I think I have to take exception to something that someone said on the morning newscast this morning. They referred to President's Day as "not a real holiday" because they didn’t get it off...
Aside from the fact that they were broadcasters and therefore got none of the traditionally observed holidays off, it is a little self-centered to say that because you don’t recognize something it is not so, isn't it? Isn't it the differences between people that make things worth exploring?
I think there should be a holiday for tossing treats to your dog. Or how about a day commemorating the invention of post-it notes? There should be more holidays, not fewer. And we should all remember when they are and refer to the days of the year that way; the way people once remembered the day of the year for the patron saint of the day.
Think of it when the 20th of May comes along and we're all celebrating Eliza Doolittle Day!
Wherever you are today, I hope you'll celebrate a holiday today - even if you have to make it up.
Don Bergquist - February 15, 2010 - Lakewood, Colorado, USA