There are many days to celebrate in March. Birthdays of family and friends, St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of Spring, and depending on our country of residence, some of us celebrate Mother’s Day this month, while others celebrate in May.
Regardless of where we live, we all should celebrate March 23rd. BIG TIME, with grateful hearts, and champagne toasts made in joy. March 23rd is “NEAR MISS DAY.”
On March 23, 1989, a mountain-sized asteroid passed through the exact position of the earth six hours earlier. Had it collided, it would have released energy comparable to the explosion of a 600 megaton atom bomb and caused the largest explosion in recorded history.
But it didn’t. “Near Miss Day” acknowledges and celebrates exactly that, a near miss.
We all know of many “near misses” in our lives and the lives of those we love. Every day is precious. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year,” and my favorite appreciation for each day is by A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. “What day is it?” ~ “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. ~ “My favorite day,” said Pooh.
This Monday, March 23rd, and every day, may we be grateful for the near misses in our lives, and doubly aware of and grateful for the many blessings we receive. Take nothing for granted.