Okay, this post is a momentary diversion from the usual subject matter of this blog. But maybe you can figure out a way to tie it back in to socially engaged Buddhism. Go for it.
Yesterday, I posted a question on my Facebook page: If you could create a new national (or better yet, global) holiday, what would it be? Some great answers have been coming in, including:
- World Garden Day
- Columbus Didn’t Discover America Day
- Love and Dark Chocolate Day (which sounds a lot like Valentine’s Day to me)
- Peace Disarmament Day
- Karma Day (in which we confess and make amends, set aside blames and forget)
- Jubilee Day (in which all debts are forgiven)
- Do Nothing Day
So, dear reader, I ask you the same question — what new holiday deserves a place on all of our calendars? How might the world be a better place, if even for just one day, if we celebrated that occasion?