Thursday, April 14, 2011
April 14 - International Lift a 40 to your Homies Day
Unless you’ve led far greater than a semi-charmed kind of life, you have lost someone close to you. We all have. Let us take this day to remember them. Not in some macabre ritual or cloaked in sadness, but celebrating what made them special.
We all have a crazy story of an Uncle Bob, or some awful concoction a friend would cook for dinner parties (like how Gareth would make Duck a la banana). Take today and tell those stories. Talk to an old friend about a mutual buddy. Laugh about that time you got thrown out of Wal-Mart, or what happened that one time, at band camp.
If you have a parent who’s lost a spouse, call them up and reminisce. They’ll enjoy the phone call, and the memory.
And if you have led that life untouched by loss, I can think of at least one person who died on this day. If all else fails, talk about him.