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Appreciation Day -2010

In the late 80's, I invented my own holiday that I named Appreciation Day.  I chose August because with the exception of my birthday, it is typically a slower month. I chose the 25th because not only do I like that number but it is only four months away from a more conventional holiday on the 25th of December.

Even though I appreciate having a day which brings my attention to the people, places and things that I appreciate in my life --without feeling compelled or obligated to give tangible proof of my appreciation-- and although I have written about this day several times, it doesn't seem to catch on with anyone else.

Maybe I should take the hint.

This year, I found myself leaning ever so slightly towards things I would like to have in my life to appreciate ( like having more time so I could learn to use the new features on Blogger and write more).  I had to make a concerted effort to engage myself in appreciation. Then I made my usual list and then attempted to make my atypi…