National CBD Day: Celebrate A Week of Happiness
Join us in celebrating a week of happiness here at FAB CBD! Did you know that this year National CBD Day falls on August 8? Well, we did, and we’re going to give you some great ideas to try so that you can join us in preparing for our week-long celebration of National CBD Day!
Let’s begin by talking about some things that make you happy.
Things That Make You Happy Week
When it comes to things that make you happy, don’t overcomplicate it. The smallest and simplest activities sometimes have the greatest, most positive impact on our happiness. To kick off our celebration, we’re giving you a few simple, fun activities that will keep you smiling all week long.
Social Distance Walk With A Friend
The simple act of taking a walk with a friend and connecting with nature will do wonders for your mood. There’s just something about being out in nature that’s calming, soothing, and uplifting. Instead of hitting the same old walking paths, why not grab a friend and hike some trails where you’ll be sure to be socially distanced from any crowds of people. Get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer by identifying different types of trees and plants while you’re out. While you’re hiking, take a moment to enjoy the warm sun on your skin and the scent of the fresh, clean air, the sound of the earth beneath your feet, the song of the birds in the trees, and the sound of the breeze as it rustles through the leaves of the trees.
Walks also give you the opportunity to share. While you’re sharing inspiring and intellectually stimulating conversation with your friend, why not share some food or treats? Fruit, granola bars, and other healthy snacks are perfect for sharing while on a walk. While you’re at it, you can also share some tasty CBD gummies. Let your friend in on your favorite healthy treat by offering them one of FAB’s CBD Chews. FAB’s Chews
are THC-free and a delicious and fun way to have a CBD treat when you’re out hiking the trails. Each gummy is gluten-free, non-GMO, fruit flavored, and vegan. These delicious and fun gummies are perfect for when you’re out and about and need a post-walk/hike recovery supplement.
Share Your Favorite FAB Product With A Friend On This National CBD Day
Happiness is sharing! If you have a favorite FAB product that you want to share with your friend, then go for it! Even though CBD is quickly growing in popularity, there are still those out there who don’t know that much about it. When you let others participate in something that makes you happy, your own happiness will grow.
Likewise, when you share your favorite CBD product, not only are you giving others the opportunity to try CBD, you’re also educating them about the many health-boosting benefits that CBD has to offer. FAB has lots of amazing CBD products
to choose from. Which will you share? Choose from FAB’s top-shelf line full-spectrum CBD oils in a variety of flavors like citrus, mint, berry, vanilla, and natural in varying strengths, FAB’s fun and fruity CBD Chews, fresh-smelling, non-greasy CBD topical cream
, or phenomenal CBD-free Green Superfood
in Citrus Mojito and Cocoa Crisp flavors.
It’s time to pass on some happiness and cheer to those closest to you. What better way to do that than to enable them to harness all the goodness that CBD has to offer!
Make Your Favorite CBD Coffee Drink
A great cup of coffee — whether hot or iced — never fails to lift the spirits! But, when you add some CBD into coffee, your normal cup of Joe truly becomes something magical. There are a multitude of ways that you can make your cup of coffee special. In fact, an internet search of coffee recipes is a great way to start. And while a regular cup of coffee, with or without cream and sugar, may not seem so uplifting, adding in a few special ingredients or blending it all up into a frozen delight is a sure-fire way to ignite some feel-good warm and fuzzies.
If you’re stuck and wondering where to begin, we’ve put together a couple of simple coffee recipes that are sure to heat up the happiness factor.
Smooth Whipped CBD Coffee
Even though this recipe may be a little more work than your average cup of coffee, it’s definitely worth your time and effort. For this brew, whisk together one tablespoon of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. After the mixture is dissolved and uniform, add in a dropper-full of FAB’s full-spectrum 600mg or 1200mg vanilla CBD oil
. The amount of CBD you put into your whipped coffee
will depend on how used to it you are. As with any CBD oil, the best rule of thumb is to start low and go slow.
Next, pour the mixture over whatever type of milk you usually use. This recipe works well with both regular milk as well as any kind of nut-based milk like almond or cashew milk. Make sure to stir before drinking. If you want to kick it up a notch, consider either stirring in some ice cubes to make it an iced whipped coffee, or throw some ice and your mixture in the blender to make a frozen treat. No matter which option you choose, what you’ll end up with is a sweet, delicious, smooth cup of coffee that’s sure to bring on the happy.
