Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Siblings Day

I love and appreciate my brother a lot.

The other day I thought it would be a good idea to have a holiday like Mothers Day and Fathers Day to show appreciation for our brothers and sisters.

I googled Siblings Day and, lo and behold, discovered there is such a thing. It's not officially recognized by the US government, but many states recognize it.  The date is April 10,  so it's coming soon.

I think it would be a good idea if Siblings Day became something we all celebrated - at least everyone who has a brother or sister or more than one child.

Children tend to quarrel and compete with their brothers and sisters  even if they love them. It might be helpful to have one day a year when they were expected to list the good things about their siblings and maybe even make cards or gifts for each other.

For adults, that would be a good time to connect with the brothers and sisters they don't contact often and share some memories. For those of us who are still in contact with our brothers and sisters Siblings Day is a great time to express our love and appreciation for them.

It's too bad there aren't appropriate greeting cards for sale, but maybe just sending "Thank You" cards would work.

Maybe if we spread the word and enough people celebrate that day, cards will become available. And Siblings Day will become recognized by our government in the USA and perhaps even in other countries.

Even if only a few of us get involved we can make people in our own families feel appreciated.

So why don't we all mark our calendars for April 10th and plan to celebrate Siblings Day this year?

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