Observances today are an interesting mix
Start the day with dumplings, end it with friendship
Every so often, I’ll look online to see if there are any interesting holidays or observances coming up. Over the years, I’ve come across some really interesting ones, some that are terrific ideas, and some that just leave me perplexed as to why they exist. Today, Sept. 17, is home to an interesting mix. It’s Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, which recognizes the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. ConstitutionDay.com notes that on this date in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the final time to sign the document.
Also observed today? National Apple Dumpling Day — and it’s noted that the day should be honored by making and eating apple dumplings. It’s hard to argue with that logic!
National Neighborhood Day happens to occur today too, observed on the third Sunday of September, as does National Back to Church Day and National Women’s Friendship Day.
It’s also National Wife Appreciation Day — which sounds terrific to me! (National Husband Appreciation Day, in the interest of fairness, falls on the third Saturday in April).
So far, all of these days sound pretty good, right? After all, our Constitution is an amazing document, and worth honoring. Dumplings are tasty desserts, and what better way to celebrate one’s neighborhood than by making tasty desserts for a neighbor?
Spouses should be celebrated, and both friendships and churches provide people with solid foundations and support in their lives. All good things to celebrate, right?
Then I found this one: Time’s Up Day, observed annually on Sept. 17. What in the world does that mean? On the surface, it sounds ominous.
According to KeepInCalendar.com, Time’s Up Day “is a day to let you know that if you’ve been waiting to make up with someone close to you, that you’ve officially run out of time and it’s time to make amends. Life’s too short to be on bad terms with those you should be close to you.”
Despite the ominous name, the sentiment isn’t a bad one. Sometimes we hold onto those grudges just a tad too long, and later in life, those actions are the ones that can haunt us the most. Today, why not work on mending one of those family or friendship bridges that has fallen into disrepair?
Perhaps one can start with some of those apple dumplings!