLY being a homeowner! I am warm, sheltered and can paint the walls any color I choose (if only I had the time/ energy/ motivation to do it). Can't wait till you're under my roof too :)

    p.s. my heart pitter patters in anticipation for what might come off that potters wheel. I'm the luckiest cousin to have you as my giver! (not that you have to make me something on your wheel. i happen to know you make lots of awesome earrings, cards and culinary delights!)

  2. National Roof Over Your Head Day! I love it!

    It is a gift---one that I have taken for granted my entire life. Growing up in America, all the people I knew had homes like mine. It wasn't until I traveled to Nigeria that I saw my first home made of corrugated cardboard and plastic roofing. It's a true blessing to be able to own your own little corner of the world.