Chocolate Peppermint CBD Espresso
If you prefer a little more kick to your coffee, then this CBD-infused espresso recipe
is just for you. This gem of a concoction is sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
- Strong Coffee or Espresso
- 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Drinking Chocolate
- ½ Teaspoon Sugar or Other Natural Sweetener
- ¼ to ½ Cup of Creamer
- 15mg, or a dropper-and-a-half, of FAB’s 300mg full-spectrum CBD oil in mint flavor
- If you have the machine, make a double shot of espresso. If not, then brew a strong cup of regular coffee. Set aside.
- Pour the drinking chocolate and sugar into a large coffee mug.
- Incorporate the CBD oil into the drinking chocolate.
- Pour the espresso or the strong coffee into the drinking chocolate and stir.
- In a separate mug, heat the creamer for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Pour the heated creamer into the drinking chocolate mixture.
- Finally, blend everything together with a milk frother for a fun, foamy finish.
These two coffee recipes are just a couple of different ways to make your morning a whole lot happier. Feel free to change them up by adding in new ingredients or flavors. Getting creative with your coffee is a simple way to start every day in a happy way.
Do What Makes You Happy as National CBD Day is Here!!
In all of your busy-ness, have you ever just taken a moment to reflect on what exactly it is that truly makes you happy? There are lots of ways that you can do this. The best way to start is to think about carving out some time in your day for reflection. For most of us, this time comes either at the start of our day or at the end of it. When you find the time, sit in a quiet space and think deeply about events, actions, or things that have made you happy throughout your life.
Then, use a notebook to jot them all down. Next, sort out the ones that you will realistically be able to do on a daily or a weekly basis. Don’t stress over the simplicity, or the complexity of what makes you happy. The point is that these are the things that make you happy and there’s no need to question it or pick it apart. Just go with it.
But before you start journaling, we’re going to give you a few suggestions to get you started on your journey to happiness. These suggestions are simple, inexpensive, and fun and easy to do. The goal here is to simply create happiness.
Happy Relaxing Bath
Nothing melts stress away and promotes happiness better than a nice, hot, relaxing soak in the tub. Turn your bath into your favorite spa getaway with some epsom salt, essential oils, CBD oil, candles, soft, fluffy towels, and soft music. The simple act of treating your body to a therapeutic, mood-boosting soak in the tub will bring you immeasurable amounts of happiness.
First, set the scene. Dim the lights and light your candles. For extra happiness, pick candle scents that make you feel both relaxed and happy. Typically, lavender, lemon, orange, or rose petal scents do the trick. Next, play some soft music on your radio or device of your choice as you fill up your tub with whatever temperature water works best for you. While the tub is filling, pour in some epsom salt and drop in some lavender, chamomile, peppermint, or eucalyptus essential oils. You can also blend essential oils for a better chill effect. Remember, epsom salt is a wonderful addition to any bath because the magnesium in the salt works to help relax sore muscles.
As an added benefit, you can also include a couple droppers full of FAB’s vanilla or mint 300mg CBD oil
into your bath water as a way to further pamper your body. The only thing to do now is to sit back, relax, and have a good long soak in your spa tub while the candles flicker, and the music plays.
Sweet treats always bring a smile to everyone’s faces. What dessert or desserts bring you happiness? Keep in mind that making your favorite dessert is also a way to feel happy. The simple process of creating a sweet treat for yourself and/or for others will make you feel good inside. Moreover, the enjoyment and happiness that happens while you eat that dessert is something that you simply cannot put a price on.
To start you off, we will include a couple of happy dessert options for you to choose from. These recipes are both delicious and easy to put together, which means more happiness and less stress for you.
CBD Banana Parfait Trifle
This dreamy, creamy dessert
will brighten up your summer day! Add in some CBD oil
and you have one delightful dessert on your hands. Not only is this dessert easy to make, it’s also guaranteed to make you happy.
