Today is the day that you make up for all those days that you have missed over the rest of the year. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, you know, those days that get you in trouble for forgetting them. We all forget things and recently we have good reason for forgetting even what day it is. That does not change the fact that we should not have forgotten them and being human, we have invented a day to make up for all those things we have forgotten. Gaye Anderson of DeMotte, IN created today, probably after someone forgot something like their birthday or anniversary.
How to celebrate – Try to remember a special day you have forgotten. Buy flowers, candy or whatever make up to that someone you forgot. Try and figure out how you will remember today is you forgot really important days.
Ever hear the quote, “It’s in the cards” ? Well, it’s supposed to be what comes in your future, but the past may have something to do with that too. No one is exactly sure what cards are supposed to be read today though. Is it supposed to be the greeting card? Those cards sent to you on your birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day? Does anyone even send cards anymore or are we talking ecards here?
Or maybe they are talking about the Tarot cards, that tell the future. Does anyone believe in the Tarot cards? Can something so random as picking a card out of a deck spell out what your future is? Maybe if you draw the same cards over and over again it might prove something, or is that tempting fate? And who says that what your fate is can even be related into cards. None of us are the exact same person so how can a card spell out someone’s future when it is likely people will draw the same cards as others.
Or could they be talking about the playing card? I remember when playing cards was a fun thing to do. People don’t do that all that much anymore… too many computer choices. But they used to play bridge or hearts or whatever. It led to great conversation and who could resist those chocolate covered raisins!?!
And who are “they” anyway!?! The dealers, the gamblers, the card sharks? Does it really matter who “they” are? Probably not.
How to celebrate – Find some sort of card to read today. Send out a card, ecard or whatever kind of card you want. Start a card collection.