February 11 is Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk Day. Today reminds us not to worry over our little mistakes and start over with a new and fresh outlook. Let it go or let it be.
The saying “don’t cry over spilled milk” is an old proverb that has been around for hundreds of years. The first historical reference to the phrase appears in a document written by British historian James Howell in 1659. The saying most likely comes from European folklore. According to the old tales, fairies were particularly fond of milk and would drink up any spills left behind.