Blog 2152 – 09.06.2021
The Forgotten Holiday
Today in the U.S. we celebrate the holiday that we call Labor Day, a tribute to the laborers who built this country and maintain it. These hard working people of every hue, religion, and political point of view are the folk who made and keep America great. One man, one party, one religion can never claim that feat. Only We the People can, and we the people are all the colors not just one and all the sexes not just one – all the religions, all the political parties, and all the colors of the rainbow.
Today I want to briefly write (I promise to try to keep it brief) about an all but forgotten holiday by us adults – the half birthday. Remember when you were a child and still counted your birthday on your fingers and when you were asked, “How old are you?” proudly displayed your digits? We were in such a hurry to get to a bigger number that we added “and a half.” When did you celebrate your last half birthday? I am thinking thirteen, if not before.
I am for bringing back the half birthday, if for no other reason than to give everyone another personal holiday, another reason to celebrate you. Children see wonder everywhere and in every thing. And we could all use a little more wonderment and wonderful in our lives. In case I missed it, happy last half birthday. What did you get? No gifts? Well, we’re just going to have to do something about that.
You friend and fellow traveler,
Next time somebody says, “What do you think it is, your birthday?” Smile and say, “It is my half birthday, thank you for the gift.”