When is National Get Out of the Dog House Day? National Get Out of the Dog House Day is celebrated on the third Monday of July
What is National Get Out of the Dog House Day? Today is the day when we crawl out of the messes we’ve made for ourselves and back into healthy relationships. National Get Out of the Dog House Day is a day to acknowledge ways we’ve fumbled certain relationships — spouse, family, friends, whomever — and reconnect whatever was broken. Often times it isn’t anything dramatic, just the simple ways people get on each other’s nerves. Today we admit the annoyance and move forward in the relationship! It also the day when we go out of our way to forgive the people who have ended up in our dog house. Whether we’re forgiving or being forgiven, today we get to stop crawling and walk back into our own home!
Fun facts about National Get Out of the Dog House Day! The phrase dog house, as a negative idiom, was first used by J. M. Barrie in his novel Peter Pan, in 1911.
How to celebrate National Get Out of the Dog House Day:
- Begin by asking yourself some questions: Have I wronged anyone lately? What are ways those closest to me have asked me to change but I’ve refused? Have I been too busy for the important people in my life? How can better forgive the people that annoy me and have wronged me?
- Next, come up with fun ways to get out of the dog house: Order flowers, promise not to use electronic devices for the entire day, reach out to your important friends and take them out as a way of showing them that they matter.
- Perhaps someone has wronged you and you haven’t addressed it like you should. Today is a great day to offer forgiveness to those in your life who happen to be in your dog house.
What is the hashtag for National Get Out of the Dog House Day? #getoutofthedoghouseday