on 17 December 2012
My daughter recently had a birthday and birthdays are one of the many landmarks we use to measure the passage of time. All too quickly the years march by and we continue to rush hither and yon.
We normally celebrate the passage of a year with some festive activities and that is fantastic, but it raises the question as to why we have to wait for a special occasion, to show others that we care.
When they were kids we used to have “unbirthdays” - that is a celebration and even small gifts, for no particular reason. At other times somebody would declare that the following day was “National Potato day" and we even once arranged an outing for a number of people to a go-cart track to celebrate this salubrious occasion.
Then, as we get older and life gets busy we stop doing these things without any good reason.
So my simple message today is create a “special day” of your own, inform your family and friends then have a celebration.
It can be a simple affair and need not cost much money. Invite a couple of your best friends to meet you at the beach, take a packet of crisps, a bottle of something and some cheap plastic glasses. Celebrate your friendship and make the time and the effort to say you care.
Have a happy celebration, send us the names of these special events you create and share your stories with others.
Never forget to have fun and to give your loved ones a hug, all it requires is a thought !