According to National Day Calendar, December 12th, 2019 is National Ding-A-Ling day!

Yes, it is a real day but no, it's not what you think.

While apparently it is not a day dedicated to that person you've been yelling at in traffic who makes a real "ding-a-ling" (or another word that starts with 'D') move, National Ding-A-Ling day is a day for reaching out to people we have fallen out of touch with.

We all have at least one person we used interact with almost daily but eventually either work, relationships, moves or just life got in the way and they fell to the wayside.

Now maybe you are like me and at first can only think of people who you specifically chose to fall out of touch with. Save those ones for a night after having a few too many at happy hour.

Like most "national [insert something totally random like ding-a-ling] days" you don't actually have to participate, but if it sparks you to do something that will make someone's day and maybe get an old friendship back, then go for it!

However, if it will just leave you reaching for a bottle of wine to avoid emotions involved in whatever happened between you and a person you are no longer friends with, just ignore it and move on with your life like you did with said "ex" friend.

So give your ding-a-ling a ring or maybe just make like Chuck Berry and make it about your "ding-a-ling". It's your life.

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