Today is International Lefthanded Day!--
Left-handers are forced to adapt all day, every day. After becoming an author and doing book signings, I struggle to avoid the binding, twisting my hand in an awkward position.
But the news isn't all bad. I recently discovered that I’m in good company. Five of the last seven presidents are left-handed including: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Some famous—and infamous—lefties include: Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Jack the Ripper, Napoleon Bonaparte, Joan of Arc, the Queen Mother, Prince William, Winston Churchill, Morgan Freeman, Judy Garland, Jimi Hendrix and Sir Paul McCartney.
Today as we celebrate International Left-Handers Day, you right-handers are encouraged to try out left-handed objects to see just how awkward using the wrong equipment really is.
Several years ago, my son brought me a wall-hanging from California that contained an anonymous, but well-known quote. It read, "If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body then only left-handed people are in their right mind." I rest my case.