I’m not sure I get New Year’s Day…do you?
I usually try not to rail against things like this that don’t and won’t change and that aren’t that big of a deal, but I was just sort of wondering why we celebrate it.
I’m as happy as the next guy to get a fresh start, a new year, a chance to start over, might make some resolutions or something…
But…it’s a national holiday. Like, the mail won’t be here, I can’t work out at the YMCA because it’s closed for the “holiday,” can’t go to the bank because it’s New Year’s Day. We’re essentially celebrating…you know…I’m not even sure what we’re celebrating!?
I get celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., Columbus, Presidents, Veterans for sure, Independence, Christmas, but New Year’s just kind of sticks out like a sore thumb.
My wife insists that the folks who might sip a bit too much tonight need the day off tomorrow to recoup. She’s probably right.