Today is life, the only life you are sure of. Make the most of it. Develop interests. Shake yourself awake. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Add purpose to each day. Every day brings with itself twenty-four hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes. So make the day worth it. December 03 showcases the celebrations of preserving humanity and empathy.
It is said that empathy is the highest form of knowledge. Moreover, to be human is to inherit the noble virtue of humanity and empathize with others. The day of December 03 pays an ode to the acceptance and encouragement of such morales in an individual. The day celebrates International Day of Persons with Disability and Roof over your Head Day.
International Day of Persons with Disability
The greatest gift of humanity is the power of empathy. It is about finding echoes of another individual within oneself. December 03 recognizes and empathizes with differently-abled people. Consequently, it asks individuals to use their voice for kindness, ears for compassion, hands for charity, a mind for truth, and the heart for love. Moreover, Disability Day urges people all over the world to be aware of the rights, dignity, and welfare of specially-abled persons. The virtue of empathy serves as the cornerstone for all the other virtues, after all.
The day aims to creation of a society that accepts every individual. In fact, the day promotes coexistence and a society that serves the needs of every individual. In the year 1976, the United Nations General Assembly declared the year 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons. The span of five years was effectively invested in the understanding of the hardships of disabled people. Moreover, the decision making involved discussion on how to put both the sections of society into an equilibrium.
Disability Day is observed on December 03 every year since 1922. Although the day serves as a reminder for the welfare of disabled persons, it also caters to raise awareness and knowledge about disabilities. There are a total of twenty-one categories that includes all kinds of disability. This is inclusive of mental illness, intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments, blindness, and many more. Also, to be aware of disabilities helps to assist the victims well. Consequently, this generates better living conditions and acceptance in society.
How to Celebrate?
Different countries empathize with their disabled population differently. There are awareness programs in the countries. They also have a unique theme each year. The year 2020 upholds the banner, “Not all disabilities are visible.” In accordance with the World Health Report by WHO, around fifteen percent of the world’s population is living with a disability. The percentage holds for around a billion people. People nowadays are suffering from mental health issues much more than ever before. The day of December 03 witnesses hosting events like musical or fun games to involve the disabled and push them forward for a better understanding of society. The aim to bring in a feeling of togetherness. Such awareness programs and events help people identify as an essential part of the society they live in.
Roof Over Your Head Day
The day tells you that the foundation of all abundance is in acknowledging the good you already have in your life. Roof Over Your Head Day is about irrigating the emotion of gratitude. With gratitude, you see things that are there and not the things that are not. However, people often take things for granted or need not appreciate the little things in life. Out of many such things, the place where you live, your home, is what you should be thankful for.
Roof Over Your Head Day appreciates you very home and recognizes how fortunate you are to be blessed with it. Moreover, the day occurs after Thanksgiving to remind you of the need to be thankful once again. Appreciate what you have because not everyone has what you do.
The basic necessity for healthy living is to have a roof over your head. The place you live in is not just a home. It is rather an emotion. It is where love resides and memories created. Moreover, a place where friends and family belong, and laughter never really ends. A home is built with not just bricks and concrete, but also love and hope.
The day reminds us to thank the wonderful place we live in. The history of this day originates from thanksgiving and charity day. Rood Over Your Head Day appreciates and fosters feelings of gratitude towards what we are blessed with.
How to Celebrate?
The ache for home dwells in all of us. It is a safe place we can go to as we are and not questioned. It is the day to celebrate homesickness. Spend an ample amount of time at home with your loved ones and be grateful for the roof over your head.
In fact, to make the day worth it, donate to a charity that works for the homeless people. Raise funds and let someone celebrate Roog Over Head Day because of your contributions. Also, use social media handles to encourage more people to join in this little venture of gratitude. Today, on December 03 celebrate the story of who you are and the collection of all that you love. Celebrate your Home!