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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 ~ Swap Ideas Day

WOW, what a great idea....let's swap!!!  If this isn't the most "open ended" holiday I don't know what is.  This holiday could be incorporated into what ever your passion or occupation.  If you love to cook, you could swap recipes.  If you're a gardener, you could swap seeds or plants.  If you are a mom, you could swap tips or maybe even "babysitting" time.  If you own a "service" business you could swap your services for another businesses services.  The possibilities are endless.
I think the most important aspect about this day is to realize that we all have something to offer.  No matter how "ordinary" you think you are, you're sure to have some special talent or gift that would be appreciated by others.  So, put on your thinking cap, and share your bright idea today.

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