January 16, 2021 – National Nothing Day | National Soup Month

Welcome to January 16th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate philosophy and a food that helps us slow down.

According to some philosophers, there is no such thing as nothing. With the very idea of thinking of the concept of nothingness, you’re proving that it doesn’t exist. That may sound like a big concept, but I think we can all relate. In the midst of our hectic lives, there’s almost no time for nothing. But the truth is we need to take a step back and relax— and basically, do nothing. Turn off your phone, stay away from social media, take a nap. Embrace the nothingness. It’s not often that you can get away with it, but on National Nothing Day, you’ve got the perfect excuse. When someone asks you what you’re doing, feel free to tell them to buzz off because you’re busy doing nothing. Which is actually something. Kinda.

Some say that the secret to delicious soup is letting the ingredients simmer for a long time.  But how about a recipe that’s been simmering for 45 years?  On a busy street in Bangkok, one soup pot has been tended by three generations of cooks, who stir and add ingredients to it every single day.  The flavor of this Beef Noodle soup is incomparable and those who have tried it are devoted fans.  About 150 pounds of beef are used to make the soup each day.  And each night a portion of it is placed in a separate pot to simmer while the main 5 foot pot is washed. Not all recipes take 45 years, and we bet that Mom’s chicken noodle tastes just as good to you. During National Soup Month simmer up your own favorite recipe for a bowl of warm comfort. 

If you’d like to know more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website TheNationalDailyShow.com. I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! 

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