Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日 Keirō no Hi?)
This is a national holiday in Japan honoring its elderly citizens and I completely love the idea!! I'm very ready to honor my 87 year-old Aunt Elvira, who is recovering from a recent, life-threatening bout with bacterial meningitis, and my almost 90 year-old mother, Ann, who's going strong. Elvira and Ann are sisters, and I've been blessed to have them both in my life from day 1. Who in your life would you like to recognize? Even if they've passed. Feeling appreciation is healing!