Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 21, 2010 ~ Senior Citizens Day

Ohhhhh, moving a little slow today.  I'm fast approaching that time when this will be my day.  It's kind of sad actually that we need a day to honor those citizens who we should be venerated every day.  Those that have gone before us have wisdom and strength that they can share with us if we would only let them.

Today is a good day to sit down with an elderly family member and "reminisce" about the good old days.  Listen carefully and I'm sure you'll be able to take away some life lessons.  If nothing else, you'll realize that someday your life and times will be just a story for future generations.

And to all you seniors out there, don't be stingy...share those stories of good times and bad times, the funny and the sad, link your ancestry with you descendants, they will appreciate it.

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