If you could pick one person to be commemorated on a day dedicated to him/her alone, who would you choose?

 Another Commemoration Day…

Another Day for Remembering…

I do not think that we need more days set aside to “honor” those who have been important to us as individuals, or as a city, state, or nation.

We have Memorial Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Children’s Day, Secretary’s Day, Boss’s Day, National Policeman’s Day, Fireman’s Day, Nurse’s and Doctor’s Days … even a National Love Your Pet Day. We have probably claimed a day for every important relationship known to mankind.

I believe that we need to actually show the honor that we talk about giving of on selected days.

I do not think that there is anything wrong with having a special day set aside for special remembrances of the heroes in our world. But why do we have to wait until that special day to show them by way of a public statement the commemorative tribute that they may, or may not, even have time for as they go about their own pressure-packed lives.

If we actually wanted to be honorable, we would set aside a time for ourselves – personally… individually – to do something of noteworthiness to show our appreciation to that person in a tangible way.

A card…

A phone call…

A gift certificate…

A visit…

An act of kindness needed in their lives…

One of these simple deeds would show own appreciation far more than attending a special service on one day of a year… or the shaking of a hand of a special person on one day of a year.

A day when we are reminded to be reminded.

That is sort of like compelling a child to say thank you because it is the proper thing to do.

I you really want to show someone that they are special … don’t show celebratory honor to them…

Be honorable…

Commit an act of honor… on a random day…

You would never believe what a difference it could make.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Honorific.”

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