Each year, November 12th is marked as National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. This day was created to celebrate who you are, where you have gone and where you are going. While chicken soup is associated with a food you eat for comfort when you are ill or sad, it has a larger meaning now that there is a day dedicated to what it represents. Getting to know more about chicken soup and what it has to offer may inspire you to celebrate on November 12th, as well.

chicken soupCelebrating National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day 

In addition to being a comforting soup (especially your mom’s special recipe), “Chicken Soup for the Soul” is also an inspirational book collection highlighting stories of hope, perseverance and overcoming difficult times. If you want to do something to celebrate this day and yourself, consider making yourself a delicious pot of soup, or asking mom to do it for you. Take the time to be grateful for all you are and all you have done and be kind to others.

Science Proves Chicken Soup can Make You Healthier 

As mentioned before, chicken soup is a food given when you are sick. While some say this is an old wives’ tale, science doesn’t agree with this theory. According to a researcher from the University of Nebraska Medical Center,  located in Omaha, there is evidence that supports the fact that chicken soup contains a number of anti-inflammatory substances that can help prevent the miserable side effects of a cold. While it may not be a cure for illness, chicken soup is for more than just comfort – it has healing properties.

Regardless of your personal feelings about chicken soup, or the book series that has sold more than 500 million copies around the world, you have to admit there is something comforting about this food. With the National day of celebration for chicken soup coming up, now is the time to see what the fuss is all about. Be kind, indulge in soup and maybe read an inspirational story – or two Take time to enjoy your life, your family and everything you have to be grateful for.