• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Failures Day

August is filled with a variety oftraditional and not-so-traditional holidays that celebrates special events, honors extraordinary people and celebrates delicious food and refreshing beverages. But Aug. 15 recognizes something entirely different – it’s National Failures Day.

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have had failures in our lives. Whether big or small, each choice we make has consequences. But thankfully, many of us learn from our mistakes. And although we may not recognize it at the time, some mistakes turn out to be blessings in disguise.

In fact, some of the world’s most beloved and important inventionsand products were actually created by “mistake.”