- 1 Package Instant Banana Pudding Mix
- 2 Cups Cold Milk
- ½ Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 2 Ripe Bananas, Sliced
- Whipped Cream
- 1 Dropper Full of FAB’s 300mg Full-Spectrum Vanilla CBD Oil
- Make pudding according to package directions using the 2 cups of cold milk, and adding in the CBD oil.
- Place graham cracker crumbs in the trifle dish. Top the crumbs with some of the pudding. Next, layer on banana slices. Repeat layering until you reach the top of the trifle dish.
- Garnish with whipped cream.
Sweet and Cool CBD Watermelon Berry Popsicles
Nothing is more refreshing than a watermelon on a hot summer’s day. What’s more, nothing brings more happiness than a good old-fashioned popsicle
. Now, you can combine the two for maximum happiness. Add in some CBD, and you’ve got yourself a treat!
- 4 Cups of Cubed Fresh Watermelon
- ½ Dropper of FAB’s 300mg Full-Spectrum Berry CBD Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Honey, Optional
- Blend watermelon, lime juice, and honey in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture into a sieve in a bowl and squeeze the mixture with a spoon so that the juice comes through
- Mix the watermelon juice and the CBD oil together and stir well.
- Pour the mixture into four medium-sized popsicle molds and place in the freezer until solid.
Video Cocktail Hour
Getting together with friends always brings about happiness. So, what do you do when you cannot have a large gathering due to the Coronavirus pandemic? You have a video cocktail hour.
The beauty of having a virtual cocktail hour is that you can set it up anyway you want and have as many friends hop on as you want. A great suggestion is to invite five or six friends and have them demonstrate how to make their own signature cocktail.
If you want to have everyone make the cocktails together, then it’s probably best to discuss ahead of time with everyone what they will be making so that everyone in your party has ample time to pick up any of the necessary ingredients.
If you want to keep it simple, then choose a couple of cocktails for everyone to make together, then have your video cocktail hour while you all slowly sip your beverages and party away!
Send Out Some Snail Mail
Even though it’s tempting to send out a quick text or an email, nothing says you care more than a handwritten note, postcard, letter, or greeting card in a self-addressed envelope with an actual postage stamp on it.
The simple act of sitting down to write a letter is therapeutic in and of itself. When you sit down to write, set your intention to spread some words of kindness to the person whom you’re writing to. Next address the envelope, stick the stamp on, and send it on its way. There’s no doubt that you’ll feel happiness knowing that you’ve just brightened someone else’s day with a kind, well intentioned, handwritten note.
Since most communications are electronic these days, it’s a wonderful surprise to receive a handwritten note from a friend, family member, or loved one. This activity is a simple, fast, and easy way to make both yourself and someone else happy.
If you’ve been feeling down lately, then exercise is a great way to elevate your mood. Any kind of exercise will do! No matter how you choose to get moving, exercise can make you feel happy by boosting your endorphins, or feel-good hormones, as they are more commonly called.
It doesn’t matter if you choose to lift some weights, take a brisk walk, or throw down some serious mileage running on the roads, the fact of the matter is that the act of exercising brings about big feelings of happiness.
Either before or after you exercise, it’s a good idea to throw some superfoods into the mix. FAB’s Green Superfoods help your body to detox and cleanse, digest, hydrate and restore, preserve muscle, and support mental clarity, energy, and immune function. FAB’s refreshing blend of over 80 micro-nutrients nurtures your body while helping to support your active lifestyle. One single scoop in your water bottle will give you the energy you need to exercise or recover from your workout, depending on when you take it. So, not only will your body and mind feel happy, but you’ll also receive some much-needed micronutrients.
Have a Fun-Filled CBD Day!
Even though these suggestions may seem small and simple, they go a long way in promoting feelings of happiness. And in these stressful times, it’s important to grab onto as much happiness as you can get your hands on.
Whether it’s exercise, a virtual cocktail hour, hiking with friends, sending a handwritten note to a loved one, or spicing up your morning coffee, there are lots of ways you can introduce feelings of happiness to both yourself and to others. The most important thing to remember through all of this is to stay positive, be gentle with yourself, and let your family, friends, and loved ones know just how much they mean to you. Happiness is not hard to find if you know where to look for it.