Yesterday, I received an email informing me that this Tuesday March 26th is “National Make Up Your Own Holiday” Day. I will be the first to admit that there are probably quite enough holidays already in existence but the thought of creating my own holiday intrigued me.
I’m ashamed to admit that the first thing I thought of was myself. I dreamed of creating a holiday that was all about me. I would call it “Sandra Day” and on that day I would do whatever I wanted. On my holiday, everyone else would do whatever I wanted also. When my moment of selfishness passed, I reconsidered.
Next, I decided to include my family and friends in my made up holiday. I would call it “Cherish Day” and I would spend the day with those I love. On this holiday I would do my best to show my loved ones how much I cherish and appreciate them. This made me happier, but still I had the feeling that it was not enough.
Finally, I decided that my made up holiday would include as many people as possible. I would call it “Miracles Day”. I would spend this day trying to perform as many miracles as I could. I would try to find a way to help and serve everyone that I encountered. On that day, I would try to make the world a better place one miracle at a time.
I was now content. My made up holiday would be “Miracle’s Day” and it would be the best made up holiday ever. Then, it occurred to me that maybe I was missing the mark again. Do I really need a made up day of miracles? Shouldn’t I be trying to help and serve the people I meet every day? Shouldn’t I be trying to make the world a better place every day?
So, this Tuesday is “National Make Up Your Own Holiday” day, but I will not be making up my own holiday. I will be doing my best to serve and help everyone I meet and I will try to make the world a better place on Tuesday and every day.