Today is a special day, not just any day. It’s the 8th of February 2018.
It’s not the day of my birth. Birthdays are often the most celebrated occasions. The 1st, 16th, 21st, 40th, 50th and even for those fortunate enough the 100th.
Today is significance to others but not for the same reason as mine. It’s my day – special and all for me, for my own reasons.
We remember certain special days whether it’s for a happy or sad reason, it is something that we reflect on and give attention to. Out of 365 days of every year, someone, somewhere is reminiscing on the past. An anniversary is a date when you remember something special that happened on that date in an earlier year.
During our life time development there are important rites of passage that are celebrated such as Baptisms, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmations, First Communion, Sweet-Sixteen & 21st birthdays and School or University graduations. There are a whole host of religious holidays that are also celebrated. Engagements & Weddings usually are remembered for the story of the relationship between two individuals. Countries celebrate national and specific anniversaries. There are unpleasant days where great tragedy struck nations and shocked the world to a stand-still. Days like this don’t just change and impact individuals and each year in commemoration of these days, we acknowledge them. There are other individual days like the day a person stops an addiction or becomes free from a dreaded disease.