Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

April 19*: National High Five Day

I wonder how many cyber fives I can get today! If your hand is that small then there shouldn’t be any danger of damaging your screen. 🙂 

The object of National High Five Day is simple: give as many high fives today as possible. In fact, if you ask me, low fives, double handed fives (tens?), and even fist bumps are totally suitable.

While you’re out it, check out the National High Five Project. The creators of this holiday also began the National High Five-a-thon to raise money for cancer research.

And for today’s verses . . . (drumroll, please): Biblical greetings, Nabal style and a la Abigail.

Nabal answered David’s servants, “Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days. Why should I take my bread and water, and the meat I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?”

1 Samuel 25:10-11

“Abigail lost no time. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys. . . She fell at his feet and said: ‘My lord, let the blame be on me alone. Please let your servant speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.'”

1 Samuel 25:18, 24

Update: National High Five Day is actually celebrated on the third Thursday in April. That was April 19, 2012, but it’s April 18, 2013.