I am a lefty so National Hand Writing Day isn't exactly a day I celebrate. My handwriting has always been awful. It was so bad when I was a kid the Nuns at St. Thomas in Cornwall tried getting me to use my right hand to see if it would be more legible. Spoiler alert - It wasn't. I will say though that me trying to be right handed made my left hand writing a bit better but it won't be winning any contest.

This Thursday January 23rd is National Hand Writing Day and according to the National Days folks this is the day we are suppose to practice our hand writing. It seems more now that ever this might be a good idea being that we all seem to do a lot more typing than writing. That could be the reason my hand writing has gotten so bad.

The National Day Calendar says the day was established in 1977 to promote the consumption of pens, pencils and paper which I guess were on the decline. They picked January 23rd because it was John Hancock's birthday. Fun fact he not only has one of the biggest signatures on the Declaration of Independence he was actually the first person to sign it.

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