Holidays and Miracles

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.

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5 Responses to Holidays and Miracles

  1. Deborah says:

    My first thought was “National Lazy Day!” I wanna take the day off and be lazy and not feel bad about it (;

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I love it and you my very insightful inspiring friend!! You never cease to amaze me with your words of wisdom and enlightenment!! I so very much wish you lived close to me!!

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  3. National Genius Day!

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  4. Palak says:

    National Reconciliation Day…

    Holidays are not around merely to have the subject of that holiday remembered/celebrated on ONLY that day.. but rather as a day to REFRESH your memory on it.. a day to MAKE SURE you have not forgotten..

    Do you not go to church EVERY Sunday? is the SAME book not read EVERY time?.. we need to be constantly reminded in life of the way we SHOULD live it.. because we all know.. Life is BUSY!

    Think of Christmas.. is this the only day of the year you remember the birth of Christ?.. How about Veterans Day? The only day you remember you have men and women serving your country at home and abroad? Valentine’s Day is not the only day you celebrate the love you have for those in your life..

    They are merely days to “keep us on track” so to speak.. days to make sure that in the hustle and bustle of life.. that we do not forget to “stop and smell the roses”.. a day set aside to make sure we remember what aspect of life is “taught/remembered” by said holiday..

    Rather than have one day each year to say HEY!.. live your life right.. its been broken down.. like a math problem.. one step at a time.. today, remember your savior and all he did, next week, remember the gift you have of another year of life, a month from now.. don’t forget that you have people in your life who love you, and remember to let them know you love them too…

    If you tried to “live” a year in a day.. life would be hectic..

    So while we SHOULD try to live out the virtues reminded to us by the various holidays of the year in each day of our life.. it works better for our flawed gift of free will, our flesh, if we have a system set in place to refresh our life of its values each year.

    SO.. my Holiday.. National Reconciliation Day..
    a day to think about your past.. to look at those you may have wronged and make things right..
    What other holiday teaches this? They teach to love, to cherish, to remember, to be grateful,to mourn, to celebrate, to have faith, to hope, remember what family is.. but none specifically teach us make amends.. and how many people need to make amends..

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