Although February is the shortest month with only 28 days (Leap Year), there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate and plenty of reasons to give thought.

February offers plenty of chances to have some fun. As soon as we recover from Super Bowl Sunday! Get ready because Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras is here on the 9th.

Besides the parties, there are some days to try and make the world a better place. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. If we all did just one kind thing, imagine the impact. The 16th is Do Grouch a Favor Day. We all know at least one person that we could do a favor for.  Be Humble Day is the 22nd, while the 20th is Love Your Pet Day. I  guess that's similar to our human Valentine's Day, without the lingerie, I hope.

Of course, these are individual days, the entire month of February also give us American Heart Month, Black History Month and National Children's Dental Health Month.

If none of those reasons inspire you to embrace February, just remember that this month is also Great American Pie Month. No, not the classic song written and performed by Don McLean, I mean PIE. Apple, Peach, Chocolate Cream, Banana Cream, Pumpkin, Custard, French Silk and on and on.

One question, though. Do Pot Pies count?